JAMB Syllabus for Agricultural Science | 2021 Version

JAMB Syllabus for Agriculture 2021: JAMB Syllabus for Agriculture (Agricultural Science). This is the 2021/2022 Updated Version.

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The truth is 300+ is achievable! But you must prepare, most importantly prepare with the adequate materials/books. Consequently JAMB have released their syllabus to enable students prepare and excel.

JAMB Syllabus is a place where JAMB listed out all the subject topic and textbooks candidates needs. The amazing part of this syllabus is that, in each topic, JAMB will tell you what you should be able to do after reading the topic. This is to make sure you don’t get scared with questions that will appear.

The JAMB syllabus we will show you today is JAMB Agricultural Science Syllabus for 2021 UTME. Please don’t postpone your reading! Pick your textbook now and start reading.

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Below is the JAMB syllabus for Agricultural Science. It is categorized in five topics (each topic is colored with orange while sub topics are coloured with blue). Under each topic is what student should be able to know after reading the topic; “the objective”.

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Official JAMB Syllabus for Agricultural Science

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1. AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY

(a) APPLICATION OF ICT IN AGRICULTURE

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. identify the various components of a computer.
  2. use the computer to enhance agricultural practices.
  3. use communication gadgets to enhance agricultural production.

(b) FARM MACHINERY AND IMPLEMENTS

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. Identify common farm machinery and implements.
  2. classify farm machinery according to their uses.
  3. apply appropriate maintenance routines on farm machines and implements.
  4. operate farm machines and implements..

(c) FARM SURVEYING AND FARMSTEAD PLANNING

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. examine the relevance of farm surveying to agriculture.
  2. classify common surveying equipment, their uses and care.
  3. differentiate between the common survey methods.
  4. apply survey principles to farmstead outlay.

(d) INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. Use basic concepts in agricultural experiments.
  2. draw inferences from experimental results.
  3. compute simple measures of central tendency.

(e) INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. use basic terms in biotechnology.
  2. provide reasons for the importance and application of biotechnology.

(f) MECHANIZATION AND SOURCES OF FARM POWER

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. compare the advantages and disadvantages of various sources of farm power and their application.
  2. distinguish between the advantages and disadvantages of mechanization.
  3. assess the problems and prospects of mechanized agriculture in West Africa.

(g) PROCESSING AND STORAGE

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. identify the importance of agricultural processing.
  2. differentiate between the various methods of processing agricultural produce. 
  3. compare different storage methods.
  4. apply different storage methods.

(h) SIMPLE FARM TOOLS

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. identify simple farm tools.
  2. use and maintain farm tools.
  3. compare the advantages and disadvantages of simple farm tools.

2. AGRICULTURE ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION

(a) AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. Identify the importance of agricultural extension.
  2. Analyse the roles of government and non-governmental organizations in agricultural extension education.
  3. Differentiate between the various extension methods.
  4. examine the problems of agricultural extension in West Africa.
  5. provide possible solutions.

(b) BASIC ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. relate demand to supply in agricultural production.
  2. interpret geographical representation of demand and supply.
  3. relate input to output.
  4. deduce economic concepts from graphic representation.

(c) CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. distinguish between the common features of agricultural production and produce.
  2. compute elasticity of demand and supply.

(d) FACTORS OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. understand the meaning of land and state its uses.
  2. identify the various forms of land ownership.
  3. examine their effects of land ownership on agriculture.
  4. differentiate between the various features of land and their effects on land use.
  5. Differentiate between the types and sources of labour and their effects on agricultural production.
  6. Compare the sources of capital and associated problems.
  7. Determine the function of a farm manager in an agricultural enterprise.
 

(e) FARM MANAGEMENT

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. Identify the qualities, functions and problems of a farm manager.
  2. Differentiate between the types of farm records.
  3. give reasons for keeping farm records.
  4. Determine gross and net margins, appreciation, depreciation and salvage value.
  5. examine the relevance of agricultural insurance.
  6. determine the appropriate agricultural insurance scheme.
  7. determine the problems associated with agricultural insurance.

(f) LABOUR MANAGEMENT

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. identify the various ways of achieving labour efficiency.
  2. differentiate between the various types and sources of labour.
  3. apply national labour laws and regulations.

(g) MARKETING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. Evaluate the importance of agricultural marketing
  2. classify marketing agents and their functions.
  3. determine the various ways in which marketing channels pose problems in agricultural production.
  4. determine the characteristics of agricultural products affecting their marketing.

3. AGRONOMY 

(a) CROP DISEASES

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. Distinguish between common store and field disease – causing organisms.
  2. relate various disease-causing organisms to the damage caused, symptoms and their mode of spread.
  3. apply appropriate control methods.
  4. Relate each control method to its side effect.

