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  • Posted on: 2 June, 2015 Deadline: 2 July, 2015
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    As a foremost state University in Nigeria founded in 1981, Abia State University has maintained its leadership within and beyond the Eastern heartlands of Nigeria. It has remained resilient in the acquisition and dissemination of ICT-driven skills, comparable to graduates anywhere in Africa. Located in the Igbo heartland where skill acquisition and entrepreneurship constitute the culture of the people, the University’s academic plan is structured to act as the backbone in the realization of the entrepreneurship drive of the people; hence, the University runs a comprehensive entrepreneurship / skill acquisition programme as to actualize the University’s slogan of One Graduate-Two Skills.



    The Governing Council of Abia State University wishes to announce that the post of Vice-Chancellor of the University will become vacant effective December 1, 2015. Accordingly, Council, in the performance of its statutory duties as provided for in the University Edict, hereby invites interested distinguished Academics with vast experience in University administration and management, to send in their applications for the post.


    • The Vice-Chancellor is both the academic and administrative head of the University and its link with government and the public. An intending candidate should, therefore, among others:
    • Have held senior administrative/ academic positions within a University for at least 10 years and at a level capable of preparing himfor the position of Vice-Chancellor.
    • Be known to be fair-minded to all manner of persons and to be above petty ethnic, religious or loyalties.
    • Be a person of proven integrity and courage.
    • Be sensitive to the exigencies of Nigerian higher education and be capable of responding, in a prompt and judicious manner, to pressures and policies at the state and national levels.
    • Be a professor of not less than eight (8) years standing by December 1, 2015.
    • Be a person capable of piloting Abia State University and consolidating it as a professional University.
    • Have published copiously in both local and international reputable journals.
    • Be knowledgeable in Information & Communication Technology.
    • Be an excellent Resource Manager.

    The salary and conditions of service are as obtainable in a similar position in the Nigeria University system, as the Governing Council may decide from time to time.

    The Vice- Chancellor shall hold office for a single term of five years only, on such terms and conditions as may be specified in his letter of appointment and from time to time by the Governing Council.

    Method of Application

    Interested academics should submit their applications, with detailed curriculum vitae, which should be in thirty (30) copies, with the most recent passport-sized photographs attached to each and in a sealed envelope marked: "Vice-Chancellor Position"

    The curriculum vitae should, among others indicate:

    (i) Full names
    (ii) Date of Birth/ Age
    (iii) Marital Status
    (iv) Academic Qualifications
    (v) Publications and
    (vi) Administrative Experience

    Each application should bear the names and address of three referees. Each referee should be requested by the applicant to forward directly to the Registrar, a confidential report in sealed envelope marked "Referee's Report on Vice-Chancellorship candidate" at the left hand corner of the envelope.

    All applications are to reach the
    Abia State University,
    P.M.B 2000,

    Not later than 30 days from the date of this publication.

    A statement of the candidate's vision for the University during h is/her tenure, if appointed, should also be enclosed.

    Only short-listed candidates will be invited for interview at a later date.

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