I am very delighted in welcoming you to the Department of Economics and Development Studies. Covenant University is an amazing opportunity to deliver a compelling vision to raise a new generation of leaders that will redeem the dignity of the black race. The Department was established in September 2004 with two programmes, namely: i) Economics and ii) and Demography and Social Statistics, which is a skilled–based training towards raising future planners and policymakers. We are committed to cultivating exceptional Economists and Demographers with the capacity to positively impact the future of the global economy, beginning with the African continent. In the Department of Economics and Development Studies, our students are equipped with the required training and exposure that will make them self-reliant graduates and competitive.

Furthermore, the Department promotes the cultivation of exceptional traits such as honesty, uprightness and trustworthiness at all times. Our belief is that capacity alone is insufficient; character is required. The combination of the two, we believe, will prepare our students to solve the problems faced by the economies of the world. Our achievement of these is our confidence and assurance that the future is bright. In addition to teaching, both programmes are engaged in various forms of life applicable research and services. The Department also runs post-graduate programmes for both Economics and Demography and Social Statistics programmes.

The vision of the Department hinged on the philosophy of the University, which is geared towards the development of the Total Man. The vision of the Department is to train a new generation of leaders who will be highly skilled in their chosen areas of specialisation and who will, through active participation in courses based on the Total Man Concept and Entrepreneurial Development Studies, be fully prepared to take practical dominion over their environment. To the Glory of God, in March 2018, the Department established the Centre for Economic Policy and Development Research (CEPDeR); within a few years of existence, CEPDeR has become a vibrant Centre for organising national, international development and economic discourse.

Once again, I wholeheartedly welcome you on board the Department of Economics and Development Studies, and I pray that God Almighty shall direct your steps all through your academic sojourn in Covenant University in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.


Prof. Evans Osabuohien

Head, Department of Economics and Development Studies

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