Economics is a subject that is desired by all citizens either as producers or as consumers so as to acquire knowledge of the economic system and how it works. The insight derivable from the study of Economics frees the minds of recipients from the shackles of ignorance and chance events, but equips them with solutions to problems of our country. It further enables the development of critical thinking required for making logical contribution towards economic growth and development of a given nation.
The mission and objective of the department is to produce qualified and competent Economics teachers who are holders of Nigeria Certificate in Education for Junior and Senior Secondary Schools. It equally produces direct entry students seeking admission into our various Universities.
The Economics Department from inception in 1976/1977 has undergone many changes in terms of the curriculum as prescribed by the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) to achieve its stated objectives such as:
- To prepare the recipients as a good citizens
- To provide intellectual training which would create critical thinking
- To prepare individual recipients for vocation; and
- The acquisition of economic competence .
To this end, producing qualitative teachers who would ensure that the above aims are achieved, the NCE in Economics programme is designed to:
- train teachers who have acquired in-depth knowledge of economic theory and applied Economics to be able to appreciate economic problems;
- produce teachers who have acquired adequate professional skills to be able to organise and teach Economics at the Secondary School level in Nigeria;
- prepare teachers who would be able to undertake further education in Economics or related areas of study; and
- produce teachers who have acquired economic skills and abilities and are able to apply them to their daily activities.
It is highly imperative that the study of Economics provides the recipient the opportunity of developing and integrating individuals to a socio-economic and effective citizen. The study of Economics should be made a compulsory subject in our Senior Secondary Schools.
Scope and Responsibilities
The responsibility of the Department is mainly teaching and research. The Department serves as a feeder to other Departments that rely on it for their survival; this includes Mathematics, Computer Science, Social Studies, Arabic, French, English, Christian Religious Studies and Islamic Religious Studies among others.
Students’ welfare is taken care of by the student body- the Nigerian Economics Students’ Association (NESA) under the close watch of the Head of the Department.
The Department produced a text book in 2010 titled “Contemporary Issues in Economics” and is presently working on Research Methods for Economics and Social Sciences. The Department organizes yearly seminars and workshops for its students on research writing and entrepreneurship education. This has served as a land mark in the establishment of self employment on Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMES).
Members of Staff
|SN||NAME||QUALIFICATION||RANKS / STATUS|
|1.||Dr. Odunayo H. A.||WASC 1978, HSC 1980, B.SC. 1983, M.Sc. 1988, PGDE 1990||Chief Lecturer|
|2.||Mr. Abe I. O.||GCE O/L 1977, GCE A/L 1979, NCE 1982, B.Sc .(Ed) 1990,
M..Ed. 1995, M.Sc. 2006
|3.||Mr. Layiwola L. A.||B.Sc. 1991, M.Sc. 1997,
|4.||Mr. Beyioku J. B.||WASC 1987, NCE 1991, B.Sc. (Ed). 1996,
M.Sc. 2008, M.Ed. 2010
Williams A. C.
|WASC 1986, B.Sc 1993,
M.Sc. 2003, PGDE 2010
|6.||Mrs. Odumosu A. A.||WASC 1989, NCE 1993, B.Sc. 1997, PDE 2003, M.Sc. 2005||Principal Lecturer|
|7.||Mr. Josu A. Y.||WASC 1987, B.Sc. 1997,
|8.||Mr. Kelani F. A.||WASC 1989, NCE 1995 , B.Sc,(Ed) 1999, M.Sc. 2007||Senior Lecturer|