The Department of philosophy is one of the pioneer academic disciplines of the Federal University, Ndufu- Alike,Ikwo (FUNAI). The Department took off in November of 2012 with five (5) academic staff which has now grown to twenty two (22) and two non-teaching staff.
The Department also started with twenty-two (22) pioneer B.A honours students drawn from South-East, South-West, South-South and North-Central States of Nigeria. In its fifth year of existence, the Department has recorded seventeen (17) students that have passed out of the school. It also has fifteen (15) 400 level students, fifteen (15) 300 level students and twenty two (22) 200 level students.
The academic programme of the Department is sound, rich and wide in scope. The curriculum was carefully designed to cover various aspects of Igbo, Nigerian, African, American, Asian and European history. Students take General Studies, ancillary and elective courses in such disciplines as Sociology, Political Science, English Language, etc.