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  1. Name of The Programme:          PGD Economics

 

  1. Programme Code: XXXX

 

 

4.0       Entry Requirements/ Admission Requirement(s):

 

Candidates seeking admission into the Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Economics in the Department of Economics must satisfy the general requirements stipulated by the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).  Specifically, admission to PGD Economics is available to the holders of the following qualifications:

 

Admission Requirements

The criteria for admission into any Post Graduate Diploma programme in Economics will be as follows:

 

  • Candidates must have  Five Ordinary Level (O/L) credit passes at not more than two sittings including         English Language, Mathematics, and any other three subjects at WAEC, SSCE, GCE, NECO, NABTEB or their equivalents.

 

  • Candidates with Bachelors degree of not less than 3rd class honour degree from an approved University.

 

  • Candidates with HND and/or professional qualifications cognate to Economics from a recognized institution with not less than lower credit.

 

Duration of the programme

A full-time PGD programme shall run for a minimum of two (2) semesters and a maximum of four (4) semesters. 

 

Requirements for Graduation

A candidate must have fulfilled the following conditions to be awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics.

i)          Registered and passed a minimum of 30 credit units of both compulsory and elective courses as follows:

-           Compulsory courses         15

-           Electives                            9

-           Project                              6

            ________

                                                      30 Units                                         

 

ii)   Students are expected to carry out and submit research project relevant to the areas of specialization based on topics and Supervisors approved by the Department. Supervisors must be an Economist with a Ph.D.

 

Domain of the Programme

 

The Post Graduate Degree Diploma Programme shall be domiciled in the Department of Economics of the Faculty of Social Sciences, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

 

 

Courses shall include:

a          -           A Study Guide for the Distance Learner                                            2 Units

b          -           Foundation of Information and Communication Technology            3Units

c          -           Advanced Microeconomics                                                                   3 Units

d          -           Advanced Macroeconomics                                                                  3 Units

e          -           Applied Econometrics                                                                          3 Units

f           -           Research methodology                                                                          3 Units

g           -           Advanced Monetary Economics                                                              2Units 

h           -           Development Economics                                                                          2 Units 

i           -           Seminar                                                                                                 3 Units  

j           -           2Elective Courses                                                                                 4 Units

k          -           Project                                                                                                  6 Units

 

                                                                          Total                                                   34 Units

 

Other Guidelines

All other guidelines for the award of a Post-Graduate Diploma in Economics are as contained in the BMAS for Social Sciences.

 

Domiciliation of the Programme

The Post Graduate Diploma Programme shall be domiciled in the Department of Economics and Faculty of the Social Sciences of each University.

 

Students’ Enrolment

 

As an ODL institution there is no limit to enrolments capacity.

 

External Examiner System

The external examiner system shall be used at the end of the Postgraduate Diploma programme to assess the courses and projects.

 

The external examiner must be a senior lecturer and above with a PhD in the discipline.

 

The project shall be subject to oral examination where the student is required to show evidence that he/she carried out the work and had pertinent knowledge of the subject matter. A score shall be awarded at the end of the examination.

 

 

5.0      Philosophy of the Programme

To provide accessibility, flexibility and cost effectiveness in learning process in order to produce graduates with practical experience for economic policy inferences. The programme will prepare professionals with analytical and problem solving skills who will make meaningful contributions to the society for national economic growth and development.

6.0   Aims and Objectives:

The PGD Economics is designed as an academic course to prepare those who have chosen to make economics-related fields their vocation. The Postgraduate Diploma in Economics is developed is such a way as to provide students with the fundamentals of economics as a discipline. It is often targets students who have background in economics as well as those who have no background in economics but have an interest in expanding their education in economics. The program therefore is poised to train and develop highly professional individuals who understand how the global economy works.

6.1       Aims

The programme aims at building the independent intellectual capacity of students for sustainable and creative useful careers in teaching and research in higher institutions of learning, research and administration in research institutes, government, non-governmental/national and international organizations, business organizations and specialized consultancy services.

