Maths/Stat/Comp Science

Admission Requirements

Maths/Stat/Comp - Admission Requirements

Course Outline

Course Outline

Course Contents

Course Contents

Graduation Requirements



Welcome to the Department of Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science

Welcome to the Department of Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science

The department offers B.Sc. Honours degree in

    and  Postgraduate Programme in:

    1. Industrial Mathematics
    2. Mathematics
    3. Statistics
    4. Computer Science

    These programmes promote inter-disciplinary research in the areas of mathematical Modelling, Probability Theory, environmental Science, Computer Science, Operation Research, Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis.

    The high level manpower development in mathematics Industrial Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science enables the graduates of our programmes to compete favourably in industries, government parastatals, especially in economic planning departments, educational institutions, consultancy services, etc. in addition, they are available in the department, adequate for undergraduate and postgraduate work.


    Mr. P.T. Maaki

    Head of Department

    Brief History of The Department

    The Department of Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science in the College of Science, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, was established in 1989. The Department admitted its first set of students in the 1989/1990 academic session. Many of the Graduates of this programme have found employment in reputable institutions, companies and oil industries, etc. The Department was offering a B.Sc (Ed) Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science degree programme since 1989/1990 academic session. The syllabus for the degree programme comprised – 70% Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science and 30% Education Courses. The broad nature of the degree was aimed at developing manpower in order to address the acute shortage of teachers in these areas, in the immediate University catchment’s area. However, the holders of this degree are well grounded to undertake specialized postgraduate programmes in any of the araes (Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science).

    By the 1996/97 session the University Senate restructured the Department by introducing two new additional degree programmes – the Honours degree programmes. These could not however, commence at that time. The degree programmes eventually commenced in the 2001/2002 academic session during which the B.Sc (Ed) degree programme was transferred to the appropriate department leaving the two Honour programmes in the department. These new undergraduate degree programmes offered in the Department with effect from 2001/2002 session are;

    1. B.Sc (Hon) Mathematics/Computer Science
    2. B.Sc (Hon) Statistics/Computer Science

    The Postgraduate degree programme in the Department commence in the 2003/2004 academic session. In line with current trend in scientific research, the postgraduate programmes are multi-disciplinary and adaptive.

    1. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in
    2. Master of Science/Doctor of Philosophy (M.Sc/Ph.S) in
    Admission Requirements

    The University’s Policy on admission is to determine matriculation requirements for candidates seeking admission into the University of Agriculture, Makurdi and place suitably qualified ones in the available programmes within the institution based on their expressed preferences and level of performance in JAMB examination.

    Admission Requirements to the Various Programmes


    Generally the minimum requirement for admission will be one or more of the following: 5 SSCE/WASC/NECO/GCE O’Level or equivalent Credit Passes (at not more than two sittings) categorized as follows:

    1. Two Credit passes in Mathematics and Physics,
    2. At least two credits in any of Chemistry, Biology, English Language, Further Mathematics.
    3. One Credit pass in any Economics or Geography
    4. Further, Candidates must have obtained at least a pass in English Language and Chemistry.


    1. Holder of UME requirement plus WASC/GCE A’ Level/IJMB passes in Mathematics and at least one other relevant subject, may be admitted to 200 level.
    2. Holders of HND with at least lower credits  in relevant disciplines who posses UME requirement may be admitted to 200 level.
    3. NCE Holders with at least two credit passes in relevant subjects and who posses the UME requirements may be admitted to 200 level.
    4. OND Holders with Upper Credits in relevant disciplines who poses the UME requirements may be admitted to 200 level.
    5. NCE Holders with one credit Pass and who posses the UME requirements may be admitted to 100 level.

    OND Holders with Lower Credits in relevant disciplines who posses the UME requirements may be admitted to 100 level