HISTORY: DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computer Science Department started off as a programme in the University in 1991. From 1991 to 2016, Computer Science programme was under the Defunct Department of Mathematical sciences (comprising Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science) in the Faculty of Science. It however gained autonomy as a Department in October, 2016 with eight (8) permanent and five (5) adjunct academic staff members with Prof. F. M. Aderibigbe as the pioneer Head of Department. The Department is located on the ground floor of old Faculty of Science building, and she currently has a laboratory of her own with over hundred computer systems and is rapidly growing in student’s enrolment, staff and hardware. The Department has also incorporated several new courses, which are widely recognized as the frontiers in Computer Science. Aside B.Sc. in Computer Science, the Department now offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.
The Department has produced outstanding students over the years who have gotten prestigious employments in Nigeria and overseas. Some of our graduates are equally pursuing careers in academic within and outside Nigeria. The Department has committed teachers who are always striving hard to teach and train students according to the demands of the present advancement in industry. The teachers persistently encourage students to take up projects in upcoming research areas to enhance their understanding in cutting-edge topics and to groom them to become self-reliant, articulate and motivated members of the society.
Philosophy of the Department
The undergraduate programme of Computer Science Department is tailored to provide students with necessary tools for computing and information technology. Hence, the programme is designed in such a way that the first two years are devoted to expose students to the fundamentals and basic principles of Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics and numerous applications in real world setting. In the later years, emphasis are directed to identifying and developing areas of interest that are suitable for specialized postgraduate training and employment in the public service and the industry.
The objectives of B.Sc. honours in Computer Science are to:
- create in students the awareness and enthusiasm of computer science and its capabilities.
- involve the students in intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.
- provide broad and balanced foundation in Computer Science knowledge and practical skills.
- develop in students a range of transferrable applicable skills in Information technology in all aspects of human endeavours.
- provide students with relevant knowledge and skills for further studies in Computer Science and related disciplines.