Our Staff

The team behind DBIP.

A committed family of professionals

Dedicated individuals who make up our committed family of professionals. At the heart of our institution lies a passionate and diverse team of educators and support staff who share a common goal: to inspire, challenge, and nurture the intellectual and personal growth of our students.

Our Philosophy

We believe that education is a lifelong journey, and our staff members are the guides who help students navigate the complex terrain of philosophical thought. We are united by a shared passion for philosophy's pursuit of truth, critical thinking, and the exploration of fundamental questions about existence, ethics, knowledge, and the human condition.

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Meet the Team

FR. OKONKWO ANTHONY CHUKWUEMEKA (SDB), Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Philosophy (Salesian Pontifical University (UPS), Rome ‒ ITALY), M.A. in Philosophy (Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi – KENYA), B.Th. in Sacred Theology (Don Bosco Theologate Nairobi, Kenya, affiliated to Salesian Pontifical University (UPS), Roma ‒ ITALY), Bachelor Degree in Classical Studies (Salesian Pontifical University (UPS), Rome ‒ ITALY),

FR. EKONG T. JOSEPH (OP), Ph.D.

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).

DR. 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).

FR FELIX OLAMIDE (SDB), M.A

M.A. in Philosophy (Salesian Pontifical University, Rome – ITALY), B.A in Philosophy (Don Bosco Institute of Philosophy Ibadan, affiliated to Salesian Pontifical University, Rome).

FR. AKINBOBOYE ERIC T. (SDB), Ph.D.

PhD. And 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 Catholic University of Eastern Africa., Nairobi – KENYA), B.A. in Theology (Don Bosco Utume, Salesian Theological College, Nairobi – KENYA).

DR. IKHANE PETER ALOYSIUS

PhD. and M.A. in Philosophy (Ibadan University – NIGERIA), B.A. in Philosophy (Dominican Institute, Ibadan – NIGERIA)

MR. AMADI KELECHI COLLINS, M.A.

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

FR RAPHAEL AIROBOMAN (SDB), M.A

M.A in Sociology (Njala University, Freetown, Sierra Leone), B.A. of Philosophy and Education (Don Bosco College, Moshi – TANZANIA, affiliated to Catholic University of Eastern Africa., Nairobi – KENYA), Bachelor of Theology (Tangaza College, Nairobi – KENYA, affiliated to Catholic University of Eastern Africa., Nairobi – KENYA).

DR. FRANCISCA UKPOKOLO

Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology (University of Ibadan – NIGERIA)

FR. CASTIGLIONE ROBERTO (SDB), Ph.D.

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).

FR. AILEN JAMES (SDB); M.A

M.A. of Pastoral Theology, with specialization in Youth Ministry (Salesian Pontifical University, Rome – ITALY)

FR. ALABI FELIX (CSSR)

M.Th. of 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 of Journalism and Media studies (Institute of Commercial Management, UK)

BR. JOB SAMUEL OLUSEGUN (SDB)

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

FR. NJOKU GODWIN UKANDU (LSE), B.Th.

Bachelor of Theology (St. Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum, Rome – ITALY).

FR. OGUNIYI MICHAEL (SDB), M.ED.

Master of Science of Education with specialization in Youth Pastoral and Catechetics (Salesian Pontifical University, Rome – ITALY), Bachelor of Theology (Pontifical Urbaniana University, Rome).

FR. ANTHONY PRINCE OCHE (SDB), M.A

M.A IN Pastoral Theology (Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi – KENYA), B.A. of Philosophy and Education (Don Bosco College, Moshi – TANZANIA, affiliated to C.U.E.A., Nairobi – KENYA), Bachelor of Theology (Tangaza College, Nairobi – KENYA, affiliated to C.U.E.A., Nairobi – KENYA),

REV. SR. TADAFE ELIZABETH MARY (OP), M. ED

M.ED IN Educational Administration and Planning (University of Lagos, Akoka), B.A in Education/English Language (Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka), National Certificate in Education – NCE (Nwafor Orizu College of Education).

Our Professionals

Each member of our family of professionals brings unique qualities to our school:

  • Experience: Our seasoned educators bring a wealth of knowledge and wisdom, providing a strong foundation for our students’ intellectual journeys.
  • Innovation: We value fresh perspectives and encourage our staff to explore new ideas, keeping our curriculum dynamic and relevant.
  • Dedication: Every member of our staff is dedicated to fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment.
  • Mentorship: We believe in the power of mentorship and are committed to guiding the next generation of philosophical thinkers.
  • Community: As a tight-knit community, we support one another in our individual and collective quests for philosophical understanding.
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Staff qualified with a minimum of Post Graduate degree.
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Teaching faculty with male and female staffs
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Staff younger than 40 years of age.
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Students teacher ratio, for proper attention on child.
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Conducive environment for learning and sharing of ideas

Together Towards Wisdom

In our Institute of Philosophy, we understand that philosophy is not just a subject; it's a way of life. Our staff members are not just teachers; they are mentors, collaborators, and fellow seekers of truth. We foster an environment where philosophical dialogue thrives, and we encourage our students to become active participants in this vibrant intellectual community. As a committed family of professionals, we invite you to explore the rich tapestry of philosophical thought with us. Whether you're a prospective student, a fellow philosopher, or simply curious about the world of ideas, we welcome you to join us on this inspiring journey of intellectual discovery.

Help us grow the community

Our staff members come from various backgrounds and areas of expertise within philosophy, ensuring a rich and multidimensional educational experience.

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