Department of Mathematics

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria - Nigeria



Department of Mathematics, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, was established in October 1962. In its early years, the Department was mainly offering combined honours degree such as B.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics with Physics. The B.Sc. single (honours) programmes in Mathematics, Mathematics with Computer Science and Mathematics with Statistics started in the early 1970's. By the end of the 1970's and early 1980's, the Department had graduated Masters and Ph.Ds. in Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics.

However, Statistics and Computer Science programmes got discontinued due to lack of manpower. B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics with Computer Science was resuscitated in 2001 with eight students selected from the B.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics at 300 level. Also, B.Sc. (Hons) Statistics programme was resuscitated during the 2001/2002 academic session. M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Statistics and Computer Science were also revived during the same session.

Presently, the Department offers the following courses:

  1. B.Sc (Hons) Mathematics
  2. B.Sc (Hons) Computer Science
  3. B.Sc (Hons) Statistics
  4. Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science
  5. Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics
  6. M.Sc Mathematics
  7. M.Sc Computer Science
  8. M.Sc Statistics
  9. Ph.D. Mathematics
  10. Ph.D. Computer Science
  11. Ph.D. Statistics

The Department of Mathematics is committed to provide effective and innovative graduates and undergraduate education to Mathematics students, Computer Science students and statistics students in order to prepare them to succeed in their further studies and careers, to produce high-level human power and enhance capacity building through retraining, in order to meet the needs and challenges of the nation and to establish and foster national and international integration and development.

Our vision is to be recognized internationally for excellence in research and teaching, and nationally for high-quality service so as to be a world class Department comparable to any other Department.

To produce well nurtured graduate that will be in a possition to contribute to the advancement of knowledege at local, National and Global levels

Values are regarded as inbuilt ideas, shared practices, perceptions and outlook. The values for our Department are;

  1. Quality Academic and Research Programmes and facilities based on NUC requirement.
  2. Cosmopolitan Staff and Student Composition.
  3. Reputation for Departmental Discipline and Harmony
  4. Quality of Learning and Research.
  5. Quality and Variety of Learning and Research Facilities.
  6. Dynamic and Interactive Leadership for the Department.