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  • Welcome to the School of Science and Computer Studies

    History of the School
    The School of Science and Computer Studies, formerly known as School of Technology, was established in 1978 as one of the pioneering schools in the then Federal College of Technology, Akure (later known as Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti) with three pioneering departments: Building Technology, Food Technology and Science Technology. Another department, Glass and Ceramics Technology, came into existence in 1986,  courtesy of the then Czechoslovakia Government, followed by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in 1991.  In November 1996, the Department of Building Technology was transferred to the newly created School of Environmental Studies.

     Dr. Ologunde C.A (Dean - School of Science and Computer Studies - SSCS)

    Right from the inception of the Polytechnic, the school has been in the forefront of scientific and technological research.  The school has been recruiting competent staff to aid effective and efficient teaching of practicals and theories in the relevant academic fields. However, the school has embarked on staff development to update knowledge of staff in modern training in scientific and technological fields. This includes long and short-term training in equipment maintenance and acquisition in order to equip and modernise our various laboratories.
    The School has also established a central research laboratory which is expected to be equipped adequately to enable it cope with research in Biotechnology among others.

    Objectives
    (i)  To train National and Higher National diplomates in Computer Science, Food Technology, Glass and Ceramic Technology, Statistics and Science Technology who would be able to contribute meaningfully to the technological and industrial development of the country.
    (ii) To develop and nurture a culture of academic research in the school among academic members of  staff especially in areas of Applied Research and Adaptation of Techniques. This is achieved partly through the organisation of periodic seminars where the outcomes of research activities are presented. The school also encourages departments to organise national conferences and workshops.

    Entry Requirements for National Diploma
    The minimum entry requirement into the National Diploma programme in the School of Science and Computer Studies is at least five credit passes in the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or General Certificate of Education (GCE O/L) or National Examinations Council (NECO) in not more than two sittings. The subjects must include English Language, Mathematics and any other three subjects, depending on the Department.
    In addition to the basic requirements listed below, applicants must pass the relevant subjects in the Polytechnic/College of Education  Examination  (PCE) administered by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

    Department of Computer  Science
    Three credit level passes from Statistics, Economics/Commerce, Chemistry, Physics, Additional/ Further Mathematics, Biology/Agric  Science, Food and Nutrition, Geography.

    Department of Food Technology
    Credit level passes in Chemistry, Biology/Food Nutrition/Agricultural  Science and any one of the following: Physics, Economics and Geography.

    Department of Glass & Ceramic Technology
    Credit level passes in Chemistry and any other two subjects from Physics, Geography, Technical Drawing, Fine Art/Wood-work, Metal-work, Additional  Mathematics, Biology/Agricultural Science, Economics/Statistics.

    Department of Science Technology
    Credit level passes in any two of Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry and Physics with at least a pass in the third. The fourth credit must be from any of Additional/Further Mathematics, Economics, Geography.

    Department of Statistics
    Three credit level passes from Statistics, Geography, Additional/Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Agricultural  Science, Economics/Commerce, Government, Accounts/Book- keeping.

    Entry Requirements for Higher National Diploma
    The minimum entry requirement for the Higher National Diploma programmes in the School of
    Science and Computer Studies include
    (a)  all the conditions and requirements for National Diploma (ND) in the relevant programme; (b)  at least a lower credit level pass in ND in the relevant programme and one year post-ND
    industrial training in a relevant Industry.
    OR
    a pass in ND in the relevant programme with at least two years industrial training in a relevant industry.