Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Syllabus for Economics

JAMB Syllabus for Economics

JAMB syllabus for Economics [PDF] is out- The Economics Syllabus from JAMB is an official document that contains detailed information and guides on the topics you are expected to cover in Economics for your UTME. This syllabus can also be used for the 2021 UTME syllabus. The Questions you are to answer on the examination day will be from these areas or topics below.

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JAMB syllabus for Economics


The aim of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) syllabus in Economics 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. Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts, tools and their general applications to economic analysis;
  2. Identify and explain the basic structures, operations and roles of the various economic units and institutions (national and international);
  3. Describe major economic activities – production, distribution and consumption;
  4. Identify and appraise the basic and current economic problems of society;
  5. Develop the competence to proffer solutions to economic problems identified.

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