    1. Objectives

The main objective of the PGD programme in Economics is to prepare students for advancement to a higher degree programme in Economics. More specifically, the PGD programme aims:

    1. To provide basic training for candidates coming from other disciplines who want to enroll in the master’s and PhD programmes in Economics.
    2. To provide basic training for students who want to hold PGD certificate in economics to be able to understand the basic theories and quantitative tools of economic analysis.
    3. Provide a  firm  foundation  of  knowledge  about  the workings of  an economy  and  to  develop  the  relevant  skills  for  the  constructive   use  of  it.
    4. Equip students with appropriate tools of analysis to tackle issues and problems of economic policy.
    5. Provide students with analytical skills and the ability to develop simplified frameworks for studying the real world.
    6. Provide students with the knowledge and skill base, from which they  can proceed to  further  studies  in  Economics,  related  areas  or  in  inter-disciplinary  areas  that are  involved.
    1. Job Opportunities

Holders of PGD programme in economics have good job opportunities in all sectors of the economy especially now that economics has become very prominent in all aspect of administrative activities of both the public and the private sectors of the economy.

PDG diploma offers one tremendous job opportunities in the Colleges of Education, the Polytechnics, the Financial Sector and Government economic services.

7.0 LIST OF COURSES: For PGD, the list includes:

 

S/No.

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Unit

Type

1.

GST707

A Study Guide for the Distance Learner

2

C

 

CIT701

Foundation of Information and Communication Technology

3

C

2.

ECO711

Advanced Microeconomics Theory

3

C

3.

ECO712

Advanced Macroeconomics Theory

3

C

4.

ECO713

Applied Econometrics

3

C

5.

ECO715

Research Methodology

3

C

6.

ECO714

Development Economics

2

C

7.

ECO717

Advanced Monetary Economics

2

C

8.

ECO716

Dissertation

6

C

9.

ECO721

Seminar

3

C

10.

ECO723

Labour Economics

2

E

11.

ECO725

Health Economics

2

E

12.

ECO727

Public Sector Economics

2

E

13.

ECO729

Applied Quantitative Analysis

2

E

14.

ECO731

Introduction to Islamic Economics

2

E

15.

ECO718

Advanced Mathematical Economics

2

E

16.

ECO722

Industrial Economics

2

E

17.

ECO724

Nigerian Financial System

2

E

18.

ECO726

Applied Statistics

2

E

19.

ECO728

Islamic Financial System

2

E

20

ECO730

Energy Economics

2

E

 

7.1 SEMESTER DISTRIBUTION OF COURSES AND COURSE UNITS: COURSEWORK AND PROJECT REPORT FOR PGD IN ECONOMICS PROGRAMME

1st Semester

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Unit

Status

(Compulsory or Elective)

1.

GST707

A Study Guide for the Distance Learner

2

C

2.

CIT701

Foundation of Information and Communication Technology

3

C

3.

ECO711              

Advanced Microeconomics Theory

3

C

4.

ECO 713

Applied Econometrics

3

C

5.

ECO 715

Research Methodology

3

C

6.

ECO 717

Advanced Monetary Economics

2

C

 

ECO 721

Seminars

3

C

One Elective from the Department

7.

ECO 723

Labour Economics

 

2

E

8.

ECO 725

Health Economics

E

9.

ECO 727

Public Sector Economics

E

10.

ECO 729

Applied Quantitative Analysis

E

11.

ECO 731

Introduction to Islamic Economics

E

 

Minimum Credit Units Required

GST Course & CIT

Core Courses (Specialization Area)

Seminar

Minimum elective required

Sub-Total   =

 

5

11

3

2

21

 

 

2nd Semester

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Unit

Status

(Compulsory or

 Elective)

1.

ECO 712

Advanced Macroeconomics Theory

3

C

2.

ECO 714

Development Economics

2

C

3.

ECO 716

Dissertation

6

C

One Elective from the Department

4.

ECO 718

Advanced Mathematical Economics

2

E

5.

