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Welcome Message

 It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna. The Department is manned by a team of experienced academic staff who are at the forefront of teaching and research in their various fields of specialization. As you join the Department or wish to do so, be rest assured that you will be meeting a dedicated and hardworking team of academic staff ever ready to impart their best.I wish to express my gratitude to members of academic staff of the Department for their contribution to the progress of the Department. Thank you and God bless.

 History of the Department

The Department is one of the five Departments that makeup the Faculty of Science. At the onset in 1985, the department was standing on its own. In 2005, there was a merger of the department with Computer Science department. Recently, NUC gave approval to run independent departments of Mathematics and Computer Science which became reality in 2013. Presently, there are fifteen (15) academic staff, made up of Professors, Associate Professors, Senior lecturers and others in diverse areas of Mathematics, Statistics and Operation research.

Philosophy, Aim and Objectives of the Programme

To instill in Cadets a sense of enthusiasm formathematics, an appreciation of its application in different areas of Military operations and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.
Aim: The aim of the Mathematics programme is:
To provide Cadets a broad and balanced foundation in mathematics knowledge and practical application in Military concepts and skills

Objective: The objectives of the Mathematic programme are:

  • To develop in Cadets the ability to apply their Mathematics knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical application of modern techniques of warfare.
  • To provide Cades with knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized areas of mathematics or multi-disciplinary areas involving mathematics.
  • To generate in Cadets an appreciation of the importance of mathematics in an industrial, economic, environmental, Military operations and security contexts.

Programmes of the Department

The department is currently running B.Sc Mathematics for the undergraduate programme.

1. Organization of the academic programme: The degree programme is divided into progressive levels, each of one academic year duration with two semesters. They are;

  • 100 level for the first year
  • 200 level for the second year
  • 300 level for the third year
  • 400 level for the fourth year.

2.Entry requirement: The minimum requirements for admission into the department are as follows
Possession of SSCE with at least five (5) credit pass including English language and Mathematics and other appropriate subjects in not more than two (2) sittings


S/N Name Rank Qualifications/University/Year Area of Specialization
1 Dr Bashir Ali Snr Lect BSc(Unimaid) 1992 MSc(Unijos)1996 PhD(Unijos)2010 Algebra
2 Prof Sydney C Osuala Prof PhD (Maths) Differential Equations
3 Prof YA Yahaya Prof BSc(Unilorin)1989; MSc(Unijos)1995; PhD(Unijos)2005 Numerical Analysis
4   Dr Capt (NN) MO Oladejo (rtd) Snr Lect Bsc; MSc; PhD Industrial Maths Operation Research Statistics
5 Dr Kenneth B Yuguda Asso Prof BSc(ABU)1979; MSc(Unijos)1983; PhD(Unijos)1998 Complex Analytic Dynamics & Math. Analysis
6 Dr Yusuf Ibrahim Snr Lect BSc(BUK)1994; MSc(BUK)1999; PhD(ABU)2012 Functional Analysis
7 Dr Emem A Andi Snr Lect BSc(ABU)1988; MSc(Unilorin)1995; PhD(FUTA)2013 Dynamic Sup
8 Dr Ademola M Badmus Snr Lect BSc(BUK)1994; MSc(BUK)1999; PhD(ABU)2011 Numerical Analysis
9 Wg Cdr (Dr) Linus U Okafor (rtd) Snr Lect BSc(Unilorin)1979; MSc(Unijos)1993; PhD(NDA)2015 OPS Research
11 Dr Sylvester A Agam Snr Lect BSc(ABU)1982; MSc(Unijos)1987; PhD(Unijos)2015 Numerical Analysis
12 Mal Nasiru Abdullahi Snr Lect BSc(BUK)1998; MSc(ABU)2008; PhD(ABU)2017 Operation Research & Maths Modeling
13 Dr Alhaji Baba Bukar Snr Lect BSc(Unimaid)2000; MSc(ABU)2008; PhD(Essex)2015 Statistics
14 Mal Zaharaddeen Haruna Aliyu Lect II BSc(Wudil)2007; MSc(BUK)2013; PhD(ABU) in view Operation Research

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Department of  Mathematics
Nigerian Defence Academy,
Afaka, Kaduna