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ECONOMICS

ECONOMICS

History of the Department

The Department of Economics took off in October 2012, in 2012/2013 academic year with four (4) academic staff and eighty six (86) students, giving a staff-students ratio of about 1:22. Before the end of 2012/2013 academic year, a student died and one dropped, leaving eighty four (84) students in the class. In 2013/2014 academic year, additional six (6) academic staff was employed, giving a total number of ten (10) academic staff.

The second batch of students numbering two hundred and twenty nine (229) was admitted in 2013/2014 academic year. Thus, the total number of students in the Department became three hundred and thirteen (84 + 229 = 313). With ten (10) academic staff available in 2013/2014 academic year, the staff-students ratio became 1:31. In 2014/2015 academic year, the third batch of students numbering 277 was admitted into year one, raising the number of students in the Department of Economics to five hundred and ninety (i.e. 84 + 229 + 277 = 590). Ten academic staff served in 2014/2015 academic year and the staff-students ratio was 1:59.

Thirteen additional academic staff was employed in 2015/2016 academic year, raising the number of academic staff to twenty three (23). Consequently, relatively larger number of students number 540 were admitted into year one, as the fourth batch. Some students transferred from other Universities/Departments to the Department of Economics, while others similarly left. Consequently, the distribution of students in the 2015/2016 academic year was as follows: 100 level = 540 students, 200 level students = 277 students, 300 level = 241 students and 400 level = 86 students. Therefore, the total students enrolment in 2015/2016 academic year was 1144 students (i.e. 540 + 277 + 241 + 86 = 1144), and the staff-students ratio was 1: 50. The first set of students (Undergraduates) graduated in 2015/2016 academic year.

The Department of Economics was approved by NUC in 2014/2015 academic year, after a visit by NUC Resource Verification Team in January, 2015. The pioneer Head of Department of Economics was Prof. Obasi O. Ukoha, and he served from 2012/2013 to 2014/2015 academic year. Dr. C. E. N. Anumudu took over from Prof. O. O. Ukoha as the next Head of Department, with effect from 2015/2016 academic year.

Mission

To develop highly competent, versatile and disciplined Economists through the provision of relevant academic and courses which are required in other to meet the development challenges of the Nigerian economy in the context of globalization

Vision

To expose the students to the principles and applications of economic analyses in resolving the economic problems that tend to reduce the optimal use of environmental resources

Philosophy of the Department

The B.Sc. Economics Programme in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) is driven by the philosophy to provide a platform that will adequately produce intellectuals that will midwife the economic environment that is ever changing and challenging the economic mind.

Objective of the Department

The specific objectives of B.Sc. Economics Programme of MOUAU are:

  • Equip and expose the students of the department at various levels of the programme in economics and other cognate disciplines to economic forces, theirs variables and their interrelationships in the operation of the economy;
  • Acquire reasonable knowledge of the main areas of theoretical and applied economics;
  • Develop the students’ sense of judgment, and ability to analyze general economic policies, business decision processes, economic management strategies and related environmental problems with the purpose of providing solutions to these problems;
  • Acquire competence to work in many areas of public and private sectors e.g. industrial, commercial, research, planning and consultancy establishments;
  • Create appropriate environment for the students’ intellectual and creative development in economic policy issues and related activities;
  • Use the highly analytical and quantitative tools of the programme to enhance the attainment of professional qualifications in the relevant fields as well as prepare students for postgraduate programmes in economics.

MEMBERS OF DEPARTMENTAL BOARD

S/N

NAME OF ACADEMIC STAFF

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

RANK

QUALIFICATION

1

DR.C.E.N. ANUMUDU

Public Finance, labour and Quantitative Economics

HOD,SENIOR  LECTURER (AWAITING ASSESSMENT FOR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR)

Ph.D (NIG) ECONS, 2009, M.Sc ECONS UNN, 1998, B.Sc ECONS (NAU), 1993.

DIP. STAT&COMP SCI, 1988

2

PROF.OBASI OJI UKOHA

Economic Theory and Policy, Monetary, Quantitative and Production Economics

PROFESSOR

B. Sc. Econs.,UNN (1982), M. Sc. Econs., UNN (1986), and Ph. D Econs.,UNICAL (2001).

3

3

PROF. G.C. NWAOBI

 

PROFESSOR

B.Sc ECONS

M.Sc ECONS

4

DR. UWAZIE IYKE.U

Development Economics and Quantitative  Economics

SENIOR LECTURER (AWAITING ASSESSMENT FOR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR)

Ph.D ECONS (IMSU), 2012

M.Sc ECONS (IMSU), 1997

B.Sc ECONS (NAU), 1995

PGD EDU. CALABAR, 2004

DIP ADM MGT. (ABSU), 2012.

