Mission Statement of the Department:
We major in the teaching and research works of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. Our academic programme provide the needed tools for mathematical techniques and logical reasoning through the studying of fundamentals and basic principles of Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics and Chemistry and other numerous applications in academic disciplines and in developing programme suitable for specialized post graduate training and employment.
A Brief History of the Creation, Past and Current Leadership of the Department:
The Department of Mathematical Sciences was one of the foundation Departments in the Faculty of Science and in the University. The Department of Mathematical Sciences later developed three academic programmes with degree awarding Options in Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science.
When the Department was established, it was named the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in 1982/83 academic session with four pioneering students and Dr. Adjei as the Head of Department for both Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Department of Physics. Four lecturers that started the Department include: Mr. S.A. Olorunsola (now Professor); Dr. Adjei, Professor Akin-Ojo, Mr. Akpome (a Corp Member) and Professor P.O. Olutiola (The Dean). Other academic staff employed by the Department included Prof. A. Olubummo, Dr. F.M. Aderibigbe (now Professor), Mr. P.O. Arawomo, Mr. A.J. Sunmonu, Mr. D.I. Obembe and Mr. R.A. Adeleke. Part-Time Lecturers also include Prof. C.O. Imoru, Prof. E.A. Akinrelere, Dr. Y.A. Aregbesola, Dr. A.B. Fagbohun, Dr. E.A Falodu, Dr. D.O. Adewunmi, Dr. A.V. Afuwape, Dr. G.O. Amao, Dr. R.A. Ademiluyi and Dr. K. Ogunmoyela. Prof. E.A. Ibijola is the current Head of Department.
General Information on the Framework and Services of the Department:
The Mathematical Sciences Department is made up of three major Options: namely Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. The undergraduate programme is designed primarily among other objectives to provide students with the necessary tools, for mathematical techniques and logical reasoning. To achieve these objectives, the curriculum was designed with the first two years of the programme being devoted to studying the fundamentals and basic principles of Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics and Chemistry and to their numerous applications in other academic disciplines. Emphasis is placed, in the later years, on developing programmes suitable for specialized postgraduate training and employment in the public service and the industries.
General Information on the Organs and Activities of the Department
a. Five ‘O’ Level Credit passes at the SSCE/NECO/GCE “O” level or its equivalent at ONE sitting which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics and at least a Pass in Chemistry.
b. UTME Subjects must include Mathematics and Physics.
c. University of Ado-Ekiti Pre-Degree Science with average score of at least a B (60-69%) in Mathematics and Physics and a C (50-59%) in English Language.
Satisfactory grades at the ‘A’ Level of the GCE or its Equivalent in Mathematics and in Physics and or Chemistry or any other Science Subject may be considered for exemption from all or some of the 100 Level Courses in the programme.
a. Five ‘O’ Level credit passes at the SSCE/NECO/GCE ‘O’ level or its equivalent at ONE sitting which must include English Language, Mathematics and any other three Science or Social Science subject.
b. In addition to this, the students must have taken the Use of English, Mathematics and any other two Science or Social Science subjects at the University Matriculation Examination (UME) OR
c. Must have passed the pre-degree Science/Pre-degree Social Science University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. At least a B(60-69%) score in Mathematics and one Social Science subjects and a C(50-59%) Score in one Science and one Social Science subjects, provided 1(a) is satisfied.
Passes in two ‘A’ level subjects which must include Mathematics and one Science or Social Science subject provided 1(a) is satisfied or at least Upper Credit pass in ND Statistics, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Science or Social Sciences. Provided 1(a) is satisfied.
COMPUTER SCIENCE OPTION:
a. Five ‘O’ Level credit passes at ONE sitting, which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and one Science or Social Science subject.
b. UME subjects must include Mathematics and Physics
The following MAY be considered – Two ‘A’ Level subjects including Mathematics or NCE with at least credit pass in Mathematics and any Science or Social Science subject or a Upper Credit passes in OND Computer Science, Statistics or Electronics/Electrical Engineering, provided 1(a) above is satisfied.