At inception in 1985, the department commenced as department of Economics, awarding only B.Sc degree in Economics. In 1987 the department was changed to the Department of Economics and Management Sciences as a result of the introduction of B.Sc degree programme in Accounting. However, following the restriction of NDA academic programme in 2002, a combined degree programme in Economics/Accounting was introduced in place of the initial separate degree programme in Economics and Accounting.
The National Universities Commission Resource Verification Team visited the department in December 2007 to access unapproved/new academic programme. After the verification and assessment exercise, the National Universities Commission gave approval for the splitting of the combined degree programme in Economics/Accounting into separate degree programmes in Economics and Accounting respectively. The department became full-fledged Economics department in 2013.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT
The aim of the Department is to produce graduates (Officer Cadets) and postgraduate students who are able to proffer solution to socio-economic problems that affect the Nigerian Armed Forces and the society at large. The degree programmes have been designed to achieve the following objectives:
- To provide students with balanced academic curriculum of study this will enable them to contribute effectively to the operational needs of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
- To produce competent professional officers and postgraduate students who will be economists, and financial experts.
- To create an intellectually exciting and supportive workplace environment in which high quality, internationally recognized research and teaching in economics and related disciplines are produced and disseminated.
VISION OF THE DEPARTMENT
Nigerian Defence Academy vision is to produce high quality military officers and postgraduate students in academic excellence and morals that compete anywhere in the world. Economics department is a dynamic department producing graduates with the best thinking on and best capacities for investigating local, national, and global economic problems and policy issues as well as globally competitive problem solving, writing and communication skills.
The mission statement of Economics department is the pursuit of excellence in knowledge for defence policy, character and service to humanity via impactful teaching and learning that is in line with the Nigerian Universities commission benchmark. The mission statement also, includes the provision of high quality research services to Nigeria and the world and to extend the frontiers of economic science as well as to produce professional economists whose thinking and capacity to find solutions to economic problems would drive Nigeria development process.
|1.||Dr AA Alexander||Associate Professor/HOD||6/10|
|2.||Prof CI Egwaikhide||Professor||7/9|
|3.||Prof ZS Saheed||Professor||7/3|
|4.||Dr S Saad||Associate Professor||6/10|
|5.||Dr S Ayodeji||Senior Lecturer||4/9|
|6.||Maj IM Imam||Senior Lecturer||4/6|
|7.||Mr MG Danpome||Lecturer I||4/9|
|8.||Dr A Yakubu||Lecturer II||3/4|
|9.||Mrs JA Yakubu||Lecturer II||3/4|
|10.||Dr OJ Ikubor||Lecturer II||3/3|
|11.||Mr DA Dahoro||Assistant Lecturer||2/8|
|12.||Mr IS Oyefabi||Assistant Lecturer||2/7|
|13.||Maj HH Gusau||Assistant Lecturer||2/7|
|14.||Mr A Yahaya||Grad Assistant||1/2|
|15.||Mr U Haruna||Grad Assistant||1/2|
NON ACADEMIC STAFF
|1.||Mrs Rashidat B Adisa||Personal Secretary I||11/11|
|2.||Mrs Janet Zagi||Chief Secretary Assistant||8/15|
|3.||Mr Philip D Rayah||Chief Clerical Officer||6/15|
|4.||Mrs Rabi Yahaya||Steward I||4/13|
|5.||Mrs Juliana Orinya||Cleaner I||3/7|