JUST IN: National Assembly returns CRK as an independent subject in secondary school curriculum

JUST IN: National Assembly returns CRK as an independent subject in secondary school curriculum

- House of Representatives drops the government policy which includes CRK in Civic Education as a compulsory subject

- The subject will stand on its own in secondary school curriculum

- The members of House agreed that the policy was incompatible with the amended 1999 Constitution

Nigeria's House of Representatives on Tuesday, July 11, dropped the government policy which included Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) in Civic Education as a compulsory subject in the Secondary School curriculum.

Legit.ng gathered that this followed a motion titled “Call to make Civic Education an optional instead of a compulsory subject for Senior Certificate Examination”, filed by Beni Lar from Plateau state.

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Beni Lar from Plateau state presented a motion titled “Call to make Civic Education an optional instead of a compulsory subject for Senior Certificate Examination” Photo source: Twitter, House of Reps

The members of the lower chamber agreed that the policy was incongruent with the spirit and letters of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) on the provision of religious liberties.

Legit.ng previously reported that Bishop David Oyedepo, the general overseer of Living Faith Church, issued a strict warning to the federal government concerning the controversial introduction of Islamic Studies to schools’ curriculum and the merging of the Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) with other subjects.

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The clergyman warned against compelling secondary school students of Christian backgrounds to offer Islamic Studies.

Oyedepo said the government does not have the right to force any student to study a particular subject.

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Source: Legit.ng

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