DON BOSCO INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY, IBADAN
Welcome to Don Bosco Institute of Philosophy, Ibadan.
Don Bosco is our Father and Founder. His educational philosophy is the basis of our educational system.
Lumen et Sapientia – light and wisdom – stands for our unceasing quest for knowledge and truth.
Don Bosco Institute of Philosophy, Ibadan, operates as part of a world-wide Catholic religious order. Officially known as Don Bosco Institute, it was opened in October 2005, in Ibadan (Nigeria). It belongs to and it is owned by the Salesian Province of West Africa (AFW) which has its headquarters in Ashaiman, Accra (Ghana). Four countries make up the vice-province: Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
The Society of St Francis De Sales (The Salesians of Don Bosco) was founded in 1859 by St John Bosco (Don Bosco), who spent all his life working for young people, especially those who were poor and abandoned, making them good Christians and honest citizens. To ensure the continuation of this mission, he founded the Congregation. The Salesian Society is now spread over 130 nations and is in almost all the countries of Africa. Don Bosco is seen throughout Italy, his home country, and in the rest of the world, as a great educator of the nineteenth century who gave to the world a system of education known as “The Preventive System”.