CALENDAR 2017 – 2018

Inauguration ………………………………………………….. 3rd October, 2017

Declamation…………………………………………………… 6th December, 2017

Start of Christmas Holidays……………………………….22nd December 2017

Start of New Year Class……………………………………. 9th January 2018

End of First Semester Class………………………. ……..18th January 2018

Exams of First Semester…………………………….. ……23rd January – 8th February 2018

First Semester Holidays …………………………….. …….9th – 11th February 2018

Seminars…………………………………………………………12th – 16th February 2018

Start of Second Semester………………………………….19th February 2018

Debate……………………………………………………………13th April, 2018

Start of Easter Holidays……………………………… ……28th March 2018

Lectures Start after Easter…………………………………4th April 2018

End of Second Semester Lectures………….. ………..1st June 2018

Exams of Second Semester………………………………6th – 22th June 2018

Final Examinations…………………………………………. 21st – 25th June 2018

Graduation……………………………………………………..27th June 2018

———————CALENDAR 2018 – 2019—————————

Inauguration ……………………………………………………… 2nd October, 2018

Declamation……………………………………………………….. 4th December, 2018

Start of Christmas Holidays…………………………………. 15th December 2018

Start of New Year Class…………………………………. ……7th January 2019

End of First Semester Class…………………………. ……..18th January 2019

Exams of First Semester………………………………….. 22nd January – 7th February 2019

First Semester Holidays ………………………… 8th – 10th and 16th – 18th February 2019

Seminars………………………………………………………….11th – 15th February 2019

Start of Second Semester…………………………………..19th February 2019

Debate…………………………………………………………….10th April, 2019

Start of Easter Holidays…………………………………….. 17th April 2019

Lectures Start after Easter………………………………….24th April 2019

End of Second Semester Lectures………………………31st May 2019

Exams of Second Semester………………………………. 5th – 21st June 2019

Final Examinations………………………………………….. 20th – 25th June 2019

Graduation………………………………………………………27th June 2019

Very important: The Institute of Philosophy of Don Bosco was born for satisfying the needs for the formation of the members of the Congregation of St Francis of Sales (commonly known as Salesians of Don Bosco, SDB) in the West Africa English-speaking countries (Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Ghana). Nevertheless, since some requests were coming for others to be admitted and after permission of the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS), we opened up to external students.

Therefore, we are aware that some of the dates may not perfectly fit the needs of the several Religious Congregations or lay Associations of Christian faithful. Nevertheless, I ask the ones in charge to pay attention to one of our rules, as requested from UPS, according to which for a student do be admitted to examinations, he must not miss classes for more than 20% of the semester. So, please, knowing that your needs are different from our own, organize your activities accordingly.

If a student exceeds the 20% of absences, he will be considered as not having attended the courses, and therefore he will be in need of another semester in which to attend them. It practically means that the student will not complete his curriculum in 3 years.