Affiliated to Salesian Pontifical University (ROME)

Don Bosco Institute of Philosophy, Ibadan, was instituted first and foremost for the formation of the members of the Salesians of Don Bosco, in 2005. Though open to other congregations, associations of Christian lay faithful, and to lay students, the main goal of the project remains the philosophical formation of the Salesians in view of religious and priestly life. For this reason, in the past the Institute made the choice not to affiliate to any Nigerian University, because this would have implied conditions not favourable for the purpose, specifically a four-year curriculum and now also the condition of the passing of the JAMB examination.

At the moment, indeed, we are reconsidering the possibility of affiliating also to the Ibadan University, but the process is only at the beginning.

Therefore, the curriculum of studies presents a three-year programme which is quite different from what is generally followed in the seminaries and other universities of philosophy in Nigeria, where the curriculum develops into four years and there are exams that are also theological and aim at matching the condition of the Nigerian Academic Board.

We are already strictly implementing the directives given by the Congregation of the Catholic Education (CEC) by the Decree of Reform of the Ecclesiastical Studies for the curriculum of Philosophy (28th January, 2011) and the connected Note (15th July 2011).

This also is a further cause of the differences between our curriculum and that of other seminaries or Catholic philosophical centres.