Saturday, 25 February 2017

How To Pass JAMB UTME 2017 - [4 steps]

JAMB UTME has gradually become the most feared name in the education sector of Nigeria and as such demands a lot of time, commitment, discipline and hard work.

Below are some of the useful tips JAMB candidates can apply to Pass JAMB UTME 2017 as well as score high in JAMB

Step 1: The very first step is to ensure you know the JAMB score that will guarantee your admission into your dream university as well as your dream course.

You must make sure you find out the average score you need in JAMB with your subject combination to nail your desired course in the institution you want.
Many students do not even know what JAMB cut off mark will be required of them to get their dream school. So, it's advisable to know what score is the required JAMB Cut off Mark for the course and school you wish to apply for.
Funny enough, some students do not even get to know the needed score or cut-off mark until the JAMB UTME Result 2017 is out, this is bad. Find out and start aiming at it during your practice hours.
When are sure of the required mark, go straight and document what you will wish to score in each of your four subjects.

N/B: The higher your target, the better.

Step 2:Next, Develop an effective study time table.

My coach "Brian Tracy" use to say that the 15 minutes you use to plan and create a schedule for yourself will save you more than 15 hours later. After setting your target say "340", next is to organize your reading time table for this four subjects.
N/B: Assign a more complex subject more time
When you are done creating your time table, try as much as you can to stick to it. The only thing that can keep you fervent here is "SELF DISCIPLINE". If you don't have it, borrow from someone who has it at least you can return it when you are done with JAMB UTME. grin grin

Step 3: Start studying for the Exams now.

For those still in secondary school, you are very lucky because everything about those subjects are still fresh in your memory. Assign few hours to go through the recommended JAMB texts and also use the guidelines available on the JAMB syllabus to know where the concentration/focus should be.

Step 4: Revise lots of Past Questions.

Yes, this point is the most important to me, try as much as possible to go through lots and lots of past questions so that you will be acquainted with JAMB question pattern.
There are many free apps available on Google play store that you can download for JAMB CBT practice.

Bonus Tips:
1. Prepare very adequately for the Use of English paper.
2. Learn to read primarily to learn and acquire knowledge.
3. Believe in yourself and in God.

Wishing you best of luck!!!

The previous procedure for JAMB UTME registration has been scrapped, this is the New JAMB Registration Guidelines.

JAMB Syllabus

What Is JAMB Syllabus?

In case you are new to jamb and you have been wondering what the heck Jamb Syllabus is all about, sit down and relax as am going to give you a simple explanation on what Jamb Syllabus Contains and what it is all about.

Jamb Syllabus is a sort of book which may be a Hard copy or Soft Copy that is made available for all subjects which contains all the Topics for each subject that an individual is expected to know and study on.

This is very important as it exposes students or candidates to the most pertinent part of a subject which they are required to study on.
JAMB Syllabus

See More of Jamb Updates Below:

Jamb Syllabus For All Subjects

The Jamb Syllabus for all subjects which you are about to access below is a PDF Format which contains all the Instructions for each of the course.

Jamb Syllabus For Arabic

Arts Syllabus


Agricultural Science Jamb Syllabus

Jamb Syllabus For English


Jamb Syllabus For Chemistry

Physics Syllabus For Jamb


Jamb Syllabus For Economics

Geography Syllabus


Jamb Syllabus For History



Download French Syllabus Here

Commerce Syllabus

 Government Syllabus For Jamb

Literature In English Syllabus

Syllabus For Principles Of Accounting

Jamb Syllabus For Yoruba

Friday, 24 February 2017

How To Pass JAMB UTME 2017/2018

Passing and scoring high in JAMB UTME 2017 is not a game of luck or chances, it's a game of practical discipline. You cannot score so high while flirting around with people whose path are not same as yours. The time to start preparing for your JAMB in order to make yourself a happy man/woman in the nearest future is now. The best thing you can do to make yourself, your parent, your sponsors/guardians proud is to score high in JAMB.


As I have said earlier on, scoring high in JAMB and getting a good JAMB 2017 result is not a game of chances, you must be ready to commit yourself into studying.You must be diligent in anything your hands finds to do... Permit me to borrow this quote from the most popular book on planet earth and I quote "Seest thou a man who is diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings and not before mean men."

Your business as a student/candidate is to read your books and the mean men are the ones around you right now and who are the kings? the kings are your role model, the kings are the people who you wish you were. Don't get me wrong, but the truth is certain that in the next five years, you won't be as close as you are to your friends.

Update: JAMB UTME Cut of Marks 2017

Having dropped that piece, lets get started with the "How-to" tips.

How To Pass And Score High In Jamb

The tips that I am about to unveil now is list of things to do before the actual JAMB UTME day, so sit back and lets get it started;

This method of preparing for the JAMB UTME differs from one individual to the other;

How To Study Prior To Jamb Exam

This section is to give you a hint on how you should study those subjects you chose earlier.

They are so many ways one can prepare for Jamb but I will only talk on three of those methods, then you can make your choice of the most effective one for you from there.

1. Study Past Questions

This is one of the most effective ways to study and prepare for JAMB.  In this case, you will have to study or get a practice JAMB questions for mobile... there are lots of free version online. If you can cover at least 3 years in series, you are on your way to getting 200+ in JAMB.

2. Studying With JAMB Syllabus

Studying the the recommended text books while following the syllabus is a good way to prepare for your examination because you fully understand the topics but I recommend studying with the JAMB CBT past questions app. It's more effective.

How To Get Your Dream Course

There are some few things you need to do in other to score high in JAMB and get your desired course of study into the University or Polytechnic.