5

DR. (BARR) C.U UGWUANYI

International Economics Rural Development Economics, Macroeconomics, Public Finances and Fiscal Policy

SENIOR LECTURER (AWAITING ASSESSMENT FOR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR)

Ph.D ECONS (UNN), 2011

M.Sc ECONS (UNN), 1998

B.Sc ECONS (UNN), 1990

LL.B (UNEC), 2004

BL (NIG) 2005

N.C.E    1986

6

VEN.DR.U.C. ANOCHIE

Public Finance

LECTURER II

Ph.DEcons  IMSU (2013)

MBA Banking and Finance 2005

B.ScEcons IMSU (2000)

Diploma Theology 1994)

7

REV.FR.  EKEAGWU

 INNOCENT CHUKWUEMEKA

Economic Theory and Development Economics

LECTURER  II

 

B. Sc. Econs., UNICAL (1991), M. Sc. Econs., UNICAL (2009),

8

EWURUM NGOZI. C.

 

Development Economics, Micro and Macroeconomics, Political Economy.

 LECTURER II

B.Sc. Ed ECONS UNN (2003),  M.Sc. ECONS UNIPORT (2009),  N.C.E (1999), ALVAN

9

 

ONYINMADU CHUKWUEMEKA ONYEBUCHI

Development Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics        -

LECTURER II

 

B.Sc. ECONS., UYO (2008), M.Sc. ECONS., DURHAM, (2010).

10

GEORGE ENWERE. M

 

 

Economics

ASSISTANT LECTURER

 

M.Sc ECONS (ABSU)

B.Sc ECONS (ABSU)

11

UDE DAMIAN KALU

Economic Theory Macro economics, Energy Economics and Public Finance

ASSISTANT LECTURER

 

M.SC.ECONS UNN (2012)

B.SC ECONS UNN (2009)

12

MGBEMENA ONYINYE .O.

Development Economics, Public Finance, Microeconomics and Labour Economics

ASSISTANT LECTURER

 

M.Sc ECONS  UNIPORT 2009

B.Sc ECONS  UNIZIK 1997

13

OSUJI  OBINNA  CHRISTAIN

 

Monetary and Development Economics

ASSISTANT LECTURER

 

 

M.Sc ECONS UNN (2010)

B.Sc ECONS UNICAL (2006)

14

CHUKWUMA GABRIEL OGBONNA

Economics

ASSISTANT LECTURER

 

B.Sc  ECONS ABSU (2006)

M.ScEcons ABSU (2011)

 

 

15

OKOGBUE  CHIJIOKE

Development Economics

ASSISTANT LECTURER

 

M.Sc ECONS (UNN) 2012

B.Sc ECONS (ABSU) 2002

16

ANYANWU KELECHI CLARA

Economics

ASSISTANT LECTURER

 

B.Sc ECONS (UNN) 2000

M.Sc ECONS (IMSU) 2014

17

EZEOCHA JOYCE ADAKU

 

Economics

ASSISTANT LECTURER

 

M.Sc ECONS (ABSU) 2014

B.Sc ECONS (ABSU) 2007

 

18

UZUEGBU  CHIBUZO JOSHUA

Monetary Economics, International Economics and Macroeconomics

ASSISTANT LECTURER

 

M.Sc ECONS (UNIZIK) 2012 B.Sc ECONS (ABSU) 2005

19

ASOGWA IKECHUKWU SEBASTINE

Microeconomics, Micoeconometrics,   Quantitative Economics , Environmental Economics, Energy economics,

ASSISTANT LECTURER

 

 

M.Sc ECONS (UNN) 2014

B.Sc STAT/ECONS (UNN) 2009

20

OKEREKE SUNDAY OBINNA

Development economics, Macroeconomics and Development Economics

ASSISTANT LECTURER

 

B.Sc ECONS (UNICAL) 2006

M.Sc ECONS (UNN) 2015

 

21

EZE EMEKA

Monetary Economics, Microeconomics and Econometrics

Graduate Assistant

B.Sc (UNN) 2010

 

22

ALUGBUO JUSTIN. C

Monetary Economics

Graduate Assistant

B.Sc ECONS (IMSU) 2011

 

23

NWANGUMA EZINWA. I

Monetary Economics

Graduate Assistant

B.Sc ECONS (IMSU) 2010

 

NON-ACADEMIC

S/N

NAME OF STAFF

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

RANK

QUALIFICATION

1.

OSIEBE PRISCILLA

Administrative Officer

 

Administrative Officer

 

B.Sc. (Library And Information Science)

(2003-2007)

2.

EKPO SAMUEL

Higher Executive Officer

Higher Executive Officer

O.N.D

(2010)

3.

EBERCHI, CHIKATARA

Filling & Documentation Clerk

Filling & Documentation Clerk

GCE O/LEVELS

4.

NWANKWO OBIGAERI

Messenger

Messenger

GCE, O/LEVEL ATTEMPTED