Preamble

This University Handbook is a guide to all students of the University. It provides the required information about the University’s vision, mission, history, rules and regulations.

 This segment of the Handbook provides vital information about the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science as well as the history of the Department, philosophy and objectives and the requirements for admission and graduation. Students are therefore advised to go through and understand the various sections of this Handbook.

 The Handbook may be revised from time to time to suit the needs of the Department and the University. In cases where there is any inconsistency with the provision of the University’s laws and statutes, the laws and statutes of the University shall supersede that of the Department.

 Dr. Ibrahim Lawal Kane

(Head, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

 

Brief History of the Department

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is one of the seven (7) pioneer Departments in the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences. It was established in January 2007 and designed to offer two degree programmes: B.Sc. Mathematics and B.Sc. Computer Science. In her first session (2006/2007), the Department had a total of thirteen (13) academic staff and sixty five (65) students for the B.Sc. Mathematics programme and one hundred and seventy five (175) students for the B.Sc. Computer Science programme.

 At present, there are 137 students in B.Sc. Mathematics programme and 508 students for the B.Sc. Computer Science programme. In the 2012/2013 Session, the Department started M.Sc. Programme in Mathematics and in Computer Science. Currentl

y there are a total of 394 S

The pioneer Head of Department was Habibullah Aminu. He was succeeded by the following staff in the following order: Hamisu Musa, Abubakar M. Gadu, Dr. Babagana A. Madu, Hamisu Musa, Anasu Rabe, Professor Abdelshakur Elsamahy, Dr. Aminu Adamu and Dr. Hamisu Musa. The current Head of Department is Dr. Ibrahim Lawal Kane.

 MATHEMATICS UNIT

 Philosophy 

The philosophy of the B.Sc. Mathematics Programme is to produce graduates with the talents that could tackle the computational problems of the Nigerian society and the world at large; through the acquisition of solid foundation and knowledge of the Mathematical Sciences, that is; the knowledge which nurtures confidence, zeal and capacity for analytical problem and potential for research in the scientific age.

 Objectives

The objectives of the Unit are as follows:

  • To develop in the students the enabling capacity to create Mathematical models as solutions to various scientific and socio-economic problems.

  • To produce competent Mathematics graduates for the Nigerian labour market and the world in general.

  • To widen the knowledge base and enhance the capacity of students to address the general Mathematical problems of the pure and applied sciences.

  • To prepare students intellectually to pursue postgraduate research studies in all areas of the Mathematical Sciences.

  • To produce graduates who would be entrepreneurially conscious and self-reliant.

COMPUTER SCIENCE UNIT

Philosophy and Objectives

 Philosophy

The philosophy of the B.Sc. Computer Science Programme is to produce graduates with the talents that could tackle the technological challenges of the Nigerian society and the world at large. This is to be achieved through the acquisition of solid foundation and knowledge of Computer Science, that is; the knowledge which nurtures confidence, zeal, and capacity for analytical problem and potential for research in the scientific age.

 

Objectives

The objectives of the programme are as follows:

  • Give high level training in general computer appreciation and application.

  • Develop high level computer skills for the various levels of computer programming languages.

  • Further popularize the importance of computer knowledge and its relevance to personal/national progress.

  • Prepare students intellectually to pursue post-graduate studies in all areas of computer science.

  • To produce graduates who would be entrepreneurially conscious and self-reliant.