- Why should a potential student study Mathematics or Statistics?
Mathematics is critical to the development of skills in logical reasoning, problem-solving and decision-making. Similarly, Statistics equips with skills for data analysis, interpretation of results and ability to communicate results and findings in order to proffer solutions to specific problems in business, science, engineering or other fields. Mathematics and Statistics graduates are highly demanded for by employers across many job sectors. An undergraduate degree in Mathematics or Statistics provides a solid background for further study in either these areas or related areas.
- Why should a potential student choose Bowen University for the courses, Mathematics and Statistics?
The following are some reasons why a potential student would do right to consider Bowen University for studying Mathematics and Statistics degree programmes:
- Availability of conducive and serene environment for learning.
- Robustness of the curricula for the degree programmes
- Availability of a well-equipped laboratory for practical classes.
- Availability of competent and God-fearing staff members.
- What are the job or entrepreneurship opportunities after award of degree?
A wide range of employment opportunities opens to Mathematics and Statistics graduates in industries, government ministries and parastatals, education and research institutions, healthcare institutions, finance and sport sectors, and so on. The occupations include: Academician, Analyst, Investment analyst, Numerical Analyst, Biomathematician, Operations research Analyst, Air Traffic Controller, Cartographer, Cost Estimator/Analyst, Cryptographer, Inventory Analyst, Research Analyst, Social Scientist, Statistical Engineer, Survey Researcher, Biostatistician, Econometrics, Statistician, Data Miner, Database Administrator, Financial Analyst or Advisor, Insurance Underwriter, Data Processing Manager, Information Scientist, Market Research Analyst, Meteorologist, Operations Manager, Quality Control Manager, Risk Analyst and Securities Broker. Content Analyst, Statistic Trainer, Data Scientist, Auditor, Actuarial scientist
- What is the future of the degree programmes:
Mathematics and Statistics have a bright future considering their indispensability to several other degree programmes and numerous career opportunities provided by the degree programmes. Mathematics will always continue to be relevant as the basis for sciences, engineering, technology and development. Today, Mathematics and Statistics are being applied to almost every aspect or field of human endevours.
- Other necessary information to convince potential students and visitors
The Department presented the two undergraduate degree programme options, B.Sc. Mathematics and B.Sc. Statistics in the department for reaccreditation by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in December, 2017 and to the glory of God the Department obtained full-accreditation status for the two programmes. Similarly, the Department was granted approval by the NUC last year (2018) to commence M.Sc. Statistics programme. We are proud as a Department of the outstanding performance of our student, Miss Esther Adeniji, who bagged the award of over-all best granduant of the University in 2015/2016 session.
At the inception of the University in November 2002, the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics was one of the five Departments of the then Faculty of Science and Science Education (now Faculty of Science). The Department was to offer three programmes: B.Sc. Computer Science, B.Sc. Mathematics and B.Sc. Statistics. However, at the beginning of the 2003/2004 session, Computer Science programme was excised leaving only two programmes: B.Sc. Mathematics and B.Sc. Statistics.
The department has produced over two hundred and thirty-four graduates, out of which twelve made First Class. We are proud to say that our graduates are gainfully employed and doing well in and outside the country. Four(4) of our graduates are currently on the staff list of the department.
The study of Mathematics and Statistics is interesting, motivating and rewarding. Mathematics and Statistics help to develop skills in logical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making, the skills which are highly sought after by employers. Mathematics and its applications over the centuries have helped us to understand our world better and to proffer solutions to real life problems. Mathematics still remains the core of science and technological developments. Currently, the department offers the following degree programmes: B.Sc.(Mathematics), B.Sc. (Statistics), M.Sc.(Mathematics), M.Sc.(Statistics) and Ph.D.(Mathematics). The curriculum for each of our programmes is robust. The department possesses adequate facilities, committed and God-fearing staff that are readily available to give necessary guidance and support to each student to attain success in his or her academic pursuit and to contribute positively to the development of the society.
Mrs. Tinuke L. Johnson was the pioneer head of Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics. She served in this capacity from 2nd December, 2002 to 30th November, 2003 when Computer Science was separated from the department. She further served as the pioneer head of department, Mathematics and Statistics, Bowen University, Iwo from 1st December, 2003 to 28th February, 2005. Her research interest is Econometric.
Professor Oyejola, Benjamin Agboola was awarded B.Sc. (Statistics) by Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria in 1975. He further obtained M.Sc. (Biometry) and Ph.D (Applied Statistics) from University of Reading in 1978 and 1983 respectively.
Professor Oyejola research interest focuses majorly on Biometry and he published extensively in this area. He served as the head of Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bowen University from 1st March, 2005 to 28th February, 2006 while he was in department on sabbatical appointment from University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.
Professor Akinrelere, Ebenezer Akinyininuola obtained B.Sc. Mathematics (London) in 1964 from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria; M.Sc. Mathematics and Ph.D Mathematics from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom in 1966 and 1968 respectively.
His area of specialization is Applied Mathematics. Professor Akinrelere research interests include blood flow in the arteries and boundary layer flows. He worked and published several articles on hypersonic flows over plane and caret wings, boundary, layer separation, separation of forced convection with or without frictional heating, blood flow in the arteries and in particular flow in visco-elastic tubes and on how formation of shock waves can help sickle anemia patients. He was appointed as professor of Mathematics on contract in the department having served meritoriously and retired from active service at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He was the head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bowen University, Iwo between 3rd March, 2006 and 31st January, 2013.
Dr. FAGBOHUN, Abraham Babatunde obtained MSc. (Mathematics) from the Peoples’ Friendship University, USSR in 1973 and Ph.D (Mathematical Statistics) from University College, Swansea, Wales in 1978. The research interest of Dr. A. B. Fagbohun is in the area of Stochastic processes applied to biological and time series models. He has many peer-reviewed journal articles to his credit. He rose to the rank of Reader before he retired from active service from Obafemi Awolowo University. He was appointed as head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bowen University on 1st February, 2013 and he served in this capacity until 31st of July, 2017.
Dr. O. M. Ogunlaran
B.Sc. Mathematics and Statistics
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES OF THE PROGRAMME
The departmental student government organizes and participates in various social and sporting activities on campus. For instance, during the first semester, the department participated in football, badminton, volleyball, and table tennis games of the sport competition organized by the Bowen Baptist Student Fellowship (BBSF). Recently, a seminar was organized by departmental student government for students on data analysis to further enhance members’ skills in data analysis and the seminar recorded a good success.
The departmental student government has lined up some activities for her departmental week which will hold as from 6th May to 11th of May, 2019. The activities are: Rally, seminar, excursion to Erin-Ijesa water fall and sporting activities.