I. PRACTICAL GEOGRAPHY [JAMB 2019/2020 GEOGRAPHY SYLLABUS]
measurement distances, areas reduction and enlargement, directions,
bearings and gradients with reference to topographical maps.
reading and interpretation; drawing of cross profiles, recognition of
intervisibility, recognition and description of physical and human
features and relationship as depicted on topographical maps.
of statistical data; maps and diagrams
Surveying chain and prismatic, open and close traverse, procedure,
problems, advantages and disadvantages.
II. PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY [JAMB 2019/2020 GEOGRAPHY SYLLABUS]
as a planet
earth in the solar system, rotation and revolution;
shape and size of the earth
and distances, longitudes and time;
structure of the earth (internal and external).
agents; water (surface and Underground) wind and sea waves;
of landforms associated with the Processes and agents specified above
(Karst topography, plains fold mountains, faulted landforms, volcanic
mountains, deltas, river terraces, barchans seifs and zeugens).
and seas (world distribution, salinity and uses);
currents – types, distribution, causes and effects;
– types, distribution and uses.
of weather and climate
of weather and climate
controlling weather and climate (pressure, air, mass, altitude,
continentality and winds);
of climate (Greek and Koppen).
climate types (Koppen), their Characteristics and distribution.
and recording weather parameters and instruments used.
controlling growth of plants
concept of vegetation e.g. plant communities and succession
types of vegetation, their characteristics and distribution,
of human activities on vegetation.
and processes of formation
tropical types, their characteristics, distribution and uses;
of human activities on soils.
of resources (atmospheric, land, soil, Vegetation and minerals);
concept of renewable and non-renewable resources;
Systems: the major crops produced, problems of agricultural development
Industries: factors of location, types of products, marketing
and problems associated with manufacturing;
and trade: modes of transportation and their relative
advantages and disadvantages, regional and international trade.
Regions of Nigeria
Coastland each region analysed under the following sub-headings: physical
setting (relief,drainage etc) people, population and settlements, modes
of exploitation of natural resources, transportation and
problems of development.
B. The Rest of Africa:
size, position, political settings (relief, drainage, climate
type, Vegetation type etc).
of major minerals
in equatorial Africa with particular reference to Cote d’voire
(Ivory Coast) and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Agriculture in the Nile and Niger Basin;
Agriculture in West and East Africa
Farming in the Mediterranean Regions of Africa.
– Gold mining in South Africa
– Copper mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
– Crude oil production in Algeria and Libya
Distribution in West Africa
Economic Cooperation in West Africa, e.g. ECOWAS
Jamb Geography Syllabus Recommended Textbook
Adeleke, B.O. and Leong, G.C.
(1999). Certificate Physical and Human Geography (West African
Edition), Ibadan: Oxford. Bradshaw, M. name(s)? (2004). Contemporary World Regional Geography, New York:
McGraw Hill Bunet, R.B and Okunrotifa, P.O. (1999). General Geography in Diagrams for
West Africa, China: Longman. Collins New Secondary Atlas, Macmillan Fellman, D. name(s)? (2005). Introduction to Geography (Seventh Edition)
New York: McGraw Hill Getis, A. name(s)? (2004). Introduction to Geography (Ninth Edition) New
York: McGraw Hill Iloeje, N. P (1999). A New Geography of West Africa, Hong Kong: Longman Iloeje, N.P (1982). A New Geography of Nigeria (New Education), Hong Kong:
London Nimaku, D.A. (2000). Map Reading of West Africa, Essex: Longman. Okunrotifa, P.O. and Michael S. (2000). A Regional Geography of Africa (New
Edition), Essex: London. Udo, R.K (1970). Geographical Regions of Nigeria, London: Longman. Waugh, D. (1995). Geography an Integrated Approach (Second Edition), China:
Nelson Wisdomline Pass at Once JAMB.