ARABIC

JAMB SYLLABUS ON ARABIC



GENERAL OBJECTIVES:

The aim of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) syllabus in Arabic is toprepare candidates for admission into tertiary institutions through the Board’s examination. It isdesigned to test their achievement of the course objectives, which are to:

1. answer comprehension questions correctly in standard Arabic;
2. translate simple texts from English to Arabic and vice versa;
3. apply the rules of Arabic grammar functionally;
4. appreciate Arabic literary texts within the contexts of their environment and eras;
5. use Arabic as a living world language in communication where necessary.



DETAILED SYLLABUS

DETAILED SYLLABUS
TOPICS/CONTENTS/NOTES
OBJECTIVES, Candidates should be able to:

SECTION A: COMPREHENSION

It consists of a passage of seventy (70) words. Fivemultiple-choice questions are to be set on thepassage. The contents should be within theexperience of the candidates e.g. current affairs,sports, education, politics, economy, health, cultureand ethics.
i. use appropriate words or phrases for specificthought;

ii. deduce the lesson in the passage;

iii. determine the main theme of the passage;

iv. give an appropriate title of a passage;

v. interpret the meanings of particular words.

SECTION B: TRANSLATION

This section consists of ten (10) questions. Five ofthem are on translation from English into Arabicwhile the other five are on translation from Arabicinto English.

Translation into English includes key words andphrases in a sentence.

Translated questions are to be based on standardArabic and English usages.
i. use an appropriate Arabic word or phrase to conveythe meaning of an English word or phrase;

ii. determine an appropriate English word or phrase foran Arabic statement;

iii. interpret idiomatic expressions in both Arabic andEnglish;

iv. transfer ideas expressed in Arabic to English andvice versa;

v. communicate effectively in Arabic and English.

SECTION C: GRAMMAR

Major grammatical features in Arabic to beexamined include:
1. أسماء الإشارة والموصولة.

1. Demonstrative and relative pronouns.

2. المذكر والمؤنث.

2. Gender (Masculine and Feminine).

3. علامات الاسم.

3. Characteristics of noun.

4. المثنى.

4. Dual.

5. الجموع:

5. Plurals:

أ – جمع المذكر السالم.

a. sound masculine plural

ب – جمع المؤنث السالم

b. sound feminine plural

ج – جمع التكسير

c. broken plural

6. المضاف والمضاف إليه.

6. Construct phrases.

7. الضمائر المنفصلة و المتصلة

7. Separable and inseparable pronouns.

8. التوابع:

8. Appendants:

a. adjective. . أ – النعت

b. conjunction. . ب – العطف

c. the permutative. . ج – البدل

d. emphasis . د – التوكيد

9. حروف الجر

9. Prepositions.

10 . الفعل اللازم والفعل المتعدي.

10. Transitive & Intransitive verbs.

11 . الفعل الماضى

11. The perfect verb.

12 . الفعل المضارع:

12. The imperfect verb:

a. the indicative. أ – المرفوع

b. the subjunctive. ب – المنصوب

c. the jussive. . ج – المجزوم

13 . الفعل الأمر.

13. The imperative verb.

14 . النواسخ:

14. The modifiers:

أ – كان و أخواتها

a. Kana and its associates

ب – إن و أخواتها

b. Inna and its associates

ج – ظن و أخواتها

c. Zanna and its associates

15 . الفعل الثلاثي المجرد و المزيد فيه.

15. Trilateral and derived verbs.

16 . المشتقات:

16. Derivatives:

أ – اسم التفضيل.

a. the comparative/superlative.

ب – اسم الآلة.

b. nouns of instrument.

ج – اسما الزمان و المكان.

c. nouns of time and place.

د – اسم النسبة.

d. relative adjectives.

17 . الجملة الشرطية

17. Conditional sentences.

3000 فقط( – 18 . العدد ) 1

18. Numerals (1 – 3000).

19 . الفاعل و نائب الفاعل.

19. Active and passive voice.

20 . منصوبات الأسماء:

20. Nouns in the accusative

أ – المفعول به.

a. direct object.

ب – المفعول فيه )ظرف(.

b. adverbs of place and time.

ج – الحال.

c. adverb of circumstance.

د – المستثنى بإلا.

d. the exempted with illa.

ه - التمييز.

e. specification.

و – المنادى.

f. the vocative.
i. identify the various forms of demonstrative andrelative pronouns;

ii. compare gender markers in Arabic;

iii. identify the three basic characteristics of Arabicnouns;

iv. differentiate between singular and dual forms ofnouns;

v. construct plural forms of singular nouns;

vi. identify construct phrases and their usages;

vii. differentiate between separable and inseparablepronouns;

viii. identify correct usage of adjectives, conjunctionsand the permutative in Arabic sentences;

ix. apply correct preposition in a given sentence;

x. differentiate between transitive and intransitiveverbs and use them in sentences;

xi. identify the perfect verbs and their forms;

xii. identify the imperfect verbs and their grammaticalwords in sentences;

xiii. identify the imperative verbs and their forms;

xiv. identify the kinds of modifiers and apply them inArabic usage;

xv. differentiate between trilateral and derivedverbs;

xvi. identify the types of derivatives;

xvii. apply the rules governing conditional sentences,identify them in sentences, construct them anddifferentiate them in normal sentences;

xviii. recognise and count Arabic numerals from 1 to3000 and identify the intricacies involved in theirusage;

xix. distinguish between active and passive voice andapply them in sentences;

xx. identify different types of adverbial clause, theexempted, specification and the vocative as well asidentify and use them in standard Arabic;

SECTION D: COMPOSITION

This section consists of five (5) questions onsubjects relating to the lives and environment of thecandidates, e.g. education, culture, health, politics,economy, sports and current affairs.
i. use appropriate words for specific thoughts;

ii. use correct idiomatic expressions in Arabic;

iii. communicate effectively in Arabic;

iv. express ideas clearly in Arabic;

v. demonstrate the use of common Arabic idioms andproverbs;

SECTION E: ARABIC LITERATURE

This section consists of ten (10) questions onnotable literary figures and their works cuttingacross the various periods which include thefollowing:

610 م(. – أ – العصر الجاهلي )حوالى 500
a) The Pre-Islamic Period (500 – 610 C.E.).
- قس بن ساعدة و خطبته "من عاش مات"

- تماضر الخنساء ورثاء ها " صخر الندى".

