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                    About the Department

Statistics department offers the course since the establishment of Samara University in 2008. Initially the department was offering an undergraduate program leading to have initiated Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) programs in Statistics to meet the need for qualified statisticians in the growing socio-economic development of the country. The MOE formed clusters from all public universities and designed a relatively common and standardized curriculum of BSc. Degree program in Statistics. These curricula have been implemented since 2007/08 academic year.

Statistics is the science and, arguably, also the art of learning from data. As a discipline it is concerned with the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effective communication and presentation of results replying on data. Statistics lies at the heart of the type of quantitative reasoning necessary for making important advances in the sciences, such as medicine and genetics, and for making important decisions in business and public policy. 

Currently, the department statistics is running undergraduate programs in the regular. The relevance and importance of teaching science in general and Statistics in particular in teaching and research to Ethiopia is thus apparent.


  • In reach students to coordinate, collect, compile analyses and disseminate high quality and best-practiced official statistics to assist informed decision-making, and discussion within the government, business and the media, as well as the wider national and international community. 


  • Graduates can able to support evidence-based decision-making processes at both policy and planning levels.

             Department Administration

The Department Head is selected from among the teaching staff of the department on the basis of merit and interest as soon as the college announces the vacancy for the post. The term of office of the Department Head is two years. Currently, Mr. Getnet Mamo Habtie is serving as Head of the Department.

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Department of Statistics

College of Natural and Computational Science

Samara University, Samara.

P.O. Box: 132, Samara, Afar, Ethiopia.