JAMB Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) Curriculum

The objective of the Christian Religious Studies syllabus for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in 2024 is to prepare candidates for the examination by assessing their attainment of specific course objectives. These objectives include:

  1. Attaining knowledge and understanding of the tenets of the Christian faith as outlined in the Bible.
  2. Interpreting biblical teachings and themes.
  3. Applying biblical teachings and tenets to life in society.
  4. Evaluating the application of biblical teachings and tenets to life in society.

The syllabus is organized into four sections:

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

Within each section, specific topics are covered with corresponding objectives. For example, in Section A, “Themes from Creation to the Division of the Kingdom,” the topics include:

  1. The Sovereignty of God Topics:
    • (a) 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 Objectives:
    • i. Define the term ‘sovereignty.
    • ii. Analyze God’s process of creation.
    • iii. Interpret the sequence of creation.
    • iv. Identify man’s role in advancing God’s purpose in creation.
  2. The Covenant Topics:
    • (a) The flood and God’s covenant with Noah (Gen. 6:1-22; 7:1-24; 9:1-17)
    • (b) God’s covenant with Abraham (Gen. 11:31-32; 12:1-9; 17:1-21; 21:1-13; 25:19-26)
    • (c) God’s covenant with Israel (Ex. 19; 20; 24:1-11) cf. Deut. 28:1-19
    • (d) The New Covenant (Jer. 31:31-34; Ezek 36:25-28) Objectives:
    • i. Explain the concept of the covenant.
    • ii. Examine the importance and implication of the covenants.
    • iii. Distinguish between God’s covenants with Noah, Abraham, and Israel.
    • iv. Distinguish between the old and the new covenants.
  3. Leadership Qualities Topics:
    • Examples of (a) Joseph (Gen. 37:1-28; 41:1-57; 45:1-15)
    • (b) Moses (Ex. 1; 2; 3; 4:1-17; 5; 12; Num. 13:1-20; 14:1-19)
    • (c) Joshua (Num. 13:21-33; 27:15-23; Josh. 1:1-15; 6; 7; 24:1-31)
    • (d) Judges (Deborah – Judges. 4:1-24; Gideon: Judges 6:11-40; Samson: Judges 13:1-7, 21-25; 16:4-31) Objectives:
    • i. Examine the circumstances that gave rise to the leadership of Joseph, Moses, Joshua, and the Judges.
    • ii. Identify the major talents of these leaders.
    • iii. Assess God’s role in the works of these leaders.
    • iv. Analyze the achievements of these leaders.
  4. Divine Providence, Guidance, and Protection Topics:
    • (a) Guidance and Protection (Gen. 24:1-61; 28:10-22; 46:1-7: Ex. 13:17-22; 14:1-4; 10-31)
    • (b) Provision (Gen. 21:14-18; 22:1-14; Ex. 16:1-21; 17:1-7; Num. 20:1-13; 1 Kings 17:1-16)