Some of them h been listed below:

1. Apply for the right course and subject combination :

Apply for courses that contains subjects that you are more convenient with. For example, if you are not good in Biology and you wish to study in this academic year, you should only go for a course that requires less of Biology e.g Computer Science and some Engineering courses.

2. Study Your 4 Core Subjects You Choose Carefully:

I strongly believe that you will make the right choice of course as well as subjects before going in for the JAMB 2017 Registration as I have instructed above. If you've done that already, focus on the four main subjects.

Best of luck!

Jamb Result 2017– Jamb Result Checker For 2017/2018

This post is strictly for candidates who will be sitting for JAMB UTME 2017 exams, we prepare this guidelines just to help you check your 2017 JAMB result. Before the 2017 JAMB registration, you must have made up your mind to pass and score high in JAMB UTME examination which is our prayers for you. No matter how difficult it proves to be, you will make your JAMB at this sitting only if you believe in yourself and in God. So, in this guide, we will show you how to check JAMB 2017 result so you can have a hitch free result checking.

Jamb Result 2017

Update: New date for JAMB Examination

JAMB Result 2017 Important Update

As you all are aware that JAMB has changed the way they've been checking their result as a result of the new upgrades which is very visible with their upgraded website interface. It's now a must to create a JAMB profile/account before you can access your result.

See the New JAMB Registration guidelines to understand what I'm talking about.
Having said that, you can only check your JAMB result after creating your account with them, afterwards, everything is just as easy as reading this post.

You may also want to check out JAMB cut off mark 2017.

JAMB UTME 2017 Will Hold in May, 2017

Information reaching our news desk this afternoon is that JAMB examination will be holding in May 2017. This is unusual but it's the truth and we advise JAMB candidates who wishes to take part in the 2017/2018 JAMB UTME to follow the JAMB UTME registration guideline to commence their registration when the form is officially made available on the JAMB official website. This delay in the examination date is something new and it will definitely cause delay of the 2017 JAMB result.
JAMB UTME 2017 Commencement

2017 JAMB UTME Will Hold in May

This is no rumor that JAMB UTME exams will hold in May 2017 as this information was made known to the public via the official JAMB Twitter handle @jambhq and I quote the statement which was released by JAMB on Twitter:

"2017 UTME is scheduled to hold in May 2017. Actual dates will be announced soon. Beware of false dates and fraudsters."

Also take a look at the JAMB cut of marks 2017 examination as well as taking a look at how to pass JAMB UTME 2017

JAMB Registration Guidelines For 2017 UTME Registration [New]

This is the new changes made in JAMB UTME registration procedures. JAMB registration has really undergone a big change compared to the way it used to be, I believe that this new changes made on the website will have a direct impact on the way and manner that candidates will check 2017 JAMB result online. Lets get to see this new registration guidelines.

JAMB Registration 2017

The latest JAMB registration procedure for the 2017/2018 registration exercise was released by Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board for the interest of the candidates. 

The most amazing change is the scrapping of JAMB scratch cards for registration. We recommend that all aspirants be aware of this recent changes in JAMB registration guidelines so as to have a hitch free UTME registration.

Before you proceed, you might want to check out JAMB Cut off mark for 2017 examination so you know much to prepare for the up coming JAMB exams.

JAMB Registration Guidelines For JAMB UTME 2017

These are the recent changes and new developments on guidelines for JAMB 2017 registration that you should know;

JAMB Scratch Cards for UTME Registration Discontinued

Oh yes, you got me right. Use of scratch cards for JAMB UTME registration has been stopped.

Reasons for Discontinuation:
  • It's prone to fraudulent practices
  • It is old fashion (Archaic)
  • The accountability is zero.

Payment Options For JAMB Registration

Below are the acceptable method of payment for UTME 2017 Registration;

  • Web Payment: ATM issued cards (Visa, Verve and Master card)
  • Quick Teller Mobile Application
  • Bank Branch (CASH / CARD)
  • Online Quick Teller
  • ATM Payment

JAMB Registration Options

There are four (4) available options to any candidate who wishes to register:
  • A mobile app will be created for a candidate to download for his/her registration and payment after which he/she goes to the Registration Centre for biometrics capturing only. 

  • All systems at the Registration centre will be enabled for candidates who wish to go to the centre to register by themselves using the Registration Centre Systems, pay with card and then go for biometric capturing. 

  • An operator at the Registration Centre assists the candidate with entering his/her data for registration, then goes to the bank to pay and capturing of his/her biometrics. 

  • A bank official from a bank selected by the Registration Centre will be available to accept payment from candidates with cash. He does the registration, receive the cash and the candidate goes for capturing of biometric.

Requirements for UTME Registration

  • O’ Level result or O’ Level subjects expected (in the case of those applying with awaiting results.)
  • Candidates personal details
  • Choice of Institutions, Courses and town of examination the candidate has opted for.

Correction of Data by Candidates

    • Candidates will be emphatically informed to guard their registration numbers jealously as registration numbers are personal and security items to candidates. 

    • Any candidate who compromises his registration number, does so at his/her own risk.
    • Any candidate who wishes to correct his/her data (e.g. age, date of birth, state of origin, s*x, name etc.) after completing his registration and submitting will have to go through the following process: 
    • Payment of administration fee
    • Give reason for the correction online and NOT coming to the Board’s Headquarters
    • Wait for clearance to be given before the correction can be made by the candidate online.

      Registration at the Computer Based Tests Centres

        All candidates who wish to do their registration at a registration centre should be assisted as follows:

        • The centre should provide systems for candidates who wish to do their registration by themselves. 

        • The Computer Based Test Centre should have technical staff who will assist candidates who need help. 

