The Governing Council of the Federal University of Lafia has announced that the position of Vice-Chancellor of the University will become vacant in February 2021. In accordance with the provisions of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provision) (Amendment) No.11 Act 1993, as amended, the Governing Council invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates with experience in University administration for the post.
Federal University of Lafia was established in February 2011 with the mandate to increase access and quality of university education in Nigeria. The University is in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State. It currently has a College of Medicine, a Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development, two Schools (School of Basic and Remedial Studies and School of Postgraduate Studies), eight (8) Faculties with fifty (50) undergraduate and forty-six (46) postgraduate programmes.
The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive and Academic Officer of the University. He/She is responsible for the academic, physical, and infrastructural development of the University through proper utilization of resources of the University. The Vice-Chancellor ensures not only high-level academic and moral discipline, but also adequate welfare for both staff and students as well as peace, stability, and good governance in the University. In addition, the Vice-Chancellor establishes good relations with external agencies and organisations, both national and international, and attracts resources and benefactions for the University. Specifically, the candidate must; –
i. Have spent not less than twenty (20) years uninterrupted service of teaching and research in Public University.
ii. Be a highly distinguished scholar of the rank of professor of not less than eight (8) years’ experience by February 10, 2021, with the ability to provide academic and administrative leadership for the University.
iii. Have a good understanding of the vision and mission of the University. He/she should provide a vision statement not exceeding 1,000 words.
iv. Be able to attract research grants and complimentary funds from Local and International agencies, and further uplift the academic status of the University.
v. Possess personal integrity in the management of funds and be able to deploy financial resources as appropriate in the context of the University’s strategic plan.
vi. Be free from any form of financial embarrassment
vii. Demonstrate interpersonal and team building skills, possess the ability to build bridges between staff, students and members of the University Community and other stakeholders.
viii. Have demonstrable abilities to establish and maintain partnership with Local and International organisations as well as Government agencies.
ix. Be an individual who, judging from his/her track records, is likely to command respect as well as the loyalty of the members of staff and University Community.
x. Be able to demonstrate the ability to attract, motivate and retain highly skilled and talented staff (Teaching and Non-teaching).
xi. Be able to exhibit entrepreneurial drive and ability to attract extra statutory funds and mobilise other resources for the development of the University.
xii. Have excellent written and spoken communication skills.
xiii. Be in position to ensure the enforcement of the University’s laws and regulations.
xiv. Be information and technology proficient and be committed to the development of ICT into the University programmes and services.
xv. Be of excellent physical and mental health.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
Conditions of service are as applicable to the post of Vice-Chancellor in Nigerian Federal Universities, as may be determined by the Federal Government from time to time.
TENURE OF OFFICE
The Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a single term of five (5) years.
AGE OF APPLICANTS
Eligible candidates should not be more than sixty-five (65) years old at the time of assumption of office on February 11, 2021.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Each applicant is required to submit thirty (30) copies of application which must be accompanied with thirty (30) copies of the candidate’s detailed Curriculum Vitae signed and dated by the candidate and photocopies of credentials. The Curriculum Vitae is to contain the following information:
1. Full Name.
2. Date of Birth.
4. Permanent Home Address.
5. Marital Status.
6. Number of Children.
7. Institutions attended (with dates).
8. Academic Qualifications (with dates).
9. Professional Qualifications (with dates).
10. Institutions and Names of postgraduate students Supervised and dates graduated.
11. Honours, Distinctions and Membership of Learned Societies and Professional Bodies.
12. Outstanding Publications, discoveries, or inventions.
13. Working experience in the University system giving names of institutions and dates.
14. Details of administrative, fund-attraction and managerial experience in the University system.
15. Specific services to local, national and international communities (with dates, institutions/establishments and status).
16. Present employment, status, salary and employer.
17. A statement of the candidate’s vision for the University in the next five (5) years in not more than 1000 words (30 copies).
18. Extra-curricular activities; and
19. Names and addresses of three (3) referees who should be requested to forward their referee’s reports to the Registrar under confidential cover, not later than the closing date of this advertisement. Referees are please requested to state the strengths and weaknesses of candidates.
All short-listed candidates will be invited for interaction with the Joint Council and Senate Selection Board.
Applications should be submitted in sealed envelopes, marked at the top left corner, “Application for the post of Vice-Chancellor”, to the Registrar and Secretary to Council, Federal University of Lafia, P.M.B. 146, Lafia, Nasarawa State, not later than six weeks from the date of this publication.
Dr. Abubakar Mamuda, FCAI, FIHCM, MNIM, MNPSA
Registrar and Secretary to Council
Use SIWES To Be Self-reliant, FULafia V-C Advises Students
The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Lafia (FULafia), Professor Shehu Abdul Rahman, has admonished students embarking on the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) to see the scheme as an opportunity to become self-reliant.
Abdul Rahman advised them to, therefore, acquire skills that would help them in their future endeavours.
Abdul Rahman spoke at the 7th Edition of the Annual SIWES Orientation Programme for 2019/2020 batch.
The vice-chancellor, represented by the Head of Department of Economics, FULafia, Dr. Ilemona Adofu, appealed to all the students to adopt learning attitude with a view to making the scheme beneficial to themselves.
The vice-chancellor said that the scheme was an essential part of students academic programme which exposed them to demands and challenges of the work place, advising them to be diligent in their work so as “to become self-reliant when they graduate.”
While commending the SIWES Directorate for organising the programme, he enjoined the students to be good ambassadors of the University wherever they may go.
In his address, the Area Manager, Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Nasarawa State Area Office, Engr. Garba Hassan, advised the students to be disciplined while expanding their horizons in learning.
