IRS, CRS must be taught sep­a­rately in schools – Min­is­ter

Daily Trust - - EDUCATION - By Mis­bahu Bashir

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter, Malam Adamu Adamu, has di­rected schools to teach Is­lamic Re­li­gious Stud­ies (IRS) and Christian Re­li­gious Stud­ies (CRK) as sep­a­rate sub­jects.

In a state­ment yes­ter­day, the min­is­ter said the di­rec­tive be­came nec­es­sary fol­low­ing spec­u­la­tions that the two sub­jects were jointly taught in se­condary schools.

He said the two sub­jects were not com­pul­sory rather, “stu­dents are at lib­erty to choose any of the two sub­jects de­pend­ing on their re­li­gious lean­ings.”

Adamu said the con­fu­sion was cre­ated by a pub­lisher who pro­duced a text book on IRS and CRK, which is be­ing used in some pri­vate se­condary schools. The book will be taken off shelves.

He said “for the avoid­ance of doubt, IRS and CRS have re­mained sep­a­rate sub­jects in the West African Ex­am­i­na­tions Coun­cil (WAEC) and the Na­tional Ex­am­i­na­tions Coun­cil (NECO) ex­ams.”

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