Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Welcome to the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. The Department started in 2019, the same year, the University commenced its official operations, with Professor Charles K. Ayo and Mr. Omosebi Adeoye Paul as its pioneer faculty. In 2020, Dr. Akputu Oryina Kingsley joined the University and became the first substantive Ag. Head of the Department. The department runs two undergraduate programmes, leading to the degrees of B.Sc. Computer Science and B.Sc. Information Technology, both of which have been approved by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC).
The curriculum for each programme is carefully structured to provide a thorough training and lay a solid foundation to the fundamental principles and practice of Computing. This is complimented with a plethora of electives courses that allow the students to apply their training to a wide variety of fields. Based on the programmes structure, the first two years of study cover the core contents and materials we believe all undergraduates of any computing degree should know. The third and fourth years give the student the flexibility to tailor their learning towards their specific interest.
To be among the world's premier research, teaching and learning Computing departments and to empower our graduates to be on the same pedestal with graduates of other world-class universities.
The mission of the Department is based on the University’s mission which is to quip our students with knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies, thus producing effective - computing graduates who are prepared to compete favourably in the job market and to contribute to the economic, scientific, social and political development within Nigeria and globally. In pursuit of this, the Department has sought to:
- Promote excellence in teaching, learning, scholarly research activities, creative endeavours, public and private service.
- Offer curricula that are grounded in the fundamental principles of computing and prepare the students to apply those principles creatively and responsibly with a high degree of professionalism and a clear understanding of ethical and legal issues in computing.
- Utilize resources at hand to impart state-of-the-art technical knowledge, and instil in the students, a desire to pursue lifelong learning.
- o raise students with high intellectual, moral and godly orientation who will be valuable citizens, and spark the new generation of responsible leadership in the society.
- Establish a sustainable and flexible workload policy that permits and rewards high-quality research, teaching, and service, and enables us to recruit and retain top-quality faculty.
- stablish strong and positive visibility for our educational and research activities through collaborations and partnerships with local and international research bodies.
- Embrace a high-spirited, synergic and inclusive environment attracting exceptional students, faculty, and staff.
The Department operates on a belief that quality computing knowledge and skills is affordable not only to those who are economically capable but also to those who are economically insufficient. If we inculcate thorough quality computing knowledge and skills through provision of well-grounded theoretical and practical teaching and learning methods, our graduates could go out to break the economic barrier, develop their God-given potentials or build either national or international capacity that drive development and high level manpower that in turn could create job and wealth and reduce unemployment and poverty.
Our programmes are broad, which means that the skills the student acquire will enable them relevant to any industry where computing plays an important part. Another unique aspect of our programmes is that we emphasis both theory and practice. Theory without practice is empty but, also practice without theory is misguided and incomplete. So, we believe that giving the students the foundation in both, enables them go on to either develop or contribute to important industrial applications or advance the frontiers of knowledge in their chosen carriers in computing.