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Welcome to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the Njala University in the School of Technology. Njala University is one of the leading Universities in Sierra Leone and our department is an integral part of the university as it services almost all the other Academic Departments within the University.


Aim

Our Main aim is to produce high quality graduates through high quality teaching and research in various specializations of Mathematics and Statistics.

The Department also encourages the professional growth of its staff members through study and research.


Degrees and certificates

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers courses leading to Honors and General Degrees in Both the Schools of Education and Technology. We also offer Graduate courses leading to Graduate Degrees in Statistics.

Departmental Program


The disciplines of Mathematics and Statistics play a crucial role in many areas of current interest and research. As a result, our programs are designed to help students secure their desired careers in various specializations of Mathematics or Statistics.  This is clearly seen in the third year of the programs, where our students are allowed to choose specialized courses.

For the Statistics program, the specialized courses that our students choose from include: 

  • Agricultural Statistics
  • Biostatistics,
  • Economics Statistics,
  • Operations Research,
  • Business Statistics
  • Econometrics.

For the Mathematics program, the specialized courses taken by students in the third year include:

  • Engineering Mathematics,
  • Geometry,

We offer degrees and certificates courses in the following programes


A. Undergraduate  Programmes

(a) BSc (Hons) Statistics

(b) BSc (Hons) Mathematics

(c) BSc Statistics General

(d) BSc Mathematics General

(e) BSc Education (Mathematics Major)

(f) Higher Diploma in Statistics


B. Graduate  Programme

Our department offers a Master”s degree in Statistics.

 

The Department is part of the School of Technology. The main focus is on mathematics and statistics as the basis of science disciplines.

The Department comprises two (2) academic units: Mathematics and Statistics. Through these units, there are two (2) sub-degree, two (2) degree and four (4) postgraduate degree programs are offered

Entry Requirements for Bachelor of Science with Honors in Agricultural Engineering

  1. WASSCE/GCE “O”-Level Candidates
  1. Bachelor of Science with Honors in Statistics — BSc (Hons) Statistics

For admission into BSc (Hons) Statistics program, applicants must fulfil the following requirements: Five (5) Credits in WASSCE or GCE ‘O’-Level, including English Language and Mathematics (and or Further Mathematics) in not more than two sittings. A Credit in Further Mathematics is preferred, but not a requirement.

  1. Bachelor of Science with Honors in Mathematics — BSc (Hons) Mathematics

For admission into BSc (Hons) Mathematics program, applicants must fulfil the following requirements: Five (5) Credits in WASSCE or GCE ‘O’-Level, including English Language and Mathematics and/or Further Mathematics in not more than two sittings. A Credit in Further Mathematics is preferred, a “B” or better in Mathematics, but not a requirement.

  1. Bachelor of Science in Education with Major in Mathematics — BSc. Ed. Math Major

For admission into BSc. Ed. Mathematics Major program, applicants must fulfil the following requirements: Five (5) Credits in WASSCE or GCE ‘O’-Level, including English Language and Mathematics and/or Further mathematics in not more than two sittings. A Credit in Further Mathematics is an advantage.

  1. HD Candidates

Candidates with Pass at HD with minimum of C6 in English Language at WASSCE will be admitted into First Year.

Candidates with Credit at HD with minimum of C6 in English Language at WASSCE will be admitted into Second Year.

  1. Entry Requirements for Higher Diploma in Statistics – HD Stat

Admission into HD Statistics requires Four (4) Credits in WASSCE or GCE ‘O’-Level, including English Language and Mathematics and/or Further Mathematics in not more than two sittings. Years of work experience in statistics or related discipline may be an advantage. Successful completion of the higher Diploma in Statistics makes one eligible for the BSc Statistics programme.

  1. All Candidates

Candidates with the entry requirements, but without the minimum C6 in English Language at WASSCE will be required to take and pass the University Matriculation English Language Exam for admission.

STAFF LIST
No Name of staff Qualifications/Specialty Status
1 Regina B. Fofana (Mrs) BSc (Ed) Math/Economics, MSc Statistics, PhD Statistics Lecturer I, Full-time
2 Mohamed H. Conteh BSc (Ed) Math/Chemistry, MSc Statistics, PhD Operations Research Lecturer I, Full time
3 Brima Gegbe BSc (Ed) Math/Physics, PG Diploma in Information Technology, MSc Statistics Lecturer I, Full time
4 Issac T. Issa BSc (Ed) Math/Economics, MSc Economics, MSc Statistics Lecturer II, Full time
5 J.B.J. Coker BSc (Ed) Physics/Maths, M Ed. Mathematics Education Retired Staff on Contract

6

Augustine Sondai BSc (Ed) Physics/Maths, MSc Statistics Assigned from Dept of Math & Integrated Science, Bo campus
7 Osman Jalloh BSc (Hons) Mathematics Lecturer II