• The Benue State University, Makurdi invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Vice-Chancellor which will fall vacant by 3rd November, 2015. In accordance with the practice of the University, the process of filling the position has commenced.

    Interested candidates are to note the following information:

    Job Definition:

    The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive and Academic Officer of the University, ex-officio Chairman of the Senate, Chairman of Congregation and in the absence of the Chancellor, presides at Convocation of the University. He/she is an ex-officio member of the Governing Council. The Vice-Chancellor shall, among other duties:

    1. Promote research, teaching and high standard of academic excellence;
    2. Regulate the admission of students, subject to the guidelines and procedure approved by Senate;
    3. Be responsible to Council for the maintenance of peace, law and order on the campus;
    4. Be competent at all times to advise the Council on all matters affecting the University;
    5. Be responsible for the maintenance of discipline.

    Qualities and Qualifications:

    The candidate for the post of Vice-Chancellor is required to possess the following qualifications and qualities:

    1. Good University education
    2. Distinguished scholar of the rank of Professor
    3. Proven exemplary leadership qualities that will command the respect of staff and students alike;
    4. Proven prudence in the management of human and material resources;
    5. Outstanding moral character, probity and integrity;
    6. Good public relations to build the necessary bridges of understanding between members of the University community on the one hand and the immediate and wider communities on the other;
    7. Outstanding emotional, physical and mental stability;
    8. Drive and clear vision for the development of the University.

    Method of Application:

    Vision Statement: In not more than four pages, each candidate is required to present his/her Vision Statement for the University.

    Each applicant should submit 30 copies of his/her application accompanied by 30 copies of his/her curriculum vitae both signed and dated.

    Note: Each application should include the names and addresses of three referees. Each of the referees should be contacted by the applicant to forward direct to the Registrar, under confidential cover, the reference report properly sealed and marked at the top right-hand corner of the envelope “Referee’s Report for the post of Vice-Chancellor”.

    Tenure of Office: The Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a single term of five years.

    Conditions of Service: Conditions of Service are as applicable in Federal/State owned Universities save as the Governing Council of the University may modify from time to time.

    All applications should be submitted under confidential cover and addressed to:
    The Registrar & Secretary to Council
    Benue State University
    P.M.B. 102119

    The sealed envelopes containing the applications should be marked “Vice-Chancellor” at the top left-hand corner and must reach the Registrar within six weeks from the date of this publication.

    Dr. T. I. Utile
    Registrar & Secretary to Council

    Best of luck To You all…
    CampusPortalNG Team

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