Philosophy & Objectives of Philosophy

Vision Statement
To grow into a global centre of philosophy that springs forth universal principles of being, founded on the fundamental value of the human person.
Mission Statement
To produce world-class scholars who will become leading voices in the  course of human history.
Scholarships and Awards
As part of the celebration of the 2006 UNESCO World Philosophy Day in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, the Departmental Board established a Foundation to assist students in need and to motivate brilliant ones through scholarship awards.
So far, seven endowments have been made in the Foundation as follows:
  1. Gabriel and Elizabeth Odimegwu Foundation
  2. Cezony Ventures Nig Ltd Foundation
  3. Val Okwui Agbaka Foundation
  4. Chief Ifeanyichukwu Egwuim Foundation
  5. Sir John Odike Foundation
  6. Jude Okeama Foundation
  7. Archbishop Valerian M. Okeke Foundation
Currently, the scholarship awards operate in the form of tuition credits to students.  Students of the Department of Philosophy are eligible for these awards.  The Departmental Scholarship Committee shall each year, publish the guidelines and invite applications from students for the relevant awards.
Students should note the deadline for receipt of applications.  Applications are considered and approved by the committee.  The names of successful applicants are posted on the Departmental Notice Board. Also Chief Nkwo Nnabuchi underwrites prices for best students in selected courses in the department as a product of monthly philosophy lecturers organized by Rev. Fr. Dr. Bonachristus Umeogu as then Head of Department.
Affiliate Institute
Pope John Paul II Major Seminary, Awka
Rector: Rev. Fr. Dr. Benjamin Ewelu
Dean of Philosophy: Rev. Fr. Dr. Linus Okika
Objectives of the Programme
The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Philosophy degree programme of Nnamdi Azikiwe University  has the following primary objectives:
  • To provide for a broad, sound and solid foundation in philosophy.
  • To provide education in, and expose students to the traditional branches of philosophy as a firm base for intending professional academic philosophers.
  • To seek to link academic/professional philosophy with social existence.
  • To seek to discover and/or create and establish the specially African curriculum and to integrate same to global philosophy.
  • To enable students develop a critical spirit and analytic power that will equip them for any role they may be called upon to play in the society.
  • To equip students with sufficient philosophic reasoning through a detailed and systematic exposure to inner logic and the rudiments of philosophy.
Job Opportunities
The programme is designed to produce graduates suitable for employment in-
  • All the levels of global educational systems: primary, secondary and tertiary.
  • The State and Local Government Commissions and Hospital Administration.
  • Federal Government Services – local as well as foreign.
  • Parastatals, Private Organizations and Institutions.
  • The Military, the Police and Prisons.
  • Security and intelligence organizations.
  • Other bodies with administrative, managerial and personnel requirement.