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2024/2025 JAMB Commerce Syllabus & Recommended Textbooks

Are you gearing up for the 2024/2025 JAMB Commerce examination? Look no further! We’ve got you covered with the complete JAMB Commerce Syllabus and recommended textbooks to help you ace the exam. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with a detailed overview of the syllabus, highlighting key topics, and share essential information on the recommended textbooks that will guide your preparation.

2024/2025 JAMB Commerce Syllabus Overview:

  1. Commerce Basics:
    • Definition and Functions
  2. Occupation:
    • Meaning and Types (industrial, commercial, and services)
  3. Production:
    • Meaning and Factors
    • Division of Labour and Specialization
    • Types (primary, secondary, and tertiary)
  4. Trade:
    • Home Trade
      • Retail Trade (types, functions, trends)
      • Wholesale Trade (types, functions)
    • Foreign Trade
      • Basic Issues, Procedures, and Documents
      • Barriers to International Trade
  5. Purchase and Sales of Goods:
    • Procedure and Documentation
    • Terms of Trade
    • Terms of Payments
  6. Aids-to-Trade:
    • Advertising, Banking, Communication, Insurance, Tourism, Transportation, Warehousing
  7. Business Units:
    • Forms of Ownership
    • Registration, Mergers, Dissolution, and Liquidation
  8. Financing Business:
    • Sources of Finance
    • Types of Capital
    • Bureaux de Change
  9. Trade Associations:
    • Objectives and Functions
  10. Money:
    • Evolution, Forms, Qualities, Functions
  11. Stock Exchange:
    • Importance, Procedure, Types of Securities, STSM
  12. Elements of Business Management:
    • Functions, Principles, Organizational Structure, Functional Areas
  13. Elements of Marketing:
    • Functions, Marketing Concept, Marketing Mix, Market Segmentation, Customer Service
  14. Legal Aspects of Business:
    • Contracts, Agency, Sale of Goods Acts, Hire Purchase Act
    • Rights and Obligations, Government Regulations, Consumer Protection
  15. Information and Communication Technology (ICT):
    • Computer Basics, ICT Terms, e-commerce, e-banking, e-business
  16. Business Environment and Social Responsibility:
    • Legal, Political, Economic, Social, Cultural, Technological Environment
    • Pollution and Implications

Recommended Textbooks:

  1. Anderson, D. J. (1978). Commerce for West Africa, London: Macmillan.
  2. Ahukannah, L. I. (1992). Commerce for Secondary Schools, Onitsha: Africana – First Publishers.
  3. Asaolu, A. and Igwe, P. M. (2005). New Syllabus Commerce for Secondary Schools, Ibadan: Evans.
  4. Babatunde, A. H. (1999). Handbook on Commerce for Schools and College, Global Publications.
  5. Eriki, P. O. (1998). Working with Computer, Benin: Bofic Publishers.
  6. French, C. S. (2000). Computer Science, Britain: Ashford.
  7. Ibru, G. M. (2004). Nigeria: The Promise of Tourism, Lagos: G.S.L. Publishing Limited.
  8. Igwe, P. M. (2004). Countdown to WASSCE/SSCE/NECO/JME Commerce, Ibadan: Evans.
  9. James, A. F. (1996). Management, New Delhi: Prentice Hall.
  10. Nwachukwu, C. C. (1999). Management Theory and Practice, Onitsha: Africana – FIRST Publishers.


With this comprehensive guide, you’re well-equipped to tackle the 2024/2025 JAMB Commerce exam. Utilize the syllabus and recommended textbooks to study effectively and boost your chances of success. Happy studying, and best of luck on your JAMB journey!

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