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on Jamb Syllabus for mathematics is 2020 is now available, candidates preparing for JAMB 2020 are advised to download the latest Jamb Syllabus 2020 in other to get prepared ahead of the forthcoming UTME Examination.
The Jamb Syllabus for Mathematics 2020 will help candidate pinpoint their reading or studies towards better topics and courses that will be set for the 2020 UTME examination.

Meanwhile, I want to let you know that the importance of JAMB Mathematics Syllabus cannot be overemphasized. Candidate who took it upon them are the once coming out with good scores and grades for their exams

The aim of this 2020 JAMB Mathematics Syllabus for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), is to prepare the candidates for the Board’s examination. It is designed to test the achievement of the course objectives, which are to:-

(1) acquire computational and manipulative skills;
(2) develop precise, logical and formal reasoning skills;
(3) develop deductive skills in interpretation of graphs, diagrams and data;
(4) apply mathematical concepts to resolve issues in daily living.

This syllabus is divided into five sections:
I. Number and Numeration.
II. Algebra
III. Geometry/Trigonometry.
IV. Calculus
V. Statistics

## 1. Number bases:

Topics:

(a) operations in different number bases from 2 to 10;
(b) conversion from one base to another including fractional parts.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. perform four basic operations (x,+,-,÷)
ii. convert one base to another.

## 2. Fractions, Decimals, Approximations and Percentages:

Topics:

(a) fractions and decimals;
(b) significant figures;
(c) decimal places;
(d) percentage errors;
(e) simple interest;
(f) profit and loss percent;
(g) ratio, proportion and rate;
(h) shares and valued added tax (VAT).

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. perform basic operations (x,+,-,÷) on fractions and decimals;
ii. express to specified number of significant figures and decimal places;
iii. calculate simple interest, profit and loss percent; ratio proportion and rate;
iv. Solve problems involving share and VAT.

## 3. Indices, Logarithms and Surds:

Topics:

(a) laws of indices;
(b) standard form;
(c) laws of logarithm;
(d) logarithm of any positive number to a given base;
(e) change of bases in logarithm and application;
(f) relationship between indices and logarithm;
(g) surds.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. apply the laws of indices in calculation;
ii. establish the relationship between indices and logarithms in solving problems;
iii. solve problems in different bases in logarithms;
iv. simplify and rationalize surds;
v. perform basic operations on surds.

## 4. Sets:

Topics:

(a) types of sets
(b) algebra of sets
(c) venn diagrams and their applications.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. identify types of sets, i.e empty, universal, complements, subsets, finite, infinite and disjoint sets;
ii. solve problems involving cardinality of sets;
iii. solve set problems using symbol;
iv. use venn diagrams to solve problems involving not more than 3 sets.

## 1. Polynomials:

Topics:

(a) change of subject of formula
(b) factor and remainder theorems
(c) factorization of polynomials of degree not exceeding 3.
(d) multiplication and division of polynomials
(e) roots of polynomials not exceeding degree 3
(f) simultaneous equations including one linear one quadratic;
(g) graphs of polynomials of degree not greater than 3.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. find the subject of the formula of a given equation;
ii. apply factor and remainder theorem to factorize a given expression;
iii. multiply and divide polynomials of degree not more than 3;
iv. factorize by regrouping difference of two squares, perfect squares and cubic expressions; etc.
v. solve simultaneous equations – one linear, one quadratic;
vi. interpret graphs of polynomials including applications to maximum and minimum values.

## 2. Variation:

Topics:

(a) direct
(b) inverse
(c) joint
(d) partial
(e) percentage increase and decrease.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. solve problems involving direct, inverse, joint and partial variations;
ii. solve problems on percentage increase and decrease in variation. ## 3. Inequalities:

Topics:

(a) analytical and graphical solutions of linear inequalities;
(b) quadratic inequalities with integral roots only.

Objective:

Candidates should be able to:

i. solve problems on linear and quadratic inequalities;
ii. interpret graphs of inequalities.

## 4. Progression:

Topics:

(a) nth term of a progression
(b) sum of A. P. and G. P.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. determine the nth term of a progression;
ii. compute the sum of A. P. and G.P;
iii. sum to infinity of a given G.P.

## 5. Binary Operations:

Topics:

(a) properties of closure, commutativity, associativity and distributivity;
(b) identity and inverse elements (simple cases only).

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. solve problems involving closure, commutativity, associativity and distributivity;
ii. solve problems involving identity and inverse elements.

## 6. Matrices and Determinants:

Topics:

(a) algebra of matrices not exceeding 3 x 3;
(b) determinants of matrices not exceeding 3 x 3;
(c) inverses of 2 x 2 matrices [excluding quadratic and higher degree equations].

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. perform basic operations (x,+,-,÷) on matrices;
ii. calculate determinants;
iii. compute inverses of 2 x 2 matrices.

