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JAMB Syllabus for Christain Religious Studies: A Comprehensive Guide | This article is dedicated to the latest JAMB syllabus for Christain Religious Studies. Let’s begin by understanding what a JAMB Syllabus for Crs is. Essentially, a syllabus is a document that outlines all the topics to be covered in an examination or class. In the context of JAMB, the syllabus comprises a list of topics that students are required to study in preparation for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

JAMB Christain Religious Studies Syllabus

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For those participating in the upcoming UTME and in need of the outlined topics for Jamb Christain Religious Studies preparation, this article is tailored for you. Follow these steps before obtaining the 2024/2025 Jamb Form:

  1. Choose a Course: Decide on the course you wish to pursue.
  2. Conduct Research on the Course: Explore and gather information about the chosen course.
  3. Check the O’level Requirement: Verify the O’level requirements for the selected course.
  4. Verify JAMB Subject Combination: Finally, confirm the JAMB subject combination for the course. If Christain Religious Studies is part of the subject combination, you are good to proceed.

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JAMB Syllabus for Crs 2024/2025 General Objectives: The primary objectives of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) syllabus in Christain Religious Studies are as follows:

  1. Demonstrate Sufficient Knowledge: Showcase ample knowledge of the concepts of interdependence and the unity of life.
  2. Account for Continuity of Life: Explain the continuity of life through reorganization, inheritance, and evolution.
  3. Apply Biological Principles: Apply biological principles and concepts to everyday life, particularly in matters concerning the individual, society, the environment, community health, and the economy.

This guide is designed to assist candidates in their preparation for the JAMB examination, ensuring they achieve the outlined course objectives. Best of luck in your JAMB Christain Religious Studies preparation.

JAMB Syllabus for Crs is designed to evaluate your ability to:

  1. acquire the knowledge and understanding of the tenets of the Christian faith as contained in the Bible
  2. interpret biblical teachings and themes;
  3. apply biblical teachings and tenets to life in society;
  4. evaluate the level of application of biblical teachings and tenets to life in society.

This syllabus is divided into four sections, namely:

  • SECTION A: Themes from Creation to the Division of the Kingdom
  • SECTION B: Themes from the Division of the Kingdom to the Return from Exile and the Prophets
  • SECTION C: Themes from the four Gospels and Acts of the Apostles
  • SECTION D: Themes from selected Epistles

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Below is a detailed list of JAMB CRS syllabus/Content

Section A: Themes from Creation to the Division of the Kingdom

1. The Sovereignty of God

Topics:

  1. God as Creator and Controller of the Universe (Gen. 1 and 2) cf. Amos 9:5-6; Is. 45:5-12, Ps. 19:1-6

2. The Covenant

Topics:

  1. The flood and God’s covenant with Noah (Gen. 6:1-22; 7:1-24; 9:1-17)
  2. God’s covenant with Abraham (Gen. 11:31-32; 12:1-9; 17:1-21; 21:1-13; 25:19-26)
  3. God’s covenant with Israel (Ex. 19; 20; 24:1-11) cf. Deut. 28:1-19
  4. The New Covenant (Jer. 31:31-34; Ezek 36:25-28)

3. Leadership qualities:

Examples of;

  1. Joseph (Gen. 37:1-28; 41:1-57; 45:1-15)
  2. Moses (Ex. 1; 2; 3; 4:1-17; 5; 12; Num. 13:1-20; 14:1-19)
  3. Joshua (Num. 13:21-33; 27:15-23; Josh. 1:1-15; 6; 7; 24:1-31)
  4. Judges (Deborah – Judges. 4:1-24; Gideon: Judges 6:11-40; Samson : Judges 13:1-7, 21-25; 16:4-31)

4. Divine providence, Guidance and Protection

Topics:

  1. Guidance and Protection (Gen. 24:1-61; 28:10-22; 46:1-7: Ex. 13:17-22; 14:1-4; 10-31)
  2. Provision (Gen. 21:14-18; 22:1-14; Ex. 16:1-21; 17:1-7; Num. 20:1-13; 1 Kings 17:1-16)

