ECO 412: STRUCTURE OF THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY
STRUCTURE OF THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY (3 Units)
Class Days: Mondays and Thursdays
Time: 1pm–3pm and 10 am–11am Respectively
Venue: Mondays; Hall H301, CBS Building and Wednesdays; Hall G201
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course exposes students to the development of the Nigerian Economy with respect to economic and social achievements. It analyzes the growth of the various sectors of the economy in terms of structural changes, causes and consequences on economic development. It also evaluates the relationship among the various sectors of the Nigerian economy and their effects on the economic growth and development of the nation.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: At the end of this course, the students should be able to conduct a trend analysis of the development of each sector of the economy and ascertain possible reasons for the various trends observed.
METHODS OF LECTURE DELIVERY
Lecture delivery methods: Lectures to be conducted with audio-visuals as well asmulti-media projector. Teaching Aids: Magnetic Board, Public Address System(PAS) and Lecture notes
|TOPICS, SUB-TOPICS AND REFERENCES|
COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
FEATURES & BASIC STRUCTURE OF THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY
THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR
|5 and 6|| |
THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR
|7 and 8|| |
THE FINANCIAL SECTOR
|9 and 10|| |
INFRASTRUCTURE IN NIGERIA
TRADE IN NIGERIA
ROLE OF NATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
Tutorial; 1hour interactive session
1st Test 5 Marks
Term Paper / Seminar 10 Marks
Mid-Alpha Semester Test 15 Marks
Final Examination 70 Marks
TOTAL 100 Marks
GROUND RULES & REGULATIONS:
- Students are expected to be in class before the commencement of lectures and to be well-behaved for lecture objectives to be achieved.
- Entrance into lecture hall will not be allowed after five minutes of the commencement of lecture.
- Students are expected to actively participate in class discussion in an interactive manner.
- Prior notice should be given if students are going to be absent from class.
ASSIGNMENT: To be given in class
ALIGNMENT WITH COVENANT UNIVERSITY VISION: The course content contributes to knowledge and aligns with the University’s vision of becoming a world class university.
The course will aid students in understanding the linkages between the various sectors of the Nigerian economy. It also evaluates how each sector can be developed.
(K) TEXTBOOKS AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
Anyanwu, J . C.,Oyefusi, A., Oaihkenan .A. and Dimowo, F.A. (1997), The Structure of the Nigerian Economy: 1960-1997. Onitsha, Joanee Educational Publishers Ltd
CBN, (2000), The Changing Structure of the Nigerian Economy; Implications for Development. Lagos, Realm Communications Ltd
NES (2001) Natural Resource Use, The Environment and Sustainable Development, Ibadan, NES
NES (2002), Human Resource Development in Africa, Ibadan, NES
CBN, Statistical Bulletin, Various Issues
CBN Annual Report and Statement of Accounts , Various Issues
Also make reference to;
Explaining African Economic growth Performance; The Case of Nigeria.
By Iyoha, M. A. andOriakhi, D.