NECO Syllabus For Christian Religion Studies 2024

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You will see from this syllabus the focus area for the NECO SSCE Christian Religious Studies exam this year. In other words, it will provide you with all the CRS topics, suggested readings, and authors that you need to read in order to get ready for the exams.

The NECO syllabus for Christian religious studies is currently available and we would be providing you with all the information you require in this content.

You must read extensively, and I don’t mean aimlessly; you need a roadmap like a scheme of work or syllabus if you want to ace NECO or any exam at all. The NECO Syllabus for Christian Religious Studies (CRS) has been compiled in this article to assist all students taking the NECO examination this year.

Aims And Objectives

At the conclusion of the three-year course of study, the candidate will be anticipated to;

1. have knowledge of, an appreciation for, and knowledge of the religious, cultural, historical, and social context of the biblical texts that are to be studied;

2. comprehend the nature of the moral lessons taught by the Bible in the passages or themes chosen, as well as the degree to which those lessons still apply to today’s social, political, religious, and cultural existence;

3. point out challenges in applying biblically-based positive attitudes, ideas, and skills to promote national advancement and peaceful coexistence;

4. Through independent research and critical thinking, show that you are adequately prepared for college.

NECO Recommended Textbooks For CRS

  • Adetunji, P.G. et al (2000) ExamFocus Christian Religious Knowledge Ibadan: University Press Plc
  • Adeyemo, I. O. et al (1998) Christian Religious Knowledge for Secondary Schools Books 1 – 3, Ibadan: Onibonoje
  • Adeyinka, A. A. et al (1991) Christian Religious Knowledge for Senior Secondary Schools, Book 1 – 3, Lagos: Longman
  • Adigwe, H.A et al (2004) Christian Religious Knowledge for Senior Secondary Schools. Onitsha. Africana Publishers.
  • Izuchukwu, A.E. et al (1997) Round-Up for Senior Secondary Certificate Examination Christian Religious Knowledge: A Complete Guide. Lagos. Longman.
  • Throckmorton, B.H, Jr. (ed) (1966) Gospel Parallels: A Synopsis of the First Three Gospels. New York. Thomas Nelson.
  • Aghaeghuna, E. O. N (1988) Senior Secondary School Christian Religious Knowledge themes from Selected Epistles, Vol 1 – III, Awka, Jet Publishers
  • Dopamu A. Et al (1990) Christian Religious Knowledge for Senior Secondary Schools Books 1 – 3, Lagos: Nelson
  • Ilori J. A. et al (1980) Christian Religious Knowledge for Senior Secondary Schools Books 1 – 3, Ibadan: Evans
  • THE BIBLE: Revised Standard Version, Stonehill Green: Bible Society Publishing House (1971).

Scheme Of Examination

There will be two papers, Papers 1 and 2, both of which will be composite exams that must be taken all at once.

PAPER 1: 50 multiple-choice objective questions that must all be answered within one hour to receive 40 points will make up the test.

PAPER 2: 9 essay-style questions will make up the test. Four questions must be answered in two hours by candidates for a total of 60 points.

The sections in which the questions will be placed are as follows:

Section A: Four questions based on themes from the Old Testament.
Section B: Three questions on themes from the Synoptic Gospels and the Acts of the Apostle.
Section C: Two questions based on themes from selected epistles

All four questions must be answered by candidates, with the fourth question coming from either Section A or Section B. Candidates must choose at least one question from each section.

The questions will be formulated using the Revised Standard Version of the Bible.

NECO CRS Syllabus and Area Of Concentration 2024/2025

The crucial NECO CRS topics listed below should be read in preparation for the 2021 NECO exam.

CRS Syllabus Section one

The teaching in Section One of the NECO CRS Syllabus is covered in verses from the Bible, starting with God’s creation and ending with the division of the Kingdom. Themes and reading material are provided below, along with relevant Bible verses.