5. Parental responsibility:

Examples of;

  1. Eli and Samuel (1 Sam. 2:11-36; 3:2-18; 4:10-22: 8:15)
  2. David (11 Sam. 13; 15:1-29; 18; 19:1-8)
  3. Asa (1 Kings 15:9-15; 22:41-44; cf. Deut. 6:4-9; Prov. 4:1-10; 13:1; 24; 22:6; 23:13-14; 31:10-31)

6. Obedience and Disobedience

Topics:

  1. Obedience and Rewards:
    • Abraham (Gen. 22:1-19)
    • Hebrew Midwives (Ex. 1:8-22)
    • David (1 Sam. 30:1-20)
  2. Disobedience and Consequences:
    • Adam (Gen. 2:15-25; 3)
    • Collection of Manna (Ex. 16:22-30)
    • The Golden Calf (Ex. 32)
    • Moses (Num. 20:7-12; Deut. 34:1-6)
    • Saul (1 Sam. 10:1-16; 15:1-25; 16:14-23; 31:1-13)

7. A man after God’s own heart

Topics:

  1. The early life of David (1 Sam. 16:1-13; 17; 18:17-30; 22:1-5; 24:1-23; II Sam. 2:1-7; 3:1-39)
  2. David’s submission to the will of God (I Sam. 26:1-25); II Sam 12:15-25
  3. David’s repentance and forgiveness (II Sam. 11; 12:1-15, cf. Ps. 51:130)

8. Decision – Making

Topics:

  1. Reliance on a medium (I Sam. 28:3-25)
  2. The wisdom of Solomon (I Kings 3:3-28; 4:29-34; 5:1-12; 8:1-53)
  3. Unwise policies of Solomon and Rehoboam (I Kings 9:15-23; 11:1-40; 12:1-20)
Study Objectives:

You should be able to:

  • identify the source of Solomon’s wisdom;
  • compare the different ways used by Saul and Solomon in making decisions;
  • analyse the decisions made by Saul, Solomon and Rehoboan.
  • assess the consequences of Solomon and Rehoboam’s unwise decisions.

Section B: Themes from the Division of the Kingdom to the Return from Exile and the Prophets

1. Greed and its effects

Examples of;

  • Ahab (I Kings 21:1-29; 22:1-40; II Kings 9:30-37)
  • Gehazi (II Kings 5:1-27 cf (Josh 7)

2. The Supremacy of God

Topics:

  1. Religious tension and the power of God on Mount Carmel (I Kings 16:29-34; 17:1-7; 18; 19:1-18)

3. Religious reforms in Judah

Topics:

  1. Cleansing of the Temple (II Kings 22)
  2. Renewal of the Covenant (II Kings 23:1-30)

4. Concern for Judah

Topics:

  1. The fall of Jerusalem (II kings 24; 25:1-17)
  2. Condition of Judah (Neh. 1:1-11; Ezra 1:1-11)
  3. Response to the state of Judah (Neh. 2; 4:1-23 Ezra 3:4; 5; 6; 7)

5. Faith, Courage and Protection:

Topics:

  1. Examples of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (Dan. L; 3:1-30: 6:1-28)

6. God’s message to Nineveh

Topics:

  1. Jonah and his message (Jonah 1; 2; 3 and 4)

7. Social justice, True religion and Divine love

Topics:

  1. Social justice and true religion (Amos 2:6-8; 4; 5:1-25; 6:1-14; 7:10-17; 8:4-14) cf James 1:19-27
  2. Divine love and human response (Hosea 1; 2; 3; 4; 6:1-11; 14)

8. Holiness and Divine Call

  • (Isaiah 6:1-13; Ezek. 2; 3:1-11; Jer. 1:4-10)

9. Punishment and Hope

  • (Jer. 3:11-18; 32:26-35; Ezek. 18; 37:1-14; Isaiah 61)
Study Objectives:

You should be able to:

  • describe the situations that led to the punishment of Israel;
  • identify the conditions for hope;
  • determine the benefits of restoration.

