January 16, 2017

MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS/STATISTICS

B. Sc MATHEMATICS PROGRAMME

PHILOSOPHY OF B.SC MATHEMATICS PROGRAMME

The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree programme in Mathematics is designed to provide Students with sound Numerical and computational skills to contribute to the Scientific and Technological development of the nation and the world in general.

OBJECTIVES OF B.SC MATHEMATICS PROGRAMME

i)          To produce mathematicians with the understanding of both pure and applied mathematics.

ii)         To provide manpower development in the professional and academic institutions.

iii)        To enhance the development of research skills in Mathematical sciences for national development.

DEGREE OFFERED

The Department offers an undergraduate programme leading to the award of B.Sc (Hons) Mathematics.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

The duration for the degree programme is a minimum of four years for those who enter through 100 level and three years for those who enter through 200 level in the direct entry admission.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION INTO THE PROGRAMME

UNIFIED TERTIARY MATRICULATION EXAMINATION (UTME):

Candidates are expected to sit for UTME Examination in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any one of Biology, Chemistry, Economics and Biology.

Ordinary Level (O’ Level) Requirement: Candidates should have at least 5 credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two from Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Further Mathematics in not more than two (2) sittings from a recognised examination body such as WAEC, NECO, NABTEB etc.

 

DIRECT ENTRY (DE): In addition to O’ level requirements out lined in 4.2 (above),

Candidates should have either:

  1. At least Two A ’Level passes in Mathematics, Physics and any one from Chemistry or Biology from a recognised examination body eg. IJMB, GCE A’ Level.
  2. At least a Lower Credit for Diploma and NCE graduates.

SPECIFICATION OF CREDIT UNITS BY LEVEL

Candidate are expected to register and pass a minimum of  147 credit units for those commencing at 100 level and 100 credit units for those admitted into 200 level, as per the following specification.

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LEVEL                                                          UNITS

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100                                                                  47

200                                                                  38 or 44

300                                                                  25 or 28

400                                                                  37 or 42

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Total Units for 100 level         =  147 – 150

Total Units for DE                  =  100 – 103

CLASSIFICATION OF DEGREE TO BE AWARDED

The following classifications Based on Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) apply to all degrees awarded by the University.

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Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)                Class of Degree

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4.50 – 5.00                                                                  First Class

3.50 – 4.49                                                                  Second Class (Upper Division)

2.40 – 3.49                                                                  Second Class (Lower Division)

1.50 – 2.39                                                                  Third Class

1.00 – 1.49                                                                  Pass

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND AWARD OF DEGREE

For the award of a degree, a student must have been duly matriculated and have satisfied the following:

  1. Passed all the registered courses in the degree programme.
  2. Passed all the prescribed general studies courses.
  3. Earned the required minimum number of course credit units as determined by the department/Faculty/Senate for the award of degree.
  4. Fulfill the general requirements of credits in English language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
  5. Earned a satisfactory grade in SIWES.
  6. Found worthy in character.

 

B.Sc STATISTICS OPTION

1.1       PHILOSOPHY OF B.SC STATISTICS OPTION

The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree programme in Statistics is designed to provide Students with sound computational skills to meet the needs for the Country’s statistical and demographic challenges.

1.2       OBJECTIVES OF B.SC STATISTICS PROGRAMME

i)          To produce statisticians with advanced understanding of both pure and applied statistics.

ii)         To provide manpower development in the professional and academic institutions.

iii)        To enhance the development of research skills in Statistics for national planning purposes.

 

2.0       DEGREE OFFERED

The Department offers an undergraduate programme leading to the award of

B.Sc (Hons) Statistics.

3.0       DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

The duration for the degree programme is a minimum of four years for those who enter through 100 level and three years for those who enter through 200 level in the direct entry admission.

4.0       REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION INTO THE PROGRAMME

4.1 UNIVERSAL TERTIARY MATRICULATION EXAMINATION (UTME):

Candidates are expected to sit for UTME Examination in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any one of Chemistry, Economics and Biology.

       4.2 ORDINARY LEVEL (O’ Level): Candidates should have at least 5 credit passes in

English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two from Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Further Mathematics in not more than two (2) sittings from a recognised examination body such as WAEC, NECO, NABTEB etc.

        4.3 DIRECT ENTRY (DE): In addition to O’ level requirements out lined in 4.2 (above),

Candidates should either have

  1. At least Two A ’Level passes in Mathematics, Physics and any one from Chemistry or Biology from a recognised examination body eg. IJMB, GCE A’ Level.
  2. At least a Lower Credit for Diploma and NCE graduates.

5.0       SPECIFICATION OF CREDIT UNIT BY LEVEL

Candidate are expected to register and pass a minimum of  157 credit units for those commencing at 100 level and 110 credit units for those admitted into 200 level, as per the following specification.

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LEVEL                                                          UNITS

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100                                                                  47

200                                                                  38 or 44

300                                                                  28 or 30

400                                                                  37 or 42

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Total Units for 100 level         =  151 – 164

Total Units for DE                  = 103 – 116

 

  6.0     CLASSIFICATION OF DEGREE TO BE AWARDED

The following classifications Based on Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) apply to all degrees awarded by the University.

____________________________________________________________________________

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)                Class of Degree

____________________________________________________________________________

4.50 – 5.00                                                                  First Class

3.50 – 4.49                                                                  Second Class (Upper Division)

2.40 – 3.49                                                                  Second Class (Lower Division)

1.50 – 2.39                                                                  Third Class

1.00 – 1.49                                                                  Pass

 

7.0     GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND AWARD OF DEGREE

For the award of a degree, a student must have been duly matriculated and have satisfied the following:

  1. Passed all the registered courses in the degree programme.
  2. Passed all the prescribed general studies courses.
  3. Earned the required minimum number of course credit units as determined by the department/Faculty/Senate for the award of degree.
  4. Fulfill the general requirements of credits in English language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
  5. Earned a satisfactory grade in SIWES.
  6. Found worthy in character.