Dr. E. D. Oboro is an Environmental, International and Monetary Economist, He hails from Evwreni town in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. An Acting Head of Department (HOD) and Lecturer in the Department of Economics, Faculty of Humanities, Social and Management Sciences, Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo Delta State. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Degree in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; a Master of Science ( M.Sc) Degree in Economics, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in Economics from Delta State University, Abraka, with excellent research skills and teaching experience in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Principles of Economics, Introductory Statistics for Economists, Introductory Mathematics for Economists, Quantitative Methods, Econometrics, Development Economics, Public Sector Economics, Transportation Economics, Labour Economics, Public Finance, Political Economy of Development, Urban and Regional Economics, International Economics, Monetary Economics (theories and application), Environmental Economics, Agricultural Economics, Economics of Production and Industry, Economics of Petroleum Resources and Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development.

He has authored and co-authored several textbooks to his credit in Environmental Economics. He has also written and published over ten articles in learned journals. He has supervised over five undergraduate students. 


The Department of Economics at Edwin Clark University is one of the founding Disciplines in the Faculty of Humanities, Social and Management Sciences, which came into being at the inception of the University on May 07, 2015.

At inception in 2015, Dr. Peter Chika UZOMBA was appointed the Co-ordinator of the Department, and he piloted the activities of the Department until September 2019, when he handed over to Dr. Felix AMABIENIMIGHA as the Co-ordinator of the Department. Dr. Felix Amabienimigha coordinated the Department from September 2019 to February 2020, when he handed over to Dr. M. A. ONODJE as the Head of Department.

In February 2020, Dr. M. A. Onodje was appointed Head of the Department until September 2022, when he handed over to Dr. Emmanuel David OBORO as the Acting Head of the Department of Economics, and Dr. Oboro continued to pilot the activities of the Department to date. In terms of staffing, the Department has grown to standard. The Department has continued to operate a B.Sc Economics programme, which has continued to grow in strength in terms of teaching and non-teaching staff and student population.

As of the 2022/2023 academic session, the Department of Economics has graduated over Twenty- three (23) students. The Department has gain full accreditation.


In pursuance of the University-wide Vision, Department of Economics at Edwin Clark University envisions the programme of Economics to prepare students to be top-class individuals in the pursuit of knowledge, enable them address real world problems and deliver practical policy solutions to emerging issues in the rapidly evolving global environment of Nigeria and the world, through insightful and empowered leadership skills that are attuned to being job providers rather job seekers in the competitive markets.


The Department of Economics at Edwin Clark University is driven by the mission to provide academic leadership and practical knowledge to prepare students for the task of contemporary challenges in the society. This is done through offering thought provoking courses that stand the test of emerging economic, industrial and societal challenges. The scope of operations of the Department details all the structures put in place in order to carry out routine assignments by both academic and non-academic staff, for the purpose of achieving the objectives of the Department.


Economics is a social science that studies the behaviours of humans in unit and groups. Economics is distinguished from other social sciences by its primary concern with the study of the accumulation and allocation of scarce resources. Given this concern, the philosophy and mission statement underlying the Economics programmes at Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, is to produce graduates equipped with critical skills and abilities to: abstract using simplified models that identify the essence of a problem; analyze and reason both deductively and inductively; marshal evidence, assimilate structure and analyze qualitative and quantitative data;  communicate concisely the results to a wide  audience including those with no training in Economics; think critically about the limits of one’s analysis in broader socioeconomic context; and draw economic policy inferences as well as recognize the potential constraints in their implementations; appreciate the conceptual and analytical issues in the programmes and related areas within and outside the Faculty.


The Department of Economics at Edwin Clark University confers on students at the completion of a four-year course, Bachelors of Science (B.Sc.) Economics. To this end, the Department runs and maintains a single programme, which is B.Sc. Economics. To do this within the framework of societal relevance, the following are the specific objectives of the Department.   


