The Department of Economics within the Faculty of Social Sciences was established in 1962. The Department prides itself on its long – established reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. The senior members in the Department have high international – level reputations both in teaching and research. Some of them are editors in several academic journals. In addition to teaching and research, members provide consultancy services to governmental and non-governmental institutions. The Department offers a comprehensive and well-established portfolio of courses at certificate, diploma, undergraduate and graduate levels. It also caters for huge number of students from the Faculty of Education, School of Business and Department of Mathematics.
The vision of the Department of Economics is to produce economists of excellence at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels who will develop the capacity to explain concepts and theories in economics and explore their policy implication. In addition, the students should be able to contribute to debates relating to the various economic paradigms and contemporary economic problems in a coherent manner and take a policy stance. Given the above, it is also important to equip students with skills to formulate and implement theoretical and applied research work that will contribute to knowledge and resolve problems confronting the economy.
The main objective of the programme is to train economists that can provide solutions for the economic problems confronting the society. The specific objectives of the programme are to: Develop the capacity of students to evaluate the various concepts and theories in economics and explore their policy implications Equip students with latest skills to apply the concepts and theories to resolve contemporary economic problems. Expose students to theoretical and applied research. Equip students with skills to argue, debate, and contribute effectively to both national and global economic issues. Enable students to achieve personal and professional development.