The Dominican philosophy of education which the University espouses is rooted in the conviction that authentic development is centred on the human person and is the outcome of artistic, technical and ethical competence, research and teaching that bring together valid achievements of the past and the best accomplishments of the present, and recourse to traditional African values that point to ways of overcoming contemporary challenges.


  • To provide high standard of learning, research, acquisition of specialized skills and comprehensive training of students empowering them to foster practical application of knowledge and skill to the benefit of humanity;
  • To run outstanding and innovative programmes through a curriculum that respects the value of every student and promotes national integration and harmony in a multi-cultural society;
  • To promote technical, managerial and professional competence
  • To provide education for all persons without distinction of race, creed, gender, political conviction, or physical disability
  • To undertake other activities appropriate for teaching, research and community service as expected of a university of high standard.


The above goals and objectives will be achieved through the following:
    • An inclusive university administration
    • User-friendly infrastructure
    • Specialized, flexible and innovative academic and professional programmes leading to the award of first degrees, higher degrees and postgraduate research;
    • Constant evaluation and improvement of operations and programmes of the University.


    • The 800-year track record of Dominican involvement in university education in different countries and on different continents.
    • The track record of the Dominican Institute and its facilities out of which the Dominican University has grown.