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WAEC Syllabus for Christian Religious Studies PDF Download 2021/2022

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About WAEC Syllabus

WAEC Syllabus is a subject outline that contains topics that a candidate intending to seat for an examination for that particular subject is required to cover prior to the exam in order to stand a chance of performing excellently in the exam.

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WAEC Syllabus For CRK

Without wasting much time, the syllabus for CRS are as follows:

Aims And Objectives / Preamble

Below is this year’s Waec Syllabus for C R S. Note that this syllabus is for both Internal and external candidates..



At the end of the three year course of study, the candidate will be expected to;

  • have knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the religious, cultural, historical and social background of the biblical materials prescribed to be studied;
  • understand the nature of biblical moral lessons in the selected passages/themes from the Bible and the extent of their relevance and possible application to present day social, political, religious and cultural life and existence;
  • identify difficulties involved in the application of healthy attitudes, concepts and skills acquired from the Bible in ensuring peaceful co-existence and national development;
  • demonstrate adequate preparation for higher education through critical thinking and independent work.


There will be two papers, Papers 1 and 2, both of which will be a composite paper to be taken at one sitting.

PAPER 1:  Will consist of fifty multiple choice objective questions all of which must be answered within 1 hour for 40 marks.

PAPER 2:   Will consist of nine essay-type questions.  Candidates will be required to answer four questions within 2 hours for 60 marks.

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.

Candidates will be required to answer four questions in all, choosing at least one question from each section and the fourth question from either Section A or Section B.

The Revised Standard Version of the Bible will be used in setting of questions.   


SECTION A: Themes from the Old  Testament














The Sovereignty of God

(a)       God, the Creator

(b)       God, the Controller of the universe

Leadership roles

(a)       Joseph

(b)      Moses

(c)       Joshua

(d)  Deborah

Parental Responsibility

Eli and Samuel

Consequences of Saul’s disobedience


Submission to the will of God

(a)       David’s submission to the will of God

(b)       David’s sin, repentance and forgiveness

Making Decisions

(a)      Solomon’s wisdom

(b)    The unwise decision of Solomon and Rehoboam

Supremacy of God

(a)     Religious tensions during Ahab’s reign

(b)    Elijah at Mount Carmel

Greed and its effects

(a)       Ahab

(b)       Gehazi

Religious reforms

The reign of King Josiah

Concern for one’s  Nation

(a)     The condition of the nation

(b)    Response to the state of the nation

Faith in God

(a)     Faith and courage

(b)    Faith and power

Nature of God

(a)     True religion and social justice – Amos

(b)    God’s divine love – Hosea


Gen. 1; 2

Gen. 37; 1-28, 41: 1-57, 45: 1-15

Exodus 1;2;3;4:1-17;5: 1-5, 22-23; 6: 28-30, 7; 1-7; 14;32: 1-14

Numbers 13:1-33; 14: 1-19

Numbers 27: 15-23

Joshua 1: 1-9

Judges 4

1 Sam 2: 11-36; 3:1-

18; 4: 10-22; 8: 1-5

1 Samuel 15: 1-26; 16: 14-23; 31: 1-13

1 Sam 26;

2 Sam 12: 15-25

1 Kings 3: 3-28; 4: 29-34; 5: 1-12; 8

1 Kings 9; 15-23; 11: 1-13; 12:1-20

1 Kings 16: 29-34; 17: 1-7; 18: 1-19

1 Kings 18: 17-46

1 Kings 21: 1-29

2 Kings 5

2 Kings 22; 23: 1-30

2 Kings 24; 25;1-17

Nehemiah 1; 2: 9-20; 4

Ezra 1; 4; 5: 1-2; 6: 13-22; 7: 1-10

Daniel 3

Daniel 6

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










Baptism and Temptation of Jesus

(a)     The Baptism

(b)    The Temptation

The Call and Demands of Discipleship

Jesus’ Teaching on forgiveness

The Trials of Jesus

(a)     Jesus at Gethsemane

(b)    Peter’s Denials

(c)     Condemnation of Jesus

The Crucifixion, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus

(a)     Crucifixion and burial

(b)    The Resurrection

Fellowship in the Early Church

The Holy Spirit and the Mission to the Gentiles

(a)     The Holy Spirit at Pentecost

(b)    Mission to the Gentiles

Opposition to the Gospel Message


Matthew 3:13-17

Mark 1: 9-11; Luke 3: 21-22

Matthew 4: 1-11;

Mark 1: 12-13; Luke 4:1-13

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

Matthew 6: 12,14-15; 18:21-35

Matthew 26:36-56; Mk 14: 32-52;

Matthew 26: 69-75;

Mark 14: 66-72; Luke 22: 54-62

Matthew 26:47-75

Mark 14: 53-72; Luke 22: 66-71; 23: 1-12

Matthew 27: 32-66

Mark 15: 16-47;

Luke 23: 26-56

Matthew 28:1-10

Mark 16: 1-14; Luke 24: 1-35

Acts 1:15-26; 2:41-47; 4:32-37; 5:1-11; 6:2-6

Acts 2

Acts 9; 11:1-18

Acts 4:1-31; 5:17-42; 6:8-9; 7:1-10; 12:1-24

SECTION C: Themes from selected Epistles

S/N               CONTENTSNOTES


The Epistles of James

(a)     Faith and Works

(b)    Impartiality

(c)     Effective Prayers

The Epistle of 1 Peter

(a)     Good Citizenship

(b)    Christians Living among non-Christians

(c)     Interpersonal Relationship among Christians


James 1: 2-27; 2:14-26

James 2:1-13

James 1: 2-8; 5:13-18

1 Peter 2:13-17

1 Peter 2:1-25

1 Peter 5:1-11


Recommended Textbooks


  • 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
  • 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 196

ii.  From the Institution of the Monarchy to    the fall of the Northern Kingdom


  Guy, H. A.      1     The Life of Christ                                                                                               .                                                  2.    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

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