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School Of Mathematics


The School of Mathematics is one of the largest in the University of Nairobi with a current establishment of 44 teaching staff and 6 non-teaching staff.  The schools enrolls about 1700 students each year including more than 20 postgraduate students.  The students enrolling in service courses exceed 1500 in number. The physical location of the school is at Chiromo Campus, which is the Science Campus of the University of Nairobi.

  School of Mathematics offers specialized training in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Biometry, Actuarial Science, Modelling and Operations Research.  The educational and research activities of academic staff and students span a broad range of topics in mathematics, statistics, probability and modelling.

 In addition to courses there are opportunities to learn from seminars, through attachments to institutions such as ILRI, ICIPE, ICRAF, KEMRI and of course through informal contacts with staff and other students.

The School of Mathematics provides a lively environment for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies, and many opportunities for extra-curricular activities exist, both social and academic.  The social side includes parties and various competitive events organised in collaboration with student associations .

The School invites outside speakers to present seminars to staff and students as well as arranging internal research seminars.  The National Group of the International Biometric Society (IBS-Gke) has its secretariat in the department and the Group holds its monthly seminar meetings in the School.