        • Assist candidates who wish to complete payments with their cards. 

        • Collect not more than Seven Hundred Naira (N700) from both Candidates who do only biometric capture and those who do full registration at the Registration Centres. 

        • Each Centre to choose its banker from the approved banks.

        Have you heard? JAMB Exams Date [NEW] 

          Payment to Computer Based Test Centres of Public Institutions

          • Computer Based Test Centre in public institutions should be urged to register as ventures.
          • This will enable them to receive payment and easily access funds to pay their workers without necessarily going through bureaucratic processes.
          • While the NET profit can be transferred to Treasury Single Account (TSA) where applicable.

          Provision of Brochure to Candidates

          In order to minimize errors during registration by candidates and also to ensure that candidates have ready access to the brochure needed for registration, the brochure will be provided in the following modes:
          • The brochure will be on the JAMB portal. As soon as a candidate creates his/her profile on the JAMB portal, there will be a link that will take him/her straight to the brochure. He/she is to confirm reading the brochure for continuation of registration.

          • As soon as the candidate creates his profile, an electronic copy of the brochure will be automatically sent to his/her e-mail which he/she has provided.

          • A CD of the brochure and Syllabus will be given to him/her at the biometric capturing site.

          • Candidates can also access the JAMB brochure and JAMB syllabus online

          • At the point of capturing the biometrics, there must be an evidence that the candidate collected the brochure CD and recommended book.

            Activities of Banks at the Registration Centre

            • All Registration Centres will be given a list of accredited banks.

            • Each Registration Centre will be allowed to choose the bank it would like to work with.

              After choosing the bank, an officer from the bank will be stationed at the centre to do the following:
              • Assist candidates to create their profile and pay through any of the payment options they wish to use.

              • Collect Seven Hundred Naira (N700) per candidate for either registration and/or biometric capture directly into the account of the centre.

                The banks will be expected to open avenues of payment:

                • Payment of Application Fees 

                • Payment of Seven Hundred Naira (N700) to the designated account of the Registration Centre. 

                • At the end, give a receipt to each candidate for the Seven Hundred Naira (N700) payment for registration or biometric capturing at the centre.

                  Abuse by Approved Centre and Cyber Cafe Operations

                  It has been observed by the Board, that in the past, there were lots of irregularities during registration of candidates. Some of which are as follows:

                  Irregularities Observed

                  • Off-line registration means that candidates are given template form to fill and enter their details and the Registration centres would later enter their data for them on-line at a later time when the candidates were not present. 

                  • Registration Centres did off-line registration for candidates and in the process of completing them on-line, mismatched their images and made mistakes in the candidates’ data. 

                  • Registration Centres deliberately went to the hinterland to register candidates off-line in order to create Special Centres where they could further perpetrate Irregularities during examinations. 

                  • Punish uncompromising candidates by changing their centres and/or institutions without their knowledge/consent. 

                  • Swapped and replaced particulars of uncompromising candidates with others and used money paid for other candidates.

                  Measures Taken by the Board

                  • Payment for access code by Registration Centres has been cancelled. All systems in the Registration Centre will be enabled for the registration. 

                  • None of these systems therefore can be used for registration outside the Registration Centre. 

                  • Candidates will now have access to all the systems at the Computer Based Test (CBT) Centre for the registration exercise. 

                  • This is unlike before where only one system was used by the Computer Based Test (CBT) Centre for registration. 

                  • Candidates will be properly educated to understand that their registration numbers are private and security numbers which they must not divulge. 

                  • Any candidate who discloses his/her registration number, does so at his/her own risk. 

                  • An alert system has been created for notifications on changes in the candidates details at each stage of the registration process.

                  Accountability in Registration Centres

                  • Registration Centres are hereby urged to appoint credible staff to man their Centre to ensure credibility and accountability. 

                  • It has also been observed that some Public Registration Centres refused registration because of “low return”. 

                  • These returns are not low as claimed but officers in charge do not remit appropriately.

                    Wednesday, 22 February 2017

                    NECO Result Checker 2016/2017 @ www:mynecoexams:com

                    NECO Result Checker 2016/2017 is now available online via In order for you to check your 2016 NECO result, you will have to follow this easy guideline of checking all results including: NECO, JSCE and NCEE results. The methods and steps of checking the result are quite simple.

                    Thursday, 16 February 2017

                    JAMB 2017 Registration Form Out - Register 2017 JAMB Here

                    Jamb 2017 form out? This is to announce to you that the Jamb 2017 registration form is not yet out. This article is to resolve some questions Jamb candidates have been asking online.
                    JAMB online registration can be done on the official Jamb website. Please be reminded that the 2017 Jamb examination is going to be purely computer based (CBT). Endeavor to study very hard so as to survive the recent Jamb CBT update.

                    Tuesday, 14 February 2017

                    Happy Valentines Day Quotes and Wishes

                    Wow! it's the month of love again and everyone is set to grasp this opportunity to say some sweet words to their loved ones. Well, let me  first of all use this medium to wish you a HAPPY VALENTINES DAY. We at ScholarsInfo gladly wish you a happy valentines day in advance. Before I proceed to offer you this bundle of carefully selected Happy Valentines Day Quotes and Wishes, kindly understand the fact that my intention of delivering this article is to see that you have a wide choice of Happy Valentines Day Quotes and Wishes to choose from.
                    You should definitely choose from this collection of Happy Valentines day wishes and send to all whom you care about in this month of love.

                    How To Study For An Examination

                    Studying for a test or exams can be very hectic most times, especially if reading is not a habit. The question remains, can one study and make good grades? Yearly, students around the world repeat the same mantras. "It's going to be different this time. I'm going to stay on top of everything, colour code all my notes and never leave anything to the last minute." In reality, that never happens.

