JAMB Course Outline Government

The Joint Admission Matriculation Body JAMB have prepared essential topics/syllabus to help students prepare for the JAMB Examination. This article shows the JAMB course outline for Government

The main principle for Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB Outline is to prepare candidates for the Examination.The topics listed below are the list of JAMB Outlines for Government

JAMB Course Outline for Government



Elements of Government

  • Arms of Government
  • Basic Concepts in Government
  • Citizenship
  • Constitution
  • Forms of Government
  • Political Ideologies
  • Political Parties and Party Systems
  • Pressure Groups
  • Principles of Democratic Government
  • Processes of Legislation
  • Public Opinion
  • Structures of Governance
  • Systems of Governance
  • The Civil Service
  • The Electoral Process

Political Development in Nigeria

  • Constitutional Development in Nigeria
  • Imperialist Penetration
  • Institutions of Government in The Post-Independence Nigeria
  • Local Government
  • Political Parties and Party Politics in Post-Independence Nigeria
  • Post-Independence Constitutions
  • Pre-Colonial Polities
  • Process of Decolonization
  • Public Commissions Established by The 1979 And Subsequent Constitutions
  • Public Corporations and Parastatals
  • The Military in Nigerian Politics
  • The Structure and Workings of Nigerian Federalism

Foreign Policy and Nigeria’s Relations with The International Community

  • Foreign Policy
  • Nigeria in International Organizations
  • Nigeria’s Foreign Policy
  • Relations with African Countries


JAMB Recommended Textbooks for Government

  • Adigwe, F (1985) Essentials of Government for West Africa , Ibadan: University Press Plc.
  • Anifowose, R and Enemuo, F. C (eds)(1999) Elements of Politics , Lagos; Malthouse Press Limited.
  • Appadorai, A. (1978) The Substance of Politics , London: Oxford University Press.
  • Ball, A. R. (1983) Modern Politics and Government , London: Macmillan.
  • Ofoegbu, R. (1977) Government for the Certificate Year , London: George Allen and Unwin.
  • Olawale, J. B (1987) New Topics on Ordinary Level Government , Ilesha: Jola Publishing.
  • Oyediran, O. Nwosu, H., Takaya, B., Anifowoshe, R., Femi, B., Godwill, O. and Adigun, A. (1990) Government for Senior Secondary Schools, Books 1, 2 and 3 , Ibadan: Longman.
  • Oyeneye, I., Onyenwenu, M. and Olusunde, B. E. (2000) Round-Up Government for Senior Secondary School Certifcate Examination: A Complete Guide , Ibadan: Longman.
  • Oyovbaire, S., Ogunna, A. E. C., Amucheazi, E. C., Coker, H. O. and Oshuntuyi, O. (2001) Countdown to Senior Secondary Certificate Examination: Government , Ibadan: Evans.


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