(b) CROP HUSBANDRY

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. apply the different methods of crop propagation, husbandry, harvesting, processing and storage for each crop.
  2. identify common diseases and pests and their effects on crop yield.
  3. determine the economic importance of each of the crops.
  4. relate their importance to national economic development.

(c) CROP IMPROVEMENT

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. give reasons for crop improvement.
  2. distinguish between various methods of crop improvement.

(d) CROP PESTS

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. identify the various field and store pests.
  2. assess their economic importance.
  3. relate various prevention and control methods to different pests.
  4. describe the life cycles of various insects.
  5. apply the knowledge of the life cycles of insect pests to their prevention and control.
  6. differentiate between common pesticides.
  7. examine their mode of action on pests.

(e) CROPPING SYSTEMS, PLANTING PATTERNS AND PLANT DENSITIES

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. compare cropping systems.
  2. apply different cropping systems to solve problems in agriculture.
  3. differentiate between the various planting patterns.
  4. examine the various types of plant densities and their effects on crop yield.
  5. compute plant density per hectare.

(f) FLORICULTURE

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. distinguish between common ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers.
  2. determine their uses and maintenance.

(g) FOREST MANAGEMENT (SILVICULTURE)

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. Relate various forest products to their uses.
  2. compare different forest conservation methods.
  3. apply the various methods appropriately.

(h) GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT AND REPRODUCTION

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. Examine the process of gamete formation.
  2. Give reasons for different types of pollination.
  3. analyse the process of fertilization.
  4. Trace the process of embryo formation and development to the formation of seeds and fruits.

(i) LAND PREPARATION AND SOIL TILLAGE

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. compare the different methods of land preparation and soil tillage in relation to different groups of crops.
  2. give reasons for the advantages and the disadvantages of land preparation and soil tillage.
  3. give reasons for the choice of tillage methods.

(j) PASTURE AND FORAGE CROPS

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. Classify common grasses and legumes used as pastures and forage.
  2. differentiate between pasture and forage crops by their common and scientific names.
  3. distinguish between the various methods of conserving pastures e.g. hay- and silage-making.
  4. relate different vegetational zones to their dominant pasture species.
  5. determine range types and utilization of range resources in Nigeria.

(k) PLANT FORMS AND FUNCTIONS

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. identify crop plant parts and their functions.
  2. distinguish between monocot and dicot crop plants.
  3. differentiate the various storage organs of crop plants.

(l) PLANT PROPAGATION METHODS

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. classify crops propagated by sexual methods.
  2. determine seed viability and seed rate.
  3. differentiate between types of seed germination.
  4. examine the conditions for seed germination.
  5. Classify crops into different vegetative propagation methods.
  6. determine appropriate nursery sites, types; their advantages and disadvantages.
  7. apply the techniques of transplanting seedlings.

(m) ROCKS AND SOIL FORMATION

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. Identify major types and properties of rocks and soils; factors and processes of soil formation.
  2. Differentiate between the horizons in a soil profile.
  3. differentiate between the components of soil.
  4. compute the proportion of soil constituents.
  5. analyse soil into its constituents parts.
  6. determine the water-holding capacity of soil.
  7. Determine the soil pH.

(n) SOIL WATER AND SOIL CONSERVATION

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. compare capillary, gravitational and hygroscopic water.
  2. determine water-holding capacity, wilting points and plant available/unavailable water.
  3. identify the causes of erosion and leaching.
  4. determine control methods.
  5. classify irrigation and drainage systems.
  6. examine the importance and challenges of irrigation and drainage.

(o) SOIL FERTILITY

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. classify plant nutrients.
  2. identify factors affecting their availability.
  3. examine the roles of soil flora and fauna in maintaining soil fertility.
  4. compare the different methods of maintaining soil fertility.
  5. differentiate between organic and inorganic fertilizer, and their methods of application.
  6. determine common fertilizer ratios.
  7. identify the deficiency symptoms and their causes.
  8. suggest remedies.

(p) WEEDS

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. identify weeds with their common and scientific names.
  2. classify weeds according to their mode of dispersal.
  3. apply various weed control methods.

4. ANIMAL PRODUCTION

(a) ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF FARM ANIMALS

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. distinguish between various functions of tissues and organs of farm animals.
  2.  compare different body systems in farm animals.
  3. determine the effects of climate change on farm animals.

(b) ANIMAL HEALTH

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. identify diseases of farm animals and causative agents.
  2. classify livestock diseases based on symptoms and mode of transmission.
  3. apply appropriate preventive and curative measures against diseases caused by these pathogens.
  4. classify livestock parasites.
  5. determine their role in disease transmission.
  6. trace life cycles of parasites from egg to adult stage.
  7. Apply appropriate prevention and control methods against livestock parasites.

