Department of Religious Studies
Nigeria philosophy of Education provides that instruction should be oriented to, among others, moral and spiritual values requisite for smooth and stable interpersonal and human relations. It is geared towards the production of teachers who possess full awareness of God in relationship with man and whose personal character and discipline reflect, authentic Christian values, and such that they will be able to function effectively as custodians of sound, moral and spiritual qualities particularly in their interaction with young learners in the primary and junior secondary schools.Courses are designed to enable students understand the phenomenon and social implications ofreligion in general. In order to sharpen the students intellect and broaden their knowledge,students are exposed to courses in Christianity, Islam, African Religion, Confucianism, Hinduism,Shintoism, Taoism, Buddhism etc. The aim of the department is to expose students to basic tenets of religions other than their ownin order to remove ignorance. It thus emphasizes the academic content of the religions studiedwith a view of producing broad - minded students who could cope with a pluralistic society suchas Nigeria.At the end of the programme, students will be able to;i. demonstrate sound knowledge and appreciation of the moral values needed to live as Christians at the various stages of growth and development;ii. explore the place and significance of religion in human life;iii. logically resolve tensions and conflicts that may arise from religious interactions;iv. demonstrate professional proficiency for teaching Christian Religious Studies in primary and secondary schools;v. express satisfactory intellectual capacity to benefit from further education in religious studies; andvi. expose students to areas of learning that would make them take up careers in teaching, administration, social work and any useful human endeavor.
Below are the list of Programme Under Religious Studies
- Christian Religious Studies
- Islamic Studies
- African Traditional Religion