The Department of Mathematics/Statistics, Faculty of Science of the Cross River University of Technology evolved from the Department of Mathematics of the erstwhile Polytechnic, Calabar in September, 2002. Under its status, the Department offers programs leading to the award of B.Sc (Mathematics) or B.Sc. (Statistics). The Department started with ten (10) academic staff inherited from the erstwhile Polytechnic, Calabar (i.e. one chief Lecturer, one principal Lecturer, two senior Lecturers, four Lecturers I, one Lecturer II, one Lecturer III and one instructor) using National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) grading. However, under the Universities re-absorption and re-designation exercise, the academic staff were re-assessed to give the Department two senior lecturers, one lecturer 1, one lecturer II, four assistant lecturers and two graduate assistants in line with National University Commission (NUC) requirements. As at 2006/2007, the Department had two professors, five Senior Lecturers, one lecturer 1, one lecturer II, five assistant lecturers and two graduate assistants. Currently, the Department has four (4) Professors, two (2) readers, eight (8) Senior Lecturers, three (3) Lecturer I, three (3) Lecturer II, three (3) assistant Lecturers, five (5) graduate assistants and two (2) senior Technologists.
The Department admitted its first batch of twenty four (24) students for the BSc programme in September, 2002. In October, 2006, eight students graduated including two second class upper from the first batch.
The enrolment as at 2006/2007 session when the Department was granted full accreditation was one hundred and thirty three (133). The figure has gone up to about four hundred and one students in 2011/2012 including those students on extra year. Of this figure, years one to three accounts for about three hundred and sixteen (316). There are about one hundred and twenty-nine (129) students in the Mathematics option.
The Department has produced as at 2010/2011 session about ninety three (93) graduates with BSc (Statistics ) and about twenty five (25) with BSc (Mathematics ). Her products have since gained employment within and outside the State.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics exists to provide a platform for the training and development of middle and higher level/specialized manpower in Mathematics, Statistics and their applications for the Cross River State, Nigeria and the world at large. It also prepares students to become researchers/ academicians in future.
Consequently, the objectives are:
• To produce proficient degree holders in specialized areas of Mathematics and Statistics.
• To impact advanced knowledge, skill and research techniques.
• Produce graduates who are competent to proffer solutions to challenging Mathematical and Statistical problems of Nigeria and other countries of the world.
• Produce competent personnel to meet the manpower needs of Cross River State, Cross River University of Technology and beyond.
• To meet the need of private and public industrial concerns that requires mathematical and statistical knowledge.
• Provide training for other B. Sc students in related disciplines.
• Provide a conducive environment for research and development.
Mathematics and Statistics are fundamental to the development of science and technology all over the world. This issue of fundamentality is the bedrock of manpower development in the area of Mathematics.
The present challenges of our nation are the requirement of manpower that are familiar with modern concepts and methods of correct reasoning and proofs in their respective discipline.
Through Mathematics, modeling real world problems towards the technological development is a guarantee and the content of Mathematics here is built to facilitate the overall growth of the nation.
For the Statistics option, the drive is that in a Nation where there is a dearth of essential data and the proper analysis of such, then the growth of the economy is endangered.
Investment in the proper training of statisticians is bound to yield large dividends.
At the end of the programme, the graduate would have acquired adequate knowledge and skills that will enable them to apply statistical methods of investigation efficiently in different sector of the economy such as production industry, industrial management, financial institutions, research institutes etc.
(a) Appropriate JAMB Score
(b) O' Level Qualification: Five O' Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any other two from Chemistry, Economics, Statistics, Geography and Agric. Science/Biology.
Mathematics, Physics and either Chemistry or Economics or Statistics or Biology or Agric. Science or Geography
(ii) DIRECT ENTRY CANDIDATES
Direct Entry candidates must have one of the following:
(a) Two A/level papers in science subjects including Mathematics.
(b) NCE with at least a merit in Mathematics and one other science subject.
(c) OND/HND with a merit pass in any of the following: Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics/ Statistics or any other related area, in addition to satisfying the requirement in (i) above.
(a) Handling of academic grievances:
Academic grievances are addressed to the Head of Department either directly or through the staff academic advisers. The Head of Department may forward it to the higher authorities or treat it as appropriate.
(b) Student Academic Advising:
Academic staff are appointed as academic advisers to the students, one for each level of study. They register the students for their academic programmes and advise the students on academic matters, and give feedback to the Head of Department. Often the academic advisers and/or Head of Department meet with the entire students of each class for advisory purposes.
Degree examination papers are moderated by External Examiners. The examinations are conducted under strict invigilation by Academic Staff. Answer scripts are moderated by External Examiners also.
Examination Officers compile results which then pass through the Departmental Board of Examiners, Faculty Board of Examiners and the Senate Vetting Committee to the Senate which gives the final approval. After Senate approval, the results are pasted on notice boards for students but the formal issuance of results is done by the Registrar.
Students are required to pay appropriate fees per session according to the guidelines provided by the University. Payment of fees determines eligibility for registration as a bona-fide student of the University.
SCHEDULE OF FEES
Where tuition fees are indicated per semester, students may opt to pay the whole session's fees at once and obtain clearance at the beginning of the session or pay same in not more than two instalments. The fees schedule for the Session is available at the Bursary Department and Information Unit.
DEFERMENT OF ADMISSION
A candidate offered admission by the University shall be allowed to defer the admission if he/she satisfies the following conditions:
i. Accept the offer of admission by filling University acceptance form and returning same to the Registry.
ii. Pay all prescribed fees for the session in which he/she was admitted.
iii. Apply to the Registrar in writing for the deferment of Admission to a specific Academic Session.
iv. Apply in writing to the Registrar for resumption on expiration of the deferment period.
The maximum period for deferment of admission shall be one Academic session unless otherwise extended by approval of Senate.
A student who fails to return to the University at the expiration of the deferment period shall forfeit his/her right of admission.
CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION
Individual student or students associations who wish to have audience with the Vice Chancellor should do so through the Dean of Students Affairs. Written requests or petitions should be routed through the Head of Department and Dean of Faculty.
On welfare matters; students are encouraged to channel all requests through the proper officials of the Students Union Executive through the students Affairs Division to the Vice Chancellor. Matters about Hostels are referred to the Hall Warden and/or Hall Supervisor who then refers same to the Dean of Students Affairs.
WITHDRAWAL OF DEGREES, DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES
All degrees, diplomas and certificates awarded by CRUTECH remain the property of the University. The University reserves the right to withdraw or effect correction at any time the University discovers that the Degree, Diploma or certificate in question was awarded in error.
GUIDELINES ON MEDICAL REPORT
1. All fresh students will undergo a medical examination on admission, supervised by the Director or Head of the University Medical Services and obtain from him a certificate of fitness before matriculation.
2. Students are expected to receive treatment from the University Medical Centre.
3. Any Student wishing to receive treatment outside his/her campus location must collect a referral note from the Director, CRUTECH Medical Services.
4. The Medical Certificate submitted after treatment must indicate period of illness, date of admission, discharge and probable period of convalescence, whether or not a student falls under Rule 3 above.
5. The Surgeon must state clearly the exact surgery performed. This report must be attached to the medical certificate, if the student had an operation.
6. A photocopy of the referral note issued in Rule 3 and 4 should be attached.
7. In the event of doubt or difficulty concerning the interpretation or implementation of these guidelines, the Director of Medical Services will refer to Senate for final determination.
8. Any student who fails to satisfy the above conditions will not be entitled to claim the benefits of a Medical Certificate.