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2024/2025 JAMB Agricultural Science Syllabus & Recommended Textbooks

Are you gearing up for the 2024/2025 JAMB CBT Examination and looking for a comprehensive guide to ace the Agricultural Science section? Look no further! In this blog post, we’ve compiled the complete JAMB Agricultural Science Syllabus and recommended textbooks to help you study effectively and excel in your exams.

2024/2025 JAMB Agricultural Science Syllabus Overview

The JAMB Agricultural Science examination is crafted to evaluate your understanding of both simple and complex aspects of Agricultural Science. To succeed, you need a broad knowledge of the topics outlined in the JAMB Agricultural Science Syllabus. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll be diving into:

  1. General Agriculture
    • Meaning and Scope of Agriculture
    • Importance of Agriculture
    • Agricultural Ecology
    • Genetics
    • Farm Inputs
    • History of Agricultural Development in West Africa
    • Roles of Government and NGOs in Agricultural Development
  2. Agronomy
    • Rocks and Soil Formation
    • Soil Water and Soil Conservation
    • Soil Fertility
    • Land Preparation and Soil Tillage
    • Plant Forms and Functions
    • Growth, Development, and Reproduction
    • Plant Propagation Methods
  3. Crop Husbandry
    • Cropping Systems, Planting Patterns, and Plant Densities
    • Pasture and Forage Crops
    • Floriculture
    • Weeds
    • Crop Diseases
    • Crop Pests
    • Forest Management (Silviculture)
    • Crop Improvement
  4. Animal Production
    • Forms and Classification of Major Farm Animals in West Africa
    • Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals
    • Reproduction in Farm Animals
    • Animal Nutrition
    • Livestock Management
    • Animal Health
    • Fisheries and Wildlife
    • Bee-keeping (Apiculture)
    • Animal Improvement
  5. Agriculture Economics and Extension
    • Factors of Agricultural Production
    • Basic Economic Principles
    • Features of Agricultural Production
    • Labour Management
    • Farm Management
    • Marketing of Agricultural Produce
    • Agricultural Extension
  6. Agricultural Technology
    • Farm Surveying and Farmstead Planning
    • Simple Farm Tools
    • Farm Machinery and Implements
    • Mechanization and Sources of Farm Power
    • Processing and Storage
    • Introduction to Biotechnology
    • Application of ICT in Agriculture
    • Introduction to Agricultural Research and Statistics

Recommended Textbooks for JAMB Agricultural Science

To prepare thoroughly for the exams, make sure to go through the following recommended textbooks:

  1. Adeniyi, M. O. et al (1999) – Countdown to Senior Secondary Certificate Examination Agricultural Science, Ibadan: Evans
  2. Akinsanmi, O. (2000) – Junior Secondary Agricultural Science, UK: Longman.
  3. Akinsanmi, O. (2000) – Senior Secondary Agricultural Science, UK: Longman.
  4. Anthonio, Q. B. O. (1999) – General Agriculture for West Africa, London: George Allen
  5. Are, L. A. et al (2010) – Comprehensive Certificate Agricultural Science for Senior Secondary Schools, University Press Plc.
  6. Egbuna, C. K. et al (2014) – Extension Modern Agricultural Science for Senior Secondary Schools (2010), Extension Publication
  7. Emmanuel C. A. (2003) – A Dictionary of Agriculture, Benue: Agitab Publisher Makurdi
  8. Falusi, A. O. and Adeleye, I. O. A (2000) – Agricultural Science for Junior Secondary Schools Books 1- 3, Ibadan: Onibonoje
  9. Komolafe, M. F., Adegbola, A. A., Are, L. A. and Ashaye, T. I. (2004) – Agricultural Science for Senior Secondary Schools 1, 2 and 3, Ibadan: University Press Ltd.
  10. Philips T. A. (1986) – Agricultural Notebook, Lagos: Longman
  11. STAN (1999) – Agricultural Science for Senior Secondary Schools, Lagos: Longman


As you embark on your JAMB Agricultural Science preparation journey, remember that success comes with diligent study and proper resources. Utilize the provided syllabus and recommended textbooks to your advantage. We wish you the best of luck in your exams, and may your campus experience be filled with joy and success!

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