On the teaching of economics in Nigeria

Although the 1962-68 National Development Plan recognises the need for trained economists, relatively little thought has been given to the training of the desired economists, the content and mode of their education. In this article the education which the Nigerian would-be economists receive in the universities is examined and the assumptions which underline their training are critically reviewed. Notes; Appendix: Plan of lectures for a four-year economics first degree.

Title: On the teaching of economics in Nigeria
Author: Okonjo, Chukuka
Year: 1963
Periodical: The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies
Volume: 5
Issue: 2
Pages: 197-210
Language: English
Geographic term: Nigeria
Subject: economics education
Abstract: Although the 1962-68 National Development Plan recognises the need for trained economists, relatively little thought has been given to the training of the desired economists, the content and mode of their education. In this article the education which the Nigerian would-be economists receive in the universities is examined and the assumptions which underline their training are critically reviewed. Notes; Appendix: Plan of lectures for a four-year economics first degree.