In line with the philosophy of the Degree Programme, the following are the guiding objectives:

  •  Provide appropriate training in the principles of Economics and their application in solving real world problems as concerned with single and combined studies;
  • Stimulate students intellectually through the study of Economics and to lead them to appreciate the application to a range of problems and its relevance in a variety of contexts;
  • Provide a firm foundation of knowledge about the workings of an economy and to develop the relevant skills for the constructive use of that knowledge in a range of settings;
  • Develop in students the ability to apply the analytical tools, knowledge and skills acquired to the solution of societies’ economic problems;
  • Equip students with appropriate tools of analysis to tackle issues and problems of economic policies;
  • Develop in students, through the study of economics, a range of transferable skills that will be of value in employment and self-employment;
  • Provide students with analytical skills and the ability to develop simplified frameworks for studying the real world;
  • Provide students with the knowledge and skill base, from which they can proceed to further studies in Economics, related areas or inter-disciplinary areas that involve Economics;
  • Generate in students an appropriation of the economic dimensions of wider social and political issues;
  • Develop and improve the student’s understanding of the social and economic problems at the various stages of development of the Nigerian Society;
  • Train highly informed and enlightened manpower for social and economic development and self-reliant; and
  • Stimulate a broad interest in the discipline and create a critical awareness among Nigerians of the causes of contemporary economic problems particularly those affecting their material well-being and the options open to use as a people.


The vision statement focuses on producing world class individuals who will be able to solve the problem of mankind through the application of economic precepts, knowledge and skills in solving issues that limit the operations of mankind. 


3.1.   University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

Candidates for admission into a four-year degree in Economics should possess a ‘O’ Level Result of Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalents with at least five credit passes, at not more than two sittings including Mathematics, English Language and Economics. In addition, candidates must have acceptable passes in UTME.

3.2.   Direct Entry

Direct Entry candidates must obtain the professional Diploma in related disciplines such as Accountancy, Business Administration, Finance and Banking, Marketing, Management from any Recognised Polytechnic or University approved by the Senate of the Institution with not less than a GPA of 3.0. In addition, candidates for Direct Entry admission shall possess five Credits in ‘O’ Level Result of SSCE or its equivalents, of which at least two shall be at Advanced Level, provided that such passes are not counted at both levels of the examination. For emphasis, credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and Economics are required.


The following courses have been designed to reflect the practical application of Economic theories, principles and concepts for the graduates to be self-reliant and job creators in Nigeria where graduate unemployment has become the order of the day.

Undergraduate Programme   (Semester Course Structure)


S/NCourse CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitStatusLH
1.ECO 101Principles of Economics   I3Core45
2.ECO 102Introductory Mathematics for Economists  I3Core45
3.ACC 101Principles of Accounting  I2Core30
4.MGT 102Introduction to Business I2Core30
5.GEO 101Introduction to Geography2Core30
6.POL 101Introduction to Political Science2Core30
7.SOC 101Introduction to Sociology2Core30
8.PSY 101Introduction to Psychology2Core30
9.GST 101Communication in English  I2Core30
10.GST 102Use of Library, Study Skills and ICT2Core30
11.GST 103Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence2Core30
Total 24Core 

LH – Lecture Hours per Semester


S/NCourse CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitsStatusLH
1.ECO 111Principles of Economics  II3Core45
2.ECO 112Introductory Mathematics for Economists  II3Core45
3.ECO 113Introductory Statistics for Economists3Core45
4.ACC 111Principles of Accounting  II2Core30
5.MGT 112Introduction to Business II2Core30
6.GST 111Communication in English  II2Core30
7.GST 112Nigerian Peoples and Culture2Core30
8.GST 113History and Philosophy of Science2Core30
9.GST 114Introduction to Computer Science2Core30
TOTAL 21Core 
Total Credit Units for Year One  1st and 2nd Semesters45Core 
LH – Lecture Hours per Semester   Elective Course: This elective is an optional one; so students must not necessarily offer it; but if they do, it will be audited in the computation of their final result. 10.       GST 115:                Basic Communication in French                               2      


S/NCourse CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitStatusLH
1.ECO 201Introduction to Microeconomics I3Core45
2.ECO 202Introduction to Macroeconomics I3Core45
3.ECO 203History and Structure of the Nigerian Economy  I2Core30
4.ECO 204History of Economic Thought   I2Core30
5.ECO 205Applied Statistical Methods and Sources (Descriptive and Inferential Statistics) 2Core30
6.ECO 206Labour Economics 2Core30
7.ECO 207Health Economics2Core30
8.ACC  211Financial Accounting I      2Core30
9.GST 201Environment and Sustainable Development2Core30
Total 20Core 

LH – Lecture Hours per Semester

Elective Courses: Students are required to choose any one of the following elective courses

ECO 208               Transportation Economics                                                2

POL 203                Introduction to International Relations                          3

MGT 201              Principles of Management I                                              2

GST 203                Introduction to Leadership Skills                                     2

BFN 201                Principles of Finance I                                                        2

MKT 201              Principles of Marketing                                                      2


