The Governing Council of the University of Lagos hereby announces that the position of Registrar will be vacant by 1st August, 2013.due to the completion of tenure by the incumbent. In accordance with the provisions of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No. 11, 1993 (as amended) and in exercise of its powers as contained therein, the Governing Council wishes to commence the process of filling the impending vacancy.
Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post. Interested applicants are requested to note the following information.
University of Lagos (Unilag) has the unique privilege of being the first University in Nigeria established by an Act of Parliament in 1962. It is an urban University, situated in Lagos, the commercial nerve- centre of Nigeria.
It has a vision "to be a top class institution for the pursuit of excellence in knowledge, character and service to humanity"; Unilag's mission is "to provide a conducive environment for teaching, learning, research and development, where staff and students will interact-and compete effectively with their counterparts globally".
The University has a full-time undergraduate population of 24,661 students, full-time postgraduate enrollment of 4,105 and 22,511 part-time students.
The Registrar, a Principal Officer, is the Chief Administrative Officer of the University responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administrative work of the University except for financial matters, which fall within the purview of the Bursar. The Registrar is also the Secretary to Council, Senate, Convocation and Congregation of the University.
Condition of Service
The appointment is for a single tenure of five (5) years. The salary and other conditions of service shall be as approved for Registrars of Federal Universities by the Federal Government of Nigeria and the
Governing Council of the University of Lagos.
Candidates must possess a good Honours degree and at least fifteen (15) years of post-qualification administrative and professional experience, with a minimum of five (5) years at the management level. The candidate must not be at a level less than the equivalent of a Deputy Registrar in a Federal
University. Possession of a higher degree and membership of recognized professional bodies will be an added advantage.
The candidate shall be a person of high integrity and strong moral character with excellent interpersonal relations, The candidate must be able to instill confidence in others and command the loyalty and respect of people. The candidate must fully understand the complexity of a University system and must be able to effectively utilize its human resources to attain a world class administrative system.
The candidates in good health, be ICT compliant and must not be older than sixty (60) years at assumption of duty
In addition the Registrar must be able to demonstrate dynamism and wisdom when confronted with crisis or undesirable situations. S/he must also be an achiever who should show exceptional abilities for institutional loyalty and networking with the outside world.
Application should include:
(a) The candidate's Curriculum Vitae giving:
(i) Current (and former) name in full
(ii) Place and date of birth
(iii) Nationality and marital status
(iv) Number and ages of children
(v) Permanent home address
(vi) E-mail and mobile phone number
(vii) Degrees (including date/class and Institutions) and/or any other qualifications and distinctions including professional qualification and affiliations.
(viii) Statement of experience including full details of former and present posts
(ix) List of accomplishments and achievements
(x) Other activities outside current employment
(xi) The names and addresses of three referees and
(xii) Proposed date of availability for duties if appointed
(b) A vision and mission statement for the Registry in not more than one thousand (1000) words.
(c) Each candidate should request their referees to forward references on their behalf DIRECT to the Vice-Chancellor, in hard copies and by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications (forty (40) copies) and electronic copies of the application (pdf file in CD-ROM) should be enclosed in an envelope marked 'REGISTRAR' at the right hand corner and addressed to:
SENATE HOUSE (11TH flOOR),
UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS,
The applications must reach the Vice-Chancellor not later than six (6) weeks from the date of this publication.
Only applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.