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Faculty of Science

About The Faculty

Science is an organized body of knowledge on a particular subject. The Faculty started as the School of Science and Technology at inception, consisting of programmes in Agricultural Sciences, Health Sciences, and Science and Technology. In 2013 the then School of Science and Technology birthed two other Schools and was hence split into three in line with the programmes mounted. Consequently, we had the School of Agricultural Sciences, School of Health Sciences and School of Science and Technology without defined departments.

In 2016, under the Vice Chancellorship of Prof. Abdallah Uba Adamu, the University adopted the faculty system with defined departments and the School of Science and Technology metamorphosed into the Faculty of Sciences. The Faculty of Sciences has four departments namely; Department of Computer Science, Department of Environmental Sciences, Department of Mathematics and, the Department of Pure and Applied Sciences. The handbook gives an overview of the different programmes mounted by the different departments of the Faculty. It provides a summary of the course outline and details of the curriculum to cover.

It also provides information on graduation requirements and it is a must-have for any serious-minded student of the Faculty of Sciences. The faculty handbook also contains information related to student registration, choice of courses, programme duration, graduation requirements, together with other relevant matters that will enhance the students understanding of the Faculty and its programmes as well as job prospects. Contained also in the handbook, is a brief history of the National Open University of Nigeria.

It is therefore quite expedient that all students of the Faculty xi National Open University of Nigeria: Department of Environmental Science of Sciences have a copy of this handbook, which will also assist them in decision making. For those who may be planning to undertake a programme in our faculty of excellence, this handbook also comes in handy. Our programmes are tailored towards lifelong learning because we believe there should be no impediment to learning. Programmes curricula are geared at ensuring access to as many people as qualify to pursue knowledge in the science domain and enhance national development. I, therefore, welcome you to the Faculty of Sciences, the faculty of excellence and the bedrock of national development.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the foremost Faculty in terms of quality and relevance of curriculum, research and instruction, making science training available to and accessible by all at competitive yet affordable cost on the open distance learning platform.

Our Mission

The Faculty of Sciences is committed to: 

  • Providing a comprehensive and relevant distance learning curriculum in science based programmes
  • Producing well-informed graduates for careers in academia, industry and government
  • Conducting high-quality research in science-related disciplines
  • Encouraging and supporting strong cross-disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and multi-disciplinary collaborations both within and beyond the University (nationally and internationally)


Our Core Values in the Faculty of Sciences are:

Excellence: We will continue to set our sights and standards high.

Achievement: We will capitalise on our distinctive strengths and unique opportunities to excel in an increasingly competitive world.

Collegiality: We will maintain an inclusive and supportive yet challenging environment that attracts the best students, staff and faculty, working together with mutual respect.

Innovation: We will be creative in our efforts to achieve our objectives.

Relevance: We will seek to continually improve our programs, ensuring that they are appealing and well suited to the society and development, equipping our graduates for successful career and future.

Collaboration: We will initiate mutually beneficial relationships with a variety of partners to ensure development of facilities, programmes and research for community development and service.

Sustainability: We will maintain our self-sufficiency by seeking efficiencies and being entrepreneurial in our approach to challenges.

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