Dr. Hussaini Garba Dikko

HOD's Welcome Message

Department of Statistics, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria was established in October 2016. Prior to the establishment of the department, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Statistics are mounted under the Department of Mathematics, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, which was established in October 1962. In the early 1970??s, the Department of Mathematics was mainly offering combined honours degrees such as B.Sc. Mathematics with Physics, B.Sc. Mathematics with Computer Science, B.Sc. Mathematics with Statistics and B.Sc. single honours programme in Mathematics.

However, Statistics and Computer Science programmes got discontinued due to lack of manpower in early 1990??s. B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics with Computer Science was resuscitated in 2001 with eight students selected from the B.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics. Also, B.Sc. (Hons) Statistics programme was introduced during the 2001/2002 academic session. M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Statistics and Computer Science were also revived during the same session. Presently, the Department of Statistics offers the following courses:

  1. B.Sc. (Hons) Statistics
  2. Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics
  3. M.Sc. Statistics
  4. M.Phil. Statistics
  5. Ph.D. Statistics

As a fast growing department, we are currently working on establishing a B.Sc. Demography and Social Statistics and an M.Sc. in Medical Statistics.

Our cream of lecturers across the various fields of Statistics is one of our greatest assets.

Dr. H.G. Dikko
Head of Department