Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics and Statistics

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Mathematics is very strategic to many fields including basic science, social and management sciences. Its importance cannot be overemphasized. The philosophy of this degree programme is to create a sense of enthusiasm in mathematics and its application in different areas. 

The programme shall be designed to

  • instill in students a sense of enthusiasm for mathematics, an appreciation of its application in different areas and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying; 
  • provide students a broad and balanced foundation in mathematics knowledge and practical skills in statistics and computer science;
  • develop in students the ability to apply their mathematics knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in mathematics;
  • develop in students, through an education in mathematics, a range of transferable skills of value in mathematical related and non-mathematical related employment;
  • provide students with knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized areas of mathematics or multi-disciplinary areas involving mathematics;
  • generate in students an appreciation of the importance of mathematics in an industrial, economic, environmental and social context.    

Admission Requirement  

The entry requirements shall be at least credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Physics to form the core subjects with credit in any other two relevant science subjects at the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent. In addition, an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), with appropriate subject combination is required for admission into 100 Level.  

Candidates with two A level passes (graded A-E) at the GCE Advanced Level in relevant subjects (Mathematics, Further Mathematics ,Physics and Chemistry) may be admitted into 200-level.   

Graduation Requirement To grauduate, a student must pass a minimum of 120 units including all compulsory courses.    

Learning Outcomes      

a) Regime of Subject Knowledge  

All  bachelors honours level,Mathematics graduates  are expected to develop cognitive abilities and skills relating to intellectual tasks including problem solving in mathematics   

b) Competencies and Skills        

They should be able to demonstrate practical skills relating to the solution of  mathematical problems and its applications.  

c) Behaviourial Attitudes  

They should be able to demonstrate general skills relating to non-subject specific competencies, computer literacy, communication skills, interpersonal skills, organization skills, IT skills and life-long learning skills.  

  Attainment Levels  

Graduates of  Mathematics  are expected to have the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in Mathematics and other related areas in relation to national and societal needs.  

Resource Requirement for Teaching and Learning  

  • Academic and Non-Academic Staff
  • Academic and Non-Academic Spaces  
  • Academic and Laboratory Equipment  
  • Library and Information Resources  

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