  1. The theme of the creation

The Recommended Bible Portions cover these teachings:

  • Genesis Chapter 1 and Chapter 2
  • Amos 9:5-6;
  • Isaiah 45:5-12
  • Psalm 19:1-6.
  1. Teaching on the Covenant: The covenant God made with Abraham and Noah in the flood

The Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

Noah, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

  • Exodus 19; 20; 24:1-11
  • Deuteronomy 28:1-19
  • Genesis 11:31-32; 12:1-9; 17:1-21; 21:1-13; 25:19-26)
  • Jeremiah 31:31-34
  • Ezekiel 36:25-28
  1. Teachings Leadership

The Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Genesis 37:1-28; 41:1-57; 45:1-15
  • Exodus 1; 2; 3; 4:1-17; 5; 12
  • Numbers 13:1-20; 14:1-19, 13:21-33; 27:15-23
  • Joshua 1:1-15; 6; 7; 24:1-31)
  • Judges 4:1-24, 6:11-40, 13:1-7, 21-25; 16:4-31)
  1. The theme on Divine Guidance, and Protection

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Genesis 24:1-61; 28:10-22; 46:1-7, 21:14-18; 22:1-14;
  • Exodus 13:17-22; 14:1-4; 10-31, 16:1-21; 17:1-7
  • Numbers 20:1-13
  • 1 Kings 17:1-16
  1. Teachings on responsible Parenthood (in the old testament)

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • 1 Samuel 2:11-36; 3:2-18; 4:10-22: 8:15
  • 2 Samuel 13; 15:1-29; 18; 19:1-8
  • 1 Kings 15:9-15; 22:41-44;
  • Deuteronomy 6:4-9;
  • Proverb 4:1-10; 13:1; 24; 22:6; 23:13-14; 31:10-31
  1. Obedience and Disobedience

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Genesis 22:1-19
  • Exodus 1:8-22
  • 1 Samuel 30:1-20
  1. The Consequences: Disobedience

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Genesis 2:15-25; 3
  • Exodus 16:22-30 and Chapter 32
  • Numbers 20:7-12
  • Deuteronomy 34:1-6)
  • 1 Samuel 10:1-16; 15:1-25; 16:14-23; 31:1-13
  1. A man after God’s own heart

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • 1 Samuel 16:1-13; 17; 18:17-30; 22:1-5; 24:1-23, 26:1-25
  • 2 Samuel 2:1-7; 3:1-39, 12:15-25, 11; 12:1-15.
  • Psalm 51:130
  1. Making Decisions

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • 1 Samuel 28:3-25)
  • 1  Kings 3:3-28; 4:29-34; 5:1-12; 8:1-53, 9:15-23; 11:1-40; 12:1-20.

CRK Syllabus Section 2

The old testament prophecies and prophetic tales are covered in this second section of the CRK Syllabus, which spans the period from the division of the kingdom to the time the children of Israel were exiled until their return.

The following are themes, study questions, and biblical passages that discuss the old testament stories.

  1. Teaching on Greediness (Old Testament)

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • 1  Kings 21:1-29; 22:1-40
  • 2 Kings 9:30-37, 5:1-27
  • Joshua chapter 7
  1. The Supremacy of God

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • 1  Kings 16:29-34; 17:1-7; 18; 19:1-18
  1. Reformation of Religious in Judah

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • 2 Kings chapter 22,  23:1-30.
  1. Concern for Judah

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • 2 Kings 24; 25:1-17
  • Nehemiah 1:1-11, 2; 4:1-23
  • Ezra 1:1-11, 3:4; 5; 6; 7
  1. Faith, Courage, and Protection:

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Daniel 3:1-30: 6:1-28
  1. God’s message to Nineveh

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Jonah 1; 2; 3 and 4
  1. Social Justice, Divine Love, and True Religion

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Amos 2:6-8; 4; 5:1-25; 6:1-14; 7:10-17; 8:4-14
  • James 1:19-27
  • Hosea 1; 2; 3; 4; 6:1-11; 14
  1. Holiness/Divine call

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Isaiah 6:1-13
  • Eze 2; 3:1-11; Jer. 1:4-10)
  1. Punishment & Hope

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Jeremiah 3:11-18; 32:26-35
  • Ezek. 18; 37:1-14
  • Isaiah chapter 61

C.R.S Syllabus Section 3

The first gospel is covered in Section 3 of the NECO C.R.S Syllabus. It covers themes and subjects such as the early gospel and the missions of the apostles, as well as Jesus’ life from his conception to his death (certification).

