The programme will equip the students with a broad foundation in the field of social sciences, and ground them in the application of economic theory and the tools of economic analysis in solving human behavioural problems.
The programme will equip the students with a broad foundation in the field of social sciences, and ground them in the application of economic theory and the tools of economic analysis in solving human behavioural problems. It also prepares graduates to easily fit into several fields of human endeavour in both the public and private sector, especially in careers like administration, banking and finance, planning and policy making, research, statistics, entrepreneurship, and in Secondary School and University teaching. The belief that guides the training of students in Economics is the desire to continuously produce graduates well armed to play positive roles towards the social and economic advancement of Nigeria, Africa and the world. The degree in Economics enables one to make rational choices and understand the nature of wealth production in the economy.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: Admission shall be open to all, irrespective of gender, race, religion or political leanings. Applicants must satisfy all faculty and departmental requirements. A prospective candidate must not be less than 15 years of age.
Admission into the undergraduate programmes of the University would be either through the Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) or by Direct Entry (DE) as organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). However, 90% of applicants will be admitted through the UTME, while the remaining 10% will be by Direct Entry.
UTME (JAMB): Candidates applying for admission into the University through JAMB UTME must have a minimum score of 160, with subjects English, Economics, Maths, Economics, commerce/Business Methods. Post-UTME screening will be conducted for interested all interested candidates to ensure that only the best students are admitted as well as to maintain high educational standards.
O’Levels: The candidate must have not less than five credit passes (at one sitting) or six credit passes (at two sittings ) in Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) or General Certificate Examination Ordinary Level (GCE, ‘O’ Level) organised by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) or the National Examination Council (NECO), including English and Mathematics. Five Credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics Economics, commerce/Business Methods for all categories of students seeking admission is mandatory.
Direct Entry: As from the second phase of development, General Certificate Examination Advanced Level (GCE A’ Level) holders with a minimum of 9 points plus ‘O’ Level English and Mathematics, OND with a minimum of credit pass; or graduates of recognised related programmes may be considered for a direct entry. Candidates need Two ‘A’ Level passes including Economics.
PCU Registers With NPUGA
As part of the objectives of the University to enhance sporting activities on the campus, the management of has finalized the registration of the university with Nigerian Private Universities Games (NPUGA).