Through many centuries of the tradition of university education, the Liberal Arts have been known to constitute the foundation of knowledge and of intellectual development. In offering courses in English, French, Russian, Italian, Igbo, Yoruba, Linguistics, History, Philosophy and General Studies
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(University of Lagos Press, 2015) Adeboye, O.; Osemeka, I.
The idea behind this book is to document the key moments in the history of the department. The book is divided into two sections. In the first section, Irene Osemeka provides a general overview of the birth and gradual growth of the department, highlighting the principal actors, key developments and achievements made in the course of fifty years. The second section is a collection of reminiscences by past Heads of Department. These personal recollections are frank, sometimes humorous and easy to read. We have deliberately kept the tone of the book light and reduces references to make it readable and commend it to readers even outside the ivory tower. We added two appendices to show the list of staff that have taught in the Department since its inception and also to display the wide array of subjects researched by our PhD candidates.
(University of Lagos Press, 2013) Akinyele, R.T.; Adeboye, O.
As could be expected, the University of Lagos has passed through many phases and experienced several challenges in its fifty years of existence. The University is now in its fifth stage of historical evolution. The first is the Era of the pioneers, 1962-1965. It began on the 5th June 1962, with the inauguration of the eleven members Provisional Council and ended with the expiration of the term of the first Vice Chancellor, Professor Eni Njoku in 1965. The landmarks of the era include the setting up of an appropriate administrative machinery to direct the affairs of the young institution, the admission of students and recruitment of staff into the three Faculties of Commerce and Business Administration, Law and Medicine. The era also witnesses the commencement of the second phase of the Development project, with the establishment of the Faculties of Arts, Education, Engineering and Science in 1964.