The department of Economics and Development Studies was one of departments created in 1999 at the
inception of Igbinedion University Okada.
The curriculum for the department was prepared through the combined efforts of eminent professors in
Economics engaged as consultants and pioneer staff of the department.
Since 1999 the curriculum has been implemented to achieve the goal of graduating sound Economists
with Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Development Studies in line with the philosophy
and objectives of establishing the Department.
PHILOSOPHY AND MISSION:
The philosophy and mission statement underlying the Economics and Development studies
programme of Igbinedion University Okada is to produce graduates equipped with critical skills and
abilities to: abstract using simplified models that identify the essence of a problem; analyse and reason
both deductively and inductively; Marshall evidence, assimilate structure and analyse 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 a broader socio – economic
context; and draw economic policy inferences and to recognize the potential constraints in their