FUTA VICE CHANCELLOR RECEIVES NATIONAL MATHEMATICAL CHAMPIONS
Four students in the Department of Mathematical Sciences of the School of Sciences who did the University proud by emerging 2nd in the 10th National Mathematical Competition for University Students (NAMCUS 2018) have formally presented their prizes to the Vice Chancellor, Professor Joseph Fuwape. Ibraheem R. O. MTS/13/5085 won a gold medal, Babatunde H. A. MTS/13/5075 got a silver medal while Samuel E. R. MTS/13/5116 and Dike D. D. MTS/13/5078 won a bronze medal each. They were led by Dr Babatope Omolofe and Mr. Ayodeji Afolabi.
This feat qualifies the students to represent FUTA and Nigeria in the International Mathematics Competition (IMC) organized by University College, London to be hosted by the American University in Bulgaria in July.
The Competition, an initiative of the National Mathematical Centre (NMC), Abuja is an annual event organized for students of higher institutions of learning to prepare them for the annual International Mathematics Competition (IMC).
The students proffered solutions to a pool of questions drawn from topics in Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Functional Analysis, Differential Analysis and Differential Equations prepared by NMC NAMCUS Technical Committee.
Presenting the medals to the Vice-Chancellor, the Head of Department, Professor Sunday Kayode commended the students on their achievement and appreciated the University Management for its yearly support which enables the students to participate in the competition.
In his response the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Joseph Fuwape expressed his delight at the students’ achievement describing it as one of the many good fruits of his administration. He encouraged staff and students of the University not to relent in their efforts to make FUTA an enviable Institution locally and internationally.
Fuwape said students at lower levels in various Departments should be groomed for such competitions in the future.