The five year term of the incumbent Registrar of the University of Benin will expire on 7th May, 2015. The Governing Council of the University at its meeting of 13th November, 2014 therefore approved that the position of Registrar, University of Benin be advertised. Consequently, applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for appointment to the post of Registrar in the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.
Duties of the Registrar
The Registrar is the Chief Administrative Officer of the University, responsible to the Vice Chancellor for the day to day administration of the University except for financial matters which fall within the purview of the Bursar. By virtue of the position, the Registrar is the statutory Secretary to Council, Senate, Congregation Convocation and the Committees of these bodies.
Conditions of Service
As stipulated by the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Act 2012, the Registrar shall hold office for a Single Term of five (5) years only, Notwithstanding this provision, Council may, upon satisfactory performance, extend the tenure of the Registrar for a further period of one (1) year only and thereafter the Registrar shall relinquish the post and be
assigned to other duties in the University.
Qualities of the candidate
The candidate must be a person of impeccable integrity with the ability to command the respect and trust of both staff and students. The candidate must possess drive, initiative and foresight and must understand the intricacies and complexities of the 21st Century higher educational institution. The candidate must in addition be capable of articulating the vision of the University generally and be able to drive a vibrant Registry. The candidate must be ot pleasant disposition with sound
leadership qualities and must be of good physical and mental health. The candidate shall submit a statement on his/her vision/mission for the University which should not be more than five hundred (500) words
The Candidate should be a graduate from a recognized Universitywith good honours degree in a relevant discipline preferably with additional qualification of at least, a Masters degree and not less than 15 years post-graduation experience, part of which must have been in the position of a Deputy Registrar in a Federal University. Candidates must in addition be Information and Communication Technology (ICT) complaint, and should be under 60 years on appointment.
Applicants are required to submit twenty (20) copies each of their applications, credentials and detailed Curriculum Vitae highlighting, among others, the following:
(a) Full Names
(b) Place and Date of Birth
(c) Home Address
(d) Contact Address
(f) Marital Status
(g) Number and Ages of Children (if any)
(h) Institutions attended with dates
(i) Academic Qualifications obtained with dates .
(j) Working Experience
(k) Present Employment, indicating present status and salary
(l) Extra Curriculum Activities
(m) Referees (3)
Each applicant must have three (3) referees who should be requested by the applicant to forward their referees report under confidential cover by Courier Service directly to the Vice Chancellor. Applications should be submitted by Courier Service under confidential cover in sealed envelopes marked "Post of Registrar, UNIBEN" and addressed to the
University of Benin,
P.M.B. 1154, Benin City,
Not later than six (6) weeks from the date of this publication. Only the applications of short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.