Section C: Themes from the four Gospels and Acts of the Apostles

1. The birth and early life of Jesus

Topics:

  1. John, the forerunner of Jesus (Lk. 1:5-25; 57-66; 3:1-20; 7:18-35; Mk. 1:1-8; 6:14-29; Mt. 3:1-12: Matt.11:2-19 Jn. 1:6-8; 19-37; 3:22-36)
  2. The birth and boyhood of Jesus (Mt. 1:18-25; 2; Lk. 1:26-45:2)
Study Objectives:

You should be able to:

  • compare the stories of the births of John and Jesus;
  • assess the importance of John as the forerunner of Jesus;
  • describe the boyhood of Jesus

2. The baptism and temptation of Jesus

  • (Mt. 3:13-17; 4:1-11; Mk. 1:9-13; Lk. 3:21-22; 4:1-13)
Study Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

  • determine the meaning and purpose of the baptism of Jesus
  • enumerate the temptations of Jesus;
  • examine the significance of the temptations of Jesus

3. Discipleship

Topics:

  1. The call of the first disciples (Mt. 4:18 22; 9:9-13; Mk. 1:16-20; 2:13-17; Lk. 5:1-11; 27-32)
  2. The demands of discipleship (Mt. 8:19-22; Lk. 9:57-63; 14:25-33)

4. Miracles

Topics:

  1. Nature miracles
    • Stilling the storm (Mt. 8:23-27; Mk. 4:35-41; Lk.8:22-25)
    • Feeding of the five thousand (Mt. 14:13-24; Mk. 6:30-44; Lk, 9:10-17; Jn. 6:1-13)
    • Walking on the sea (Mt. 14:22-26; Mk. 6:45-52; Jn. 6:16-21)
    • Changing water to wine (Jn. 2:1-11)
  2. Miracles of resuscitation
    • The raising of Lazarus (Jn. 11:1-45)
    • The raising of Jairus’ daughter (Lk. 8:41-42, 49-56; Mk. 5:21-43)
    • The raising of the widow’s son at Nain (Lk. 7:11-17)
  3. Healing miracles
    • The lepers (Mt. 8:1-4; Mk. 1:40-45; Lk. 5:12-16; 17:11-19)
    • The paralytic at the pool (Jn. 5:1-17)
    • The centurion’s servant (Mt. 8:5-13; Lk. 7:1-10)
    • The blind (Jn. 9:1-12; Mk. 10:46-52; Lk. 18:35-43)
  4. Exorcism
    • The Gerasene (Gadarene) demoniac (Mt. 8:28-34; Mk. 5:1-20; Lk. 8:26-39)
    • The epileptic boy (Mk. 9:14-29; Lk. 9:37-43a; Mt. 17:14-21)

5. The Parables

Topics:

  1. Parables of the kingdom
    • The sower (Mt. 13:1-23; Mk. 4:1-20)
    • The weeds (Mt. 13:24-30; 36-43)
    • The drag-net (Mt. 13:47-50)
    • The wedding garment (matt 22:1-14)
  2. Parables about love of God (Mt. 18:12- 14; Lk. 15:1-32)
  3. Parables about love for one another (Lk.10:25-37; 16:19-31)
  4. Parable about wealth: The rich fool (Lk. 12:13-21)
  5. Parables on prayer (Lk 18:2-14)

6. Sermon on the Mount

  • (Mt. 5; 6; Lk. 6:17-26)
Study Objectives:

You should be able to:

  • analyse the teachings on the Mount;
  • identify the demands of the Kingdom;
  • determine the consequences of worldly possessions;
  • associate the rewards for obedience with the sermon on the Mount.