Hassan commended the efforts of the University’s management in adequately preparing the students for the scheme, he encouraged the students to imbibe to show dedication, loyalty, punctuality and honesty during and after the programme.
Engr. Hassan told the students that the ITF would make their SIWES experience worthwhile.
Earlier in his address, the Director of SIWES, FULafia, Dr. Amos Idzi Ambo, said that the scheme was expected to help students bridge the gap between theory and practice, noting that “experience is lacking among youths today and SIWES is the only stimulant that can correct and propel national development in Nigeria”.
Amos charged the students to be good ambassadors of FULafia during the SIWES exercise.
Present at the event were the ITF Head of Training, Mr. Ismail Akanbi, Mrs. Offiongita E. Nkang of SIWES Directorate, FULafia, other staff of the University and students.
JAMB: How To Register For 2021 UTME
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Saturday announced the commencement of registration of candidates for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) to tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
The decision came barely 48 hours after it had stopped the exercise over technical challenges of the National Identification Number (NIN).
But a terse statement issued by the spokesperson for JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said registration for the examination had now commenced in full swing as all the issues had been resolved.
How To Apply For The 2021 UTME:
1. VALID, FUNCTIONAL E-MAIL, PHONE NUMBER
It is important to get a valid and functional e-mail account. You also need an active phone number. This is because you will need this for registration and to send and receive information from JAMB.
Your e-mail is also a form of identity for you.
To Get Jamb Profile Code for E-Pin purchase simply
type NIN, leave a space & then type your NIN & send it to 55019.
To get Jamb Profile code for 2021 UTME & Direct Entry Registration, type NIN, leave a space & then type your NIN & send it to 55019.
A confirmation code of 10 characters will be received by the candidate on the same telephone number which will be used to procure the E-Pin.
In simple language, Type NIN, leave a space & type your NIN and send it to 55019 to get your Jamb Profile code at the rate of N50. Make sure you have enough airtime (at least N100) and confirm that your SIM Card can send and receive messages.
2. NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
JAMB will be making use of the National Identification Number for registration this year. Being a compulsory requirement, you will need it for your enrollment.
3. VISIT JAMB WEBSITE
After having your email address and NIN ready, you can proceed to the JAMB website.
When you get there, create a JAMB profile, preferably before purchasing the form.
4. CHECK JAMB iBass
After creating a profile, it is recommended that you check JAMB iBass to be sure of your eligibility to take this year’s examination. The information is provided on the official website of the exam body.
5. JAMB e-pin
After your eligibility has been confirmed, then you can proceed to purchase your 2021 JAMB e-pin for registration from banks, online (using ATM card) or other accredited outlets.
6. CBT CENTRE
Then, proceed to any accredited computer-based test centre with your personal details and your profile code.
FULafia To Commence Pharmaceutical Sciences – V-C
Arrangements have been concluded by the Federal University of Lafia (FULafia) to establish the faculty of pharmaceutical sciences.
The faculty, when established and start to churn out pharmacists, would complement the growing needs for effective drugs and pharmacists in the country.
The Vice Chancellor of FULafia, Professor Shehu Abdul Rahman, stated so when the executive members of Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria (PCN), led by its President, Pharmacist Okpalaeke Nwora, visited to congratulate him on his recent appointment as the third vice-chancellor of FULafia.
Abdul Rahman, who was delighted by the visit, said that he was happy to meet with the PCN officials to workout modalities for the successful take-off of the pharmaceutical programme in FULafia.
The vice-chancellor told the PCN members that the Senate of the University had since approved the commencement of faculty of pharmaceutical sciences, pointing out that their input from the Pharmacists was considered crucial “so that we can start well.”
The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria is a federal government agency, established by Act 91 of 1992, known as Cap P17 of 2004, Laws of Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The council is responsible for the regulation of the practice of pharmacy in all aspects and ramifications.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation, Pharmacist Okpalaeke Nwora, said that Nigeria, with more than 200 people, had only 22 accredited pharmacy schools, pointing out that “eight are in the North, the majority are in the South, and only two are in the North-central, with one in Jos and the other in Ilorin.”
He said that since the inception of pharmacy practice in Nigeria in 1927, the country was only able to licensed 27,000 pharmacists.
Currently, Nwora said that “we have only 60 indigenous pharmacists practicing in Nasarawa State.”
He said that the World Health Organisation’s index and recommended standard for pharmacy per patient ratio is 12 pharmacists to every 10 thousand patients, lamenting that Nasarawa State had less than two pharmacists to 10 thousand patients.
He pointed out that the commencement of pharmacy education in FULafia would benefit both the institution (PCN) and the state at large and bridge the manpower gap in the region.
Nwora prayed to God to enable Prof. Abdul Rahman to establish the faculty of pharmaceutical sciences in the University “so that his name will be echoed for many generations to come.
On his part, the Honourable Commissioner of Health, Nasarawa State, Hon. Pharm. Ahmed Baba Yahaya, assured the vice-chancellor of the Nasarawa state government’s support, noting that the government has already donated an edifice to house the FULafia Teaching Hospital, Lafia, as part of the preparation for commencement of operations of the college of medicine.
Other members of the PCN delegation who were at the event included Prof. Yakubu Ngwai; Dr. Jacob James, the Director Pharmaceutical Services, Nasarawa State Ministry of Health; Dr. Denis Kudu Ega, Chairman, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria; Dr. Danjuma Baba, Pharm. Emmanuel Anga; Pharm. Joshua Ghali, the Director, Pharmaceutical Services, Hospitals Management Board, Nasarawa State; Pharm. Christopher Ishaleku; Pharm. Augustine Luka; Pharm. Emmanuel Yona; Pharm. Mohammed Okonu; Pharm. Nuria Abene and Pharm. Hassana Mansur.