Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Rector, The Federal Polytechnic, lIaro, Ogun State. The post shall become vacant with effect from 12th June, 2014.
The Polytechnic is located along Ilaro - Odan road, about three kilometers from Ilaro town Centre. It is also about 60 kilometres from Idiroko, a Nigerian border town with Benin Republic. It was established by Decree No. 33 of July 25, 1979 to train middle and high level manpower in Science, Technology and Commerce to serve as catalyst for technological and industrial development of the country. It presently has a total of forty seven (47) NBTE-Accredited academic programmes (ND and HND) spread over four (4) Schools i.e. Applied Science, Engineering, Environmental Studies and Management Studies.
The Rector is the Chief Executive Officer of the Polytechnic. He is responsible to the Governing Council as provided for in the Federal Polytechnic Act Decree 33 of 1979 and amended by Decree NO.5 of 1993. As the Chief Academic, Administrative and Accounting Officer, he/she is responsible for all matters relating to the day-to-day management and operations of the Polytechnic. In addition to proven management and leadership experience, the successful candidate must have a demonstrable passion for academic endeavour and be credible to the Polytechnic.
Qualities and Qualifications
Interested candidates for the post are expected to possess the following academic qualification and personal qualities:
Terms of Appointment
The appointment is for an initial period of four (4) years, and renewable subject to satisfactory performance for another term of four (4) years and no more. The salary is consolidated and the appointee shall enjoy other benefits of the office as may be approved from time to time by the Federal Government.
Interested candidates are expected to submit 15 typewritten copies of applications including photocopies of certificates and curriculum vitae giving the details in the following order:
i. Full names (Surname first and underlined)
ii. Date and place of birth
iii. State of origin and Local GovernmentArea
iv. Nationality and how acquired
v. Marital status
vi. Number and ages of children
vii. Current postal address including telephone number and e-mail address
viii. Educational institution attended with dates
ix. Academic and professional qualifications obtained with dates
x. Membership of professional bodies/Associations
xi. Honours and distinction (if any)
xii. Academic/scholarly publications (in standard format)
xiii. Conferences attended and papers presented with dates
xiv. Previous employer( s) and post( s) held with dates
xv. Present employment to include: status; salary; duties and any other relevant experience
xvi. Statement of own Vision for the Polytechnic
xvii. Other activities outside current employment
xviii. Names and addresses of three referees (Employer, Educational and Personal), who are to forward confidential reports directly to the Registrar, The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State. Such referees should be able to attest to the candidate's claims to high academic and managerial capabilities as well as to the candidate's notable uprightness.
Applicants will be required to produce the originals of their certificates and other relevant credentials if invited for interview. Photocopies of credentials will not be accepted. Applicants must also be ready to support every claim with documentary evidence.
Applications should be submitted not later than six (6) weeks from the date of this publication. Applications are to be submitted in a sealed envelope and marked POST OF RECTOR" on the top left hand corner of the envelope, addressed to:
The Federal Polytechnic
Pease note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.