INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE POST OF RECTOR, KWARA STATE POLYTECHNIC, ILORIN

The Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, a second generation Polytechnic in Nigeria was established in 1972. The institution is one of the top Polytechnics in Nigeria in terms of the number of candidates seeking for admission yearly. The institution has remained outstanding because of its stable academic calendar for a decade, with about 60 accredited ND and HND programmes, quality of students being turned out on yearly basis and regular payment of staff salaries. The Polytechnic comprises of twelve Institutes and Centres.

The position of Rector of the institution will become vacant on 22nd June, 2019. Therefore, applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for the post of Rector of the Polytechnic.

The Rector is the Chief Academic, Administrative and Accounting Officer of the Polytechnic and has power to exercise general authority over both the staff and students and he is also responsible for discipline in the Polytechnic, subject to the general control of the Governing Council. In addition to proven Management and leadership experience, the successful candidate must have a demonstrable passion for academic endeavours and must also be credible.

By virtue of the position, the Rector shall liaise with the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) for the periodic accreditation of existing academic programmes and thrive to mount new ones. The Rector is expected to relate regularly with relevant regulatory Agencies such as the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) and National Youth Service Corps.

  1. Qualities, Qualifications and Experience
  2. Must hold a Master’s Degree, preferably a Doctorate Degree from a recognized institution in any of the disciplines offered in the Polytechnic (viz. Engineering, Science and Technology) with a minimum of fifteen (15) years teaching experience, at least five of which must have been gained in a Polytechnic.
  3. Must be a Chief Lecturer from the Polytechnic Sector with not less than five (5) years experience on the rank.
  4. Must not be more than 59 years of age as at the time of application.
  5. Must demonstrate evidence of strong academic and administrative leadership, initiative and creativity in policy formulation, good human relations and positive managerial attributes.
  6. Must provide evidence of membership of professional body/bodies in Nigeria.
  7. Must provide evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals as well as presentation of invited papers at educational conferences, seminars and workshops
  8. Must be able to attract research grants and development facilities to the Polytechnic.
  9. Must be a person with initiative and vision with the capacity to sustain the accelerated pace of development of the Polytechnic even under financial and other challenging constraints.
  10. Must be a fair-minded and dynamic individual with an impeccable reputation.
  11. Must be a person who is not likely to pursue, racial, ethical, gender, political, religious or other sectional interest.
  12. Must be morally sound, of impeccable character and free from financial embarrassment.
  13. Must enjoy excellent physical and mental health (with evidence from a Government hospital).
  14. Must be proficient in Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  15. Must be a Chief Lecturer from the Polytechnic Sector with not less than five (5) years experience on the rank.
  16. Must not be more than 59 years of age as at the time of application.
  17. Must demonstrate evidence of strong academic and administrative leadership, initiative and creativity in policy formulation, good human relations and positive managerial attributes.
  18. Must provide evidence of membership of professional body/bodies in Nigeria.
  19. Must provide evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals as well as presentation of invited papers at educational conferences, seminars and workshops
  20. Must be able to attract research grants and development facilities to the Polytechnic.
  21. Must be a person with initiative and vision with the capacity to sustain the accelerated pace of development of the Polytechnic even under financial and other challenging constraints.
  22. Must be a fair-minded and dynamic individual with an impeccable reputation.
  23. Must be a person who is not likely to pursue, racial, ethical, gender, political, religious or other sectional interest.
  24. Must be morally sound, of impeccable character and free from financial embarrassment.
  25. Must enjoy excellent physical and mental health (with evidence from a Government hospital).
  26. Must be proficient in Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  27. Terms of Appointment/Condition of Service
  28. Method of Application
  29. Type-written application letters
  30. Curriculum Vitae, giving the following information:
    1. Type-written application letters
    2. Curriculum Vitae, giving the following information:
    3. Full names (Surname underlined)
    4. Age, stating date and place of birth
    5. Marital Status stating number of children and ages
    6. Name and address of Next of Kin
    7. State of origin and local government area
    8. Nationality
    9. Current postal address and E-mail address
    10. Permanent home address
    11. Educational Institutions attended with dates
    12. Academic qualifications and distinctions
    13. Professional Bodies
    14. Work Experience (in chronological sequence)
    15. Present employment status and salary
    16. Statement of own vision for the Polytechnic
    17. Exra-curricular activities
    18. Publications (in standard form)
    19. Community Service
    20. Names and addresses of three (3) Referees (current employer, educational and personal) who are to forward confidential report directly to the Registrar, Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin. Such referees should be able to attest to the candidate’s claim to high academic and managerial capabilities as well as to the candidate’s notable uprightness.

credentials if invited for interview, photocopies will not be accepted. Applicants must also be ready to support every claim with documentary evidence.

Closing date:

Applications are to be submitted in a sealed envelope and marked “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF RECTOR” at the top left hand corner addressed to:THE REGISTRAR, Kwara State Polytechnic, P. M. B. 1375, Ilorin, Kwara State.

All applications are to reach the Office of the Registrar not later than six weeks from the date of this publication.

Only the applications of candidates short-listed for interview will be acknowledged.SIGNED Sadiq Ismaila Ag. Registrar

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