Tuesday, 25 July 2017

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS (STATISTICS)

B.Sc. Degree Programme in Statistics

PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES

PHILOSOPHY
Statistics deals with the collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation of numerical data. Therefore the philosophy of the degree programme requires a highly professional and academic training that would enable its graduates to function as statisticians, teachers, researchers and policy makers.

OBJECTIVES
(i) to provide students with a broad and balanced foundation in Statistics;
(ii) to instill in students a sense of enthusiasm for Statistics, an appreciation of its application in different areas and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating, and satisfying experience of learning and studying;

(iii) to develop in students the ability to apply their statistical knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in mathematics;

(iv) to provide students with a knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized areas of Statistics or multidisciplinary areas involving Statistics;

(v) to generate in students an appreciation of the importance of Statistics in an industrial, economic, environmental and social context.