Desmond Chekwube Bartholomew

Desmond Chekwube Bartholomew

Assistant Lecturer

B.Tech, MSc.



Desmond holds First Class Honors B.Tech, Statistics(FUTO) and Distinction MSc, Statistics (UNIPORT). Desmond worked with Leadway Assurance Company Ltd as Management Information System Analyst from 2017 – 2018 before joining FUTO in 2018. Desmond is a Lecturer with the Department of Statistics, School of Physical Sciences, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

He is a Data Science enthusiast with good knowledge of Python, SPSS, R, Microsoft Power BI, Minitab, Microsoft Packages (Excel, Word, Power point, Outlook) and Design Expert.

His research interest focuses on Design of Experiment and Analysis of Variance, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics.

Academic Qualification

  • MSc Statistics (UNIPORT) – November 2022
  • B.Tech Statistics (FUTO) – November 2015
  • WASSCE – 2009
  • FSLC – 2003


  • Best Web Programmer HIIT Ikeja 2017 Corps Members SAED Training Group


  • Member, Professional Statistician Society of Nigeria

  • Member, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of Nigeria

  • Member, Data Science Network

  • Member, Nigerian Statistical Association

Courses Assigned to Teach

  • Statistics,
  • MTH001 (Elementary Mathematics for Pre degree I),
  • MTH002 (Elementary Mathematics for Pre degree II),
  • STA211 (Introduction to statistics and probability),
  • STA332 (Statistical computing I),
  • STA431 (Statistical computing II),
  • STA451 (Design and analysis of variance I),
  • STA453 (Lab for Design and analysis of variance)
  • STA514 (Design and analysis of variance II).
  • Academic FUTO:

    Assistant Lecturer – Department of Statistics, FUTO (2022)
    Graduate Assistant – Department of Statistics, FUTO (2018 – 2022)

  • Administrative Roles FUTO:

    Departmental ICT Representative for updates on FUTO Website (2023)

    Departmental Timetable Officer (2021 – date)

    Departmental Results Vetting Committee

  • Corporate World Experience:
    Management Information System Analyst – Leadway Assurance Company Ltd (2017 – 2018)

    Jumia Nigeria e-Sales Force Captain – (2017 – 2022)

    Computer Instructor – OwerriCBT Hi-Tech (2017)

    Research Assistant – UNILAG Central Research Secretariat (2016 – 2017)

Research Interest

Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning Models, Design of experiments and analysis of variance


  1. Kiwu, L.C., Kiwu-Lawrence, F.C., Bartholomew, D.C., Okafor, I.B. and Onyemachi, E. (2022). Appropriate Number of Center Points for Response Surface Exploration Using Small Box Behnkin Design, Archives of Current Research International, 22(8), 1-6.
  2. Bartholomew, D.C., Biu, E.O and Arimie, C.O. (2022). Hierarchical Regression Modeling of Some Factors Affecting Weight of Child at Birth, Asian Research Journal of Mathematics, 17(12): 11-27.
  3. Bartholomew, D.C, Biu, E.O. & Enegesele D. (2022). Impact of Maternal Education and Age on Weight of Child at Birth: Use of Multinomial Logistic Model, Asian Journal of Probability and Statistics, 18(2), 46-59.
  4. Orumie, U.C. & Bartholomew, D.C. (2022). Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Infants: A Comparative Study Using Discriminant, Probit and Logistic Regression Analysis, Asian Journal of Probability and Statistics, 18(2), 18-31.
  5. Bartholomew, D.C., Obite C.P. and Ismaila-Cosmos J. (2021). Scaled Prediction Variances of Equiradial Design under Changing Design Sizes, Axial Distances and Center Runs. Asian Journal of Probability and Statistics, 11(1), 1-13.
  6. Bartholomew, D.C., Orumie U.C., Obite C.P. Duru B.I. and Akanno F.C. (2021), Modeling the Nigerian Bonny Light Crude Oil Price: The Power of Fuzzy Time Series. Open Journal of Modeling and Simulation, 9, 370-390.
  7. Nwaigwe, C.C, Bartholomew, D.C and Eze, P.A (2021). Statistical Distribution of Lassa Fever in Edo State, Nigeria, Asian Journal of Probability and Statistics, 15(4): 88-96.
  8. Nwosu U.I., Obite C.P. and Bartholomew D.C. (2021). Modeling US Dollar and Nigerian Naira Exchange Rates During COVID-19 Pandemic Period: Identification of a High-performance Model for New Applications. Journal of Mathematics and Statistics Studies, 2(1), 40-52.
  9. Obite C.P., Bartholomew D.C., Nwosu U. I., Esiaba G.E. and Kiwu L.C. (2021). The Optimal Machine Learning Modeling of Brent Crude Oil Price, Quarterly Journal of Econometrics Research, 7(1), 31-43.
  10. Kiwu, L.C., Bartholomew, D.C., Kiwu, F.C., Obite, C.P. & Okafor, I.B. (2021). Evaluating Percentage Rotatability for the Small Box Behnken Design, Journal of Mathematics and Statistics Studies, 16-24. DOI: 10.32996/jmss
  11. Kiwu, L.C., Kiwu, F.C., Bartholomew, D.C., Obite, C.P. & Akanno, F.C. (2021). Evaluation and Comparison of Three Classes of Central Composite Designs, Asian Journal of Probability and Statistics, 13(2): 31-47, 2021; Article no.AJPAS.68613.
  12. Ugwuanyim G.U., Osuchukwu, C.O, Bartholomew, D.C and Obite, C.P. (2020). Medical Choices for a Wealthy Nation – A Multinomial Logistic Model, Asian Journal of Probability and Statistics, 6(3): 1-12, 2020.
  13. Obite, C.P., Olewuezi, N.P., Ugwuanyim, G.U. & Bartholomew, D.C, (2020). Multicollinearitty Effect in Regression Analysis: A Feed Forward Artificial Neural Network Approach, Asian Journal of Probability and Statistics, 6 (1), 22-23.
  14. Egbo, M.N., Bartholomew, D.C., Okeke, J.U. & Okeke, E.N. (2018). Markov Chain Approach to Projection of Secondary School Enrollment and Projection of Teachers, Open Journal of Statistics, 8 (2018), 533-555.
  15. Egbo, M.N. & Bartholomew, D.C. (2018). Forecasting Students’ Enrollment Using Neural Networks and Ordinary Least Squares Regression Models, Journal of Advanced Statistics, 3(4),

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