• 19 Professors Apply For Vacant VC Position.

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    A total of 19 professors applied for the Vice-Chancellorship position of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) which was advertised last year December.

    In a statement signed by the Assistant Registrar (Information and Public Relations) of UNIJOS, Mr Abdullahi Abdullahi, the eventual appointee would replace Prof. Hayward Mafuyai, whose tenure would end in June.

    According to him, the selection board will recommend three of the candidates to the university’s governing board.

    Abdullahi said majority of the applicants were from the university community, while others were from other institutions.

    Among other things, the candidate to be appointed must be a highly distinguished scholar of the rank of Professor of not less than five years’ experience, and not less than 50 years old.

    Other conditions, according to the advertorial for the job, included wide administrative and managerial experience and the capacity to lead a university.

    “The candidate must also exhibit entrepreneurial drive and ability to attract funds and endowment, and must also be able to mobilize other resources for the development of the university,” the advertorial further stated. (NAN)


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