                    HOW TO STUDY FOR AN EXAM

                    If this has been the case with you, this article is your life saver. Below are great steps to follow to study for any exam or test.


                    Find a suitable study space

                    Don't go about following others, figure out where you'd feel free and comfortable. Your desk, the kitchen table, the library, a cafe, but wherever works for you and be prepared to stay there. Be sure to stay away from your bed, however as it will increase the likelihood of accidental napping.

                    Relax, you're in control

                    This is most important thing to remember, DON'T PANIC! It might be the most important exam of your lifetime, which is never the case but you won't get anything done if you start running around tensed and confused. Be still, calm and collective.

                    Start preparations

                    Assemble your resources, Find out more about the task ahead, find out as much as you can about the exam. Questions to ask include:
                    • How much is the exam worth to your overall mark in the subject?
                    • What type of exam is it (for example, multiple choice, essay, open book, take-home)?
                    • Will there be a choice of questions or tasks?
                    • How much will each question or task be worth?
                    Find out what works for you, do you love jotting by the side while reading? Then grab an extra paper, notes, water bottle. Make do with the pink highlighter if you have to. It could be that understand more with when you Use flow charts and diagrams, try that out.

                    PREPARING FOR AN EXAM

                    Review past exam papers/practice old exam

                    Get your hands on any old exam papers from the subject and familiarise yourself with the structure and format. Places you can get past exam papers from include: Your teacher or lecturer, Your school or university library, The Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (new window)

                    Take regular breaks

                    Take walk or snack breaks regularly

                    Time management

                    You've broken your work up, now do the same with your time. Try to work in 25 minute blocks, with a five minute break at the end. If you know there's a topic you find tricky allow yourself more time to go over it.

                    Don't cram 

                    Staying up all night to cram will never help you understand well.  It's better to just review what you've already studied and get an early night. That way you'll be as refreshed as you can be on the day of your exam. If you want to do some preparation the night before, keep it simple: Get all your materials together, Read over your notes, Test yourself on key concepts and Set your alarm.

                    Talk to someone who knows it better

                    Never shy away from asking for help. Get help from the guy or girl genius in your class, it wouldn't hurt to talk to your teacher anyways.


                    Have at least 5-7hours of sleep on the exam, don't feel you'll do better if you stay up late. You will perform much, much better the next day if you brain has had a chance to rest and process the information you've thrown at it.

                    Set your least favourite song as your alarm. Once you're up, try to get stay alert. Take a cooler shower than you normally would, stick your head out the window to get some fresh air and make sure you have breakfast.You should Look over your notes on the bus or whisper formulae to yourself as you go.

                    Don't panic in the exam

                    Relax, take a deep breath then smash that exam like the amazing human you are. Read everything through carefully and tackle the problems you know best or are worth the most points first. Keep an eye on the clock and make sure you're not spending too much time on one section.

                    2017/2018 JAMB UTME REGISTRATION FORM

                    Checkout 2017/2018 JAMB UTME Registration, closing date and timetable.

                    To meet the information needs of these prospective Jambites, we have decided to write this post to inform you on all that you need to know as regarding the 2017/2018 Jamb UTME Registration.

                    2017 Complete WAEC TimeTable - [Updated]

                    WAEC Timetable 2017 for the forth coming WAEC Examination is not yet available online for download. The truth about the 2017 waec time table is that the time table is not yet out but will soon be published by the board. We are keeping our eyes on WAEC to ensure that we post you updates regarding the waec 2017/2018 time table. Give us your email so we can contact you when the timetable is updated.
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                    WAEC TimeTable 2017/2018 for May/June @

                    This is to inform the general public especially all those that registered for the forth coming West African Examination Council (WAEC) that the WAEC Time Table 2017 have been released and all interested participants of the examination are advice to go online to find out the date of their examination.

                    Saturday, 11 February 2017

                    2017/2018 IRK JAMB Syllabus and Recommended Textbooks

                    ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS STUDIES.
                    GENERAL OBJECTIVES.

                    IRK JAMB Syllabus
                    The aim of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) syllabus in Islamic Studies is to prepare the candidates for the Board's examination. It is designed to test their achievement of the course objectives, which are to:

                    1. master the Qur'an and sunnah as foundations of Islamic and social life;
                    2. be familiar with Islamic heritage, culture and civilization;
                    3. be acquainted with the tradition of Islamic scholarship and intellectual    discourse;
                    4. demonstrate knowledge of Islamic moral, spiritual, political and social values;
                    5. be prepared to face the challenges of life as good practicing Muslims.

                    DETAILED SYLLABUS

                    PART 1: THE QUR'AN AND HADITH


                    1.Revelation of the Glorious Qur'an.
                    (i) Visits of the Prophet (SAW) to Cave Hira.
                    (ii)His reaction to the first revelation And its importance.
                    (iii)Different modes of revelation (Q.42:511): inspiration behind the Veil, through        an angel,etc.
                    (iv) Piecemeal revelation (Q. 17:106) (Q.25:32).


                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i. analyse the Prophet's (SAW) visits to Cave Hira and the purpose;
                    ii.describe the Prophet's reaction to the first revelation and its mportance;
                    iii.differentiate between the mode  of  revelation;
                    iv. explain why the Glorious Qur'an/ was revealed piecemeal.

                    lb. Preservation of the Glorious Qur'an
                    (i) Complete arrangement
                    (ii)Differences between Makkah and Madinan suwar
                    (iii)Recording, compilation and Standardization of the Glorious Qur'an
                    (iv) The role played by the Companions  of  the Prophet (SAW).


                    i. identify the personalities involved in the arrangement of
                       the Glorious Qur'an;
                    ii.differentiate between Makkan and Madinan suwar;
                    iii.analyse   how   the   Glorious  Qur'an was  recorded, compiled and standardized;
                    iv. evaluate the role played by the  companions  of the  Prophet (SAW).

