"A SOCIETY IN CRITICAL NEEDS: MATHEMATICS THE PANACEA"
The first inaugural lecture from the Department was delivered by Prof. Sunday O. Iyahen in 1980.
The second was delivered by Prof. Sunday E. Omosigho in 2012 and the third by Prof. Sunday M. Ogbonmwan in 2015.
This 171st inaugural lecture is unique in that it is the first inaugural lecture from the Department of Mathematics which is being delivered by one who is not named ‘Sunday’.
Mathematics involves procedural skills, problem-solving techniques, thinking skills, and perseverance in solving unfamiliar problems.
The thinking processes acquired in mathematical problem-solving is of practical value and this cognitive skill can be applied to solve unfamiliar problems in other fields.