Assessment Of Nigerian Universities Offering Philosophy

This assessment by PositiveNaija aims to provide a reliable guide on the overall standard of Nigerian universities offering philosophy as an academic course and degree.

This inaugural assessment is a part of a periodic monitoring by PositiveNaija on selected disciplines/courses offered by Nigerian universities, which largely constitute the core areas of the work done on PositiveNaija with the aim of promoting the culture of impactful scholarship and academic excellence in the Nigerian educational sector.

The focal disciplines/courses include:

Philosophy (from Greek: philosophia, ‘love of wisdom’) is the study of general and fundamental questions about existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”

– Nelson Mandela

PositiveNaija Assessment Of Nigerian Universities Offering Philosophy

This assessment on the quality of Nigerian universities offering philosophy as an academic course and degree is hinged on certain parameters or factors.

  • Factor 1: Accreditation

Indicator: Accreditation report by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria (NUC).

Source: NUC website

This factor takes into consideration the qualifying elements for the course of philosophy: library strength; physical and technological infrastructure; number and quality of relevant staff; etc.

Thus, in this assessment of recommended universities (undergraduate), only universities with full accreditation (not interim or denied) have been provided.

  • Factor 2: Quality of Education

Indicator: The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.

Source: THE World University Rankings website

This factor takes into consideration the ranking of the best universities in Nigeria offering philosophy: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer).

Thus, in this assessment of recommended universities, only the best universities in Nigeria according to the THE World University ranking are featured.

The recommended Nigerian universities have also been listed in the order of their performance in the The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.

Reference: U.S. News & World Report L.P. | QS World University Rankings

  • Factor 3: Job employability

Indicator: Most employable Nigerian universities

Source: The Nigerian Graduate Report 2018 by Stutern.

This factor will be recorded in percent as stated in the report of the source relied on.

  • Factor 4: Accessible information relevant about the Faculty.

Indicator and source: Online – website of the respective university/faculty

This factor takes into consideration information available on the following: curriculum; names and contact of the faculty (email and/or phone number); profile/CV and contact of staff and management; number of total philosophy students; seminars, conferences, research; tuition and other relevant fees; internet safety of the website; etc.

This factor will be recorded as “Available”, “Good” and “Excellent” accordingly.

 

2020 Report
Last updated on 2nd of October 2020.
UniversitiesJob employabilityAccessible information
University of Ibadan (UI)61.76%Available
Lagos State University (LASU)58.49%
University of Lagos (UNILAG)58.13%Available
University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN/ UNEC)68.18%Available
Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)59.30%Available

 

 

*This assessment was first written by Toju Micheal Ogbe on the 26th of September, 2020.

*A review and update of the assessment will be done periodically.

*If you have information or data that could be relevant in improving this assessment, please comment or write to us at positivenaija@yahoo.com and we will update the article accordingly.

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