I welcome you to the National Mathematical Centre, an International Centre of Excellence in Mathematical Sciences.
Since its establishment over thirty years ago, NMC has no doubt played vital roles in the development of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences in Nigeria. As an Inter-University Centre, the NMC occupies a special place in the Nigerian Education system. Its unique role of inter-relating with all Universities and other tertiary institutions buttresses the fact that it is distinctly different from other research institutions.
Since inception, numerous Mathematicians/Scientists have benefited from the NMC programmes and activities through Foundation Postgraduate Courses, Research Oriented Courses, Workshops, Conferences, colloquia and Symposia in several areas of Mathematical Sciences. Also, the Centre engages in Talent Hunt activities for young mathematical Science students at Secondary Schools and Tertiary Institutions. The Centre is involved in Outreach activities to popularize teaching and learning of mathematical sciences across the states of the Federation.
In the same light, Research proposals on contemporary issues that are internationally competitive and nationally relevant, have been developed; thereby seeking Mathematical solutions to some national challenges in the area of economy, agriculture, environment, health, security, etc.
The above were achieved through its well-structured core academic programmes (Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Theoretical Physics and Mathematical sciences education). The Centre also has a very functional Computer Laboratory that is being equipped to international standard, a Mathematics Laboratory where the learning of Mathematics is made practical. The Centre library (the Mathematical Sciences Library) is well stocked with current journals and books, especially, in the electronic form.
On my part, I will not rest on my oars until creditable development is achieved and sustainability is assured. Once again, you are welcome to the National Mathematical Centre, Abuja. Thank you.
Professor Stephen E. Onah,
Director/Chief Executive, NMC