7. Mission of the disciples

Topics:

  1. The mission of the twelve (Mt. 10:5-15; Mk. 6:7-13; Lk. 9:1-16)
  2. The mission of the seventy (Lk. 10:1-24)

8. The Great Confession

  • (Mt. 16:13-20; Mk. 8:27-30; Lk. 9:18-22)
Study Objectives:

You should be able to:

  • analyse the confession by Peter;
  • identify the occasion of the Great Confession;
  • examine the significance of the Great Confession

9. The Transfiguration

  • (Mt. 17:1-13; Mk. 9:2-13; Lk. 9:28-36)
Study Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

  • trace the events leading to the Transfiguration;
  • determine the significance of the Transfiguration to the disciples;
  • identify the personalities involved in the Transfiguration account

10. The Triumphal Entry and the cleansing of the Temple

  • (Mt. 21:1-17; Mk. 11:1-19; Lk. 19:29-48)
Study Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

  • recount the Triumphal Entry and the cleansing of the Temple;
  • determine the significance of the Triumphal Entry and the cleansing of the Temple;
  • examine how the cleansing of the Temple caused hostility towards Jesus.

11. The Last Supper

  • (Mt. 26:17-30; Mk. 14:10-26, Lk. 22:7-23; Jn. 13:2-38)
Study Objectives:

You should be able to:

  • trace the story of the Last Supper;
  • evaluate the significance of the Last Supper.

12. The trials and the death of Jesus

Topics:

  1. The trials of Jesus before
    • the High Priest (Mt. 26:36-75; Mk. 14:53-72. Lk. 22:66-71)
    • Pilate (Mt. 27:11-26; Mk. 15:1-15; Lk. 23:1-5; 13-25; Jn. 18:28-40; 19:1-16)
    • Herod (Lk. 23:6-12)
  2. Crucifixion and burial of Jesus (Mt. 27:32-66; Lk. 23:26-56; Mk. 15:16-47; Jn. 19:17-42)

13. Resurrection, appearances and ascension of Jesus

  • (Mt. 28:1-20; Mk. 16:1-20; Lk. 24:1-53; Jn. 20:1-31; Acts 1:1-11)
Study Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

  • trace the stories of the resurrection, appearances and ascension of Jesus;
  • compare the personalities involved in the stories.
  • analyse the relevance of the resurrection and ascension of Jesus

14. Jesus’ teachings about Himself

Topics:

  1. The Bread of Life and the Living Water (Jn. 4:7-15; 6:25-58)
  2. The Light of the World (Jn. 1:4-8; 3:19-21; 8:12 9:1-5; 12:35-36 1 Jn. 1:5-7)
  3. The Door the Lamb and the Good Shepherd (Jn 1:29-34; 10:1-18)
  4. The True Vine (Jn. 15:1-11)
  5. The resurrection (Jn.11:25)

15. Love

Topics:

  1. God’s love for man (Jn. 3:16-18)
  2. Love for one another (Jn. 13:34-35; 15:12-13 cf. I Jn. 4:7-21)

16. Fellowship in the Early Church

Topics:

  1. Communal living (Acts 1:15-26; 2:41-47; 4:32-37)
  2. Problems of communal living and solutions (Acts 5:1-11, 6:1-6)

17. The Holy Spirit and the mission of the Church

Topics:

  1. The pentecost (Acts 1:8; 2:1-41)
  2. The mission of the Church (Acts 8:4-40)

18. Opposition to the Gospel message

Topics:

  1. The arrest and imprisonment of Peter and John (Acts 3; 4:1-22; 5:17-42 12:1-24)
  2. The martyrdom of Stephen (Acts 6:8-15; 7)
  3. Persecution by Saul (Acts 8:1-3; 9:1-2) cf. Gal. 1:11-17
  4. Persecution of Paul (Acts 16:11-40;19:23- 41;21:27-36) cf 2 Cor:11:23-33

19. Mission to the Gentiles

Topics:

  1. Conversion of Saul (Acts 9:1-30;22:4-21;26:9-18)
  2. Conversion of Cornelius (Acts 10:1-48)
  3. The commissioning and mission of Paul (Acts 13; 14:1-20);
  4. The Council of Jerusalem (Acts 15:1-35; Gal. 2:1-21)

Section D: Themes from Selected Epistles

1. Justification by Faith

  • (Rom. 3:21-24; 5:1-11; 10:1-13)
Study Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

  • interpret the phrase ‘justification’ by faith;
  • identify the basic conditions for justification;
  • determine the fruits of justification

2. The Law and Grace

  • (Rom. 4:13-25; 5:18-21; Gal. 3:10-14; 19-29)
Study Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

  • examine the purpose and significance of the law and grace;
  • identify the place of the Law among the Jews.