ECO 722

Industrial Economics

6.

ECO 724

Nigerian Financial System

7.

ECO 726

Applied Statistics

8.

ECO 728

Islamic Financial System

 

ECO730

Energy Economics

 

Minimum Credit Units Required

Core Courses (Specialization Area)

Research project

Minimum elective required

Sub-Total   =

 

5

6

2

13

 

 

 

Grand Total of Minimum Credit Units to earn at 1 year

Eight Semester Structure = 34

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.2. Summary of Distribution of minimum Course Credits to be earned by Student admitted into minimum of two and maximum of four semester’s structure.

Level

GST & CIT courses

Seminar

Research Thesis

SUBJECT  /SPECIALIZATION

AREA

 Total

 

 

 

 

        Compulsory

Elective  (min.)

 

1st Semester

5

3

-

11

2

21

2nd Semester

 

-

6

5

2

13

Total

5

3

6

16

4

34

 

7.2.1   Areas of Specialization

Learners are expected to write their thesis in the areas they intend to specialize on. These include areas such as;

 

Development Economics

Public Sector Economics

Monetary Economics

Health Economics

Industrial Economics

Islamic Economics

Macroeconomic Theories

Energy Economics

 

8.0 COURSE CONTENTS FOR PGD PRORAMME

 

ECO711         Advanced Microeconomics Theory (3 Units)

Fundamental quantitative relationships; General equilibrium and disequilibrium; dynamic equilibrium analysis; Production functions: duopoly, oligopoly; bilateral monopoly and monopsony. Theories of determination of wages, rent, interest and profit; Optimization in theories of consumption and production. Economic efficiency; and equity; externalities; social and private costs. Pareto optimum; social welfare functions. Policy applications of microeconomic theories. Consumption and production choice theoretic structure, theory of the firm, linear programming and applications, theory of distribution, social welfare function, cost-benefit analysis, externalities, demand for the supply of factors of productions, capital theory. 

 

ECO712         Advanced Macroeconomics Theory (3 Units)

Revision of income determination from simple closed economy to a four-sector economy; Detailed theories of consumption and investment functions; The classical and Keynesian theories, the theory of inflation; Business cycles and forecasting; The relation of these issues to leading problems in public policy; The rationale for the existence of the public sector, formulation of national economic policy; Planning principles and analysis; Policy objectives, instruments and implementation; Balance of payments equilibrium and disequilibrium; balance of payments adjustment mechanism; devaluation, contemporary issues in public policy in Nigeria.Concepts of income and output, macroeconomic aggregates, consumption and investment functions, critical analysis of Keynesian, monetarist and Post-Keynesian theories, the demand for, and supply of money and their impact on effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policies, inflation, growth theory, new directions of macroeconomic research to suit Nigerian conditions. 

 

ECO713         Applied Econometrics (3 Units)

Definition and scope of econometrics, stages of econometric research. Regression analysis (Simple and multiple) and the statistical tests of significance. Econometric problems (heteroscedasticity, autocorrelation, multicollinearity): their causes, detection, consequences and correction. Basic ideas of the identification problem, dummy variables, and distributed lags. Simultaneous equation estimation methods (2, SLS, 3 SLS, etc); Matrix treatment of multiple regression; Advanced treatment of the simultaneous equation estimation techniques. Instrumental variables. Bayesian methods of econometrics, estimation and some tests of statistical hypotheses, econometrics and economic policy. 

 

ECO714         Development Economics (2 Units)

Nature of development problems; development and underdevelopment; long-term structural change, development requirement, growth and development, open and close economy models, growth and equity, balance and unbalanced growth; terms of trade; import substitution and export promotion; quantitative analysis; dualisms, human resources and capital formation; investment criteria and technology; trade and aid theories, model and strategies of economic growth and development; Marx historical materialism; vicious circle theories, dependency /imperialism and structural adjustment models, foreign capital resources, trade and development, poverty and income distributions; inequality and population problem; food scarcity problems

Capital formation: Savings/capital accumulation. Various Income hypothesis: Implications for policy/saving: Institutional problems: land tenure system: Structural rigidities. Leadership style: Poverty and Income distribution, inequalities of power, prestige, status, political and economic participation in decision-making: population problem: Problems of food scarcity, housing, health/educational systems. Policy options to deal with these problems should be discussed.

