2022 C. R. S. WAEC Syllabus

Below is 2022 C. R. S. WAEC Syllabus for Note that this syllabus is for both Internal and external candidates..

CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES C. R. S. WAEC

(May not be taken with Islamic Religious Studies and /or West African Traditional Religion)

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES FOR C. R. S. WAEC

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At the end of the three year course of study, the candidate will be expected to;

  • have knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the religious, cultural, historical and social background of the biblical materials prescribed to be studied;
  • understand the nature of biblical moral lessons in the selected passages/themes from the Bible and the extent of their relevance and possible application to present day social, political, religious and cultural life and existence;
  • identify difficulties involved in the application of healthy attitudes, concepts and skills acquired from the Bible in ensuring peaceful co-existence and national development;
  • demonstrate adequate preparation for higher education through critical thinking and independent work.

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

There will be two papers, Papers 1 and 2, both of which will be a composite paper to be taken at one sitting.

PAPER 1:  Will consist of fifty multiple choice objective questions all of which must be answered within 1 hour for 40 marks.

PAPER 2:   Will consist of nine essay-type questions.  Candidates will be required to answer four questions within 2 hours for 60 marks.

The questions will be arranged in sections as follows

Section A:  Themes from the Old Testament – four questions.

Section B: Themes from the Synoptic Gospels and the Acts of the Apostle – three questions.

Section C:  Themes from selected Epistles –  two questions.

Candidates will be required to answer four questions in all, choosing at least one question from each section and the fourth question from either Section A or Section B.

The Revised Standard Version of the Bible will be used in setting of questions.   

DETAILED SYLLABUS

SECTION A: Themes from the Old  Testament

S/N           CONTENTSNOTES
1.       2.                         3.       4.     5.       6.             7         8       9.     10.             11.         12.      The Sovereignty of God (a)       God, the Creator (b)       God, the Controller of the universe   Leadership roles (a)       Joseph     (b)      Moses       (c)       Joshua   (d)  Deborah   Parental Responsibility Eli and Samuel     Consequences of Saul’s disobedience     Submission to the will of God (a)       David’s submission to the will of God (b)       David’s sin, repentance and forgiveness   Making Decisions (a)      Solomon’s wisdom     (b)    The unwise decision of Solomon and Rehoboam   Supremacy of God (a)     Religious tensions during Ahab’s reign   (b)    Elijah at Mount Carmel   Greed and its effects (a)       Ahab (b)       Gehazi   Religious reforms The reign of King Josiah   Concern for one’s  Nation (a)     The condition of the nation   (b)    Response to the state of the nation       Faith in God (a)     Faith and courage   (b)    Faith and power   Nature of God (a)     True religion and social justice – Amos   (b)    God’s divine love – Hosea  Gen. 1; 2   Gen. 37; 1-28, 41: 1-57, 45: 1-15   Exodus 1;2;3;4:1-17;5: 1-5, 22-23; 6: 28-30, 7; 1-7; 14;32: 1-14 Numbers 13:1-33; 14: 1-19   Numbers 27: 15-23 Joshua 1: 1-9   Judges 4   1 Sam 2: 11-36; 3:1- 18; 4: 10-22; 8: 1-5   1 Samuel 15: 1-26; 16: 14-23; 31: 1-13     1 Sam 26; 2 Sam 12: 15-25   1 Kings 3: 3-28; 4: 29-34; 5: 1-12; 8     1 Kings 9; 15-23; 11: 1-13; 12:1-20     1 Kings 16: 29-34; 17: 1-7; 18: 1-19 1 Kings 18: 17-46     1 Kings 21: 1-29 2 Kings 5     2 Kings 22; 23: 1-30     2 Kings 24; 25;1-17   Nehemiah 1; 2: 9-20; 4 Ezra 1; 4; 5: 1-2; 6: 13-22; 7: 1-10     Daniel 3   Daniel 6     Amos 2: 6-8; 4; 5: 1-24; 7: 10-17; 8 Hosea 1; 2; 3; 6


SECTION B:
 Themes from the Synoptic Gospels and the Acts Of The Apostles

S/N          CONTENTSNOTES
1.               2.           3.       4.                   5.                   6.     7.       8.Baptism and Temptation of Jesus (a)     The Baptism     (b)    The Temptation       The Call and Demands of Discipleship           Jesus’ Teaching on forgiveness       The Trials of Jesus (a)     Jesus at Gethsemane   (b)    Peter’s Denials     (c)     Condemnation of Jesus       The Crucifixion, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus (a)     Crucifixion and burial       (b)    The Resurrection       Fellowship in the Early Church     The Holy Spirit and the Mission to the Gentiles (a)     The Holy Spirit at Pentecost (b)    Mission to the Gentiles   Opposition to the Gospel Message  Matthew 3:13-17 Mark 1: 9-11; Luke 3: 21-22 Matthew 4: 1-11; Mark 1: 12-13; Luke 4:1-13     Matthew 4: 18-25; 8: 18-22; 9:9-13 ; Mark 1: 16-20; 2: 13-17; Luke 5: 1-11; 9: 57-63; 14: 25-33   Matthew 6: 12,14-15; 18:21-35       Matthew 26:36-56; Mk 14: 32-52; Matthew 26: 69-75; Mark 14: 66-72; Luke 22: 54-62 Matthew 26:47-75 Mark 14: 53-72; Luke 22: 66-71; 23: 1-12       Matthew 27: 32-66 Mark 15: 16-47; Luke 23: 26-56   Matthew 28:1-10 Mark 16: 1-14; Luke 24: 1-35   Acts 1:15-26; 2:41-47; 4:32-37; 5:1-11; 6:2-6     Acts 2 Acts 9; 11:1-18   Acts 4:1-31; 5:17-42; 6:8-9; 7:1-10; 12:1-24

SECTION C: Themes from selected Epistles

S/N               CONTENTSNOTES
1.   2.The Epistles of James (a)     Faith and Works (b)    Impartiality (c)     Effective Prayers   The Epistle of 1 Peter (a)     Good Citizenship (b)    Christians Living among non-Christians (c)     Interpersonal Relationship among Christians  James 1: 2-27; 2:14-26 James 2:1-13 James 1: 2-8; 5:13-18     1 Peter 2:13-17 1 Peter 2:1-25 1 Peter 5:1-11

SUGGESTED READING LIST/REFERENCES

  1. GENERAL
  2. The Holy Bible (Revised Standard Version)
  3. New Clarendon Bible Series
  4. Bright, John: History and Religion of Israel
  5. Anderson, B. W.: The Living World of the Old Testament
  6. H. C. & Young: The Living World of the New Testament
  7. Cambell, D. B. J.: The Synoptic Gospels
  8. New Bible Commentary – Cambridge.
  9. (a) OLD TESTAMENT

Quarcoopome, T. N. O. :     History and Religion of Israel AUP, Ibadan, 1986.

Dickson, Kwesi                i.  History and Religion of Israel Darton L & T 196

ii.  From the Institution of the Monarchy to    the fall of the Northern Kingdom

 (b)   NEW TESTAMENT

  Guy, H. A.      1     The Life of Christ                                                                                               .                                                  2.    The Acts of the Apostles

Pobee, John S             Matthew and Mark for Schools

Dickson K .A              The Gospel According to Luke (Accra, Asempa Publishers)

Awolabi Joshua         Simple Approach to Christian Religious Knowledge  Elis Association ,Lagos 2011