About Our Department
Vision: To provide students with knowledge and skills base for further studies in computer science or multi-disciplinary studies involving computer science.
Mission: To develop in students, a range of transferable applicable skills in information technology through education in computer science. This will generate in students an appreciation of the importance of computers in an industrial, economic, technological, and social context.
The Department of Computer Science is one of the foundation departments of the Kwara State University at its inception in 2009.
The department took off during the 2009/2010 academic session with the mandate of running a four-year Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (B.Sc.). The department started with a student population of 46 and academic staff strength of 3.
The student population has increased over the year to the increased to the current population of over One Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty-Six (1,936) in the 2022/ 2023 academic session across the Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs. The program is currently fully accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
The Department is domiciled in the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology together with two other departments that is: the Department of Library and Information Science and the Department of Mass Communication.
The idea of housing the three departments together stemmed from the need for a cross-breed of ideas at the point of learning so as to produce well-grounded information and communication scientists who will be highly useful to the nation. The Department since its inception has recruited experienced lecturers both from home and away and has equally graduated over a thousand students.
• To train students to be self-starting, dynamic, team player, and entrepreneurial.
• To create in students the awareness of and enthusiasm for computer science and its capabilities.
• To involve the students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.
• To provide a broad and balanced foundation in computer knowledge and practical skills.
The activities of Department of Computer Science are:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Science (B. Sc. Computer Science)
Master’s Degree in Computer Science (M. Sc. Computer Science)
Doctoral Degree in Computer Science (Ph.D. Computer Science)
Post Graduate Diploma (PGD Computer Science)
Institute of Distance and e-learning Undergraduate Part-time Programme
Top up/HND Conversion program
All Lecturers in the Department actively participate and lecture students in the Undergraduate programs while Senior Lecturers and Professors teach and supervise Students at the Postgraduate (PG) level. Every lecturer in the department prepares acceptable lecture materials and attends classes regularly and punctually. To be up-to-date, lecturers divide their course contents into weekly contents such that their lectures are arranged in a systematic order. The Software was successfully used to conduct Continuous Assessment for CSC 204 and 206 in the 2022/ 2023 Rain semester.
• Community Service:
The Department in collaboration with the National Association of Computer Science Students continually engages in community service within and outside the campus.
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT WELCOME ADDRESS
The Department of Computer Science is guided by its philosophy of producing global citizens who are well grounded in the knowledge and expertise of the theories and applications of computer science so as to cope with the dynamic information technology world and manpower needs of society.
To this end, the Department has recruited several experienced staff dedicated to their duties and always ready to mentor students. In addition, the Department is housed in a serene environment inside the Faculty of Information and Communication building which provides a conducive avenue for teaching and learning.
In all, the relationship between the staff and students of the Department, Faculty, and University is a very Cordial one. Your choice of this great Department can never be wrong as the Department has so much to offer. You are most welcome to the Department and I wish you success in your endeavors.
Dr. Mrs. Ronke S. Babatunde
Ag. Head of Department
Every Lecturer in the Department has been actively carrying out quality research in their different areas of research interests and has been turning out quality research outputs in prestigious and high-impact journals. Lecturers in the department have won several grants both locally and internationally.
CBT Software Development:
One of our Lecturers at the Department (Mr. Damilola David Popoola) developed a Computer Based Test (CBT) software for conducting tests, quizzes, and examinations in the Department. The Software was successfully used to conduct Continuous Assessment for CSC 204 and 206 in the 2022/ 2023 Rain semester.