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It is a long established fact that EDUCATION is key

The Philosophy which guides the selection and training of students in Economics is the desire to
continuously produce graduates well-armed to play positive roles towards the social and economic
advancement of Nigeria, Africa and the world.


The Department of Economics offers a four-year programme leading to a Bachelor of Science
(B.Sc) Honours degree in Economics. It also runs a Combined Honours degree in Economics with
any of the following disciplines: Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology, Psychology,
Education, Mathematics, Statistics, Library Science, and Adult Education.


  1. To stimulate the students to be able to observe, understand and critically analyze data on
    the multifarious socio-economic problems of the world and Nigeria in particular, by means of
    Social Science methods so as to effectively contribute objectively to solving the problems.
  2. To ground the students in the theories, methods and philosophy of economic and policy
    analysis, emphasizing in the process, the effects of socio-political factors on economic behaviour;
  3. To create a desirable milieu for positive behavioural changes which will enable students
    develop values like hard work, probity, discipline, creativity and self-reliance, dedication and
    patriotism essential to fulfill Nigeria’s National development objectives;
  4. To prepare graduates to easily fit into several fields of human endeavour in both the public
    and private sector. The programme prepares students for careers in administration, banking and
    finance, planning and policy making, research, statistics, entrepreneurship, and in Secondary
    School and University teaching.
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