Department of Computer Science

Our History
The Department of Computer Science, Federal University of Lafia, began in February, 2011 as one of the pioneer Departments of the University. You can therefore say the Department is as old as the University. Upon the establishment of the Department, the B.Sc. programme in Computer Science kicked –off with the first intake of students on 24th September, 2011. Ever since, the Department has kept pace with the challenges to grow and remain competitive. At present, the Department is proud of her hardworking Academic and Non-academic staff who are dedicated to the mission, vision and strategic plan of the Department. The research interests and focus of Academic staff cuts across diverse areas of computing including, but not limited to Software Engineering, Mobile Computing, Web and Internet Technologies, Networking, Security and Distributed Computing, Cloud Computing, Databases, Artificial Intelligence, General Theory of Computing and Informatics. These two growth projectiles from our humble homestead, indicate the dynamism which follows the positive attributions that engaging in sociological research can engender for human development. Meaning basically that no matter how you view it, Sociology enables thrusts in various academic directions that put the human being at its very centre of endeavour. Such that alongside pursuing the vision and mission of the Federal University of Lafia, our students acquire research skills that can, upon graduation, grant self-evident independence for income generation and self-reliance in a world suitably favoured to obtaining and maintaining sustainable developmental goals. The Department is therefore continuously guided by its vision of being dynamic and well-grounded in research and scholarship using global best practices. We are also working assiduously to develop and inculcate in both staff and students a research culture that will enable them to contribute positively to social research, social policy, and societal development.
Computer Science is one of the bedrocks of technological development and national growth with attendant contribution to human welfare, health and progress. The relevance of Computer Science to the society is premise on the fact that knowledge acquired is basic to the advancement of science and technology. The programme is designed to provide broad and high quality education that emphasises the theoretical and algorithmic foundations of computing, which guide design, implementation and application of computation systems. This will produce graduates who have the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solve the theoretical and practical problems in Computer Science, develop relevant ICT for national development and societal needs, wealth creators and who are prepared for further studies through rigorous research
Vision & Mission
MISSION In line with the mission of the University which is to train graduates and equip them with skills for socio-economic development, the Department of Computer Science strives to provide an enabling environment for the training of men and women to acquire skills and knowledge in the area of Computer Science for the advancement of immediate and larger society. VISION Our vision is to be a Centre of excellence in computer training and research.
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Postgraduate Studies
The Department was among the first to commence postgraduate studies in the 2016/2017 academic year with about twenty-two (22) students at the PGD, thirty-two (32) M.Sc. and twenty (20) M.Phil./PhD levels. Today the programmes which comprise of specializations in Medical Sociology, Anthropology, Sociology of Gender, Demography, Sociology of Development, Industrial Sociology, Rural Sociology and Criminology, have graduated forty-one (41) PGD, forty-two (42) M.Sc. and sixteen (16) Ph.D. students. Postgraduate scholarship in the Department of Sociology, Federal University of Lafia offers students the opportunity of studying in an enabling atmosphere with highly competent academics who are dedicated to impacting sustainable and developmental knowledge and skills.
The Department of Sociology provides guidance for both staff and students via its mentoring scheme that is poised to render mentees with academic, administrative, and interpersonal guidance from mentors who are more experienced than themselves. This functions not only to provide direction for mentees on becoming sound academics cum administrators in line with the University’s goals, but it also helps them with the necessary skills and support system to building up viable careers thus enhancing career opportunities and development, a healthy workplace culture as entrenched by the productive relationship among colleagues’ continuity in skills.
Admission Requirements
Candidates aspiring to study B.Sc. Sociology must obtain five passes at credit level in Mathematics and English Language as well as passes at credit level in any three of the following: Government, Economics, Geography, History, Christian/Islamic Religious studies, and any other arts subjects at the SSCE, GCE, NECO or their equivalent at not more than two sittings in addition to meeting up the JAMB requirements for admission. At the postgraduate level, candidates wishing to study in the Department are required to fulfil the following conditions depending on the degree one is applying for. PGD- Credit level pass in both English Language and mathematics, minimum of a third class Bachelor’s degree in Sociology or related discipline, HND or professional qualifications cognate to Sociology. Waiver could be given for candidates with work experience. M.Sc.- Five O’level credits including English Language and Mathematics, minimum of second class (lower Division) Bachelor’s degree from an approved University, postgraduate diploma with an average of 60%, PGD at credit level pass on weighted percentage average. Ph.D.- Meet matriculation requirements of credit level pass in both English Language and Mathematics, passes Masters degree with an average of 60% from this University or other accredited university.

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Our Programmes

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B.Sc Computer Science (Full time and Part time)
We offer the following area of specializations in Software Engineering, Mobile Computing, Web and Internet Technologies, Networking, Security and Distributed Computing, Cloud Computing, Databases, Artificial Intelligence, General Theory of Computing and Informatics.
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