## 1. Euclidean Geometry:

Topics:

(a) Properties of angles and lines
(b) Polygons: triangles, quadrilaterals and general polygons;
(c) Circles: angle properties, cyclic quadrilaterals and intersecting chords;
(d) construction.

Objectlives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. identify various types of lines and angles;
ii. solve problems involving polygons;
iii. calculate angles using circle theorems;
iv. identify construction procedures of special angles, e.g. 30°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90° etc.

## 2. Mensuration:

Topics:

(a) lengths and areas of plane geometrical figures;
(b) lengths of arcs and chords of a circle;
(c) Perimeters and areas of sectors and segments of circles;
(d) surface areas and volumes of simple solids and composite figures;
(e) the earth as a sphere:- longitudes and latitudes.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. calculate the perimeters and areas of triangles, quadrilaterals, circles and composite figures;
ii. find the length of an arc, a chord, perimeters and areas of sectors and segments of circles;
iii. calculate total surface areas and volumes of cuboids, cylinders. cones, pyramids, prisms, spheres and composite figures;
iv. determine the distance between two points on the earth’s surface.

## 3. Loci:

Topic:

locus in 2 dimensions based on geometric principles relating to lines and curves.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

identify and interpret loci relating to parallel lines, perpendicular bisectors, angle bisectors and circles.

## 4. Coordinate Geometry:

Topics:

(a) midpoint and gradient of a line segment;
(b) distance between two points;
(c) parallel and perpendicular lines;
(d) equations of straight lines.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. determine the midpoint and gradient of a line segment;
ii. find the distance between two points;
iii. identify conditions for parallelism and perpendicularity;
iv. find the equation of a line in the two-point form, point-slope form, slope intercept form and the general form.

## 5.Trigonometry:

Topics:

(a) trigonometrical ratios of angels;
(b) angles of elevation and depression;
(c) bearings;
(d) areas and solutions of triangle;
(e) graphs of sine and cosine;
(f) sine and cosine formulae.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:
i. calculate the sine, cosine and tangent of angles between – 360° ≤ θ ≤ 360°;
ii. apply these special angles, e.g. 30°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 105°, 135° to solve simple problems in trigonometry;
iii. solve problems involving angles of elevation and depression;
iv. solve problems involving bearings;
v. apply trigonometric formulae to find areas of triangles;
vi. solve problems involving sine and cosine graphs.

## I. Differentiation:

Topics:

(a) limit of a function
(b) differentiation of explicit algebraic and simple trigonometrical functions-sine, cosine and tangent.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. find the limit of a function
ii. differentiate explicit algebraic and simple trigonometrical functions.

## 2. Application of differentiation:

Topics:

(a) rate of change;
(b) maxima and minima.

Objective:

Candidates should be able to:

solve problems involving applications of rate of change, maxima and minima.

## 3. Integration:

Topics:

(a) integration of explicit algebraic and simple trigonometrical functions;
(b) area under the curve.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. solve problems of integration involving algebraic and simple trigonometric functions;
ii. calculate area under the curve (simple cases only).

# SECTION V: STATISTICS

## 1. Representation of data:

Topics:

(a) frequency distribution;
(b) histogram, bar chart and pie chart.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. identify and interpret frequency distribution tables;
ii. interpret information on histogram, bar chat and pie chart

## 2. Measures of Location:

Topics:

(a) mean, mode and median of ungrouped and grouped data – (simple cases only);
(b) cumulative frequency.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. calculate the mean, mode and median of ungrouped and grouped data (simple cases only);
ii. use ogive to find the median, quartiles and percentiles.

## 3. Measures of Dispersion:

Topic:

range, mean deviation, variance and standard deviation.

Objective:

Candidates should be able to:

calculate the range, mean deviation, variance and standard deviation of ungrouped and grouped data.

## 4. Permutation and Combination:

Topics:

(a) Linear and circular arrangements;
(b) Arrangements involving repeated objects.

Objective:

Candidates should be able to:

solve simple problems involving permutation and combination.

# 5. Probability:

Topics

(a) experimental probability (tossing of coin, throwing of a dice etc);
(b) Addition and multiplication of probabilities (mutual and independent cases).

Objective:

Candidates should be able to:

solve simple problems in probability (including addition and multiplication).

## RECOMMENDED TEXTS

Adelodun A. A (2000) Distinction in Mathematics: Comprehensive Revision Text, (3rd Edition) Ado -Ekiti: FNPL.
Anyebe, J. A. B (1998) Basic Mathematics for Senior Secondary Schools and Remedial Students in Higher/ institutions, Lagos: Kenny Moore.
Channon, J. B. Smith, A. M (2001) New General Mathematics for West Africa SSS 1 to 3, Lagos: Longman.
David -Osuagwu, M. et al (2000) New School Mathematics for Senior Secondary Schools, Onitsha: Africana – FIRST Publishers.
Egbe. E et al (2000) Further Mathematics, Onitsha: Africana – FIRST Publishers
Ibude, S. O. et al (2003) Agebra and Calculus for Schools and Colleges: LINCEL Publishers.
Tuttuh – Adegun M. R. et al (1997), Further Mathematics Project Books 1 to 3, Ibadan: NPS Educational
Wisdomline Pass at Once JAMB.

