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The syllabus for the West African Examination Council (WAEC) contains the subjects that students must learn in order to pass their exams. Due to the possibility that it will be a source of exam questions, it is crucial.
There are learning goals in every topic that you must both study for and achieve. This is due to the fact that each topic’s main points are contained in the objectives.
Aims And Objectives
After completing the three-year program of study, the candidate is anticipated to:
- possess an understanding and appreciation for the social, historical, religious, and cultural context of the biblical texts that are to be studied.
- comprehend the nature of the moral lessons taught by the Bible in the selected passages or themes, as well as the degree to which those lessons are still relevant and may be applied to contemporary social, political, religious, and cultural life;
- enumerate challenges in applying sound beliefs, principles, and abilities learned from the Bible to promote national advancement and a culture of peace;
- Show that you have the necessary skills for higher education by exercising independent thought and critical thinking.
Scheme Of Examination
There will be two papers, Papers 1 and 2, both of which are composite exams that must be taken all at once.
PAPER 1: will have fifty multiple-choice objective questions that must all be answered in one hour for a total of 40 marks.
PAPER 2: will have nine essay-style questions. For a total of 60 points, candidates must respond to four questions within two hours.
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
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.
WAEC CRS syllabus
Themes from the Old Testament
|1||The Sovereignty of God
God, the Creator GodThe Controller of the universe
|Gen. 1; 2|
|Gen. 37; 1-28, 41: 1-57, 45: 1-15|
|3||Parental Responsibility: Eli and Samuel||Judges 4
1 Sam 2: 11-36; 3:1-
|4||Consequences of Saul’s Disobedience||1 Samuel 15: 1-26; 16: 14-23; 31: 1-13|
|5||Submission to the will of God
David’s submission to the will of God
David’s sin, repentance, and forgiveness
|1 Sam 26;
2 Sam 12: 15-25
The unwise decision of Solomon and Rehoboam
|1 Kings 3: 3-28; 4: 29-34; 5: 1-12; 8
1 Kings 9; 15-23; 11: 1-13; 12:1-20
|7||Supremacy of God
Religious tensions during Ahab’s reign
Elijah at Mount Carmel
|1 Kings 16: 29-34; 17: 1-7; 18: 1-19
1 Kings 18: 17-46
|8||Greed and its Effects AhabGehazi||1 Kings 21: 1-29
2 Kings 5
|9||Religious reforms The reign of King Josiah||2 Kings 22; 23: 1-30|
|10||Concern for one’s Nation
The condition of the nation
Response to the state of the nation
|2 Kings 24; 25;1-17
Nehemiah 1; 2: 9-20; 4
|11||Faith in God Faith and courage Faith and power||Daniel 3
|12||Nature of God
(a) True religion and social justice – Amos(b) God’s divine love – Hosea
|Amos 2: 6-8; 4; 5: 1-24; 7: 10-17; 8
Hosea 1; 2; 3; 6
Themes from the Synoptic Gospels and the Acts Of The Apostles
|1||Baptism and Temptation of Jesus
Mark 1: 9-11;
Luke 3: 21-22
Matthew 4: 1-11;
Mark 1: 12-13;
|2||The Call and Demands of Discipleship||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
|3||Jesus’ Teaching on forgiveness||Matthew 6: 12,14-15; 18:21-35|
|4||The Trials of Jesus
Jesus at Gethsemane
Condemnation of Jesus
Mk 14: 32-52;
Matthew 26: 69-75;
Mark 14: 66-72;
Luke 22: 54-62
Mark 14: 53-72;
Luke 22: 66-71; 23: 1-12
|5||The Crucifixion, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus Crucifixion and burial
|Matthew 27: 32-66
Mark 15: 16-47;
Luke 23: 26-56Matthew 28:1-10
Mark 16: 1-14; Luke 24: 1-35
|6||Fellowship in the Early Church||Acts 1:15-26; 2:41-47; 4:32-37; 5:1-11; 6:2-6|
|7||The Holy Spirit and the Mission to the Gentiles
The Holy Spirit at Pentecost
Mission to the Gentiles
Acts 9; 11:1-18
|8||Opposition to the Gospel Message||Acts 4:1-31; 5:17-42; 6:8-9; 7:1-10; 12:1-24|
Themes from selected Epistles
|1.||The Epistles of James
Faith and Works
|James 1: 2-27; 2:14-26
James 1: 2-8; 5:13-18
|2.||The Epistle of 1 Peter
Christians Living among non-Christians
Interpersonal Relationship among Christians
|1 Peter 2:13-17
1 Peter 2:1-25
1 Peter 5:1-11
WAEC Recommended Text
- The Holy Bible (Revised Standard Version)
- New Clarendon Bible Series
- Bright, John: History and Religion of Israel
- Anderson, B. W.: The Living World of the Old Testament
- Kee. H. C. & Young: The Living World of the New Testament
- Cambell, D. B. J.: The Synoptic Gospels
- New Bible Commentary – Cambridge.
- Quarcoopome, T. N. O. : History and Religion of Israel AUP, Ibadan, 1986.
- Dickson, Kwesi i.
- History and Religion of Israel Darton L & T 1968
- From the Institution of the Monarchy to the fall of the Northern Kingdom
- Guy, H. A.
- The Life of Christ.
- 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