Decree No 40 of 1989 Establishing the National Mathematical Centre, Abuja

The general aims and objectives of the National Mathematical Centre, as spelt out in the law establishing it (Decree 40 of 1989) are as follows:

  1. train and develop high level personnel in mathematical sciences, including mathematics, statistics, computer science, and theoretical physics , for Nigerian and African institutions;
  2. create a resource centre to serve national and international communities as a focal point for advanced research and training in mathematical sciences and applications;
  3. enhance collaboration among mathematical scientists, especially between young Nigerian scientists and other advanced and experienced scientists from within and outside Nigeria;
  4. attract good mathematical scientists from all over the world into the service of Nigeria;
  5. encourage and support activities leading to the improvement of the teaching and learning of mathematical sciences at all levels;
  6. identify and encourage young talents in mathematical sciences;
  7. prepare Nigeria for a leading role in mathematical sciences; and
  8. tackle national set goals in the development of mathematical sciences.