The Academic and Administrative Officials of Don Bosco Institute of Philosophy are appointed by the Salesian Provincial of the AFW Province. He oversees the administration of the goods of the Province (Salesian Constitution, 161), the different services rendered by individuals in the Community that hosts the Institute, and other services in the Institute. The Academic and Administrative Officials include also the local superiors of congregations whose students attend the institute.

Academic and Administrative Officials

    • FR KARIKUNNEL MICHAEL SDB
      Provincial Superior of the AFW Province (Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone)
    • FR UZETO CHARLSE, SDB
      Rector, Salesian Community of Sts Versiglia and Caravario, Ibadan
    • FR CASTIGLIONE ROBERTO, SDB
      Dean of Studies and Librarian, Don Bosco Institute of Philosophy, Ibadan
    • FR GERALD UMOH SDB
      Assistant Dean of Studies and Librarian, Don Bosco Institute of Philosophy, Ibadan
    • BR VASCHETTO PAOLO, SDB
      Economer Salesian Community Ibadan and Director Youth Centre, Ibadan

      ACADEMIC STAFF

      A. Permanent lecturers (Heads of Departments)

      Discipline:………………………………. Philosophy of Being and of God

      1. DR. IKHANE PETER ALOYSIUS

      M.A. in Philosophy (Ibadan University – NIGERIA), B.A. in Philosophy (Dominican Institute, Ibadan – NIGERIA)
      Courses:    Metaphysics I & II, History of Medieval Philosophy, Logic & Critical Thinking, Symbolic Logic
      Courses:    Philosophy of God, History of Ancient Philosophy,

      Discipline:………………………………………………. Philosophy of Nature

      1. DR. FR EKONG T. JOSEPH, OP

      Ph.D. in Philosophy (University of Lagos, Akoka – NIGERIA), M.A. in Philosophy (Ibadan University – NIGERIA), M.A. in Theology (Dominican Institute of Theology, Samonda, Ibadan – NIGERIA; affiliated to Duquesne University, Pennsylvania, USA).

      Courses:    Philosophy of Nature, Philosophy of Scientific Methodology, History of Modern Philosophy

      Discipline:………………………………………………….. Philosophy of Man

      1. DR. Mr Edema Philip

      Ph.D. and M.A. in Philosophy (University of Ibadan – NIGERIA), B.A. in Theology (Major Seminary of All Saints in Ekpoma – NIGERIA).
      Courses:    Anthropological Philosophy, African Philosophy

      Discipline:………………………………. Moral and Political Philosophy

      1. DR. Fr CASTIGLIONE ROBERTO, SDB

      Ph.D. and M.A. in Philosophy (Salesian Pontifical University (UPS), Rome ‒ ITALY), B.Th. in Theology (Tangaza College, affiliated to the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi  ‒ KENYA).

      Courses:    Introduction to Moral Philosophy, Ethical Theories, Contemporary issues in Ethics, Philosophy of God, Methodology of Philosophical Research

      Discipline:……………………….. Logic and Philosophy of Knowledge

      1. DR. Fr JIMOH ANSELM

      Ph.D. and M.A. in Philosophy (Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma – NIGERIA), B.Th. in Theology (SS. Peter and Paul Seminary, Ibadan – NIGERIA, affiliated to the Urbaniana Pontifical University, Rome – ITALY).

      Courses:    Philosophy of Knowledge, Reason & Faith

B. Other Permanent Lecturers

      1. MR Apata Chris Taiwo

      M.A. in Philosophy of Religion (University of Ibadan – NIGERIA), B.A. in Religious Studies (University of Ibadan – NIGERIA)

      Courses:    History of Ancient Philosophy, Introduction to Philosophy, Philosophy of Religious Experience, Philosophy of Education & Didactics, Islamic Philosophy and Religion

      1. Fr Ainboboye Eric t., sdb

      M.A. in Philosophy (Catholic University of  Eastern Africa, Nairobi – KENYA), B.A. in Philosophy and Youth Studies (Don Bosco College, Moshi –TANZANIA, affiliated to CUEA, Nairobi – KENYA), B.A. in Theology (Don Bosco Utume, Salesian Theological College, Nairobi – KENYA).

      Courses:     Socio-Political Philosophy

      1. Mrs Emore Julie

      M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology (University of Ibadan), B.Sc. in Sociology and Anthropology (University of Benin), Dipl. in Social Works (University of Benin).

      Courses:    General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology

      1. Fr Jackers Julien, SDB

      Ph.D. in Theology (Centrum Voor Kerkelijke Studies in Leuven – BELGIUM), M.A. in Philosophy (Hoger Instituut Voor Philosophy Leuven – BELGIUM).

      Courses:    History of Contemporary Philosophy, Hermeneutics

      C. Associate Lecturers

      1. Mr Adonu Sebastian

M.A. in Cultural Anthropology (University of Ibadan – NIGERIA)

Course:           Cultural Anthropology

      1. FR ALABI FELIX, CSSR

M.Th. in Liturgical Music (Pontifical University, St Patrick’s College Maynooth Dublin – IRELAND); B.Th. in Theology (Pontifical Urban University Rome – ITALY); B.Ph. (University of Ibadan – NIGERIA); Diploma in Journalism and Media studies (Institute of Commercial Management, UK)

Courses:    Introduction to Liturgy, Social Teaching of the Church

      1. MR AMADI KELECHI COLLINS

M.A. in Philosophy (University of Ibadan – NIGERIA); B.A. in Philosophy (University of Ibadan –NIGERIA).

Courses:    General Sociology, Use of English

      1. FR ANIGA UGOCHUKWU

B.A. in Classics (University of Ibadan – NIGERIA), M.A. and Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Management (University of Ibadan – NIGERIA)

Course:      Latin

      1. BR Job Samuel OLUSEGUN, SDB

M.A. in Social Communication (Salesian Pontifical University, Rome); Diploma in Spirituality and Spiritual Direction (Tangaza College, Nairobi).

Course:      Mass Communication

      1. SR LUCY ESEDEBE, OLA

Course: Sexuality and AIDS

      1. Fr Oguniyi Michael, SDB

M.A. in Science of Education with specialization in Youth Pastoral and Catechetics (Salesian Pontifical University, Rome), B.A. in Theology (Pontifical Urbaniana University, Rome).

Courses:    Catechetics, Youth Counselling

      1. FR UMOH GERALD, SDB

B.A. in Philosophy (Institut Supérieur de Philosophie et de Sciences Humaines, Lomé – TOGO), B.A. in Theology (École Théologique St. Cyprien Ngoya, Yaoundé – CAMEROON).

Courses:    Salesian Educative System, Salesian Youth Ministry

      1. UZOTO CHARLES, SDB

B.A. in Philosophy and Education (Don Bosco College, Moshi – TANZANIA, affiliated to C.U.E.A., Nairobi – KENYA), B.A. in Theology (Tangaza College, Nairobi – KENYA, affiliated to C.U.E.A., Nairobi – KENYA), Diploma in Scripture (Hytrop College, London – GREAT BRITAIN)

Courses:    Introduction to Scripture, Introduction to Christianity

      1. BR VASCHETTO PAOLO, SDB

M.A. in Literature and Philosophy with specialization in History (Turin – ITALY).

Courses:    Italian, Salesian Sources, Salesian History

NB      These Administration and Lecturer boards may be subject to variation every academic year.