Department of Economics

The Federal University of Lafia, Nassarawa State, Nigeria was established in February 2011 by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The university was created to increase access to higher education in Nigeria and to ensure equity in the distribution of higher educational institutions and opportunity across the country. The Department of Economics was one of the pioneer departments set up in the faculty of social sciences at the onset of the university in 2011 awarding B.Sc degree in Economics. In 2014 and 2019, the department was granted full accreditation status by the National Universities Commission (NUC). Also, in 2017, following the approval by the National Universities Commission Resource Verification Team to commence postgraduate programs, the department commenced Masters of science (M.Sc) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) postgraduate degrees programs and professional Doctoral and Master’s degrees in Financial economics and health economics respectively in 2023. The department currently has major areas of concentration in which both undergraduate and graduate students are exposed to as follows:  Economics Theory.  Mathematical Economics.  Statistical Economics.  Econometrics.  Monetary Economics.  Development Economics.  Public finance.
To be a leading department producing competent Economists that will formulate and implement policies toward achieving national development.
To produce Economists that can contribute positively to global economic issues.
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 Commitment to moral, ethical, and academic development of the students.  To create an intellectually exciting and supportive workplace environment in which high quality, internationally recognized research and teaching in economics are produced and disseminated.  To provide a conducive learning environment for students of the department.  To nurture a good staff/student relationship that will enhance learning and communication.
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