About Us

Overview

Department of Mathematics started as a servicing unit at the inception of the University in the year 2002. In 2004, it became a full unit under the Department of Natural Sciences and today it is now a full Department, accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in the College of Science and Technology. Dr. S. A. Bishop presently acts as Head of Department. From the population of five pioneering students in 2004, the Department has grown to over one hundred and fifty (150) students today.

In response to the needs of industry and Academia, the Department now offers options in Computer Science and Statistics.

Then and now, the Department provides academic services for her students as well as students of other departments in the University. The Department presently has total in-house Faculty strength of twenty (20) and three (3) Staff. The adjunct lecturers handle courses outside the domain of mathematics.

To create a well-balanced, high-quality, and locally adaptable Mathematics knowledge: employing innovative, leading-edge teaching and learning methods and research leading to the award of Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Mathematics, thereby restoring confidence and fostering a curriculum that promotes an integrated, life-applicable education relevant in a globalised world. The programme is thus designed to raise a new generation of Mathematicians who are mentally resourceful, intellectually equipped, futuristically visionary and responsible change-agents with leadership skills to show, thereby leading to the transition from Mathematics to lifematics.

AIM OF THE PROGRAMME

The programme is aimed at developing cognitive abilities and skills relating to intellectual tasks including problem solving in mathematics.

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

To achieve this aim, emphasis will be placed on the following objectives:

  1. Develop in students’ enthusiasm for mathematics and appreciation of its applications in different areas of our national manpower needs.
  2. Produce graduates who can handle mathematics in science, engineering, business and related disciplines involving mathematics.
  3. Prepare students for graduate studies in specialized areas of mathematics or multi-disciplinary areas involving mathematics.
  4. Develop in students the ability to apply their knowledge of mathematics and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in real-life situations.
  5. Provide service courses in mathematics for students in other disciplines requiring a working knowledge of mathematics.