IRS, CRS must be taught separately in schools – Minister
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.”