ECO715         Research Methodology                   (3 Units)

The objective of this course is to equip students with adequate knowledge and skills in the following aspects of Research methodology the philosophy of economic research; identification of researchable problems and the development of hypotheses or research questions. The course will also involve a detailed treatment of the methods and problems of collecting relevant research data, the format for presenting research results (i.e. from designing the table of contents to footnoting; referencing bibliography). Also to be covered are the various methods of establishing relationships between economic variables; basic elements of model building in economics; application of multivariate analysis, correlation and discriminant analysis; tests of causality (e.g. Sims-Granger tests, (Chow tests and sensitivity and stability of economic models) as well as analysis of variance. Chisquare tests, etc. students will be required to write a seminar paper in this course.

ECO716         Major Essay (Dissertation) (3 Units)

An essay of about 15,000 words will be prepared by the candidate on a topic of the student‘s choice. 

 

ECO717         Advanced Monetary Economics(2 Units)

Role of money in the economy, money and net wealth, the demand for and supply of money under equilibrium and disequilibrium conditions, the monetary approach to the balance of payments, high powered money, monetary policy, international monetary policy.  Financial Institutions: Instruments, structure and development. Determination of financial structure and development. Non-financial issues of financial structure. Assets and liability of financial institutions. Development of financial institutions and economic growth. Determinants of demand for money in developed countries. Structure and development of banking in Nigeria. Comparison of banking systems in selected advanced and developing countries. 

 

ECO718         AdvancedMathematical Economics (2 Units)

Concept of Mathematical Economics, economic models, components of a mathematical model, types of functions, functions of two or more independent variables, equilibrium analysis in economics, linear models and matrix-algebra, concept of derivatives and economic application, optimization: equilibrium analysis, constrained optimization: Lagrange-multiplier method, Cobb Douglas function as a special case of the CES function, integrals and some economic applications, differential equations, simultaneous equations dynamic models, linear programming: Simplex method, input-output analysis and linear programming: Non-linear programming, game theory. 

 

ECO722         Industrial Economics(2 Units)

Scope, methodology of industrial economics, industrial structure, definitions, problems and measurement theories of the firm; the growth of the firm, diversification in mergers and innovation, investment economics, risk, and uncertainty, the cost of capital, sources of finance, industrial pricing and marketing, pricing and marketing public goods, government intervention in industry and public policy, industrial location; industrial practices and policies in Nigeria and factors of fixed investment demand.

 

ECO723         Labour Economics (2 Units)

Economic models of the labour market, both theoretical and empirical. Illustrations from current policy debates are required. Description of key features of the labour market, analyse models of the labour market in order to make predictions concerning the impact of public policy recommendations, and evaluate existing data relating to these predictions. Topics include the supply of labour and accumulation of human capital; demand for labour in competitive and non-competitive markets; labour unions; the determination of equilibrium wages; wage discrimination; policies such as minimum wage laws, welfare reform, and trade.

 

ECO725         Health Economics(2 Units)

The key concepts of health economics. A theoretical model of the production of health. The Grossman model of the demand for health.  Application of the theory of market failure to the finance and provision of health care. The market for health insurance the issue of equity as it relates to heath and heath care. Critique the technique of health economic evaluation. The role of economic evaluation in health care decision making. Definition of value for money or cost effectiveness in the health economic context. New and emerging topics in the field of health economics.

 

ECO726         Applied Statistics (2 Units)

Sampling and sampling distributions; Estimation; Tests of hypotheses; Extension of Regression analysis (simple and multiple) and all the statistical tests of significance; Basic sampling and surveys; Growth surveys extensions of the analysis of variance; Chi-square.