(c) ANIMAL IMPROVEMENT

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. give reasons for animal improvement.
  2. differentiate between the various methods of animal improvement.

(d) ANIMAL NUTRITION

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. Identify the various feed nutrients, their sources and functions.
  2. differentiate between the types of animal feeds and their formulation.
  3. relate the various types of rations to different classes of livestock.
  4. trace symptoms to nutrient deficiencies in farm animals.
  5. apply appropriate corrective measures to nutrient deficiencies in farm animals.

(e) BEE-KEEPING (APICULTURE)

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. relate bee-keeping to economic development.
  2. differentiate between various types of bees.
  3. classify methods of bee-keeping.
  4. identify bee-keeping equipment and their uses.

(f) FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. identify the common types of fishes in West Africa.
  2. differentiate between various systems of fish farming in West Africa.
  3. determine the factors to be considered in intensive fish farming.
  4. assess the advantages and disadvantages of different fish harvesting and processing methods.
  5. use the various methods of catching fish.
  6. apply the various methods of fish preservation.
  7. Apply fishery regulations in Nigeria.
  8. identify animals found in West African game reserves.
  9. give reasons for the establishment of game reserves.
  10. apply common wildlife regulations. 

(g) FORMS AND CLASSIFICATION OF MAJOR FARM ANIMALS IN WEST AFRICA

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. classify various breeds of farm animals.
  2. locate where they are found.
  3. identify their characteristic features.

(h) GENERAL TERMINOLOGY IN ANIMAL PRODUCTION

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. use various terms in animal husbandry.

(i) LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. apply the different management practices for farm animals.

(j) REPRODUCTION IN FARM ANIMALS

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. give an account of the process of reproduction in farm animals.
  2. determine the role of hormones in reproduction.
  3. Trace the development in farm animals from fertilization to birth and care of the young.
  4. Trace the process of egg formation and incubation in poultry.

5. GENERAL AGRICULTURE

(a) AGRICULTURAL ECOLOGY

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. differentiate between the features of the ecological zones in West Africa.
  2. classify agricultural products according to each ecological zone.
  3. differentiate abiotic from biotic factors affecting agricultural production.

(b) FARM INPUTS

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. Classify different types of farm inputs and their uses.

(c) GENETICS

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. Apply the first and second laws of Mendel to genetics.
  2. Differentiate between the types of cell division.
  3. determine the outcome of genetic crossing involving homozygous and heterozygous traits.
  4. Compute simple probability ratios.

(d) HISTORY OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN WEST AFRICA

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. Compare various agricultural systems.
  2. Identify the problems and proffer solutions.
  3. trace the history of research institutes from past to present.
  4. assess their role in the development of agriculture.
  5. give reasons for the establishment of ADPs.
  6. evaluate the contributions of national agricultural programmes.

(e) IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURE

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. relate agro-allied industries to their respective raw materials.
  2. relate the various contributions of Agriculture to economic development in West Africa.

(f) MEANING AND SCOPE OF AGRICULTURE

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. use the definition of Agriculture in modern terms as it relates to production, processing and marketing.
  2. differentiate between the various branches of Agriculture.
  3. differentiate between the various types of Agriculture.

(g) ROLES OF GOVERNMENT AND NGOS IN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

  1. Evaluate the effects of government policies on agricultural development.
  2. Identify agricultural laws and their effect on agricultural production
  3. identify the various agricultural incentives provided by the government.
  4. assess their effects on agricultural development.
  5. Compare the various infrastructural facilities provided by government and their uses.
  6. Examine the roles of NGOs in the development of agriculture.

RECOMMENDED UTME/JAMB TEXT BOOKS FOR AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

  1. Countdown to Senior Secondary Certificate Examination Agricultural Science, by Adeniyi, M. O.
  2. Junior Secondary Agricultural Science, by Akinsanmi, A. O.
  3. Senior Secondary Agricultural Science, by Akinsanmi, O. A
  4. General Agriculture for West Africa, by Anthonio, Q. B. O
  5. Comprehensive Certificate Agricultural Science for Senior Secondary School, by Are.
  6. Extension Modern Agricultural Science for Senior Secondary Schools (2010), by Egbuna, C. K
  7. A Dictionary of Agriculture, by Emmanuel C. A
  8. Agricultural Science for Junior Secondary Schools Books 1- 3, by Falusi, A. O. and Adeleye, I. O
  9. Agricultural Science for Senior Secondary Schools 1, 2 and 3, Iby Komolafe, M. F.
  10. Agricultural Notebook, by Philips T. A.
  11. Agricultural Science for Senior Secondary Schools by STAN

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ayomide

i want to study MLT which school can i attend and what are the subject i will offer in my jamb exam

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