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This page contains official 2022 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.


CourseChristian Religious Knowledge/Studies
QualificationB.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)
How many years3 – 4 Years
Who can study this courseArt and commercial student
Cut off markvaries
EntranceNon Competitive
Related coursesChristian Religious Knowledge/Studies related courses
Job AvailabilityLow and Competitive
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On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.

You must be an Art student with a good background in Art subjects for you to study Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies in Nigeria Universities, and that’s can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level admission requirement.

In other words, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies in Nigeria universities. These subjects combination are also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The O level requirement, that is, the required WAEC subject combination you must pass for you to study CRS must include:

  1. English Language
  2. CRK
  3. Three other relevant subjects
  4. A trade subject

These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. I will advise you to include a Language in your O level subjects. For the record, if you are one of those students seeking admission into any universities, college or polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions. Now I’m going to show you the compulsory JAMB subjects for Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies that you must register and I will honestly advise you to aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME instead of 180 to be on a safe side because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider the College of Education or Polytechnic… Read how to answer and pass JAMB once.

Please note– If Mathematics is not listed among the Jamb subject on this post, then Mathematics is not compulsory for this course. JAMB is not the only option to gain admission into Nigerian Universities to study Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..

 JAMB UTME subject combination to study Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies must include:

  1. Two Arts subjects including Christian Religious Knowledge
  2. Any other subject.

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Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes/NCE to include Christian Religious Studies/Religious Studies.

If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same with the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies, don’t give up. You should consider other Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related courses.

You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please read useful guides on how to choose a course and university

This are the list of Universities offering (CRS) Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies in Nigeria

  1. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  2. Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State
  3. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  4. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  5. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  6. Bowen University, Iwo
  7. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  8. Caleb University, Lagos
  9. Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
  10. Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State
  11. ECWA
  12. Edo University Iyamo
  13. Ekiti State University
  14. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  15. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  16. Gombe State University, Gombe
  17. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  18. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  19. Kogi State University Anyigba
  20. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  21.  LTS
  22. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  23. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  24. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  25. Hezekiah University, Umudi

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Cut-off Mark for CRS course

The cut-off mark for Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies is a good course and you can also check the top best Art courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.

CRS is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies for four years. If you gain admission through direct entry, you will study this course for three years. And of course there is room for more years if you have extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.

CRS is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies is under the Faculty/School/College of Art but may be under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.

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Can science or commercial students study CRS?

Yes! If you are a science or a commercial student, you can study Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies at the university provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects to fit your desired course during WAEC registration because some schools may go against it.

Also, during WAEC or NECO registration make sure you know which subjects are been registered for you because some secondary schools are ignorant about the importance of O level requirements for university courses. Another alternative way to register the required subject combinations for Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies is through GCE.

Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies in WAEC. But note this — Some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results.

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver)to study Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies
(i) Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU) and University of Ibadan (UI) accept NCE (merit) in Religious Studies
(ii) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) and Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye also requires fulfilment of UTME requirements.
(iii) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts: (a) two Advanced Level Passes, including Bible/Christian Religious Knowledge or Religious Studies at not more than two sittings, plus five ‘O’ Level credit passes at GCE Ordinary Level or its equivalent, which must include English Language at not more than two sittings. (b) NCE with at least Merit Passes in CRS and five (5) credit passes in other relevant subjects including English Language.
(iv) Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK) accepts NCE CRS, not below Merit.
(vi) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) accepts IJMB, Cambridge and NCE.
(vii) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada accepts a minimum of 10 points in NCE or Upper credit in National Diploma in addition to ‘O’ Level requirements.
(viii) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts Diploma in Religious Studies or Theology of London or an accredited Nigerian University or Affiliated institutions.

What is WAEC, GCE, NECO Special Consideration (waiver) to study Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies
(i) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) requires Five ‘O’ Level credit passes including English Language.
(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5 or 6 ‘O’ level credit passes at one/two sittings to include English Language, CRK and any other subject in Arts or Social Science.
(iii) Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) accepts only subjects from Arts or Social Science.
(v) Ekiti State University requires only Arts subjects.
(vi) Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ) accepts a pass in Mathematics.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver)to study Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies
(i) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) accepts any three Arts or Social Science subjects.
(ii) University of Calabar (UNICAL) accepts CRS/IRS and any two other subjects.

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