Philosophy & Objectives of Economics Department


The philosophy and mission statement underlying the economics programme is to produce graduates equipped with critical skills and abilities to abstract using simplified models and identify the essence of a problem, analyze and reason both deductively; marshal evidence, assimilate structure and analyze qualitative and quantitative data; communicate concisely the results to a wide audience including those with no training in Economics; think critically about the limits of one’s analysis in a broader socio economic context; and draw economic policy inferences and to recognize the potential constraint in the implementation.

Objectives of the Degree Programme

*          Provide training in the principles of economics and their application appropriate to the type of degree concerned: single, joint and combined studies.

*          Stimulate students intellectually through the study of economics and to lead them to appreciate its application to a range of problems and its relevance in a variety of contexts.

*          Provide a firm foundation of knowledge about workings of an economy and to develop the relevant skills for the constructive use of the knowledge in a range of settings:

*          Develop in students the ability to apply the analytical tools, knowledge and skills acquired to the solution of societies economic problems.

*          Equip students with appropriate too! of analysis to tackle issues and problems of economic policy.

*          Develop in students, through the study of economics, a range of transferable skills that will be of value in employment and self employment;

*          Provide students with analytical skills and the ability to develop simplified frameworks for studying the real world;

*          Provide students with the knowledge and skill base, from which they can proceed to further studies in economics, related areas or in inter-disciplinary areas that involve economics; and

*          Generate in   students   an application of the   economic dimension of wider social and political issues.


  1. Job Opportunities ^

Our programme blends theory, quantitative methods and policy analysis and is designed to equip the students for a wide variety of positions and anticipates the future development of the behavioral sciences in Nigeria: it is also an excellent preparation for careers in administration, banking, business, demography, professional economics, finance, data analysis, and teaching at various levels. Above all our graduates are equipped to pursue graduate programmes in economics.

  1. Student Activities

Nigerian Economic students Association (NESA) is the umbrella association for all student of the Economics Department.

The Association has a full-fledged constitution providing for the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary as components by separate organ of the administration. NESA has proposed a minimum dress code and conduct for its members. It is expected that on Mondays and Fridays, every student of the Economics Department must wear NESA regulation dress code of sky blue upon black.

All  activities of NESA are carried out according to NESA constitution under the Supervision of a Staff Adviser who reports to the Head of Department.

  1. NESA Week

This is an annual programme organized by NESA. The Week features:

  1. a) Food ball matches between the various levels of the department.
  2. b) Awareness within the campus on the importance of Economics to the society.
  3. c) NESA Seminar/Workshop
  4. d) Award Night/Launching of Economics Almanac or a magazine, etc.