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Priestly Life and Ministry (PLM) is a programme that draws its inspiration from the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Saint John Paul II, Pastores Dabo Vobis, a document that speaks to the question of the formation of priests in our contemporary context. Observing the connectedness of the four areas of priestly formation, namely human formation […]
Welcome back from the Christmas and New Year Break! We trust you had a blessed and wonderful Christmas celebration and New Year experience. It’s exciting to resume academic work in anticipation of the goals of integral learning experiences. As academic activities resume, Dominican Institute wishes all students a happy new year and a wonderful semester […]
DU invites all the members of the university community and indeed every well meaning African who dreams of a better Africa to participate in her first distinguished lecture towards repositioning African Universities… On Nov 15, by 4pm at the Tom Carolyn Walker hall the founder and director of Songhai Regional Centre, Porto-Novo, a man who […]
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Augustine A. Farinola
Augustine A Farinola (DI Alumnus, 2007; Lecturer, Currently a Lecturer at Dominican University)
Philosophy at the Dominican Institute, Ibadan, gave me an invaluable experience and this has equipped me with mental, social, emotional, and intellectual resources needed to cope with the challenges of life anywhere I find myself. The Professors (and virtually all the lecturers) really set the foundation for my quest for excellence in life. They urged us to discuss what we have learnt and ensure that theories are contextualized in a way that we experience a blend of theory and praxis. Our class participation went beyond question-asking, we were made to render presentations, as well as obliged to submit weekly summary of a reviewed classical texts (works of Great Scholars within various Philosophical Tradition). After four years of assiduous study and disciplined schedules, I did not just gain advancement in critical and innovative thinking, I have also developed several skills (especially in Music and Computing). Today, my academic and entrepreneurial engagements testify to the solid foundation laid during my training at the Dominican Institute, Ibadan.