Connect with us


CRK Still Part of Curriculum as Distinct Subject – NERDC



CRK is still part of curriculum - NERDC


The National Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) has stated that Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) is still being taught as a distinct subject in schools, Vanguard reports.

Contrary to earlier reports of the removal of CRK from the Curriculum, the Executive Secretary of NERDC, Professor Ismail Junaidu said:

The Management of NERDC hereby reiterates categorically and unequivocally to all Nigerians that the subject offerings (Civic Education, Social Studies, Christian Religious Knowledge, Islamic Studies and Security Education) under the Religion and National Values Curriculum are distinct.

The subjects are as listed and taught separately on the timetable. In this Curriculum, no child should be coerced or compelled to learn or be taught in school any religious studies subject but only one (out of the two) that restrictively relates to the belief system professed by the child and his/her parents.

Clarifying further, he added “that CRK is not a theme in Civic Education. Civic Education is a distinct subject on its own which teaches the rudiments of good citizenship.”

“There is no subject in the Nigerian School Curriculum called Islamic Arabic Studies nor anywhere in the world as being speculated.”

He further stated that the organisation stands for integrity and excellence in education research and development and that earlier claims of the removal of CRK are “speculative, false and unfounded.”


  1. Puzzles

    June 21, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Thanks for clarifying. The rumour has been fiercely debated on Facebook

  2. Mike

    June 21, 2017 at 7:27 am

    CRK can’t be removed just like that my dear it cant

  3. Joyce

    June 21, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Can you please help me understand this?
    Does this imply they put social studies/CRK/civic Studies/Islamic Religious studies and kids have to choose one?
    If that is the case, that is as good as eliminating those subjects because Social Studies should never in any sane society be optional

  4. M&

    June 21, 2017 at 8:31 am

    A simple Google search on the NERDC curriculum could tell anyone this. How ignorant we can be shaa. I even visit the NERDC website to check on my daughter’s school subjects.

  5. C

    June 21, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Can they dictate what private schools teach? Cause a lot of private schools are Christian in south js. Nevermind idk y I give myself headache for something wey no concern me.

  6. Purplegirl

    June 21, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Civic education and social studies shouldn’t be optional. And it’s either you choose CRK or Islamic studies. Who are they trying to deceive?

  7. Tayo

    April 10, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    I really enjoyed this article

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Star Features