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Department of Statistics

Welcome Message from The Head of Department- Statistics

 

On behalf of all staff and students, I welcome and thank you for visiting the website of the Department of Statistics at the University of Calabar. We invite you to browse our site and discover who we are, what we do, our academic programmes and contents, our lecture and seminar schedules and our other socio-academic events 

We are in a generation where statistical results are increasingly being used in making key decisions in the fields of science, technology, economy and many other fields. Consequently, we are deeply involved in teaching, training, mentoring and research in using statistical data to key decision making. We have a rich curriculum laced with carefully selected courses that leads to the award of B.Sc., M.Sc. and Phd degrees in various fields of specialization in statistics. Our graduate programme has an average enrolment rate of 25 graduate students per year since 2015 while the undergraduate programme has an average enrolment rate of about per session. The Department has been graduating an average of 40 students per session since 2015. We are revising our curriculum to accommodate courses in emerging areas of data science, machine learning and computational and applied statistics with the arrival of new staff.

These programmes are driven by a team of dedicated and highly experienced academic, technical and administrative staff, who are deeply committed to sharing their experiences and successes with students within and outside the classrooms for them to acquire skills, build confidence in their data handling abilities and therefore, become successful in decision sciences. The academic staff members are led by five professors with specialties in varying areas of statistics, readers, senior lecturers and others. Our ever-increasing alumni community is dominated by very successful and highly accomplished members who are serving in various places across the world. We are grateful to them for their contributions to the development of the programmes. 

If you are a prospective student seeking a department to enroll for a degree programme that supports high-quality teaching and cutting-edge research, we recommend our Department for you. If you have any suggestions, comments, feedback and questions, kindly contact us using any of our contact channels.

Once again, thank you for visiting our website.


Dr Isamoh Egong

Head of Department

Course Codes Course Titles Credit Hours

Mission / Vision / Philosophy / Objective

Mission

 

Our programmes in Statistics will introduce students to the theory of Statistics and the statistical methods of investigation using suitable probabilistic and Statistical models. The programmes develop the students’ basic skills in the application of the methods learnt. In order to provide the needed foundation for the acquisition of skills that would guarantee competence in the chosen discipline, the programme will expose students to a broad spectrum of courses in physical and biological sciences with much emphasis on the use of computers and Statistical Software. By the end of the programme, students will acquire adequate knowledge and skills that will enable them to apply statistical methods of investigation efficiently in different sectors of economy such as production industry, industrial management, financial institutions, research institutes, etc.


Vision

 

Our programmes in Statistics will introduce students to the theory of Statistics and the statistical methods of investigation using suitable probabilistic and Statistical models. The programmes develop the students’ basic skills in the application of the methods learnt. In order to provide the needed foundation for the acquisition of skills that would guarantee competence in the chosen discipline, the programme will expose students to a broad spectrum of courses in physical and biological sciences with much emphasis on the use of computers and Statistical Software. By the end of the programme, students will acquire adequate knowledge and skills that will enable them to apply statistical methods of investigation efficiently in different sectors of economy such as production industry, industrial management, financial institutions, research institutes, etc.


Philosophy

 

Our programmes in Statistics will introduce students to the theory of Statistics and the statistical methods of investigation using suitable probabilistic and Statistical models. The programmes develop the students’ basic skills in the application of the methods learnt. In order to provide the needed foundation for the acquisition of skills that would guarantee competence in the chosen discipline, the programme will expose students to a broad spectrum of courses in physical and biological sciences with much emphasis on the use of computers and Statistical Software. By the end of the programme, students will acquire adequate knowledge and skills that will enable them to apply statistical methods of investigation efficiently in different sectors of economy such as production industry, industrial management, financial institutions, research institutes, etc.


Objective

 

The objectives of our programmes are to:

        i.            Produce graduate who are fully equipped to pursue career/further studies in Mathematics, Statistics or Multidisciplinary areas involving statistics.

      ii.            Equip and encourage our students to function, research and engage in collaborative Project in wide professional context.

    iii.            Prepare our students to meet the increasing need for statistical guidance to solutions of complicated problems generated by rapid expansions or development in various fields.

    iv.            Introduce students to the science and methodology of statistical phenomena using Suitable models and develop in the students the basic skills in the application of the model.

      v.            Prepare graduates to enter the vocational fields of teaching, research or careers in industry, management, government or actuarial science.

History

 

Our Programmes in Statistics was introduced in the defunct Department of Mathematics/Statistics & Computer Science in 2009/2010 academic session with initial students’ population of sixty-five. Fourteen of these students graduated in 2014/2015 academic session. Out of this number, two students graduated with second class upper division, ten students graduated with Second class lower division while two students graduated with third class division.

 On 1st September, 2014, Department of Mathematics/Statistics & Computer Science was unbundled into three successor departments of Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. The then Dr E. O. Effanga (now Prof. E. O. Effanga) was the pioneer Head of the Department of Statistics.

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