The subjects and themes covered in this section are listed below, along with relevant verses.

  1. The Birth of Jesus and his early life

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • The book of Luke 1:5-25; 57-66; 3:1-20; 7:18-35
  • Mark 1:1-8; 6:14-29
  • Matthew 3:1-12, 11:2-19, 1:18-25; 2
  • John Gospel 1:6-8; 19-37; 3:22-36.
  • The book of Luke 1:26-45:2
  1. The baptism of Jesus and temptations

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Matthew 3:13-17; 4:1-11
  • Mark 1:9-13
  • The book of Luke 3:21-22; 4:1-13
  1. Discipleship

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Matthew 4:18 22; 9:9-13, 8:19-22.
  • Mark 1:16-20; 2:13-17
  • The book of Luke 5:1-11; 27-32, 9:57-63; 14:25-33
  1. Jesus’s Miracles

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Matthew 8:23-27, 14:13-24, 14:22-26.
  • Mark 4:35-41, 6:30-44, 6:45-52.
  • The book of Luke 8:22-25, 9:10-17
  • John Gospel 6:1-13, 2:1-11, 6:16-21

(b) Miracles of resuscitation

  • John Gospel 11:1-45)
  • The book of Luke 8:41-42, 49-56
  • Mark 5:21-43)
  • The book of Luke 7:11-17

(c) Miracles of Healing

  • Matthew 8:1-4, 8:5-13,
  • Mark 1:40-45, 10:46-52.
  • The book of Luke 5:12-16; 17:11-19, 7:1-10, 18:35-43
  • John Gospel 5:1-17, 9:1-12

(d) Miracles of Exorcism

  • Matthew 8:28-34
  • Mark 5:1-20, 9:14-29
  • The book of Luke 8:26-39, 9:37-43
  • Matthew 17:14-21
  1. Jesus’s Parables

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Mark 4:1-20
  • Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43, 13:47-50, 22:1-14; 18:12- 14, 13:1-23
  • The book of Luke 15:1-32, 10:25-37; 16:19-31; 12:13-21; 18:2-14
  1. Sermon on the Mount

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Matthew Chapter 5 & 6.
  • The book of Luke 6:17-26
  1. Disciples’ Mission

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Matthew 10:5-15
  • Mark 6:7-13
  • The book of Luke 9:1-16, 10:1-24
  1. The Great Confession

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Matthew 16:13-20
  • Mark 8:27-30
  • The book of Luke 9:18-22
  1. The Transfiguration

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Matthew 17:1-13
  • Mark 9:2-13
  • The book of Luke 9:28-36
  1. The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem & the Cleansing of the Temple

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Matthew 21:1-17
  • Mark 11:1-19
  • The book of Luke 19:29-48
  1. The Last Supper

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Matthew 26:17-30
  • Mark 14:10-26
  • The book of Luke 22:7-23
  • John Gospel 13:2-38)
  1. The trials of Jesus and death

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Matthew 26:36-75
  • Mark 14:53-72
  • The book of Luke 22:66-71
  • Matthew 27:11-26
  • Mark 15:1-15
  • The book of Luke 23:1-5; 13-25
  • John Gospel 18:28-40; 19:1-16
  • The book of Luke 23:6-12)

Crucifixion and Burial of Jesus

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Matthew 27:32-66
  • The book of Luke 23:26-56
  • Mark 15:16-47
  • John Gospel 19:17-42)
  1. Jesus’s Resurrection, appearances, and ascension to heaven

