Philosophy of the Department

Arguably, humanity's primary achievement is not science and technology but culture, and while language is the centrepiece of culture, it is also the palpable hallmark of literature. Experience has taught modern man the ever increasing desirability to recognize and aggressively re-launch the primacy of language as that branch of knowledge that has the best potentialities in assisting him not only to comprehend and express but also serve as a mirror to reflect into the past as well as a lamp to illuminate the future. In appreciation of this, the need arises for the search, acquisition and dissemination of knowledge relevant to the needs of the immediate and larger community through the systematic study of African languages.