An Assessment of Moral and Religious Education in the General Studies Programmes of Nigerian Universities

  • Abdul-Fatah Kola Makinde Department of Religious Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Keywords: religious education, moral education, general studies


Empowered by the Federal Government of Nigeria, the National Universities Commission (NUC) is charged with oversight functions for Nigerian universities. In the exercise of these functions, the NUC set minimum standards and suggests curriculum. This paper examined the place of moral education in the general studies programmes of the Nigerian universities. It discussed the concept of morality and moral education. It also examined moral education in religion. The paper appraised the National Universities Commission minimum standards on general studies before assessing the moral and religious education in the general studies programmes of some Nigerian universities. The paper adopted random sampling method in selecting the universities. The paper drew conclusion from the findings made on the assessment of the general studies programmes of the selected universities.