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Department of Statistics


Introduction and General Background

The Department of Statistics offers a degree programme in Bachelor of Science (B.Sc), Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Statistics.

The Department of Statistics was an arm of the then Mathematical Sciences Department established in 1988 at the inception of UNAAB. In 2005/2006 session, the Department of Statistics evolved to become a unique academic division in the production of highly trained graduates and postgraduates in Statistics.

Philosophy and Objectives

Statistics is a subject with a broad spectrum of application in physical and life Sciences, Engineering, Education and Social Sciences.

The programme is intricately designed to give students opportunity to obtain broad knowledge in theory and application of Statistics. The specific objectives are:

  1. To train professional Statisticians with required knowledge and experience in problem solving in all sectors of the economy.
  2. To train a strong disciplinary core of Statisticians to pursue the study of scientific and technological problems by using statistical techniques and to undertake research in various branches of statistics that are relevant to national planning.
  3. To produce graduates with wide horizon in statistics that will be relevant in research and academic development.
  4. To provide instructions in Statistics to candidates in courses of study in other departments of the University.
  5. To produce graduates that will be job creators through consultancy services in the area of statistical analysis.

Graduation Requirements

For the award of a Bachelor of Science in Statistics, a student should have satisfied the following approved minimum academic standards:

  1. He/She must have spent not less than 3 or 4 academic years depending on the point of entry
  2. He/She must not exceed the minimum periods above by more than two academic sessions;
  3. He/She must have passed all the University (Compulsory) courses;
  4. He/She must have passed all the College/Department (Core) courses and the required electives;
  5. His/Her CGPA at the end of the programme must not be less than 1.0

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