                    1c. Importance of the Glorious Qur'an as a source of guidance in     spiritual,moral,economic, political and socio-cultural matters.


                    i.examine the importance of the Glorious Qur'an.

                    1d.  Proof of the divine authenticity of the Glorious Qur'an (Q.4:82)(Q.41:42).
                    (i) Uniqueness of the Glorious Qur'an (Q.39:27)(Q. 17:88) (Q.75:16-19).
                    (ii)Divine preservation of the Glorious Qur'an (Q.15:9).


                    i. evaluate the proof of the divine authenticity of the Glorious Qur'an;
                    ii.evaluate the uniqueness of the Glorious Qur'an;
                    iii.examine the ways by which the Glorious Qur'an was preserved


                    2. Tafsir
                    (i) Historical development of Tafsir
                    (ii) Importance of Tafsir
                    (iii)Types of Tafsir


                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i. trace the origin and sources of Tafsir,
                    ii.evaluate  the   importance of Tafsir.
           the types of Tafsir.


                    3. Introduction to Tajwid (Theory and Practice).

                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i.examine the meaning and importance of Tajwid.


                    4. Study of the Arabic text of the following suwar/ayats with tajwid

                    (a) Al-Fatihah(Q.l).
                    (b) Al-Adiyat(Q.lOO).
                    (c) Al-Qari'ah(Q.lOl).
                    (d) Al-Takathur(Q.102).
                    (e) Al-Asr((Q.103).
                    (f) Al-Humazah(Q.104).
                    (g) Al-Maun((Q.107).
                    (h) Al-Kawthar(Q.108).
                    (i) Al-Masad((Q.lll).
                    (j) Al-Ikhlas(Q.112).
                    (k) Al-Falaq((Q.113).
                    (1) An-Nas(Q.114).


                    Candidates should be able to:

                     i. recite with correct tajwid the Arabic texts of the suwar,
                    ii. translate the verses;
                    iii.deduce lessons from them;
                    iv. evaluate the teachings of the verses.


                    5. Study of the Arabic text of the following suwar/ayats with tajwid
                    (a) al-A'ala (Q.87)
                    (b) ad-Duha (Q.93)
                    (c) al-Inshirah (Q.94)
                    (c) al-Tin(Q.95
                    (e) al-Alaq (Q.96)
                    (f) al-Qadr(Q.97)
                    (g) al-Bayyinah (Q.98)
                    (h) al-Zi!zal(Q.99)
                    (i) Ayatul-Kursiy(Q.2:255)
                    (j) Amanar-Rasul (Q.2:285-6)
                    (k) Laqadjaakun (Q.9:128-129)


                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i. recite with correct tajwid the Arabic texts of the suwar;
                    ii.deduce lessons form them;
                    iii.evaluate their teachings.


                    6.  Hadith
                    (a) History of Hadith literature -
                        Collection of Hadith from the time of the Prophet to the period of the six        authentic collectors of Hadith
                    (b) Authentication of Hadith
                    (i) Isnad (Asma'ur-rijal)
                    (iii)Classification of Hadith into Sahih Hassan and Da'if.


                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i.evaluate the history of Hadith from the time of the Prophet (SAW) to the period of   authentic collectors.
                    ii.Analyse the Isnad;
                    iii.Analyse the Mam;
                    iv.Distinguish between Hadit Sahih, Hassan and da'if.

                    (c) The relationship between Hadith and the Glorious Qur'an
                    (i) The importance of Hadith
                    (ii)The similarities and differences between Hadith and the Glorious Qur'an.


                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i. examine  the  importance  of  Hadith;
                    ii.distinguish ' between   Hadith  and the Glorious Qur'an.

                    (d) The six sound collectors of Hadith-biographies and their works.

                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i.  evaluate their biographies and works
                    ii. evaluate his biography;
                    iii.analyse his work.

                    (e) Muwatta and its author – The biography of Imam Malik and the study of his book.

                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i. interpret the ahadith in Arabic
                    ii.apply them in their daily lives.

                    (f) The study of the Arabic texts of the following ahadith from an-Nawawi's        collection:1,3,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,15,16,18,19,21, 22,25,27,34, and 41


                    (7) Moral lessons in the Glorious Qur'an and Hadith.

                    (a)General moral lessons contained in the admonition of Sage Luqman to his son      (Q.31:18-20).
                    (b) Goodness to parents (Q. 17:23-24).
                    (c) Honesty (Q.2:42)(Q.61:2-3).
                    (d) Prohibition of bribery and corruption (Q.2:18), alcohol and
                        gambling (Q.2:219) (Q.5:93-94), stealing and fraud (Q.5:41) (Q.83:l-5),smoking,       drug abuse and other intoxicants (Q.2.172-173, 195 and 219) (Q.4:43) (Q.5:3),         (Q.6:118-121).arrogance (Q.31:18-19) and extravagance (Q. 17:26-27) (Q.31:18-19).
                    (e) Dignity of labour (Q.62:10) (Q.78:l 1) Hadith from Bukhari and Ibn Majah: "that       one of you takes his rope" "never has anyone of you eaten".
                    (f) Behaviour and modesty in dressing  (Q.24:27-31)
                    (g) Adultery and fornication (Q. 17:32)   Q.24:2), homosexuality (Q. 11:77-78) and        obscenity (Q:4:14-15) Hadith - "No one of you should meet a   woman privately     "Bukhari.
                    (h) Leadership (Q.2:124) and justice (Q.4:58 and 135) (Q.5:9) Hadith -'take care         everyone of you is a governor concerning  his subjects" (al-Bukhari and others).
                    (i) Trust and obligations (Q:4:58) (Q.5:l)  and promises (Q.16:91) Hadith 'he has         (really) no faith .... Not fulfilled his promise" (Baihaqi).
                    (j) Piety (Taqwa) (Q:2:177) (Q.3:102) (Q.49.13) Hadith 18 and 35 of an Nawawi.
                    (k) Tolerance, perseverance and patience  (Q.2:153-157) (Q.3:200) (Q.103:3) Hadith       16 of  an-Nawawi.
                    (l) Unity and brotherhood (Q.3:103).
                        (Q.8:46) (Q.49:10) Hadith 35 of an- Nawawi.
                    (m) Enjoying what is good "and forbidding what is wrong (Q.3:104 and (110) (Q.16:90)      Hadith 25 and 34 of an Nawawi.

