DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES
- General Admission Requirements
- A senior secondary school certificate (SSCE), (WAEC or NECO) or GCE O’ level with passes in five subjects including English language, three of which must be at credit level at one sitting or five credits at two sittings. Two of the credits must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer credit/merits in English language and/or mathematics may be required in some courses.
- A Grade II Teacher Certificate (TC II) with credits or merit in three subjects, two of which must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer. Credit/merit in English language and/or Mathematics may be required in some courses.
- For candidates wishing to offer courses in vocational and technical education, RSA or city and guilds intermediate certificate with the Federal Craft Training with credit/merit in at least four subjects are acceptable qualification.
- Successful candidates in the PRE-NCE final examinations or Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) who also took and passed in selection examinations by an accredited body are qualified for admission(for now ,this has been suspended)
- All candidates wishing to be considered for admission must enroll for and write the selection examination organized by an accredited body such as JAMB
- Colleges may in addition to all above, administer their own elimination tests and/or interviews for some courses. This is legitimate.
- In addition to the general admission requirements candidates wishing to major in Religious studies at the NCE level must fulfill the following conditions:
- Additional admission Requirement
without prejudice to the general admission requirements, candidates with relevant diploma from the seminars or certificate in theology from recognized institution may be considered for admission after clearance from the commission .
- Graduation Requirements
Minimum credit units required for graduation
Education Courses – 36 Credits
General Studies Course – 18 Credits
Teaching Practice – 6 Credits
CRS Courses -37 Credits
Second Teaching Subject – 36/38 Credits
- Teaching practice
Every student is required to do teaching practice and the credits earned is recorded EDU 324.
Every student is required to write a project either CRS or second teaching subject but the credit earned recorded in EDU 323.
- Course Content
- NCE I FIRST SEMESTER
|Course Code||Course Title||Credit||Status|
|CRS 111||Introduction to the study of Religions||1||C|
|CRS 112||Early History and Religious of Israel from Genesis to the Judges||2||C|
|CRS 113||Introduction to the Bible||1||C|
|CRS 114||Early Church History||2||C|
|CRS 115||Introduction to the study of Elementary Greek||1||E|
|CRS 116||Introduction to Sociology of Religions||1||E|
|CRS 117||African Traditional Religions||1||E|
|NCE I SECOND SEMESTER|
|CRS 121||The Life and Teaching of Christ||2||C|
|CRS 122||The Church from the Reformation to the Evangelical Revival the 18th Century||2||C|
|CRS 123||From the Monarch to the Fall of Judah||2||C|
|CRS 124||Introduction to the study of Elementary Hebrew||1||E|
|CRS 125||Introduction to the Theology of Old Testament||1||E|
|CRS 126||Introduction to the study of Islam||1||E|
- NCE II FIRST SEMESTER
|Course Code||Course Title||Credit||Status|
|CRS 211||Paul and his Writing||2||C|
|CRS 212||Methodology of Christian Religious Studies||2||C|
|CRS 213||Research Methods||1||C|
|CRS 214||Biblical World of the Old Testament||1||E|
|CRS 215||Introduction to the study of Pentateuch||1||E|
|CRS 216||Christian Doctrine||2||C|
|NCE II SECOND SEMESTER|
|CRS 221||The Synoptic Gospels||2||C|
|CRS 222||Introduction to Christian Ethics||2||C|
|CRS 223||Exilic and Post Exilic Judaism||1||E|
|CRS 224||Biblical Word of the New Testament||1||E|
|CRS 225||The History of Christianity in West Africa to the 19th Century||2||C|
|CRS 226||African Independent Movement||1||C|
- NCE III FIRST SEMESTER
|Course code||Course Title||Credits||Status|
|EDC 311||TEACHING Practice|
|NCE III SECOND SEMESTER|
|CRS 321||Saint Johns Gospel||2||C|
|CRS 322||The prophets of Israel||2||C|
|CRS 323||Ecumenism and Religious Dialogue||1||C|
|CRS 324||Acts of the Apostles||1||C|
|CRS 325||Philosophy of Religions||2||C|
- PRE-NCE COURSE OUTLINE(THIS HAS BEEN SUSUPENDED FOR NOW)
|CRS 011||THEORY ONE OLD TESTAMENT STUDIES- 2 Credits
This course treats some topics in the Testament studies such as:
|A Brief background to the Old Testament Studies|
|Abraham the Founder of the Jewish Nation and Religion|
|The Exodus of Israel from the Egypt and Desert wandering|
|Settlement in the Promised land|
|Monarch and the Divided kingdom|
|Historical Survey of the Divided Kingdom|
|CRS 012||THEORY II OLD TESTAMENT STUDIES 2 CREDITS
· A brief background to the old Testament
· The birth and childhood stories of Christ
· Parables and prayers
· Miracles and teaching about the kingdom
· Passion week and resurrection appearance.
|CRS 021||INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF RELIGION – 2 CREDITS
This course surveys in brief the basic teaching of the following religions:
Judaism, Christianity, Islam, African, Traditional Religious as they affect man in the Nigerian Contemporary Society.
|CRS 122||THE SYNOPTIC GOSPEL AND THE ACTS OF APOSTLE 2 CREDITS
The course introduces the students to the tradition of Jesus and effects of Jesus ministry in the lives of the early Apostles.
· The oral period
· The writing of the gospel
· The formation of the new testament canon
· The communal life of the early church
· The synoptic problems and solution
· The expansions of the church under the disciples and apostles such as Stephen, Philip, peter and Paul.