ECO727         Public Sector Economics(2 Units)

Fiscal functions, institutions and policies. Social goods and optimal distribution. Theory and empirical evidence on expenditure development. Theory and empirical evidence on tax structure. The changing function of fiscal policy and non-fiscal policy and economic revenue structures in selected countries. Federalism and fiscal adjustment theory and practice in selected countries. 

 

ECO728         Islamic Financial System (2 Units)

The key founding principles of Islamic Finance and its potential for further growth such as the Islamic financial market, The rationale for growth in sharia’a compliant financial services, How has the market evolved to date? Islamic finance: its importance, role and relevance for today’s world. Riba (usury) and its prohibition, Gharar and maysir (uncertainty and speculation) in Islamic finance.The rules that recur in structuring for Islamic finance such as the role of Islamic law, the role and importance of the sharia’a, Islamic vs. conventional finance, What is and isn’t permitted under Islamic law? The process of structuring a sharia’a compliant product Understanding Islamic finance guidelines. The nominative Islamic financial contracts, such as Murabaha contracts (sales), Defining murabaha contracts, Murabaha on credit – deferred payment, Late payment treatment,  Murabaha syndicate trade mechanics and Revolving murabaha. Islamic finance products such as Letters of credit and guarantees in Islamic finance, The sharia’a perspective, The role of wakala and kafala in developing the structure, Islamic credit cards, Rules governing sharia’a compliance for credit card finance and Credit card features and sharia’a hotspots. Islamic finance asset classes such as Ijara (leasing) in Islamic finance, Basic operating ijara, Jara muntahia bi tamleek, AAOIFI and IFSB standards for Islamic finance andApplications in modern finance.

 

ECO729         Applied Quantitative Analysis (2 Units)

This course introduces fundamental quantitative analysis theories, such as basic probability theories and descriptive statistics. Introduction to quantitative tecniques, linear programming (graphic method, simplex method and transport method). Forecasting and decision analysis.  The course will not focus on the statistics theories, but will emphasize on the application of statistical packages to solve a variety of management issues, such as primary data processing techniques, various forecasting methods, inventory control models, and quality control models. After completing this course, students are expected to use Excel to solve these common management problems as well as constrained optimization problems. Students will gain some experience in applying these statistical tools to real world problems by collecting, processing, and analyzing their own data in two team writing assignments and a case study.

 

ECO730         Energy Economics (2 Units)

Energy Supply and Economics of Delectable Resources, world oil markets and Energy Security, Natural Gas Price regulation, Deregulation and markets, Electricity, Risk Management, futures markets and Derivatives, Energy and Climate Change, Internalizing Environmental externalities with a focus on CO2 Emissions cap and trade mechanisms, Coal, Nuclear power, energy efficiency policies, Renewable Energy policies.

 

 

ECO731         Introduction to Islamic Economics (2 Units)

Major schools of economics: controlled economy, free economy, and mixed economy and how they compare to the Islamic model. Fundamentals of human life, religion and economics: Scope of religion and economics. Islamic Economics as a branch of Science. Sources of knowledge in Islamic Economics. Foundations of Islamic Economic analysis. Macro and Micro Islamic Economic analysis. Islamic economic system: Philosophical foundations. Role of Shari’ah in providing laws and norms. Basic pillars of the Islamic Economic system. The concept of economy in Islam. Islamic finanacial istruments (mudaraba, murabaha, musharaka, ijira, istisna, and salam).  Interes (riba), and its impact on Muslim and non-Muslim countries. Gharar: excessive risk and speculation, uncertainity, gambling and misrepresentation. Takaful (insurance), sukuk (Islamic bonds), and mortgages. Zakat and sadaga  and other forms of taxation.

 

    1. Course Development

 

The course will be developed to meet up the standard set by the NUC.  The programme brief and course description have been benchmarked against the NUC Minimum Academic Standard for the Economics Programme like other Universities.  Hence, there is no fear of disapproval or rejection by the NUC.

