The post of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, will become vacant from 01 December 2015. In accordance with the provisions of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Decree No. 11 of 1993 (as Amended by Decree No. 25 of 1996) and by the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1993 (Amendment) Act 2003 and Act 2012, the Governing Council of the University of Ibadan wishes to commence the process of filling the vacancy. Interested applicants are requested to note the following information about the University:
Established some 66 years ago, the University of Ibadan, UI as it is fondly referred to, is the first University in Nigeria. Until 1962 when it became a full-fledged independent University, it was a College of the University of London in a special relationship scheme. The University, which took off with academic programmes in Arts, Science and Medicine, is now a comprehensive citadel of learning with academic programmes in thirteen Faculties namely, Arts, Science, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry, the Social Sciences, Education, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Technology, Law, Public Health and Dentistry. The Faculties of the Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Public Health and Dentistry are organized as a College of Medicine. The University has other academic units among which are: Institute of Child Health, Institute of Education, lnstitute of African Studies, Centre for Child Adolescent and Mental Health, Centre for Educational Media Resource Studies, African Regional Centre for Information Science (ARCIS), Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CEPACS), Centre for Petroleum, Energy, Economics and Law (CPEEL), Centre for Sustainable Development (CESDEV), and Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI), lnstitute for Advanced Medical Research and Training (IAMRAT), Centre for Drug discovery, Development & Production (CDDDP), Centre for Control & Prevention of Zoonosis (CCPZ). A new National Institute for Maternal, Child & Neonatal Health (NIMCNH) & Institute for Infectious Diseases are under construction. A new School of Business (UISB) is expected to take off later this year.
The University, as part of efforts to fulfil a God given mandate of promoting Nigeria’s development, established a Research Foundation (UIRF). The University of Ibadan Postgraduate School is, well acknowledged within and outside the country as one of the largest in Africa and the flagship of Postgraduate Education in Nigeria as it produces the much required human resources for the entire Nigerian University system, the Nigerian public and private sectors and beyond, The Postgraduate School enrolment takes about 50% of the entire student enrolment. University of Ibadan produces an average of 3,000 Masters & 250 Ph.Ds every year. The University currently hosts the Pan-African University Life & Earth Sciences Institute on behalf of the West African Sub-region. This is an initiative of the African Union. The programme is in its 2nd year and has 97 students from all over Africa. The University is, however, not resting on its oars as it intends to be ranked among the best universities world-wide, in keeping with its Mission statement:
- To expand the frontiers of knowledge through provision of excellent conditions for learning and research. .
- To produce graduates who are worthy in character and sound judgment.
- To contribute to the transformation of society through creativity and innovation.
- To serve as a dynamic custodian of society’s salutary values and thus sustain its integrity.
- The University’s student population is made up of: (a) 24,826 Regular Studies Mode (b) 16,411 Open/Distance Learning Mode
There are twelve Halls of Residence which provide accommodation for about 30% of the population of students in the regular studies mode; and three others under construction with the support of the FG Revitalisation Funds. The staff population of 5,759 is made up of Teaching (1,549) and
Non-Teaching Staff (2,269 Senior; 1,941 Junior). Over 60% of the Academic staff holds Ph.D. The University has 1212 housing units, out of which of which 609 units are occupied by senior staff and 603 units by junior staff. The University of Ibadan is, therefore, a truly complex organization. Its governance is based on the Committee System; all the Boards and Committees report to Council and/or Senate, in order to carry out its main functions of teaching, research and community service, the University has been providing to a large extent, basic services like electricity and water supply, security, health facilities and other municipal services to its staff and students.
Staff salaries and emoluments currently are in aggregate of about Thirteen Billion Naira (N 13,000,000.000) only per annum. Through its alumni and alumnae, the University of Ibadan has, in the past six decades contributed significantly to the political, industrial, economic and cultural
development of Nigeria.
The candidate for the post of Vice-Chancellor is required to possess a good University education and should be a proven successful manager of human and material resources. Specifically, the candidate shall be expected to:
- be a highly distinguished scholar of the rank of Professor, with a minimum of ten (10) years experience on that level and demonstrable ability to provide academic and administrative
leadership for such a well established institution;
- be a person of proven integrity;
- be not more than 65 years old as at the date of possible assumption of duty on 01 December, 2015;
- command the respect of the national and international academic communities through his/her track record;
- strengthen the bridges between staff, students, and other members of the University community;
- be a person with a clear vision for the development of the University; .
- enjoy excellent physical and mental health;
- attract the much-needed funds into the University.
Terms and Conditions of Service Applicable To the Post
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.
The 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.
Method of Application
Each application should be made in 50 copies and be accompanied by 50 copies of the candidate’s curriculum vitae duly signed and dated. The curriculum vitae must contain the candidate’s name in
full, age, marital status, educational attainment, nationality, professional and academic achievements.
Each application should include the names and addresses of three referees. Each referee should be contacted by the applicant to forward, direct to the Registrar, a confidential report on the candidate’s character, academic and managerial abilities in a properly sealed envelope marked:
Post of Vice-Chancellor; Referee’s Report at the top left hand corner of the envelope.
Each application must be accompanied-by 50 copies of statement of the candidate’s vision for the University I n the twenty-first century.
In the case of candidates identified by the Search Team, the application shall conform to the requirements in (i) and (ii) above, but in addition, a letter of consent duly signed by the candidate shall be presented along with the application.
All applications shall be submitted under confidential cover and addressed to:
Registrar and Secretary to Council, University of Ibadan, lbadan
The sealed envelope(s) containing the applications or nominations should be marked POST OF VICE-CHANCELLOR at the top left hand corner and forwarded to reach the Registrar within six weeks
of this publication.
Olujimi Iretola Olukoya, MNIM, FPA
Registrar and Secretary to Council
Closing Date: 07/05/2015