                    Candidates should be able to:

                     i. use the teachings of the verses to their daily lives;
                    ii. apply the teachings of the verses to their daily lives;
                    iii.apply the teachings of the verses to their daily lives;
                    iv. use the teachings of the verses to their daily lives;
                     v. apply the teaching of the verses to their daily lives;
                    vi. apply   their   teachings   of the verses to their daily lives;
                    vii.apply the teachings of the verses to their daily lives;
                    viii.apply  the  teachings  of the verses to their daily lives;
                    ix. apply the teachings of the verses to their daily lives;
                     x. apply the teachings of the verses to their daily lives;
                    xi. apply the teachings of the verses to their daily lives;
                    xii. apply the teachings of the verses to their daily lives;
                    xiii. apply the teachings  of the verses to their daily lives.

                    PART II: TAWHID AND FIQH
                    (a) Faith

                    (i) Tawhid -Its importance and lessons.
                    (b) Kalimatush-Shahadah - Its meaning and importance.
                    (ii) The Oneness of Allah as contained in the following verses:(Q.3:19) (Q.2:255)          (Q.112:1-4).
                    (iii)The servanthood and messengership of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as contained      in the following verses (Q.3:144) (Q.18:110) (Q.48:29)and(Q.34:28).
                    (iv) Universality of his message (Q.7:158) (Q.34:28).
                    (iv) Finality of his Prophethood (Q.33.-40).

                    Candidates should be able to:

                     i. interpret tawhid concepts;
                    ii. evaluate the significance of kalimatush-shahadah;
                    iii.identify the verses dealing with the Oneness of Allah;
                    iv. determine the significance of the servanthood  of  the Prophet Muhammad (SAW);
                     v. evaluate the significance of the universality of Prophet Muhammad's message;
                    vi. examine the significance of the finality of  the Prophethood of Muhammad (SAW).


                    (i) Beliefs which are incompatible with the Islamic principles of Tawhid:
                    - Worship of Idols  (Q.4:48) (Q.22:31).
                    - Ancestral worship (Q.4:48 and 116) (Q21:66-67).
                    - Trinity  (Q4:171) (Q.5:76)(Q.112:l-4).
                    - Atheism  (Q;45:24) (Q.72:6) (Q.79:17-22).

                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i. determine what actions and beliefs constitute shirk;
                    ii.avoid such actions.

                    (d)  General practices which are incompatible with Islamic principles of Tawhid:
                    - Superstition (Q.25:43) (Q. 72:6)  
                    - Fortune-telling (Q;15:16-18) (Q.37:6-10)
                    - Magic and witchcraft Q.2:102) (Q.20:69) and 73) (Q.26:46)
                    - Cult worship (Q. 17:23) (Q.4:48)
                    - Innovation (Bid'ah) (Q.4:116) and  Hadith 5 and 28 of an-Nawawi

                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i. identify those practices incompatible: with the principles of Tawhid that are    Islamic.


                    (2) Article of faith

                    a) Belief in Allah
                    (i)  Existence of Allah (Q.2:255) (Q.52:35-36).
                    (ii) Attributes of Allah (Q.59:22-24).
                    (iii) The works of Allah (Q.27:59:64).

                    (b) Belief in Allah's angels (Q.2:177 and 285) (Q.8:50) (Q.16:2).
                    (c) His books (Q.2:253) and 285) (Q.3:3).
                    (d) His prophets: Ulul-azm (Q.4:163-164).
                    (e) The Last Day: Yawm-al-Ba'th (Q.23:15-16) (Q.70:4).
                    (f) Destiny: distinction between Qada and Qadar (Q.2:l 17) (Q. 16:40) (Q.36:82).

                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i. examine the significance of thearticle of faith;
                    ii.examine the attributes of Allah;
                    iii.examine the works of Allah;
                    iv. examine the belief in Allah's books;
                     v. examine the verses on Allah's books;
                    vi. identify the belief in the Prophets of Allah and its significance;
                    vii.analyse the belief in the Last Day and its significance;
                    viii.evaluate the belief in destiny and its significance.


                    (3) Ibadat and their types:

                    (a) Good deeds (Q.3:13) (0.6:160) (Q.2:177) (Q.318) (Q.103:l-3) 26th Hadith of     an-Nawawi.
                    (b) Taharah,its types and importance (al-istinja'/istijamar,alwudu',at-tayammum
                        and al-ghusl (Q.2:222) (Q.5:7) Hadith 10 and 23 ofan-Nawawi.
                    (c) Salah.
                    (i) Importance: (Q.2:45) (Q.20:132) (Q.29:45) and Hadith 23rd of an-Nawawi.
                    (ii)Description and types of salah.
                    (iii)Things that vitiate salah.

