Department of Statistics

Department of Statistics

The B.S. Statistics programme kicked off in the 2015/2016 academic session after the university Senate at its 27th meeting held on Wednesday 3rd June 2015 considered and approved the commencement of B.Sc. Statistics programme in the 2015/2016 academic session. The B.Sc. Statistics programme started under the the Department of Mathematical Sciences with Professor J. O. Omolehin as Head of Department using a curriculum that strictly follows the dictates of the approved NUC Benchmark for Minimum Academic Standards for undergraduate programmes in Nigerian Universities. The programme took-off in the 2015/2016 academic session with the admission of twenty eight (28) students. The B.Sc. Statistics programme was housed by the Department of Mathematical Sciences until 2019/2020 academic session.
The Department of Statistics was established and approved to take-off in the 2019/2020 Academic Session with the admission of thirty (30) students and Eight (8) Academic Staff, one (1) visiting professor and 2 non-academic staff, with Dr. B. Onoghojobi as the first Acting Head of Department who has been providing strong academic leadership and development towards the statistics programme.

The information in this handbook is to acquaint students with the various opportunities offered by the Department of Statistics, Federal University Lokoja,Nigeria. It will also make the students know the various curricula leading to the award of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree in Statistics, gene...

Dr. Benson Onoghojobi

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In order to accomplish the aim stated above, the objectives of the programme are to:
a. expose students to the knowledge of the fundamentals of statistics;
b. provide, promote and sustain sound theoretical and practical training in statistics as a foundation for technological development;
c. identify the basic scientific and technological problems in the areas of statistics and find appropriate solutions to them;
d. train students to be able to apply statistics to solve real life problems;
e. develop and offer academic and professional programmes as a foundation for postgraduate studies in Statistics;
f. provide consultation services concerning statistical methods and practices to the University community, Kogi State, Nigeria


The aim of the B.Sc. degree programme in Statistics is to train competent and versatile practicing statisticians who will lead in statistical systems as well as to contribute to the overall objectives of the Federal University Lokoja through excellence in scholarship and education in the statistical sciences.


The programme is designed to train students to be statistically literate and to be able to use statistical theory and practice to address Industrial matters and National Development.