JAMB has recommended 2 Compulsory Novels that candidates are to read before their exams, starting 6th May, 2017.
1. “In Dependence” by Sarah Ladipo Manyika for UTME Candidates
2. “The Last Days at Forcados High School” by A.H. Mohammed for Direct Entry Candidates
According to the instructions, candidates will be tested on these 2 novels in Use of English, which is compulsory for every candidate, regardless of the course you intend to study in school.
From the instructions released by JAMB, it is clear that “In Dependence” ought to be for UTME candidates alone, while “The Last Days at Forcados High School” will be used by Direct Entry Candidates.
If you go by the instruction stated above, this simply means that UTME candidates will get questions asked from the book “In Dependence”, while Direct Entry will get questions from “The Last Days at Forcados High School”.
In as much as, JAMB has clearly stated and differentiated between the 2 texts, THIS IS AN EXAMINATION and JAMB is free to test you from any source they deem fit.
Whether you are a UTME student or a Direct Entry Student, we will advise that you get yourself acquainted with BOTH NOVELS. There is no knowledge lost with doing so.
The novels are not too voluminous and the stories are interesting for you to read within the next 2 months. You should be able to read and understand the entire story of both novels.