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Bursar at Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State

The Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State was established by the Federal Government in February, 2013, along with two others, Academic activities in the University commenced in 2014/2015 academic session. The University hereby commences the process of the appointment of substantive Bursar and University Librarian. Candidates who have the requisite requirement listed below are hereby invited to apply for the respective posts in the University.

Position: Bursar

The Bursar is a Principal Officer and is the Chief Financial Officer of the University responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration and the control of the financial affairs of the University. He/She should provide the University management with appropriate advice and support for all of the institution’s financial transactions including investments.


The candidate for the post should have the capacity of performing the following responsibilities efficiently and effectively:

As a pioneer Bursar, play a critical role in the attainment of the objectives of the University and the implementation of its Vision and Mission.

Demonstrable integrity, transparency and abiding by the Rule of Law.   Competence, responsiveness and ability to perform under difficulty situations.   Dynamic in the running of Bursary through the appropriate deployment of ICT, elimination of unnecessary bottlenecks and timely accomplishment of assigned duties.

Prudence in the face of inadequacy and the ability to advice the Vice-Chancellor on wise strategies for generating internal revenue.

Candidate must be in good health and not exceed the gazetted retirement age before the end of the five-year tenure.


Prospective candidates must hold a First-Class or good Second-Class Degree in Accounting from a recognized University. In addition, he must be a member of at least one of the under listed professional bodies or their recognised equivalence:

(a)       Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)

(b)       Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN)

(c)        Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA)

(d)       Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA)

(e)       Chartered Institute of Cost and Management Accountants (ICMA)


The applicant must currently not be lower than the rank of a Deputy Bursar in a University or a Bursar in any other Nigerian tertiary institution. He/She must have a minimum of fifteen (15) years cognate experience.

Salary: As obtains in Nigerian Universities1

Method of Application:

Applicants are required to submit three sets of the photocopies of their credentials and twenty (20) typewritten copies of their applications and Curriculum Vitae, giving the following information in the order listed below:

  • Full name in capital letters
  • Post Desired
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth and State of Origin
  • Nationality
  • Permanent Home Address
  • Current Postal Address
  • Marital Status
  • Number of Children with Names and Age
  • Institutions Attended with dates
  • Academic Qualifications with dates
  • Professional Qualifications with dates
  • General and Specific Working Experience with dates
  • Details of Administrative Experience and Service to the Community, with details of status and dates
  • Present Employment, Status, Salary and Employer
  • Extra-Curricular activities
  • Any other relevant information not covered in (i) – (xvi) above.
  • As a pioneer Bursar, attach your typewritten vision for the new University on a single page
  • Names and Address of three (3) referees (one of whom must be a Professional or an Authority in Accounting practice and another and current or immediate past employer).

Closing Date

Applications are to be forwarded not later than 8th January 2016 under confidential cover in sealed envelope marked “Bursar Position”.

The Registrar and Secretary to Governing Council,

Federal University, Gashua

P.M.B, 1005


Yobe State.


Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.


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