Dr. Abdulkarim Muhammad
Ag. HOD, Department of Computer Science
HOD's Welcome Message
You are welcome to the Department of Computer Science, one of the most sought after Departments of Ahmadu Bello University. The Department was created, together with the Department of Statistics, out of the Department of Mathematics in October 2016. The department aims to develop well-rounded graduates with knowledge and skills required to make them resourceful in the job market, in graduate studies, in entrepreneurial pursuits and as life-long learners.
The four programmes currently being offered by the Department (BSc, PGD, MSc and PhD Computer Science) existed for long under the then Computer Science Unit under the Department of Mathematics. These programmes are regularly updated to reflect local context, market drivers and international trends. The Department has four dedicated computer laboratories, in addition to other laboratories in the University, for providing practical hands-on experience to students. A number of our courses have instructor-led laboratory components that emphasize learning-by-doing.
The duration of the BSc Computer Science programme is four years. The PGD programme has two entry points and serves the dual purposes of remediation (for those with a computing background) and conversion (for those without a computing background). Candidates with a computing background that require remediation enroll in the PGD programme for one academic session. Candidates without a computing background enroll in the PGD programme for two academic sessions. Graduate programmes in the Department are undertaken through course work and dissertation.
The Department places a high premium on research activities for the advancement of knowledge and for career development of staff. This has led to the recognition of our students and staff nationally and internationally. There are research groups in the department working in thematic areas of computer networks, data mining, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, databases and web technologies.
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Prof. Sahalu B. Junaidu
Head of Department