WAEC/NECO/JAMB Literature Recommended Texts [2021 - 2025] | PDF

West African Examination Council, (WAEC), NECO, JAMB, NABTEB Selected and Harmonized Literature Texts / Syllabus for Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations, (SSCE) For School and Private Candidates [GCE] for 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025 Session In PDF | WAEC May/June & GCE.

The West African Examination Council, (WAEC), NECO and NABTEB has released the Selected and Harmonized Literature Texts / Books for Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations, (SSCE) For School and Private Candidates for 2021 - 2025 Session.

The WAEC/NECO/NABTEB Selected and Harmonized Literature Texts / Books contains the list of books which are recommended as a study guide for students intending to write their final examinations in senior secondary schools nationwide.

It 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.

Highly Recommended: JAMB Recommended Textbooks for 2020/2021 UTME | All Subjects

WAEC/NECO/NABTEB/JAMB Harmonized 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

See Others: WAEC Harmonized Texts for Languages & Literature (2021 - 2025) in PDF

NOTE: Literature teachers are advised to teach their SSS 1 & 2 (2018/2019) students with the literary texts listed above while their SSS 3 (2018/2019 Session) 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.