Introduction: Before 1981, the College operated on departmental basis-and by that time there were Department of Mathematics and Science, Department of Civil Engineering and so on.
But in 1981, the College was divided into five Schools including School of Science and Technology under which was the Department of Physics and Mathematics. Statistics was then introduced in the department as a programme with Mathematical bias-admitting students with only a minimum of five Credits at O’levels including Mathematics and Economics.
In 1984/85 session, in accordance with the NBTE’s regulation, the name of the Department was changed to Department of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. The name was again changed to Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in 1985/86 session when Computer Science was introduced into the department as a programme to reflect the new status. Again, in 1989, the department of Computer Science was carved out of the department and the name became Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The Department was later split into two in 2005 into Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics. The Mathematics Department of Yaba College of Technology offers service courses to all departments in the College to enhance quality of the award of National Diploma (ND) (both Full-Time and Part-Time programmes and Higher National Diploma (HND) (Full-Time and Part-Time programmes)