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UNILORIN Releases Application Procedures ,Makes Move To Appoint New Vice-Chancellor (VC).


UNILORIN procedures to appoint VC


The Management of University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has released some certain application procedures that will guide its rightful channel towards the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor VC for the institution.

According to the University, it has carved for itself a niche in the areas of teaching and applied research. For example, the University has, at various times, been ranked best in research and development and other academic endeavours. Of recent, the University ranked 7th in the overall ranking of Nigerian.

The University is also noted by the National Universities Commission (NUC), 3rd in Federal Universities category and 1st in the North-Central Geopolitical Zone category. It was also ranked 2nd in Nigeria by the Times Higher Education (THE) in February 2022. It is one of the two Universities ranked A+ in the only Institutional Accreditation of Nigerian Universities by the National Universities Commission (NUC), 2011/2012session, thereby earning a 7-year full accreditation status.

The Vice-Chancellor shall, in line with the Act establishing the University, be the Chief Executive and Academic Officer of the University and shall exercise general supervision over the University.

The Vice-Chancellor shall be Ex-Officio Chairman of Senate, Congregation and a member of the University Governing Council.The Vice-Chancellor shall be responsible to the Council for the day-to-day management of the human, financial and material resources of the University.

According to the institution, the ideal candidates for the post of the Vice Chancellor shall possess the following:

  • He/She Should be a distinguished Professor of not less than 10 years as at 16th October, 2022 in one of the disciplines offered by the University of Ilorin.He/She should have demonstrable and astute managerial abilities to maintain the peace, inclusiveness and academic stability for which the University is reputed.
  • He/She should be a scholar of outstanding national and international repute, with proficiency in Information and Communication Technology (ICT),and have a considerable experience at top levels of University Administration.
  • He/She should be a Professor with a track record of teaching, research and community service.He/She be a person of entrepreneurial and innovative pre-disposition, with a proven track record appropriate to the vision and mission of a first class University.
  • He/She should be a person endowed with strong character and ability to give courageous and effective leadership.He/She should be a person capable of inspiring the advancement of learning and reaching out to all persons.
  • He/She be of a sound health, pleasant disposition,unassailable integrity and strong moral character for inspiring and maintaining moral discipline among staff and students; and have proven ability to initiate contacts and funding from national and international sources.


Each applicant must forward thirty (30) copies of signed Curriculum Vitae and an electronic CD copy in PDF format, clearly labelled, which must contain:

i) Full Names

ii) Date of Birth

iii) Nationality

iv) Permanent Home Address

v) Current Postal Address including e-mail address and Telephone contact

vi) Marital Status

vii) Number of Children (With Dates of births)

viii) Institutions Attended (With Dates)

ix) Academic Qualifications (With Dates)

x) Professional Qualifications (With Dates)

xi) Honours, Distinctions and Membership of Learned Societies and Professional bodies

xii) Publications, discoveries and/or inventions (giving all relevant details)

xiii) Work experience in the University system (giving names of institution(s) and dates)

xiv) Details of administrative and managerial experience in the University system, as well as fund attraction, with evidence.

NOTES: All These Documents will be checked and verified for evidential purposes.

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