UNILORIN Vacancy Announcement for the Post of Vice-Chancellor

The Council of the University of Ilorin hereby announces to the general academic community that the post of Vice-Chancellor of the University will be vacant with effect from 16th October 2022.


In accordance with the provisions of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No. 11 of 1993, as amended by Act No. 25 of 1996 and The Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act 2012, the Council has decided to commence in earnest the due process of appointing a new Vice-Chancellor.

Consequently, applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position.

A Brief History of the University

Established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 1975, the University of Ilorin is one of the fastest-growing public universities in Nigeria, with an enviable record of academic excellence. The University has been the most sought-after University by candidates in the past five (5) years.

The Vision of the University is to be an international centre of excellence in learning, research, integrity and service to humanity, while the Mission statement is to provide a world-class environment for learning, research and community service.

The University guides jealously its core values which are coined to encourage inclusiveness in its operations.

These core values are Excellence, Integrity and Transparency, Empathy, Justice and Fair Play, Innovation and Creativity, and Team Work.

The University has sixteen (16) Faculties, (one) 1 College of Health Sciences, (six) 6 Institutes, twenty (20) Centres, including a Centre for Open and Distance Learning, thirty-three (33) Directorates, and a Postgraduate School, with a student population of over 52,000 and a total staff strength of 3,745.

The University prides itself as one of the most stable Universities in Nigeria, where academic activities are carried out in a serene, peaceful and friendly environment, with students completing their programmes as and when due.

The students and staff composition is truly diverse, with a healthy mix of national and international populations.

Academic Excellence

The University 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 Universities by the National Universities Commission (NUC), 3rd in the 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 institutional accreditation status.

The Position

In line with the Act establishing the University, the Vice-Chancellor shall be the University’s Chief Executive and Academic Officer and shall exercise general supervision over the University.

The Vice-Chancellor shall be the

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

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for the post at the Vice- Chancellor, University of Ilorin shall:

  1. Be a distinguished Professor of not less than 10 years as of 16th October 2022 in one of the disciplines offered by the University of Ilorin;
  2. have demonstrable and astute managerial abilities to maintain the peace, inclusiveness and academic stability for which the University is reputed;
  3. Be a scholar of outstanding national and international reputation, with proficiency in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and have considerable experience at top levels of University Administration;
  4. be a Professor with a track record of teaching, research and community service;
  5. 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;
  6. Be a person endowed with strong character and the ability to give courageous and effective leadership;
  7. be a person capable of inspiring the advancement of learning and reaching out to all persons;
  8. Be of sound health, pleasant disposition, unassailable integrity and strong moral character for inspiring and maintaining moral discipline among staff and students; and
  9. have proven ability to initiate contacts and funding from national and international sources.

All claims shall be verifiable with evidence.

Method of Application

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

  1. Full Names
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Nationality
  4. Permanent Home Address
  5. Current Postal Address, including e-mail address and Telephone contact
  6. Marital Status
  7. Number of Children (With Dates of birth)
  8. Institutions Attended (With Dates)
  9. Academic Qualifications (With Dates)
  10. Professional Qualifications (With Dates)
  11. Honours, Distinctions and Membership of Learned Societies and Professional Bodies
  12. Publications, discoveries and/or inventions (giving all relevant details)
  13. Work experience in the University system (giving names of the institution(s) and dates)
  14. Details of administrative and managerial experience in the University system, as well as fund attraction, with evidence
  15. Specific services to local, national, and international communities and organisations (giving dates, institutions/establishments and status)
  16. Present Employment: Status, Salary and Employer
  17. Extra-Curricular Activities: and
  18. Names and Addresses of three Referees (one of whom must, where appropriate, be the head of the establishment where the applicant currently works).

Applicants are required to submit, along with their applications, 30 hard copies and a soft copy of a statement of the candidate’s vision for the University in the next five years in not more than 1,000 words and not less than 600 words.

Conditions of Service

The appointment shall be for one term of five years only, while salary and other conditions of service shall be as approved for Vice-Chancellors of Federal Universities by the Federal Government and the Council.

Mode of Submission of Application

The application should be submitted (in a sealed envelope clearly marked at the top left comer, “Application for the Post of Vice-Chancellor”) to the Registrar and Secretary to Council, University of Ilorin, P.M.B. 1515, Ilorin, Nigeria, not later than 3.30 p.m. on Monday 16th May 2022 (six weeks from the date of this advertisement).

The listed Referees are to directly submit or post their reports to the Registrar under confidential cover in an envelope marked “Referee’s Report for the Post of Vice-Chancellor” to reach the Registrar no later than Monday, 16th May 2022.

Candidates who would have attained the age of 65 years as of 16th October 2022 need not apply.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be invited for an interview.

Dr. Fola M. Olowoleni
Registrar and Secretary to Council


At this point, we assume you have received all the information on the UNILORIN admission list and how to check your admission status.

We urge you to keep tabs with us as this information will be updated soon.

We do hope that this information has proved helpful.

REALMINA wishes you, prospective students, Good Luck!!

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