### Conclusion

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# University of Ibadan Resumption Date for 200, 300, 400 level students announced Published

on The University of Ibadan (UI) line with the directive of the State Government for all tertiary institutions to resume academic activities after the lockdown due to the spread of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19), the College Management has directed that all 300 level and 400 level students are to resume on Monday 14th September 2020 for academic activities.

## You are to take note of the following;

• 400 and 300 Level students are resuming on Monday 14th September 2020 for REVISION
• 200 Level students are resuming a week later for REVISION
• 400 and 300 Level students will commence the 2019/2020 academic session first-semester examination on Monday 21st September 2020
• 200 Level students will commence the 2019/2020 academic session first-semester examination on Friday 25th September 2020
• 100 Level students will be on the date of resumption at a later date.
• Students that are resuming are to maintain social distancing at all times
• All students are to appear with their individual face masks before admittance into the College premises
• Students are also advised to make use of Hand Sanitizers at each entry point in the College Premises.
• All Students must come with their identity cards and examination pass to the examination venues

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# Federal Teachers Scheme (FTS) Recruitment 2020 Application Form Commenced Published

on Applications are invited from eligible candidates for recruitment into the Federal Teachers’ Scheme (FTS) for 2020/2021 service period. The Federal Teachers’ Scheme (FTS) is a two-year intervention programme established by the Federal Government in 2006 to assist States in addressing teacher shortage at the basic education level.

## ELIGIBILITY FTS Recruitment 2020

Only candidates who fulfill the following conditions need to apply for FTS Recruitment 2020

1. Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Education or Bachelor degree with Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), of not lower than Second Class (Lower Division) and not earned earlier than 2014.
2. Must have completed or been exempted from the NYSC Scheme.
3. Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) with credit passes in Teaching Practice and the Teaching Subjects, and not earned earlier than 2014, with specialisation in any of the following subjects:

a. English Language

b. Mathematics

c. Integrated Science

d. Biology, Chemistry and Physics

e. Agricultural Science

f. Home Economics

g. Computer Science

h. Technical/Technology Education

i. Computer Science or Information Technology

j. Nigerian Languages

k. Physical and Health Education

iv) Not more than 35 years of age.

v) Not currently employed or enrolled under the NYSC, N-Power or any similar programme.

## DURATION:

The service period is for two (2) years or as may be determined by the Universal Basic Education Commission.

## REMUNERATION

The Federal Government shall pay each participant an allowance of N30,000.00 per month.

## METHOD OF APPLICATION FOR FTS Recruitment 2020

Application Form shall be completed online. Interested candidates who fulfil the above-listed eligibility criteria should visit https://fts.admissions.clouds to complete and submit their application Forms online. Candidates will be required to upload their credentials (as listed on the site) together with their most recent passport photograph.

Federal Teachers Scheme Recruitment 2020 application portal shall be open for two (2) weeks, from 10th – 24th September 2020. There will be no extension.

## ENQUIRIES

All enquiries relating to the online application should be directed to: ftssupport@flexisaf.com and +2347036662931.

## SCREENING TEST

Shortlisted candidates will be required to sit for a Computer-Based Test as scheduled below:

Date: Saturday, 10th October, 2020

Venue: At designated CBT Centres in each State Capital (Information on this will be provided by the State Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEBs) and UBEC Zonal and State Offices).

Time: 9.00 am

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# Nigeria Police Academy Mock Exam Date 2020 Release Published

on We are pleased to inform the general public, especially those who applied for the Nigeria Police Academy that the Institute has formally released a Mock examination to those who are interested. This will enable aspiring candidates to understand the basics and way at which the main examination is prepared.

We strongly advise all those who registered for the Nigeria Police Academy to seat for this exam, this will surely give you an edge and prepared you ahead of the main exam coming.

## Nigeria Police Academy Mock Examination Date 2020

This is to inform Candidates who applied for the 8th Regular Course intake that the Selection Examination is slated for Thursday 17th September 2020. In addition, the Selection Examination would be Computer Based Test (CBT) as already been indicated in our advert for the sales of online application forms.

However, prior to the examination, there would be Mock examination on Monday 14th September 2020 at FCT, Abuja and Lagos Centres. Interested Candidates who wish to register should Click the Link “APPLY FOR MOCK EXAM” to register their Examination Number between Sunday 30th August and Thursday 7th September 2020.

NOTE:

APPLICATION FOR MOCK EXAMINATION IS OPEN TO CANDIDATES WHOSE SELECTED EXAMINATION CENTRE IS EITHER IN ABUJA OR LAGOS.

## How to Apply For Nigeria Police Academy Mock Examination 2020

• Go to http://polac.edu.ng/
• Click on “Apply for CBT Based Mock Examination”
• Enter your examination number on your exam card in the filed provided
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