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Department of Philosophy

Faculty of Arts

Message from the HOD

You are welcome to the Department of Philosophy, a Department in the Faculty of Arts, National Open University of Nigeria. As a Department, we pride ourselves in the rigorous training we give our students, which aids the students the opportunity to tackle real-life challenges through rigorous thinking. Our vision is to be a renowned department that will serve as a referent for all other Departments in every university where Philosophy is taught. Our programme is designed to bridge the gap between Philosophy and other disciplines by training and equipping students with certain skills that would not only allow for interdisciplinary approaches to issues but also enhance their productivity in related workplaces and make them relevant to the larger society.

Dr. Helen T. Olojede
Head, Department of Philosophy

History of the Department

The desire to increase the number of programmes in the Faculty, in particular, and the university, led to the development of the DPP and OPP for the programme in 2018, which was later approved by the Senate of the University at her 95th Regular Meeting held on the 11th of January 2019

The BA (Hons) Philosophy was designed to provide solid training in major areas of Philosophy, including Metaphysics, Epistemology, Logic, Ethics, African Philosophy, History of Philosophy, and Social and Political Philosophy.

Our Vision

The Department will, through Open and Distance Learning, provide an opportunity to those who seek knowledge in philosophy via intensive use of information and communication technology to have functional and cost-effective education through the open and flexible mode of education that adds life-long values for all who are ready to be trained as such. On this note, it targets both fresh students and graduates of other disciplines who want to make philosophical knowledge the foundation of their professional engagements.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide students with education in critical thinking skills. It exposes them to philosophical tools for understanding and changing the world. The course will help raise the student’s awareness of the many challenges facing the world in the areas of ethics, science, religion, business, education, law, artificial intelligence, aesthetics, politics, and other valuable subjects. In the well-documented tradition of philosophy, the aim is to train students as participants in the search for well-reasoned and critical approaches to these challenges.

Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy is to provide solid training in major areas of philosophy: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Logic, Ethics, African Philosophy, History of Philosophy, and Social and Political Philosophy. It seeks to develop students’ intellectual abilities to enhance their critical, analytical, interpretive, comparative, and problem-solving skills.


B.A Philosophy

Department Telephone Number

Tel: +234 08034879102

WhatsApp: +234 803 4879102

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