It is argued that the teaching of Biblical Studies at schools is relevant to the social
life of learners in:
• assisting learners to perform well in other school subjects;
• helping teenagers make better moral decisions in life, and
• building a better society without crime.
It is also shown that the use of the teaching methods and the teaching principles by
academically and professionally qualified teachers would improve the standard of
teaching of Biblical Studies, especially so in the Giyani schools under the
Gazankulu Department of Education (GDE). In an extensive empirical study the
following conclusions were drawn.
All respondents (teachers, learners, principals, parents and ministers of Christian
religions) agree that Biblical Studies plays a role in the school curriculum as it is
• solving life problems experienced by learners in the society;
• establishing norms whereby learners can judge the situations in which they are
• enhancing the spiritual and academic growth of learners and young people.