                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i. determine what constitutes acts of ibadah.
                    ii.distinguish between the different types of taharah;
                    iii.assess the importance of salah to a Muslim's life;
                    iv. analyse different types of salah;
                     v. identify things that vitiate salah.

                    (d) Zakah.
                    (i) Its types and importance (zakatul-fitr, zakatul mal, al-an-am and al-harth     (Q.2:267),(Q.9:103) 3rd Hadith of an-Nawawi.
                    (ii) Collection and disbursement (Q.9:60).
                    (iii)Difference between Zakah and Sadaqah.

                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i. differentiate between the various types of zakkah and the time of giving them out;
                    ii.determine how to collect and distribute  zakah;
                    iii.distinguish between zakah and sadaqah

                    (e) Sawm
                    (i) Its   types  and  importance (fard, sunnah, qada and kaffarah) (Q.2.183-185) 3rd     Hadith of an-Nawawi.
                    (ii) People exempted from sawm.
                    (iii)Things that vitiate sawm.

                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i. compare the varioas types of sawm;
                    ii.determine the people who are exempted from fasting;
                    iii.determine things that vitiate fasting.

                    (f) Hajj.
                    (i) Its importance (Q.2:158 and 197) (Q.a3:97) (Q.22:27-28).
                    (ii)Type (Ifrad, Qiran and Tamattu).
                    (iii)Essentials of Hajj (Arkan al Hajj).
                    (iv) Conditions for the performance of Hajj.
                    (v)  Differences  between  Hajj and Umrah.

                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i. examine the importance of Hajj;
                    ii.differentiate between the types of Hajj
                    iii.determine the essentials of Hajj;
                    iv. evaluate  the  conditions for performance of Hajj;
                     v. differentiate between Hajj and Umrah.

                    (g) Jihad: Concept, kinds, manner and Lessons (Q.2:190-193) (Q.22:39-40).

                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i. examine the concepts of jihad and its type;
                    ii.evaluate the manner of carrying out jihad and its lessons.

                    (4) Family Matters.

                    (a) Marriage
                    (i) Importance (Q. 16:72) (Q.24:32) (Q.30:20-21).
                    (ii) Prohibited categories (Q.2:221) (Q.4:22-24).
                    (iii)Conditions for its validity (Q.4:4) (Q.4.24-25).
                    (iv) Rights and duties of husbands and wives (Q.4:34-35)(Q.20:132) (Q.65:6-7).
                    (v)  Polygamy (Q.4:3 and 129).

                    Candidates should be able to:
                    i. analyse   the   importance   of  marriage;
                    ii.determine the category of women prohibited to a man to marry;
                    iii.examine   the  conditions   for  validity of marriage;
                    iv. determine the rights and duties of  the spouse;
                    vi. evaluate the polygamy and its significance

                    (b) Divorce
                    (i) Attitude of Islamic todivorce (Q.2:228) (Q.4:34-35) Hadith "of al things lawful  ...most   hateful to Allah.." (Abu Daud 15:3).
                    (ii) Kinds  (Talaq,   Khul;, faskh, mubur'ah and lian) (Q.2:229-230) (Q.24:6-9).
                    (Ill) Iddah, kinds, duration and  importance (Q.2:228 and 232).
                    (iv) Prohibited forms of dissolution of marriage.(Ha and Zihar) (Q.2:226-227)
                    (v) Custody of children (Hadanah).

                    Candiddates should be able to:

                    i. analyse the attitude of Islam to divorce;
                    ii.examine the different types of divorce;
                    iiia.differentiate   between   the various kinds of iddah;
                    iiib.Analyse its duration and significance;
                    iv.determine the prohibited forms of ending marriage;
                    iv.determine who has the right to custody of children.

                    (i) Its importance.
                    (ii)Heirs and their shares (Q.4:7-8), 11- 12 and 176).

                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i. evaluate   the   significance   of  inheritance;
                    iia.Identify the categories of the Qur'anic heirs;
                    iib.Determine the share of each heir.


                    (5)Sources and Schools of Law.

                    (i) The four  major sources (the Qur'an, Sunnah, Ijma and qiyas).
                    (ii)The four sunni schools of law.

                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i.    analyse the four major sources of Islamic law;
                    iia.   examine the biography of the sunni schools of law;
                    iib.   Examine their contributions.


                    (6) Islamic Economic System.

                    (i) Islamic  attitude to  Riba (Q.2:275-280)(Q.3:130)
                        (Q.4:161) Hadith 6th of an-Nawawi.
                    (ii) At-tatfif (Q.83:1-6).
                    (iii)Hoarding (ihtikar) (Q.9:34).
                    (iv) Islamic soruces of revenue: Zakah, Jizyah, Kharaj and Ghanimah.
                    (v)  Baitul-mal as an institution of socio-economic welfare.
                    (vi) Difference between the Islamic economic system  and the  Western economic      system.

                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i. analyse Islamic attitude to riba;
                    ii.relate at-tatfif and its negative consequences;
                    iii.examine ihtikar and its efforts on society;
                    iva.Identify the sources of revenue in Islam;
                    ivb.Evaluate the disbursement of the revenue;
                     v. determine the uses of baitul mail in the Ummah;
                    vi. differentiate between the Islamic and Western economic systems.


                    (7)Islamic Political System.

