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Jim Ijenwa Unah

EMAIL: jimunahlive@gmail.com
PHONE: +2348023030746
ADDRESS:
Room A102, Arts Block, Dept. of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, Lagos.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
Reading, watching movies, walking, travelling, etc.
MEMBERSHIP STATUS:
Fellow
YEAR OF INDUCTION/ADMISSION:
2019
POST HELD:
None
MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEE:
None


INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION:
University of Lagos
SPECIALTIES:
Philosophy(Ethics, Metaphysics, Ontology, African Philosophy, etc.)
APPOINTMENTS

Lect. II (1985); Lect. I (1989); Senior Lect. (1991); Associate Prof. (1966); Professor (w.e.f. Oct. 1999); Acting Head, Philosophy (1998-2000); Full Head, 2004-2007); Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), Premier University of Sao Tome and Principe, Sao Tome (2013-2015) and doubled as Dean, School of Languages and General Studies (2013-2015)
PARTICIPATION IN GRANTS

i. Virtue Ethics and Character Training Principles ($75,000) Proposed with the Research & Innovation Office, University of Lagos
ii. Ethics Education and Ethics Curriculum ($40,000) Proposed with the Research & Innovation Office, University of Lagos
COMMUNITY SERVICE
1. Report on Review of Academic Philosophy in Nigerian Universities, UNESCO Abuja Regional Office, Nov.2005.
2. Report on Corporate Social Responsibility and Profitability of Nigerian Firms, Pavilion Trust Fund Limited, Ikeja, Lagos, 2009.
3. Columnist and Board member of Concord Newspapers (1992-1996); The Guardian & The African Guardian (1989-1992); BusinessDay (2002-2003); Sunday Mirror (2010-2016);
4. Consultant, National Accreditations Board, Ghana, 2010.
5. NUC, Review of Philosophy PG Programmes, 2005-2006 & 2009
6. Member, Editorial Board, NESG ECONOMIC INDICATORS, since 2005.
7. Chairman, Board of Directors, TRANS-AFRIC Energy Services Limited, 2012-2014.
8. Member & Resource Person, Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Asokoro, Abuja, since 2019.
9. Chairman, EEGFarms Limited, since 2006.

Biography

Professor Jim Ijenwa Unah of the Department of Philosophy, University of Lagos, is a University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and an internationally renowned Philosopher and Administrator. Within the past thirty-five years, he has served the University of Lagos in diverse capacities as chairman and member of several Committees, Boards and Administrative Panels, including the Postgraduate School, Senate and Council Committees and has extended such dexterity to several institutions including The Premier University of Sao Tome and Principe, Central African Republic, Gulf of Guinea-where he doubled as Dean, school of Languages and General Studies, and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics).

Unah has also been involved in teaching and grooming young philosophers and researchers up to the PhD level. He has authored over twenty-seven books, tendered chapter contributions in more than forty publications, numerous articles in local and international Journals, and several contributions to National Dailies such as the Vanguard, The Punch, The Guardian, The African Guardian, Media Review, National Concord, Business Day, Sunday Mirror, and many others. His scholarly achievements are made obvious on Google Scholar and Worldcat Identities as his works were cited in several publications in the area of African Philosophy, Metaphysics, Phenomenology, Ontology, Ethics and Cultural and Peace Studies.

In his capacity as President of the Philosophers Association of Nigeria, Prof Jim Unah is currently championing the teaching and learning of African Moral Character and Creative Thinking Principles in Primary and Secondary Schools in Nigeria for the ethical-moral rejuvenation of the citizenry.

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