JAMB Syllabus for Government 2022/2023, Topics & Textbooks

If you ever want to know the topics to read for the 2022 JAMB government exam, then you can check them out in this JAMB Syllabus for Government 2022/2023.

To help yourself better and to prepare effectively, we have provided the JAMB recommended topics to read for Government.

Meanwhile, there are three important materials that are highly recommendable for those preparing for the 2022 JAMB government exam. The three materials are;

  • Government Syllabus
  • JAMB area of concentration for Government.
  • JAMB recommended textbooks for Government

Fortunately, the above-listed materials have been provided on this page for free and candidates can actually download it in PDF.

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JAMB Area of Concentration/Topics to Read for Government 2022

The JAMB recommended topics to read for JAMB Government 2022 is summarized into these five (5) area of concentration. This syllabus is divided into three parts. So check everything below.

  1. Elements of government
  2. Political development in Nigeria
  3. Foreign policy and Nigeria’s relations
  4. International organizations

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
  • Public corporations and parastatals
  • The military in Nigerian politics
  • Nigerian federalism

FOREIGN POLICY AND RELATIONS

  • Foreign policy
  • Nigeria in international organizations
  • Nigeria’s foreign policy
  • Relations with African countries

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

– Origin, objectives, structure, functions, achievements, problems and prospects of these organizations.

  • ECOWAS.
  • OAU, AU.
  • Commonwealth.
  • OPEC.
  • UNO.
  • African Petroleum Producers Association.

2022 JAMB Government Syllabus Part 1: Elements of Government

The part one of the JAMB syllabus for Government comprises of the following topics:

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

BASIC CONCEPTS IN GOVERNMENT

Topics to read:

Candidates are to read and understand the definition, concepts and types of the following:

  • Authority
  • Power
  • Sovereignty
  • Legitimacy
  • Society
  • State
  • Nation
  • Nation-State

Political Processes in Nigeria

  • Political Socialization
  • Political Participation
  • Political Culture.

FORMS OF GOVERNMENT

Topics To Read:

Candidates are to study the following forms of Government and know how they differ from one another:

  • Aristocracy
  • Autocracy
  • Democracy
  • Oligarchy
  • Monarchy
  • Republicanism

Democracy

  • Definitions of Democracy
  • Features
  • Merits of Democracy
  • Demerits of Democracy

ARMS OF GOVERNMENT

The arms of government is divided into the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary.

Topics to Read:

Candidates are to study the types, structures, functions, powers, components and relationships between the following:

  • The Legislative
  • The Executive
  • The Judiciary

STRUCTURES OF GOVERNANCE

Topics to Read:

The structure of Governance are Unitary, Federal and Confederal. Candidates are advised to study the features, merits, demerits and reasons for adoption of the following:

  • Unitary
  • Federal
  • Confederal

SYSTEMS OF GOVERNANCE

The system of Governance in Nigeria are the Presidential, Parliamentary and Monarchical.

Topics to Read:

Candidates should study the features, merits, demerits and reasons for adoption of the:

  • Presidential system of Government
  • Parliamentary system of Government
  • Monarchical system of Government

POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES

Candidates are to study the definitions, features, merits and demerits of:

  • Capitalism
  • Communalism
  • Communism
  • Fascism
  • Feudalism
  • Nazism
  • Socialism
  • Totalitarianism

CONSTITUTION

Topics to Study:

Under constitution, candidates are advised to study and know the following:

  • Meaning and definition of constitution
  • Sources of constitution
  • Functions of constitution
  • Types of constitution
  • Written constitution
  • Unwritten constitution
  • Rigid constitution
  • Flexible constitution

DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT

Topics to Read:

Candidates should endeavor to study Democratic government under the following headings:

  • Principles of Democratic Government
  • Separation of Power
  • Ethics and Accountability in Public Office
  • Individual and Collective Responsibility
  • Checks and Balances
  • Rule of Law
  • Constitutionalism
  • Representative Government

LEGISLATION

Candidates should study and know the processes of legislation and legislative Enactments under the following headings:

  • Acts
  • Bye-laws
  • Decrees
  • Edicts
  • Delegated legislation

CITIZENSHIP

Candidates are to study the definitions, duties, and means of gaining citizenship.

Topics to Study:

  • Meaning of citizenship
  • Types of citizenship
  • Dual citizenship
  • Citizenship rights
  • Duties and obligations of citizens
  • Renunciation
  • Deprivation
  • Duties and obligations of the state to it’s Citizens

ELECTION AND THE ELECTORAL PROCESS

Topics to Read:

  • Definition and meaning of Election
  • Types of Election
  • Features and ingredients of free and fair election

The Electoral System:

  • Types of electoral system
  • Advantages of each of the electoral system
  • Disadvantages of each of the electoral system

Electoral Commission:

  • Duties and Functions of the Electoral Commission
  • Problems of the Electoral Commission

Suffrage:

  • Meaning of Evolution
  • Types

POLITICAL PARTIES AND PARTY SYSTEMS

Topics to Study:

Candidates should study the definitions, organization, and functions of:

