The Federal University of Technology, Akure, was established in August 1981 to give prominence to training in technology and applied science, and to assist in ensuring rapid technological and industrial development of Nigeria. It formally took off on 3rd November, 1982.
The motto of the University is, "Technology for Self-Reliance". In choosing its motto, the University is laying emphasis on the objective of the University to contribute to national development and self-reliance through the advancement of science and technology. The University, with a total student population of over 10,000 and staff population of over 2,000, has highly developed programmes in the following seven Schools: School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SM T); School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET): School of Environmental Technology (SET), School of Earth and Mineral Sciences (SEMS); School of Management Technology (SMAT); School of Sciences (SOS) and School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS). The University also established the following academic support Centres and Units: Centre for Continuing Education (CCE); Computer Resource
Centre (CRC); Centre for Research & Development (CERAD); Centre for Entrepreneurial Development & Gender Issues in Science and Technology (CEGIST); Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (IPDO); Teaching and Research Farm (TR&F); Skill Acquisition and Talent Incubation Centre (SATIC); Quality Assurance Unit. The University has been adjudged the Best University of Technology in Nigeria by the
National Universities Commission (NUC) since 2004. Its recent achievements include, amongst others, a special grant of the World Bank worth USD 7 million to establish a Centre of Excellence in Food Security under the World Bank STEP-B Project. The University also won a Centre for Climate and Adapted Land-Use, courtesy of German Government (West African Science Service Centre on Climate and Adapted Land-Use - WASCAL).
As it is imperative to give effect to the Vision of becoming one of the best Universities in the world, the University has prepared appropriate strategic and action plans to create partnership with corporate organizations, national and international foundations and trusts, embassies and individuals.
The Candidate for the post shall be visionary, a person of high integrity and moral character with excellent interpersonal skills. She/he must be able to instil confidence in others and command the loyalty and respect of people. She/he must fully understand the complexity of the University system and must be able to effectively utilize its human resources to attain a world class financial system. She/he must enjoy good physical and mental health and must be ICT literate. In addition, she/he must be able to provide
good professional leadership and on-the-job proficiency training to the Bursary staff.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Bursar shall be the Chief Finance Officer of the University and shall be responsible to the Vice Chancellor for the day-to-day financial administration and control of the financial affairs of the University.
a) possess a good honours degree in Accounting, Economics, Financial Management from recognised tertiary institutions
b) possess professionally recognized Accountancy qualifications, e.g. ICAN, ACMA, ACA, CPA, ACCA, CNA. Possession of a higher degree will be an
c) The candidate should have at least fifteen (15) years post-honours degree and ten (10) years post-professional qualification experience. In addition, the candidate must be holding the position of Deputy Bursar in a University or
equivalent in a comparable institution, with at least three years in the post.
d) be computer literate and must be conversant with accounting and auditing software.
e) Be free from financial embarrassment and enjoy good physical and mental health.
f) be below the age of 60 years at the point of assumption of duty.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE:
The successful candidate shall hold office for a single term of five (5) years in line with Universities Miscellaneous Act 2012 and on such terms and conditions applicable to Federal Universities in Nigeria and as may be determined by appropriate University Laws and the Governing Council.
The Director must be a person of high integrity and moral character with excellent
interpersonal relations. She/he must be capable of carrying all staff of the Directorate along. She/he must also be receptive in line with the phased physical development plan of the University. She/he must enjoy good physical and mental health and must be ICT literate. In addition, she/he must be able to provide good professional leadership to the staff of the Directorate.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Director of Works and Services is the Chief Technical and Maintenance Officer of the University and responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day to day running and maintenance of University building. Roads, Water boreholes. Electrical Installations, Equipment and other properties including provision of service and utilities for the well-being of the University.
a. have a good honours degree in Civil/Structural, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering registrable with COREN with at least fifteen (15) years post-qualification experience in Engineering, Building, Architecture,
b. have at least 15 (fifteen) years post-qualification experience
c. not be below the rank of a Deputy Director of Works and Maintenance in a University or Similar Institution.
d. Possession of a Post graduate Degree will be an added advantage,
e. be registered member preferably fellow of relevant Professional bodies such as Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), etc.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The successful candidate shall hold office for a period of five years from the date of assumption of office and may be re-appointed as may be determined by the appropriate university laws and the Governing Council.
Interested candidates are required to submit twenty five (25) copies of their Curriculum Vitae, certificates and other relevant credentials which should contain among other things:
1. Name in full (Surname first in capital letters)
2. Date and Place of Birth
4. State of origin
5. Permanent home address
6. Present Postal Address
7. Marital Status
8. Number and Ages of Children
9. Educational Institutions attended with Dates and Qualification Obtained including membership/fellowship of relevant professional bodies, if any
10. Work Experience including full details of former and present posts with dates.
11. List of Publications if any
12. Other Relevant activities outside current employment
Major professional achievements, contributions including awards received if any
14. In addition, interested applicants are requested to submit a statement of his/her vision of FUTA for the next five years.
15. Names and addresses of three (3) referees. The nominated referees should be requested to forward their reference report on them under separate and confidential cover direct to:
Federal University of Technology, Akure
P. M. B. 704
Akure, Ondo State
All applications should reach the University not later than six weeks from the
date of this publication.