The certificate to be awarded and the programme title shall read: “NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN STATISTICS” A transcript showing all the courses taken and grades obtained shall be issued on demand.
GOAL AND OBJECTIVES
The national diploma programme in statistics is aimed at producing assistant statisticians capable of collecting data, analyzing and making inference under supervision. On the completion of this programme, the diplomat should be able to:
Acquire a good knowledge of basic statistics and statistical methods:
Understand the applications of statistics in commercial, industrial and scientific environment;
Acquire a practical skill in data collection, analysis and research methods;
Understand the use of computers for various purposes.
Set out statistical projects under supervision.
Applicants with any of the following qualifications may be considered for admission into the National Diploma programme by direct entry:
Four credit level passes in the West African School Certificate, Senior Secondary School Certificate or General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary level and National Examination Council (NECO), TCII, NTC, in not more than two sittings. The subject must include mathematics and any three of the following: Statistics, Geography, further mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Agricultural Science, and Economics. At least, pass in English language is compulsory.
Candidates who have successfully completed the Boards recognized Pre-National Diploma (Science and Technology) course. Such students must have passed mathematics, English language and any two subject listed in (1) above.