Department of Economics

Dennis Brown EWUBARE

The Current Head of Department


The Department of Economics offers a rigorous and demanding but worthwhile and rewarding four-year degree programme leading to the award of B.Sc. degree in Economics. 

The programme is designed to provide both academic and professional base from which graduates may continue their personal academic and professional development as they assume managerial responsibilities in either public or private sector of the society.  The Department seeks to develop deeper knowledge of Economics (where the discipline is pursued) with effective articulation of ideas aimed at impacting on the society.


The vision of the Department is to excel in the study of Economics through teaching and research undertaken in search for the truth.


The mission of the Department is to structure courses and programmes tailored towards meeting the scholarly demands of public and private institutions, international institutions and society at large thereby enhancing the growth and development of  world Economics.

Staff list in the Department

NameRankArea Of SpecialisationEmail
Dr. D. B. Ewubare Ag. H.O.DReaderDevelopment Economics and Planning, Economic Theory, Research Methodology and
Prof. S. N. AmadiProfessorInternational Economics/
Dr. A. A. MomoduReaderEconometrics/Operation Research/Mathematical Statistics.momodu
Dr. J. I. OnyemaProfessorApplied
Dr. A. C. IsukulLecturerEconomics, Financial Management and Business
Dr. E. NyecheLecturer llInternational Economics and
Dr. V. AkidiLecturer llPublic Sector & policy
Dr. K. N. OdungweruLecturer llInternational Economics and
Dr. S. C. OzuzuAdjunct LecturerInternational Economics and Finance
Mrs R. Amadi-CelestineAssistant LecturerMonetary
Mr. L. OrluAssistant LecturerMonetary
Mr. J. N. EzebunwaAssistant LecturerFinancial
Mrs. A. C. Maton-AwajiAssistant LecturerDevelopment
Mr. C. ChindaAssistant LecturerInternational Economics and
Mr. L. L. KpagihAssistant LecturerPetroleum, Energy Economics and
Miss. O.T. OliseGraduate
Miss. O.O. AhiakwoGraduate AssistantEconomics and
Miss. Mercy Stanley OrianuHigher Executive
Mr. Temple WoyiPrincipal Data Processing Officer


  • Developing and implementing immediate and long term Departmental goals and objectives in accordance with University goals and Objectives.
  • Developing of annual plan of course offering in line with academic needs of the students and in consultation with National university commission (NUC) benchmark.
  • Promoting innovation in the Departmental curriculum and initiatives for the improving visibility and rating.
  • Promoting inter-developmental cooperation and interdisciplinary initiatives.
  • Maintaining active communication with the University administration and related external bodies.
  • Providing recommendation to the University for employment of staff with requisite skills
  • Developing and implementing polices that guide post graduate programmes
  • Promoting research in various aspects of economics for knowledge sharing and policy formulation. 


Head of Department – Academic Staff – Non Academic Staff


The philosophy of the Economics programme in Rivers State University, Port Harcourt is to produce graduates equipped with critical skills and abilities to abstract, using simplified models that identify the essence of a problem, reason deductively, marshal evidence, assimilate structures, analyse qualitative and quantitative data , synthesize information on socio-economic problems, adopt social science concepts and techniques and communicate concisely the findings to the relevant Authorities and a wider public for better policy making and implementation.


  • To provide the students with requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enhance their capacity thereby enabling them to apply relevant economic principles to real life situations.
  • Inculcate in the students a deep understanding and deep appreciation of the fundamentals and theories in Economic discipline.
  • Provide a solid foundation of knowledge about the workings of an economy and develop the relevant skills for the constructive use of that knowledge in array 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 policy.
  • Stimulate students intellectually through the study of economics and its relevance in a variety of contexts.
  • Provide students with the knowledge and skill base with which they can proceed to further studies in Economics, related areas or in interdisciplinary areas that involve Economics.
  • Develop in students a range of transferable skills that would be of value in employment.