3. New life in Christ

  • (Rom. 6:1-4; 12-14; Col. 3:1-17; Gals. 5:16-26; II Cor. 5:16-19; I Thess. 4:1-8; Rom. 12)
Study Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

  • describe the characteristics of the old life;
  • analyse the new life in Christ;
  • identify the conditions of the new life;
  • examine the benefits of the new life

4. Christians as joint heirs with Christ

  • (Gal. 3:23-29; 4:1-7)
Study Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

  • describe how Christians are joint heirs with Christ;
  • indicate the benefits of being joint heirs with Christ

5. Humility

  • (Phil. 2:1-11; I Pet. 5:5-11)
Study Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

  • determine the meaning of humility
  • identify the requirements of humility;
  • identify the rewards of humility.

6. Forgiveness

  • (Philemon; II Cor. 2:5-11)
Study Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

  • analyse Paul’s teaching on forgiveness;
  • assess the benefits of forgiveness

7. Spiritual gifts

  • (I Cor. 12; Rom. 12:3-18; I Cor. 14)
Study Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

  • identify the different spiritual gifts;
  • analyse the benefits of spiritual gifts to the individual and the church.

8. Christian Giving

  • (Phil. 4:14-20; II Cor. 8:1-5; 9) Cf. Matt 6:2-4
Study Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

  • interpret the concept of Christian giving;
  • relate the teachings of Paul on Christian giving.
  • identify the importance of Christian giving

9. Civic responsibility

  • (Rom. 13; I Tim. 2:1-4)
Study Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

  • identify the need for obedience to authority;
  • specify the requirements of good citizenship.

10. Dignity of labour

  • (II Thess. 3:6-15; Col. 3:23-25)
Study Objectives

Candidates should be able to:

  • interpret the concept of dignity of labour;
  • analyse the benefits of labour

11. The second coming of Christ

Topics:

  1. The signs of the Coming of Christ (1 Thess. 4:13-18; II Thess. 2:1-12)
  2. Preparation for His coming (I Thess. 5:1-11; II Pet. 3:1-13)

12. Impartiality

  • (James 2:1-13) cf. Acts 10:34-35; Matt 7:1-5
Study Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

  • interpret the concept of impartiality;
  • identify causes of partiality
  • examine the consequences of partiality

13. Effective prayer

  • (James 1:2-8; 4:1-3; 5:13-18) cf.Matt 6:5-13
Study Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

  • identify the requirements of effective prayer;
  • distinguish between effective and ineffective prayer.
  • identify the importance of prayer.

14. Christian living in the community

Topics:

  1. Interpersonal relationships among Christians (I Pet. 5:1-4; Rom. 12:3-21; Heb.13:1-21)
  2. Christians living among non- Christians (I Pet. 2:3-25; Rom. 15:1-2)
  3. Christian attitude to persecution (I Pet. 1:5-9; 4:1-19; 1 Pet. 3:13-22)
  4. Relationship in the Christian family (Eph. 6: 1-9; Col. 3:18-21; I Pet. 3:1-7)

15. Corruption

  • (1 Tim 6:6-11; 2 Tim 3:8; 2 Pet. 1:4-11; James 5:1-6)
Study Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

  • define the term corruption.
  • identify the causes of corruption.
  • determine the effects and consequences of corruption.
  • identify ways of curbing corruption.

16. Sexual Immorality

Topics:

  1. Prostitution (1Cor.6:16-20) cf. Prov.7:10-27;23:27-28
  2. Adultery and Fornication (Heb. 13:4, Eph. 5:3-10) cf. Matt 5:28-32;Deut. 22:22; Lev. 20:10
  3. Homosexuality (Rom. 1:24-32) cf. Lev.18:21-30; 20:13
Study Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

  • identify what constitute sexual immorality.
  • determine the causes of sexual immorality.
  • examine the effects and consequences of sexual immorality.
  • identify ways of curbing sexual immorality.

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