FEDERAL UNIVERSITY LOKOJA
P.M.B. 1154 Lokoja, Kogi State
(Office of the Registrar)
FOR THE POSITION OF VICE-CHANCELLOR
The post of the
Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria, will
become vacant by February 15, 2021. In accordance with the provisions of the
Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No. 11 of 1993 as Amended, the
Governing Council of the Federal University Lokoja wishes to commence the process for the selection and
appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor for the University, and hereby invites
applications from interested, qualified and distinguished Academics who are
required to note the following information for guidance:
University Lokoja (FUL) was among the twelve Universities established by the
Federal Government of Nigeria in February, 2011. (Establishment Act 2015). The
aim was to not only accelerate equitable access to higher education in Nigeria,
but also to build institutions that can support Nigeria’s drive for rapid
development through the availability of quality manpower and a knowledge base
to drive competitiveness.
VISION OF THE UNIVERSITY
To be the best
among the newly established Federal Universities in Nigeria and one of the top
ten ranked universities in Africa.
MISSION OF THE UNIVERSITY
employable graduates through competency-based teaching, applied research and practical
community service to the catchment area, Africa and the world.
CORE VALUES OF THE UNIVERSITY
A commitment to
academic and moral excellence enshrined in Diligence, Innovativeness,
Integrity, Responsiveness and Discipline.
i) The Vice-Chancellor
is the Chief Executive Officer and Academic Head of the University and Chairman
of the Senate and Congregation and Member of the University Governing Council.
shall exercise general supervision over the University and shall have general
responsibility to Council for maintaining peace, law and order and promoting
efficiency in the University.
iii) It shall be the duty of the
Vice-Chancellor to ensure that the provisions of the Law and Statutes,
Ordinances and Regulations of the University are observed.
iv. He/She shall also exercise such powers as may
be necessary or expedient for this purpose.
for the post of the Vice-Chancellor must possess a good University education
from a recognized University and should be of impeccable character, a good
manager of human and material resources. Specifically, the Candidate shall be expected
i. Have had a continuous unbroken fifteen (15) years of teaching and research in the University
ii. Be a highly distinguished Scholar of the rank of Professor of not less than seven (7) years standing by February
15, 2021 and demonstrate the ability to provide Academic and Administrative
leadership with a clear vision for the development of the young and
fast-growing institution for the realization of its mission;
iii. Regulate the Admission of Students in accordance with
the guidelines and procedures approved by the Senate of the University;
Be proficient in ICT and be current in deploying it at
the level required for efficient job performance;
v. He/She should have had a wide administrative experience
and be capable of giving dynamic leadership with a thorough working knowledge
of Nigeria’s educational system;
Be a person who will strengthen the link between staff,
students, and other members of the University Community;
vii. Be one with high scholastic and academic credentials who
must have outstanding accomplishments in academics and demonstrate continuous
scholarship after his/her promotion to the rank of Professor in terms of
continuous production of academic papers, student supervision (especially
Masters and PhD), exchanges and collaborations both local, national and
He/She must also have a subsisting teaching or research
position in a University;
Be responsible for discipline in the University;
Be a person who is not likely to foster personal,
racial, ethnic, political, religious or other sectional interests;
xi. Exhibit a demonstrable entrepreneurial drive and ability
to attract the much-needed funds and mobilize other resources for the
development of the University;
Be free from any form of financial embarrassment;
Be of good physical and mental health;
Have a wide and deep experience in all facets of
university administration with emphasis on academic programmes;
Be not more than sixty-five
(65) years of age on the 15th
Be morally sound and of proven integrity;
xvii. Be someone who
appreciates and acts on merit and who will resist undue pressure; and
xviii. He/She should
submit a short statement of his/her vision for the University, not exceeding 1,000 words.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE APPLICABLE TO THE
Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a single term of five (5) years only on such terms and
conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment.
remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of
Vice-Chancellor in all Nigerian Federal Universities and as may be determined
from time to time by the government/Governing Council as appropriate.
MODE OF APPLICATION
application should be made in 25 copies
and be accompanied by 25 copies of Curriculum
Vitae duly signed and dated by the candidates. The Curriculum Vitae must
contain the candidate’s name in full, Date of Birth, State of Origin, Marital
Status, Educational Attainment, Nationality, Professional and Academic
Achievements and any other relevant information.
application must be accompanied by 25
printed copies of statement of the candidate’s Vision for the University.
3. In the case of
candidates identified by the Search Team, the application shall conform to the
requirements in (i) to (iii) above, in addition to a letter
of consent duly signed by the candidate.
application should include the names and addresses of three (3) referees. Each
referee should be contacted by the applicant to forward directly to the Registrar,
a confidential report in a properly sealed envelope marked:
Post of Vice-Chancellor; Referee’s Report at the top
left-hand corner of the envelope.
applications shall be submitted under confidential cover and addressed to:
Registrar and Secretary to Council
Federal University Lokoja
6. The sealed
envelope(s) containing the applications should be marked “POST OF VICE-CHANCELLOR” at the top left-hand corner and forwarded
to reach the Registrar within six (6)
weeks of this advertisement.
should please note that only those who are shortlisted will be contacted.
Usman Suleman Obansa MCIA
Secretary to Council