                    (i) Allah as the sovereign (Q.3:26- 27)
                    (ii)The concept of shurah (consultation) (Q.3:159)(Q.42:38)
                    (iii)The concept of Adala (Justice) (Q. 17:13-14     and     36) and Masuliyah      (accountability) (Q.4:58)(Q. 102:8)
                    (iv)The rights of non-muslims in an Islamic state (Q.2:256) (Q.6:108)
                    (v) Differences between the Islamic political system and the Western political     system.

                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i.analyse the concept of Allah's sovereignity;
                    ii.examine the concept of shurah in Islam;
                    iii.evaluate the concept of justice and  accountability;
                    vi.examine  the  rights  of non-Muslims in an Islamic state ;
                     v.differentiate between the Islamic and Western political systems.


                    (1) Pre-IsIamic Arabia (Jahiliyyah)

                    (i) Jahiliyyah practices: idol worship,infancticide, polyandry,  gambling,usury, etc.
                    (ii) Islamic reforms.

                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i.distinguish the different types of practices common to the Arabs of al-Jahiliyya;
                    ii.trace the reforms brought about by Islam to the Jahiliyyah practices.


                    (2) The Life of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

                    (i) His birth and early life.
                    (ii)His call to Prophethood.
                    (iii)Da'awah in Makkah and Madinah.
                    (iv) The Hijrah.
                    (v)  Administration of the Ummah and the role of the mosque (Q.3:159)(Q.4:58 andl35).
                    (vi) The Battfes of Badr, Uhud and Khandaq: cause and effects.
                    (vii)The Treaty  of al-Hudaibiyyah and the Conquest of Makkah .
                    (viii)Hijjatul-wada (the farewell pilgrimage) sermon, and lessons.
                    (ix)  Qualities of Muhammad (SAW) and lessons learnt from them.

                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i.account for the birth and early life of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW);
                    ii.provide evidence for the call ofMuhammad (SAW) of Prophethood;
                    iii.analyse the Da'awah activities of the prophet Muhammad (SAW) to Madinah;
                    iv. account for the hijra of the ProphetMuhammad (SAW) in Makkah and Madinah.
                     v. analyse the administration of the Muslim ummah in Madinah.
                    vi. account for the causes and effectsof the Battles of Badr, Uhud and Khandaq;
                    vii.trace the circumstances leading to the formulation  of the  Treaty  of         Hudaibiyya;
                    vii.account for the Conquest of Makkah;
                    ix. examine   for   the   farewell pilgrimage and its lessons;
                    x.  analyse the qualities of Muhammad (SAW) their relevance to the life of a Muslim.


                    (3)The right guided caliphs (al-Khula fa'u rashidun) - the lives and contributions of    the four rightly guided aliphs

                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i. trace the biographies of the four rightly guided caliphs;
                    ii.evaluate their contributions to the  development of Islam.


                    (4)Early contact of Islam with Africa.

                    (i) Hijrah to Abyssinia.
                    (ii)The spread of Islam to Egypt.
                    (iii)The role of traders,teachers, preachers, Murabitu, Sufi orders and Mujaddidun to     the spread of Islam in WestAfrica.

                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i. evaluate their circumstances leading to the Hijrah to Abysinia;
                    ii.give reasons for the spread of  Islamic in Egypt;
                    iii.account for the roles of traders, teachers, preachers,murabitu,sufi orders and mujaddidun in the spread of Islam inWest Africa..


                    (5)The Impact of Islam in West Africa.

                    (i)The influence of islam on the socio- political life of some West African     empires;Ghana, Mali, Songhai and Borno.
                    (ii)The impact of Islam on the economic life of some African states: Timbuktu, Kano     and Borno.


                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i.analyse the influence of Islam oh the socio-political system of some West   African states;
                    ii.evaluate the impact of Islam on the economic life of Timbuktu, Kano and  Borno.


                    (6) Contributions of Islam to Education;

                    (i) "The aims' and objectives of Islamic Education.
                    (ii)"The Glorious Qur'an arid Hadith on Eptaation(Q.96:l-5) (Q39:9)
                    (a) "The search for knowledge is obligatory on  every Muslifn"(Ibn Majah)"
                    (b) "Seek knowledge form the cradle to the grave".
                    (c) "The words of wisdom area lost property: of the believer .; a better right to      it...." (Tiimidhi)
                    (iv) Intellectual activities of Islam in West Africa (development pf written history      in Arabic and the establishment of Sankore  University)
                    (v) Intellectual activities of Ahmad Baba of imbiktu, Sheikh al-Maghili, sheikh Usman     Danfodio, Sultan Muhammad Bello arid Ibn Battuta;
                    (vi) Islamic Education Institutions: House of Wisdom in Baghdad, al-Azhai  University      in Cairo  and Nizamiyyah University in Baghdad.
                    (vii)The lives and contributions of Ibn Sina, Al-Ghazali, IBn Rushdi, ar-Razio and         ibn Khaldun to education.


                    Candidates should be able to:

                    i. classify the aims and objectives of Islamic education;
                    iia.asses the position of the Glorious Qur'an and Hadith in education;
                    iib.examine the importance of seeking knowledge in Islam;    
                    iii.analyse the intellectual activities of Islam in West Africa.
                    iva.Analyse the intellectual activities.
                    ivb.Asses the contributions of Sheikh. al-Maghil, sheikh Uthman Dan Fodio, Sultan         Muhammad Bello and ; Ibn Battuta;
                    v.account for the development of intellectual centres in Baghdad and Cairo.
                    a.Examine the contributions of Ibn Sina to the development of Medicine;
                    b.asses al-Ghazali's contribution to Islamic education;
                    c.analyse Ibn. Rush's contribution to philosophy and fiqh;
                    d.assess ar-Razi's contribution to philosophy;
                    e.analyse Ibn Khaldun's contribution to modern sociology and method of uniting     history.

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