The Governing Council of the University of Lago s hereby announces that the position of Registrar will be vacant by 1 st 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 GoverningCouncil 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 thefirst 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 andCongregation of the University.


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 Universitiesby 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 administrativeand professional experience, with a minimum of five (5) yearsat 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 respectof 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 candidate must be 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 outsideworld.


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 availabilityfor duties if appointed

(b) A vision and mission statement for the Registry in notmore than one thousand (1000) words.
(c) Each candidate should request their referees to forward references on their behalf DIRECTto the Vice-Chancellor, in hard copies and by email to


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:

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.

Oluwarotimi O. A. Shodimu, Esq., FNIM
Registrar & Secretary to Council

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