  • Political party
  • Party System
  • Political parties in Nigeria

PRESSURE GROUPS

  • Definition of Pressure group
  • Types of Pressure groups
  • Functions of Pressure groups
  • Modes of operation of Pressure group
  • Differences between Political Parties and Pressure Groups

PUBLIC OPINION

  • Meaning of Public opinion
  • Formation of public opinion
  • Measurement of public opinion
  • Functions of public opinion
  • Limitations of public opinion

The Civil Service

  • Meaning of civil service characteristics of civil service
  • Functions of civil service
  • Structure of civil service
  • Control of civil service
  • Problems of civil service

JAMB 2022 Government Syllabus Part 2: Political Development in Nigeria

This part two of the JAMB Government syllabus 2022 comprises of the following topics:

PRE-COLONIAL POLITIES

The structural organization, functions, the political institutions of the following ethnic groups:

  • The Pre-jihad Hausa
  • Emirate kingdom
  • Tiv ethnic group
  • Igbo ethnic group
  • Yoruba ethnic

IMPERIALIST PENETRATION

  • The British process of acquisition
  • The British colonial administrative policy
  • The French colonial administrative policy
  • Impact of British colonial rules
  • Comparison of British and French colonial administration.

PROCESS OF DECOLONIZATION

  • Nationalism
  • Nationalist Movements
  • Nationalist Leaders
  • Nationalist parties
  • Influence of external factors.

CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA.

Candidates should do well to study the features, merits and demerits of the following constitutions:

  • Hugh Clifford 1922 Constitution
  • Arthur Richards 1946 Constitution
  • John Macpherson 1951 Constitution
  • Oliver Lyttleton 1954 Constitution
  • The 1960 Independence Constitution

POST – INDEPENDENCE CONSTITUTIONS

Candidates should also study the features, characteristics, and shortcomings of the following constitutions:

  • The 1963 constitution
  • The 1979 constitution
  • The 1989 constitution
  • The 1999 constitution

Political Parties and Politics in Post-Independence Nigeria

Candidates ought to study the creation, structure, membership and spread of:

  • First Republic
  • Second Republic
  • Third Republic
  • Fourth Republic

NIGERIAN FEDERALISM

  • The structure and functionalities of the Nigerian Federalism system
  • Tiers of government
  • Creation of States in Nigeria
  • Problems of Federalism in Nigeria and their Solutions

PUBLIC CORPORATIONS AND PARASTATALS

  • Definition of terms
  • Types of public corporation and parastatals
  • Purpose and functions of public corporation and parastatals
  • Comparison between public corporations and parastatals.

Study the definitions, objectives, features, merits and demerits of:

  • Privatization
  • Deregulation
  • Commercialization

THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • The features of a local government
  • The structure of a local government
  • Functions of a local government
  • Inter-governmental relations;
  • Traditional rulers and the local governments
  • Problems of local government administration in Nigeria.

THE NIGERIAN MILITARY REGIME

  • The factors that led to military rule
  • Structure of the military regime in Nigeria
  • Impact of military rule in Nigeria
  • introduction of unitary system
  • The processes of military disengagement.
  • Change from Military rule to Democratic Government

JAMB Syllabus for Government 2022 Part 3: Foreign Policy and International  Relations

The part 3 of the 2022 JAMB Syllabus for Government is made up of the following topics:

FOREIGN POLICY

  • Meaning of Foreign Policy
  • Reasons and purpose of Foreign Policies
  • Formulation and implementation of Foreign Policies

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

  • Relationship with major powers
  • Foreign relations with developing countries
  • Non-Alignment Policy.

Relations with African Countries

  • The origin, objectives and implications of NEPAD

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Know the list of organizations that Nigeria belongs to
  • The history, aims and objectives of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  • The formation, history, aims and objectives of the United Nations
  • The formation, history, aims and objectives of the Organization of African Unity (OAU)
  • The history, aims and objectives of the Commonwealth
  • The aims and objectives of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
  • The formation, aims and objectives of the African Union (AU)

JAMB Recommended Textbooks for Government 2022/2023.

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has recommended the following textbooks for JAMB Government 2022:

  1. Government for Senior Secondary Schools by Oyediran, O. Nwosu, H., Takaya, B., and Co.
  2. Essentials of Government for West Africa by Adigwe, F
  3. Countdown to Senior Secondary Certificate Examination by Oyovbaire, S., Ogunna, and Co.
  4. Elements of Politics by Anifowose, R and Enemuo, F. C
  5. Round-Up Government for Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination by Oyeneye I., Onyenwenu M. and Olusunde
  6. The Substance of Politics by Appadorai, A.
  7. New Topics on Ordinary Level Government by Olawale, J. B
  8. Modern Politics and Government by Ball, A. R .
  9. Government for the Certificate Year by Ofoegbu, R.

Assurance: combining the JAMB Government area of concentration, and the JAMB recommended textbooks for Government is a sure plug to benefiting from this JAMB Government syllabus 2022/2023.

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Precious Kasarachi
1 month ago

Pls what about the one of 2023,any news on it
I really need it

HIZBULLAH
HIZBULLAH
7 months ago

thanks

Ibrahim Abdullahi
7 months ago

I will read very hard thanks for you

Solex
Solex
9 months ago

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