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Matthew 28:1-20
  • Mark 16:1-20
  • The book of Luke 24:1-53
  • John Gospel 20:1-31
  • Acts of the Apostle 1:1-11
  1. Jesus’s Revelation of Himself
  • John Gospel 4:7-15; 6:25-58, 1:4-8; 3:19-21; 8:12 9:1-5; 12:35-36, 1:29-34; 10:1-18
  • 1  John 1:5-7
  • John Gospel 15:1-11,  11:25
  1. Teachings about Love

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • John Gospel 3:16-18
  • John Gospel 13:34-35; 15:12-13
  • 1 John 4:7-21
  1. The Early Churches and their Fellowship
  • Acts of the Apostle 1:15-26; 2:41-47; 4:32-37, 5:1-11, 6:1-6
  1. The discernment of the Holy Spirit and the Church
  • Acts of the Apostle 1:8; 2:1-41, 8:4-40
  1. Opposition to the Gospel

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Acts of the Apostle 3; 4:1-22; 5:17-42 12:1-24, 6:8-15; 7, 8:1-3; 9:1-2.
  • Galatians 1:11-17
  • Acts of the Apostle 16:11-40;19:23- 41;21:27-36
  • 2 Cor:11:23-33
  1. Mission to the Gentiles

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Act 26:9-18, 10:1-48, 13; 14:1-20
  • Acts of the Apostle 15:1-35
  • Galatians 2:1-21

C.R.S Syllabus Section Four

The fourth and final section of this NECO C.R.K. syllabus. The themes and subjects in this section are drawn from the epistles. It includes all of the teachings on salvation, faith, holy living, the holy spirit, the holy commandment and church doctrine, and the second coming of Christ.

The topics discussed in this section are listed below, along with the relevant Bible verses.

  1. Justification by Faith

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Romans 3:21-24; 5:1-11; 10:1-13)
  1. The Law and Grace

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Romans 4:13-25; 5:18-21
  • Galatians 3:10-14; 19-29
  1. A new life in Christ

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Romans 6:1-4; 12-14;
  • Colossians 3:1-17;
  • Galatians. 5:16-26;
  • 2 Corinthians 5:16-19;
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
  • Romans Chapter 12
  1. Oneness of Christians as the heirs of Christ

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Galatians 3:23-29; 4:1-7
  1. Humility

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Phil. 2:1-11;
  • 1 Peter 5:5-11)
  1. Forgiveness

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • 2 Corinthians 2:5-11
  1. Spiritual gifts

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • 1 Corinthians 12 and Chapter 14
  • Romans 12:3-18
  1. Christian Giving

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Phil. 4:14-20
  • 2 Corinthians 8:1-5; 9
  • Matthew 6:2-4
  1. Civic responsibility

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • Romans 13
  • 1 Timothy. 2:1-4
  1. Dignity of labor

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15
  • Colossians 3:23-25
  1. The 2 comings of Christ

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12
  • I Thessalonians 5:1-11
  • 2 Peter 3:1-13)
  1. Impartiality

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • James 2:1-13
  • Acts of the Apostle 10:34-35
  • Matthew 7:1-5
  1. Effective prayer

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • James 1:2-8; 4:1-3; 5:13-18
  • Matthew 6:5-13
  1. Christians in the community

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • 1  Peter 5:1-4
  • Romans 12:3-21
  • 2 Peter 1:3-11
  • Hebrews13:1-21
  • 1 Peter 2:3-25, 1:5-9; 4:1-19, 3:13-22, 3:1-7
  • Romans 15:1-2
  • Ephesians 6: 1-9
  • Colossians 3:18-21
  1. Corruption

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • 1 Timothy 6:6-11
  • 2 Timothy 3:8
  • 2 Peter 1:4-11
  • James 5:1-6
  1. Sexual Immorality

Recommended Bible Portions that cover these teachings:

  • 1 Corinthians 6:16-20
  • Proverb 7:10-27;23:27-28
  • Hebrews 13:4
  • Ephesians 5:3-10
  • Matthew 5:28-32
  • Deuteronomy 22:22
  • Romans 1:24-32
  • Leviticus 18:21-30; 20: 10 – 13.
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