Theophilus Adama (PhD)


Christian Religious Knowledge is one of the earliest subjects in Nigeria curriculums. Teaching Christian Religious Knowledge is important because it instills discipline and obedience in the product. It helps in the moral training and academic pursuance of the students. It is not just a subject to learn but a way of life. In Ankpa Local Government Area today, the teaching of Christian Religious Knowledge has not made any meaningful impact in the life of the products. There are cases of examination malpractice even in C.R.K. examinations, drug and sexual abuse, disrespect for elders and authorities. The number of students who offer Christian Religious Knowledge in West African school certificate examination is not encouraging. It is an attempt to find the reasons for not having interest in the study of the subject which might be derived from problems of teaching the subject that has necessitated this research. The paper adopted descriptive survey design. In taking decision, any identifiable challenges with mean values of 2.50 and above was regarded as required and otherwise as not required on the hypothesis tested, the null hypothesis of items whose p. values were greater than 0.05 level of significance. While hypothesis of no significance difference was rejected for items whose p-values are less than 0.05 level of significance. After the analysis it was discovered that there are no enough qualified teachers for the subject, no adequate instructional materials and the teaching methods used are not interesting.


Identifiable challenges, teaching, secondary education, Christian Religious Knowledge, Kogi State.

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