Federal Ministry of Education, has released a statement on the teaching
of Christian Religious Knowledge, CRK, as a subject in secondary
schools in Nigeria.
that the media has been agog, over the alleged report that CRK has been
removed as a subject of study from the curriculum of public secondary
schools, in Nigeria, while Islamic Religious Studies, IRS, has been
in swift reaction, the Director of Press, Federal Ministry of
Education, Chinenye Ihuoma, pointed out that the Ministry had designed a
new subject, which merged Civic Education, IRS, CRK, and Social
Studies, into “Religion and National Values
alternation is not from the Minister, this is purely from the National
Council on Education. It is just as the Council has said that History
should be a subject of its own, at the basic level in the first nine
“Now, a new subject has been introduced, called Religion and National Values. It is a fusion of religion and civics.
have not seen the details, but in a case where you have subject
combinations in the same period, everyone will attend lectures that
correspond with their own religion.
and Islamic Studies are not standing alone. Islamic Religious Study and
Christian Religious Study, as well as National Values, will be taught
under a new subject.”