 

 

  1.         Language of Instruction

 

The language of instruction for all the courses in this programme is the English Language.

 

  1. Quality Assurance

 

Subject to the Senate’s approval of this programme, the process of developing and adapting all the course materials will be seriously monitored internally, so as to ensure the quality of courses being developed, right from the onset.  Besides, the 5-year period for the review of course material will be another opportunity to ensure the quality of the courses being reviewed.  Finally, the NOUN procedures for internal course validation will be followed.

 

 

11.0                 STAFF LIST

S/N

Name

Institution Attended

Designation

Responsibility

Email Address

Area Of Specialization

1

AJUDUA, Emmanuel Ifeanyi  (Dr.)

PhD Economics (IMSU), M.Sc Economics, (UNIPORT),BSc. Economics (MADONNA).

Lecturer I

Head of Department

eajudua@noun.edu.ng

ajuduaemmanuel@gmail.com

Monetary Economics, Quantitative economics, Macroeconomics

2

ONWE, Joseph Onyeamaechi

PhD (Economics, WINSCONSIN), M.Sc (Enviromental Art and Science,  WINSCONSIN ) B.Sc Business Management ( WINSCONSIN )

Professor

Staff Member

ojonwe@yahoo.com oonwe@noun.edu.ng

Managerial Economics

 

ADESINA-UTHMAN, Adejoke Ganiyat (Prof.)

 

PhD (Economics, U.P.M).M.Sc. (Finance, IIUM),ACMA, FMNES, FCE, H.N.D. Banking & Finance.

Professor

Staff Member

almiqdad@gmail.com

Financial Economic, Islamic Finance

3.

BAKARE-AREMU, Tunde Abubakar (Dr.)

PhD Economics (Lagos), M. Sc. Economics (Lagos), B.Sc. Economics (Zaria), Higher Diploma in Mathematics (Zaria), Diploma in Mathematics (Zaria).

Lecturer I

Staff Member

tundebakare4u@gmail.com

Monetary Economics, Econometrics, Economics theories(Macro and Micro), Labour and Public Sector

4.

OBAKA, Abel Inabo (Mr.)

Abel Inabo, M.Sc. Economics (UNIJOS), B.Sc. Economics (UNIJOS)

Lecturer I

Staff Member

grace5baka@gmail.com, aobaka@noun.edu.ng

Monetary Economics, Econometrics and Taxation

5.

OHIOZE, Wislon Friday (Mr.)

M.Sc. Economics (UNILAG), B.Sc. Economics (Ilorin),

Lecturer I

Staff Member

ohiozewf@gmail.com

Health Economics and Public Sector Economics

6.

OLUSANYA,  Samuel  Olumuyiwa  (Mr.)

.Sc. Economics (Ibadan), B.Sc. Economics (UNAD).

Lecturer I

Staff Member

biggypascaly@yahoo.com

Development Economics and Energy Economics.

7.

ODISHIKA, Vivian Anietem (Mrs.)

M.Sc.Economics (LAGOS), B.Sc. Economics (DELSU)

Lecturer I

Staff Member

vaniety806@gmail.com

Development Economics, Feminist Economics

 

 

The University equally has facilitators spread across all the 78Study Centres nation-wide, who handle economics courses. Find list below.

 

 

S/N

NAME

QUALIFICATIONS

INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION

TELEPHONE

EMAIL

GEOPOLITICAL
ZONE

STUDY
CENTRE

STAFF

REMARKS

1

AKANEGBU,
Benedict Ndubuisi
(Prof)

B.Sc. M.A. and Ph.D Economics

Nile University, Cadastral Zone, Jabi, Abuja

08132615603
+1(301)854-3433

bakanegbu@gmail.com

North-Central

Abuja Model

Non-staff

Recommended

2

OLORUNFEMI, Sola
(Prof.)

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. Economics; MBA

Adekunle Ajasin University,
Akungba, Ondo State

08035810893

solafem7@yahoo.co.uk, sola.olorunfemi@aaua.edu.ng

South-West

Akure

Non-staff

No credentials

3

SANI, Badayi M.
(Prof.)

