Thursday, 2 May 2019

List Of Literature Texts And Books For Intending WAEC,NECO,NABTEB And JAMB Students 2016-2025

West African Examination Council{WAEC} National Examination Council{NECO} National Business and Technical Examinations Board{NABTEB} Harmonized And Recommended Literature Textbook For Senior Certificate Examination{SSCE} School And Private{GCE Candidates} 2021-2025

The West African Examination Council{WAEC} In Conjunction With The National Examination Council{NECO} And The National Business and Technical Examinations Board{NABTEB}  Has Published The List Of Recommended And Selected Textbook for Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations, (SSCE) For School and Private Candidates for 2021 - 2025 Session.

The Texts / Books are meant to be used in Schools and Lesson Centers preparing to teach students who intend sitting for the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations, SSCE for 2021/2022, 2022/2023, 2023/2024 and 2024/2025 sessions respectively.

The list consists of text for African Prose, Non-African Prose, Shakespearean Text, African Drama, Non-African Drama, African Poetry and Non-African Poetry.

WAEC/NECO/NABTEB Literature Text / Books for 2021 - 2025 has been uploaded online and can be viewed below or downloaded in PDF.

Download PDF Document Below.

WAEC/NECO/NABTEB Recommended Literature Texts / Books for May/June & GCE (2021 - 2025) | PDF


  • Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta
  • Unexpected Joy at Dawn by Alex Agyei-Agyiri (2018 Edition)


  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 


  • A Midsummer Night's Dream


  • Let me Die Alone by John K. Kargbo
  • The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka 


  • Look Back in Anger by John Osborne
  • Fences by August Wilson 


  • "Black Woman" by Leopold Sedar Senghor
  • "The Leader and the Led" by Niyi Osundare
  • "The Grieved Lands" by Agostinho Neto
  • "The Song of the Women of my Land" by Oumar Farouk Sesay
  • "Raider of the Treasure Trove" by Lade Wosornu
  • "A Government Driver on his Retirement" by Onu Chibuike 


  • "The Good-Morrow" by John Donne
  • "Caged Bird" by Maya Angelou
  • "The Journey of the Magi" by T.S. Eliot
  • "Do not Go Gentle into the Good Night" by Dylan Thomas
  • "Binsey Poplars (Felled 1879)" by G.M. Hopkins
  • "Bat" By David H. Lawrence

NOTE: Literature teachers are advised to teach their SSS 1 students with the literary texts listed below while their SSS 2 and SSS 3 students are being taught with  the Literature texts for 2016 – 2020 academic sessions.

NECO Students are also informed that the above listed texts are recommended for them for the academic years specified above.

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