Inclusion of Questions from “Sweet Sixteen” in the Mock Exercise Deliberate

It should be noted that the text for the Use-of-English paper for the 2024 UTME remains “The Life Changer” by Khadija Abubakar Jalli

The Board is aware of the anxiety on whether the featuring of question from the text, “Sweet Sixteen” and some other prescribed texts in Arabic, Hausa, Igbo and Literature-in-English in the 2024 Mock-UTME is indicative of its replacement of the chosen reading text “The Life Changer” and other prescribed texts. The Board hereby states categorically that the mix-up was not a mistake but an attempt to up our game against emerging issues. It should be noted that the text for the Use-of-English paper for the 2024 UTME remains “The Life Changer” by Khadija Abubakar Jalli while others are:


1. HAUSAi. Prose – Turmin Danyaii. Poetry – Wakokin Hausaiii. Drama – Abin Da Kamar Wuya
2. IGBOi. Prose – A Chowa Isi Ochuii. Poetry – Utara Ntiiii. Drama – Ojaadili
3.LITERATURE-IN-ENGLISHi. Lion and the Jewelii. Look back in Angeriii. Unexpected Joy at Dawniv. Second Class Citizenv. Wuthering Heights
4. ARABICi. Alluga Al’arabiyya Fil Madhiy Wal Mustaqbal, Author – Musdafa Badamasiii. Alma’adubatul Adabiyya Li Tullabil Arabiyya Fi, Author – Zakariyya Hussani Ifriqiyyaiii. Tazyinul Waraqat, Author – Abdullahi bn Fodioiv. Limaza Yakrahunana, Author – Salisu Mai unguwav. Mukhtaratun Min Tuujihatil Munbar, Author Sheikh Adam Abdullahi Al’ilorivi. Diwanul Riyadh, Author – Isah Alabi Abubakarvii. Almufassal Fi Tarihil Adabil Arabi, Author – Ahmad Al iskandariy and Others, Published in Cairo Egypt

Consequently, candidates are expected to study “The Life Changer”, which is part of the syllabus and was issued to all candidates, who registered for the 2024 UTME. They are also to do likewise for all other subjects as highlighted in the syllabus.

It should be noted that the essence of the mock exercise is for the candidates to familiarise themselves with the CBT environment as well as enable the Board to ascertain its level of preparedness for the upcoming main UTME billed to commence on Friday, 19th April, 2024.

For emphasis, “The Life Changer” remains the approved reading text for the 2024 UTME Use of English which is compulsory for all candidates irrespective of their intended fields of study. It is worthy of note that the Board had issued the reading text through a QR code placed in each candidate’s profile, email address, among others, to reduce financial burden on candidates occasioned by the high cost of printing materials. Candidates are, therefore, to study the books listed above in preparation for the 2024 UTME.

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