Motto: Innovation Drives Transformation

Mathematics and Statistics

Course ID
Mathematics and Statistics (MATS)
Core Values


 To develop and apply statistical methods to solve problems and grow knowledge in Ikot Abasi, our country, and beyond.


To lead academic departments of Mathematics and statistics in impact on science, technology, and society, through our own work and the actions.

Core Values

Integrity | Transparency |  and Accountability.

Program Philosophy for B.Sc in Mathematics and Statistics
The philosophy of the Department is to train students to acquire academic excellence and competence in Mathematical reasoning and problem–solving through the use of logic and computational skills with main purpose of meeting our national needs in the area of technological advancement which is currently a global trend.

Strategic Objectives

  1. To grow our undergraduate programme and study the landscape of opportunities for our students and make changes to our programs to ensure that our students are well prepared for the opportunities they seek. 
  2. To instil in our students a sense of enthusiasm for courses in our department, an appreciation of its application in different areas and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.


  1. To pursue and achieve success in competitive external research funding to support our work and to provide funded research opportunities for our students


  1. To provide students a broad and balanced foundation in mathematics knowledge and practical skills in statistics and computer science.


  1. To develop in students the ability to apply their mathematics knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in mathematics.


A degree involving mathematics or statistics will prepare you for a career in areas such as health, finance, information technology, education, pharmaceuticals, government, insurance, and academia.

Basic Admission Requirements and Expected Duration of the Programmes

Candidates can be admitted into any of the degree programmes in Science by one of the following three ways:

  1. The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
  2. Direct Entry
  3. Inter-University Transfer

UTME Entry Mode

The minimum academic requirement is credit level passes in five (5) subjects at O’Level innationally recognised examination including English Language, Mathematics and three other Science subjects which are relevant to the intended programme at not more than two sittings. In addition, an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with relevant subject combination is also required for admission into 100 Level.

Direct Entry Mode

Candidates seeking admission into a programme in Science through Direct Entry must havepasses at GCE ‘A’ Level/IJMB or its equivalent in a minimum of two (2) Science subjects relevant to the intended programme to be considered for admission into 200 Level. This isin addition to fulfilling the requirement of a minimum of credit level passes in five (5) relevant subjects at ‘O’ Level as indicated above.

Inter-University Transfer Mode

Students can transfer into 200-Level courses provided they have the relevant qualifications.Universities are to certify that students meet the minimum requirements for the Inter- University Transfer.

Minimum Duration

The minimum duration of science programmes is four (4) academic sessions for candidates whoenter through the UTME Mode. Direct Entry candidates admitted into the 200 level of their programmes will spend a minimum of three (3) academic sessions.