B.Sc. Economics; M.A. Development Economics; Ph.D. Economics

Department of Economics,
Bayero University, Kano

08023040528
08038278267

bmsany@yahoo.com

North-West

Kano

Non-staff

Recommended, to provide completed form with passport photograph, all certificates and reference letters

4

NNADI, Kenneth
Ugwu (Prof.)

Ph.D Developmental Economics , M.Sc, B.Sc.Ed. Economics

Federal University of Technology, Owerri

08037523584
08150745768

kenneth.nnadi@futo.edu.ng, kennethnnadi@yahoo.com

South-East

Owerri

Non-Staff

To provide two reference letters

5

ONWUKA,
Kevin Odulukwe
(Dr.)

B.Sc  Agric. in Crop Production; M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics (Farm Mgt. & Prod. Economics); PhD Development Economics & International Trade

Fedaral University  Ndufu-Alike,
Ikwo, Ebonyi State

08076156194,
08160892723

odulukwe@yahoo.com, kevin.onwuka@funai.edu.ng

South-East

Awka

Non-staff

Recommended

6

OKPACHU,
Emmanuel (Dr.)

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. Economics

Centre for Management Development
Wuse II, Abuja

08033737082

okpachu@yahoo.com

North-Central

Abuja Model

Non-Staff

To provide the new application form, CV and refrence letters

7

JELILOV, Gylych (Dr.)

B.Sc. Economics; M.Sc. Economic Growth and Development; M.Sc. Journalism; Ph.D. Economic Sciences (Development and Macroeconomics)

Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja

08052116666

jelilov@nileuniversity.edu.ng

North-Central

Abuja Model

Non-Staff

To provide translated  copies of  certificates, and two reference letters

8

ADESOYE, Adesola
Bolaji (Dr.)

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. Economics

Department of Economics,
 Olabisi Onabanjo University
Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State

08037278683

boladesoye@yahoo.com

South-West

Awa-Ijebu Community

Non-staff

No copies of credentials

9

OKUNEYE, Babatunde
 Adekunle (Dr.)

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. Economics

Department of Economics,
Olabisi Onabanjo University,
Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State

08052000554

okuneyebabatunde@gmail.com

South-West

Awa-Ijebu Community

Non-staff

Recommended

10

UGWOKE, Theophilus
Ifeanyi (Dr.)

B.Sc. Agric. Economics, PGD Finance, MBA Finance, M.Sc. Economics, Ph.D Economics

Madonna University, Okija Campus

08035881598

excellenttheophilus1@gmail.com

South-East

Awka

Non-staff

Recommended

11

CHIJIOKE, Mercy
Ihuoma (Dr.)

B.Sc. Economcs; M.Sc., Ph.D. Develoment Economics

Evangel University, Akaeze,
Ebonyi State

08030973155,
08052414973

mercyic@yahoo.com

South-South

Calabar

Non-staff

Recommended

12

UZOMBA, Peter
Chika (Dr.)

B.Sc. (Ed.) Economics, M.Sc. and Ph.D Economics

Edwin Clark University,
Kiagbodo, Ughelli, Delta State

08032755065

puzomba@yahoo.com

South-South

Emevor Community

Non-staff

Recommended

13

OBOMEGHIE,
Muhammed
Adamu (Dr)

B.Sc (Ed) Economics and Statistics; M.Sc. Economics; Ph.D. Economics Statistics

Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi

08037719420
08057473719

maosidg@yahoo.com

South-South

Fugar
Community

Non-staff

 

14

GOSHIT, Gideon
Gokum (Dr.)

Ph.D Economics, M.Sc. Economics, B.Sc. Economics, IJMB,

Department of Economics,
University of Jos, Plateau

8036055243

gideongoshit@gmail.com

North Central

Jos

Non Staff

 

15

AJEFU, Joseph
Boniface (Dr.)

