Curriculum Implementation in Religious Education in Nigeria

Leonard Chidi Ilechukwu


Curriculum is a guiding programme for effective teaching and learning. It is an educational programme without which education could hardly be organized. The main function of the school is to provide education. Studies and research has shown that a major set back in education is not curriculum construction but its implementation. This paper examines the various concepts of curriculum and its implementation. The focus of the paper is the implementation of curriculum in the teaching of religious education. The paper argues that religious education is not a subject like any other and therefore merits special attention. It looked at the factors that enhance and militate against effective curriculum implementation in religious education with an overview of the very important role of teachers of religion. The following sub themes are discussed in the paper.

  • Concept of Curriculum
  • Meaning of Curriculum Implementation
  • Curriculum Implementation Process
  • Factors that Enhance Curriculum Implementation in Religious Education
  • Factors that Militate Against Effective Curriculum Implementation in Religious Education
  • Overview of Teachers Task in Curriculum Implementation  in Religious Education
  • Recommendations


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