UNILAG Invites Applications for Appointment of Registrar

The Governing Council of the University of Lagos invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for the post of the REGISTRAR, which will be vacant by August 1, 2023. The appointment of a new Registrar is in accordance with the Provisions of the University of Lagos Act, 1967; The Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1993; The Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amended) Act, 2003 and The Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amended) Act, 2012.


The University of Lagos was established in 1962, by an Act of Parliament of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to encourage the advancement of learning. Located in the urban and commercial city of Lagos, it has its main campus in Akoka and two other campuses in Yaba and Idi-Araba. The University caters for both full-time and part-time students. The University has an overall population of over sixty two thousand (62,000) students (regular and part-time at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels). It has a staff strength of about five thousand (5,000). The University of Lagos, a highly reputable institution, has one (1) College, twelve (12) Faculties, six (6) Institutes, nineteen (19) Research Centres, two (2) TETFund Centres of Excellence, two (2) Centres of Excellence of African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), three (3) World Bank Centres of Excellence, a School of Postgraduate Studies and a Business School (ULBS). With a track record of producing quality and outstanding graduates, University of Lagos is remarkably “The University of First Choice and the Nation’s Pride”.


The Registrar is a Principal Officer, the Chief Administrative Officer, and is 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 and Congregation of the University.

The University of Lagos seeks candidates with vision, proven academic distinction, managerial ability, and transparency in private and public life. The candidate shall be a person of high integrity, who is capable of giving dynamic administrative leadership while building strong and positive relationships with staff, students and the University community. He/she must have strong moral and steady character and should be able to instill confidence in others and command the loyalty and respect of the people. The candidate must be a team player, a thoroughbred administrator with a clear vision of a 21st-century professional University Registry and must fully understand the complexity of a university system and the uniqueness of the University of Lagos. The candidate must be able to effectively utilize the human and material resources to move the Registry of the University to an enviable global top-class status.

Furthermore, the candidate must be ICT-compliant and should possess relevant 21st-century skills including:

  • ·           Communication and Information Literacy,
  • ·           Technology and Digital Literacy,
  • ·           Financial Responsibility,
  • ·           Global Networking,
  • ·           Critical Thinking and Creativity,
  • ·           Analytical and Problem Solving,
  • ·           Self-Management and Self-Awareness,
  • ·           Soft, Civic and Social Responsibility

The candidate must be in good physical, emotional and mental health and must not have attained the age of sixty (60) years by August 1st, 2023. The successful candidate should be able to sustain and improve on the Registry and the University’s developmental vision at large.


Candidates must possess a good Honour’s degree plus National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) discharge certificate or evidence of exemption. Possession of a relevant higher degree and membership of a recognized professional body will be added advantages. The candidates should have at least fifteen (15) years post-qualification administrative experience. In addition, candidates must have at least ten (10) years relevant experience in a senior management level in the University system or tertiary institutions of comparable status.


The successful candidate shall hold office for a period of five (5) years from the effective date of appointment with additional one (1) year subject to satisfactory performance as may be determined by the appropriate University laws and the Governing Council of the University of Lagos.


The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of a Registrar of Federal University in Nigeria and as may be determined from time to time by the Federal Government of Nigeria and the University’s Governing Council as appropriate.


Candidates should forward twenty (25) copies each of their application, Curriculum Vitae, Credentials and Vision Statement for the position. The Curriculum Vitae should provide the following information:

i           Full name (Surname first)

ii          Place and date of birth

iii         Nationality/State/Local Government

iv         Marital status

v          Name of spouse/Number and ages of children (where applicable)

vi         Current address

vii        Permanent home address

viii       E-mail and mobile phone number

ix         Institutions attended with dates

x          Degrees obtained (including date/class) and/or any other qualifications and distinctions including professional qualifications and affiliations.

xi         Work experience/positions held with dates

xii        Statement of Registry experience including full details of achievements in former and present posts

xiii       Other activities outside current employment

xiv        Proposed date of availability for duties if appointed

xv         Names, office/residential address, Email and Telephone numbers of Three Referees

            a. Vision Statement:

            Candidates should state in clear terms of not more than one thousand (1,000) words, his/her vision statement for the Registry in the next five years.

            b. References:

            References should be forwarded, under confidential cover, in a sealed envelope marked at the upper left-hand corner “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF REGISTRAR”, directly to the Registrar and Secretary to Council, 5th Floor Senate House, University of Lagos, Nigeria, not later than six weeks from the date of this advert.


Applicants are also expected to log on to and complete the online application and print out. The printed online application form along with the hard copies of the application are to be submitted, not later than six (6) weeks from the date of this publication, under confidential cover with envelope marked “POST OF REGISTRAR, UNILAG” addressed to:

The Registrar and Secretary to Council,

5th Floor, Senate House,

University of Lagos,

Lagos, Nigeria.

All applications are to be submitted not later than six (6) weeks from the date of this publication.

Please, note that the Governing Council reserves the right to extend the closing date or re-advertise the position if this exercise does not yield satisfactory result. Furthermore, this advertisement does not impose any legal obligation or duty on the University to invite, accept or deal in whatever manner with any candidate. Only the applications of Candidates shortlisted for interaction with the Selection Board will be acknowledged.


Oladejo Azeez, Esq

Registrar & Secretary to Council

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