B.Sc. M.Sc. Ph.D Economics

Federal University, Lokoja

09031218861

joeajefu@gmail.com

North-Central

Lokoja

Non-staff

Recommended

16

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08061693363

loyelami@unilag.edu.ng

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McCarthy

Non-staff

To provide copy of Ph.D. certificate

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ADEKUNLE,
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ADEDEJI,
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NENBEE, Simeon
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NTEEGAH,
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NWANDU,
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AGBAWN, Matthew
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ANWOH, Joseph
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NNACHI, Nwaonuma
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OVENSERI-OGBOMO,
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AISIEN, Leonard
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ERHI, Moses
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Nassarawa State.

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UMARU, Ibrahim
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MAJI, Abu (Dr.)

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UKAUWA,
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12.0                 Registration Procedures

 

Candidates, who meet up the programme’s entry requirements as stated in item 2 above, will apply on-line.  When admitted, they will equally register their courses on-line as is for other NOUN programmes.

 

 

13.0                 Instructional Method, Delivery and Monitoring

 

The instructional method is through the course materials distributed to students at the Study Centres.  Facilitators will then be used to give students additional aid on any area of the course materials requiring further explanation. The facilitators will be closely monitored by the Course Coordinator and the Study Centre staff to ensure the quality of the services they render to the students.

 

14.0     Evaluation

 

Evaluation of all the courses would consist of Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs) and End of Semester examinations. The TMA constitute 30% of the total score. The End of Semester examination is 70%.

 

14.1     Assessment

 

Tutor Marked Assignments

 

Continuous assessments are carried out in the form of assignments and are based on the study material for each course. These assignments will constitute 30% of the total score. The pass mark for the continuous assessment is 50% of the total score.

 

Final Examination

 

Each course will also be examined at the end of the semester. Course lecturers would be encouraged to provide data bank questions to the examination data bank in the Department. Lecturers of the Department who are experts in the various course areas, set questions which must conform to in-house style and format provided by the University. Thereafter, the questions would be internally moderated by the Department, before they are sent to an External Assessor for moderation. The external assessor will be chosen from sister institutions nationwide. The examination constitutes 70% of the total score. The minimum pass mark for the final examination is 50% of the total score.

 

 

14.2     Marking of Examination Scripts

              

The university adopts a zonal conference marking system. Marking is done by qualified examiners from sister institutions at the zonal marking centres using the marking guides prepared by course lecturers, moderated by external examiners.

 

14.3        Grading System and Graduation Requirement

Students are expected to earn a minimum Total Credit Unit (TCE) of 30 credit units and minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 to be qualified for graduation and earn a certificate in PGD (Economics).

 

 

15.0        Learners’ Support

Similar to other students receiving tertiary education, students in Distance Education require various academic and administrative support services from the University. The existing academic support takes place presently at the various Study Centres with student Counsellors and Facilitators. The Faculty of Social Sciences on its own part will take steps to enhance Study facilitation by following up facilities available for its courses in selected Centres and employ more Facilitators as the need arises.

        

16.0      Target Group

Being an Open University system, the PGD in Economics programme should target both young and old candidates who are interested in acquiring academic and professional qualifications.  The target audience thus includes teachers, bankers, economic and business analysts and a wide range of other professionals.

 

17.0     Students’ Enrolment and Projection

 

The annual students’ population is expected to increase at the rate of 15%. It is estimated that about 2,500 students will enroll initially considering the frequent requests of prospective candidates who are eager for this programme to be established.  It is hoped that this number will increase with subsequent admissions.

 

*Staff Projection will grow with the students’ projection. However, the current staff members (both internal and facilitators) are adequate for the estimated number of students to be enrolled for the programme.

 

18.0   CONCLUSION AND PRAYER

 

In view of the fact that there are a lot of prospective candidates for PGD in Economics programme, it is sincerely hoped that this programme will be of immense benefit to the majority of prospective students and workers in the private and public sectors.

 

Our prayer is that the programme should be floated in 2019/2020 academic session.