I welcome you to the School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS), and thank you for visiting our website. This school hosts over 3500 students who are being mentored by highly qualified Faculty, and is currently the biggest school in JKUAT, with respect to number of programmes domiciled herein, and registered students.
Here, you will find information regarding programmes that we offer, details of our staff (both Faculty and Support), collaborations and other important pieces of information. I therefore encourage you to interact with this website extensively.
The School is the only one that offers Bachelor of Science in Operations Research in Africa, and is amongst the three prestigious Universities within Africa that endeavor into training Bachelor of Science in Financial Engineering. These are extremely innovative programmes that address emerging issues, and have helped curtail the effects of our world’s ever metamorphosing problems. Evidently, I have no iota of doubt, that this school is a global leader in Mathematical Sciences, which is in line with our University’s Vision.
In addition to the two, other undergraduate programmes offered in SMS are; Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Bio-statistics, Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science, and Bachelor of Science in Statistics. For all these, we have two intakes annually; that is May and September.
For graduate studies relating to each of the mentioned undergraduate programmes, our admission is based on needs that emerge from time to time. Accordingly, interested persons are advised to liaise with the respective heads of academic departments within this school. Just to reiterate, and as already alluded to, the school runs Undergraduate, Post Graduate Diplomas, Masters, and Doctorate programmes at the main campus of our University and at our Kisii, Eldoret, Mombasa, Karen and Nairobi CBD campuses.
Onto to the foregoing, the school offers a Bridging Certificate Course in Mathematics (BCM), for those intending to improve on their Mathematical Skills. The said BCM has three intakes every year, (January, May, September). Related to the BCM, the school offers short training in various statistical tools like statistical programming languages, simulation techniques, computational skills, scientific document processing, scientific presentation skills, science communication, just to mention some.
As we engage with challenges facing higher education globally, we are by choice dedicated to making decisions that strengthen our school, create a conducive environment for our students and staff as they pursue new frontiers of knowledge and position themselves for success.
Being a dynamic and robust school, there are other vast interests and talents that we nurture. For instance, we have chosen to be very active in sports and other extra-curriculum activities. In these, our members offer leadership in unique ways, and are engaged in various community development activities. In line with this, I congratulate one of our Faculty, Dr. Peter Kamaku, who has been accredited by FIFA as an International Soccer Referee.
Finally, I am grateful to everyone for associating with, and being part of this great school. It is a great honour to be the captain of such a dedicated team, and may you always know that I do not take your support for granted. To our esteemed visitors, please take a moment to also visit our departmental websites, follow us on social media and keep up with all of our activities. For more information, you may contact us through the eMail address; firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. George Otieno Orwa – Dean of the School.