NMC was established in 1989 for developing appropriate initiatives and resources of international standing for re-awakening and sustaining interest in the Mathematical Sciences and their applications at all levels of the Nigerian education system. NMC has a vision to become a world-class Centre of Excellence, for research and training in mathematical sciences, capable of promoting the development and socio-economic impact of mathematical sciences in Nigeria, as well as using these to solve important scientific and technological problems. The current workforce of NMC is 200, out of which 20 hold Ph.D, 58 hold M.Sc., and 36 hold B.Sc. degrees that receive technical support from a staff of 20 individuals.
NMC conducts training programmes in the fields of Mathematics; Theoretical Physics; Computer Science; and Statistics.
NMC has a Computer Laboratory, which provides computational support for research scientists and visiting scholars.
NMC has expertise in mathematical modeling and simulation of air and water pollution. NMC has also designed innovative Mathematics Kits to inculcate numeracy culture in Nigerian students. Moreover, Mathematics Improvement Programme (MIP) has been developed to enhance the performance of students in Mathematics of students in public examinations and is based upon a “Student-Teacher-Friendly” teaching methodology for better teaching and learning of Mathematics in schools.
NMC is looking for collaborations to develop a Simulation Laboratory with Supercomputer facilities.