1798 م(. – ب – العصور الإسلامية ) 610

b) The Islamic Period (610 – 1798 C.E.).
- الفرزدق ومدحه لزين العابدين: "هذا الذي تعرف البطحاء وطأته".

- حسان بن ثابت وقصيدته في فتح مكة: "عدمنا خيلنا إن لم تروها"

- جرير وشعره "أشجان الهوى": "لقد كتمت الهوى حتى تهيمني"

ج – العصر الحديث ) 1798 م إلى اليوم(.c)

The Modern Period (1978 to date).
- المنفلوطي وكتابه العبرات :"قصة الحجاب".

- إيليا أبو ماضي وشعره :"لم تشتكي وتقول إنك معدم"د

– الأدب العربي في غرب إفريقيا.

d) Arabic Literature In West Africa .
- زكريا إدريس حسين ومسرحيته: "الطبقة العليا".

- جميل عبد الله الكنوي: "ادفع بالتي هي أحسن".
i. identify pre-Islamic poetic traditions andconventions;

ii. identify and analyze the style of figurativeexpressions contained in a given Islamic literature;

iii. describe the aesthetic features in literary texts andassess their modern cultural values;

iv. evaluate areas of successful use of Arabic as amedium of West African novel and drama, analyse theircontents and describe their major characteristics andplots.

RECOMMENDED TEXTS

1. COMPREHENSION, COMPOSITION AND TRANSLATION

1. بشير أحمد محيي الدين و المرضي مختار المرضي: المطالعة الواضحة. كنو:

شركة طن لامى و أبنائه.

2. سيد حمرة مالك: الإنشاء العربى المتوسط )للمدارس الثانوية( إبادن مطبعة الجامعة ب. ل. س. 2005 م.

4 القاهرة: دار المعارف.

– 3. عبد الفتاح صبرى و علي عمر بك: القراءة الرشيدة. الجزء 1

2 الخرطوم: مكتب النشر.

– 4. عبد الله الطيب: سمير التلاميذ الجزء 1

5. غرب ط. زاريا )

1999 م(: كيف تكتب الإنشاء: كنو مطبعة جامعة بايرو.

6. محمد الأول أبوبكر و الآخرون: العربية الميسرة الجديدة للمرحلة الثانوية.

إبادن: دار سبكترم للطباعة و النشر.

3 إكيجا: لونغمان.

– 7. محمد بديع شريف و سليم حكيم و الحاج حسين آدمو: العربية الجديدة فى نيجيريا. الكتاب 1

8. Adekilekun, A. L. A.: Learning Arabic Language, Ilorin.

9. Balogun, I. A. B. and Oseni Z. I. (1982) A Modern Arabic Course Book 1 Lagos: IslamicPublications Bureau.

10. Haywood, J. A. and Nahmad, H. M. (1965), A New Arabic Grammar of the WrittenLanguage, London: Lund Humphries.

11. Malik, S. H. A. (1982) A Guide to Arabic Composition, Books I & II, Lagos I.P.B.

12. Arabic newspapers, magazines and journals.

2. GRAMMAR

3. القاهرة: دار المعارف.

– 1. على الجارم و مصطفى أمين: النحو الواضح لمدارس المرحلة الأولية. الجرء

12. محمد أجروم الصنهاجى: متن الأجرومية. القاهرة.

3. محمد محيي الدين عبد الحميد: التحفة السنية بشرح المقدمة الأجرومية.

بيروت: دار الفكر.

4. Haywood, J.A and Nahmad, H.M (1965), A New Arabic Grammar of the WrittenLanguage, London: Lund Humphries.

3. ARABIC LITERATURE

-1 زكريا حسين: المأدبة الأدبية للطلاب العربية في إفريقيا أوتثى: دارNECO/WAEC النور 2004 مNECO/WAEC -2 زكريا حسين: الطبقة العليا: دار النور أوتثى 2006 م)

-3 مصطفى لطفي المنفلوطي: العبرات بيروت والقاهرة )

2004WAEC/NECO

-4 جميل عبد اله الكنوي: ادفع بالتي هي أحسن مكتبة الحكمة الإسلاميةNECO/WAEC ) كنو ) 201

-5 أحمد الاسكندري والآخرون: المفصل في تاريخ الأدب العربي

NECO/WAEC

TRANSLITERATION OF THE ABOVE BOOKS

1- ZAKARIYAU I. OSENI: AL-MA’DUBAT AL-ADABIYYAH.

2- ZAKARIYAU I. OSENI: AL-TABAQATAL-ULYA (THE UPPERCLASS)

3- MUSTAPHA LUTFI AL-MANFALUTI: AL-ABARAT.

4- JAMIL ABDULLAHI ALKANAWI: IDFA’A BIL LATI HIYA AHSAN.

5- AHMAD AL-ASKANDARI WAL AKHARUN: ALMUFASSAL FITARIKH AL-ADABUL ARABI.

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