Economics is a social science subject that studies how man makes use of his relatively scarce endowment of resources to meet the need of man in the society. For a developing economy faced with serious resource constraints, optimal resource utilization is necessary if it is to develop. Economics department offers courses leading to the award of a Bachelors of Science (B.Sc.) Degree in Economics.
PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The objective of the degree programme is to train economists who are capable of tackling the problems of the economy through the application of economic theory and analysis. Economic research is therefore an important objective of the programme. It is designed to facilitate the learning, teaching, and research in economics. It is therefore aimed at producing graduates in economists who would be able at the completion of their studies to assume responsible positions in the various fields where sound knowledge of economics is required. Economic principles help in empirical research, explaining actual behavior of the economy and providing a basic guide for economic policy. The students are further to be exposed to the use of Mathematics and Statistics in business and other related fields. They would also be taught basic management and accounting principles, all aimed at making them very functional at graduation.
The Department admits students for programme through the following:
University Matriculation Examination (UME)
Direct Entry (through JAMB)
Intra-University Transfer (Inter-department/Faculty transfer).
REQUIRED QUALIFICAIONS (UME CANDIDATES)
For the four-year programme, the department requires the prospective student to possess credit in five Ordinary Level Subjects obtained in not more than two sittings, (WAEC or NECO) or its equivalent, which must include English Language, Mathematics and Economics.
Direct Entry Candidates Must Possess:
Passes in A' level (Principal level) in SSCE or GCE in at least two relevant subjects obtained at a sitting
ND (at least 2.5 CGPA) from a recognized polytechnic
NCE, HND, First Degree
In addition to any of the options above, the candidate should have obtained three credits at Ordinary Level in subjects other than those passes at Advance level.