S/NCourse CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitStatusLH
1.ECO 211Introduction to Microeconomics II3Core45
2.ECO 212Introduction to Macroeconomics II3Core45
3.ECO 213History and Structure of the Nigerian Economy  II2Core30
4.ECO 214History of Economic Thought  II2Core30
5.ECO 215Political Economy of Development2Core30
6.ECO 216Public Finance I2Core30
7.ECO 217Economic History of World Economies2Core30
8.ECO 218Mathematical Methods for Economists (Introduction to Differential Equations)2Core30
9.GST 211Introduction to Entrepreneurship2Core30
Total 18Core 
Total Credit Units for Year Two  1st and 2nd Semesters38Core 

LH – Lecture Hours per Semester

Elective Courses: Students are required to choose one of the following elective courses

ECO 219               Urban and Regional Economics                                                                       2

MKT 211              Principles of Marketing      II                                                                             2

MGT 211              Principles of Management II                                                                            2

GST 212                Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution                                                           2

ACC 212               Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting                                    2

BFN 211                Principles of Finance                                                                                        2


S/NCourse CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitStatusLH
1.ECO 301Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I2Core30
2.ECO 302Intermediate Macroeconomics Theory I2Core30
3.ECO 303Economics of Development2Core30
4.ECO 304Introductory Econometrics I 2Core30
5.ECO 305International Economics  I2Core30
6.ECO 306Public Finance II2Core30
7.ECO 307Monetary Economics I (Theories and Policies)2Core30
8.ECO 308Intermediate Mathematics for Economists2Core30
9.GST 301Entrepreneurial Development Programme2Core30
Total 18Core 

LH – Lecture Hours per Semester

Elective Courses: Students are required to choose any one of the following elective courses

ECO 309               Agricultural Economics                                      2

ACC 301               Corporate Accounting   I                                   2


S/NCourse CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitStatusLH
1.ECO 311Intermediate Microeconomic Theory  II2Core 30
2.ECO 312Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory  II230
3.ECO 313Public Sector Economics230
4.ECO 314Introductory Econometrics  II230
5.ECO 315International Economics II230
6.ECO 316Research Methodology & Seminar Presentation230
7.ECO 317Money and Banking230
8.ECO 318Operations Research230
9.ECO 319Environmental Economics230
10.ECO 310Financial Institutions230
Total Credit Units for Year Three  1st and 2nd Semesters38Core 

LH – Lecture Hours per Semester

Elective Courses: Students are required to choose any one of the following elective courses

ECO 321               Economics of Petroleum Recourses and Energy                                                           2

CSC  319               Data Structure and Management for Economic Analysis                                          2

BFN   315              Financial Management                                                                                                      2

BFN   312              Banking Methods and Process                                                                                         2

ACC   311             Corporate Accounting   II                                                                                                  2


S/NCourse CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitStatusLH
1.ECO 401Advanced Microeconomic Theory I2Core30
2.ECO 402Advanced Macroeconomic Theory I2Core30
3.ECO 403Project Management and Evaluation2Core30
4.ECO 404Advanced Econometrics and Applied Research Methods2Core30
5.ECO 405Advanced Statistical Methods2Core30
6.ECO 406Economics of Production and Industry2Core30
7.ECO 407Human Resource Economics2Core30
8.ECO 408                  Advanced Mathematics for Economists2Core30
9.ECO 409Managerial Economics2Core30
Total 18Core 

LH – Lecture Hours per Semester

Optional Elective Courses: Students are required to choose any one of the following elective courses

ECO 410:              Petroleum and Energy Economics                                                                                   2

SOC 406:              Industrial Relations and Personnel Management / Industrial Sociology  2

BFN 403:              Bank Lending and Loan Administration                                                                        2


S/NCourse CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitStatusLH
1.ECO 411Advanced Microeconomic Theory II2Core30
2.ECO 412Advanced Macroeconomic Theory II2Core30
3.ECO 413Comparative Economic Systems2Core30
4.ECO 414Theories and Practice of Economic Policies2Core30
5.ECO 415Problems and Policies of Development2Core30
6.ECO 416Economic Planning2Core30
7.ECO 417Taxation and Fiscal Policy2Core30
8.ECO 418Research Project / Original Essay6Core90
Total 20Core 
Total Credit Unit Year Three  1st and 2nd Semesters38Core 

LH – Lecture Hours per Semester

Optional Elective Course: Students are required to choose any one of the following elective courses

ECO 419:              Advanced Econometrics                   2

BFN 414:              Banking Laws and Regulations        2


(a)Core = Compulsory Courses

(b) Chosen elective course(s) is/are to be approved by the student’s course adviser.