Following the latest 9-year Universal Basic Education Curriculum (BEC) of the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC), Christian Religious Studies is now a theme in Religion and National Values (RNV) which is a group name that comprises other subjects as Islamic Studies, Civic Education, Social Studies and Security Education.
Therefore, this textbook is only a part of a total package designed by the curriculum to facilitate the teaching and learning of religion and to instil national values, norms and orientation in Nigerian primary schools pupils.
This series of textbooks has been written around three different topics, namely:
- Jesus Christ; and
It is written in a very simple language and contains colourful illustrations and pictures to help explain biblical concepts to the pupils and also sustain their interest in learning. The topics are logically arranged and the objectives for each topic are adequately highlighted at the beginning of each chapter.
It is believed that using this textbook properly will help the pupils acquire the necessary knowledge needed to excel in all examinations on this subject and also help in the understanding of their Christian faith.