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Registrar at National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

The post of the Registrar of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) will become vacant on 4th September, 17th September and 2nd October, 2016, respectively. In accordance with the provisions of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Decree No. 11 of 1993 as amended by the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act, 2003, the Governing Council of the University wishes to commence the process for the appointment of suitable and qualified candidates for the position. Interested candidates are requested to note the following information:


The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria vide the NOU Act of 1983. The mission of the University, as a dedicated single mode open and distance learning institution, is to make education available to as many people as are sufficiently prepared, able and willing to benefit from the various levels of education provided through the distance learning mode.

The NOUN Headquarters is located at the University Village, Jabi, Abuja. At present, the university has a campus in Kaduna and seventy-two (72) Study Centres spread across the country.

Position: Registrar


The Registrar is the Chief Administrative Officer of the University, responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration of the University.

Requirements For The Candidate

  • The candidate for the post of Registrar must possess a good earned honours degree from a recognized University, with at least fifteen (15) years relevant post-qualification experience, preferably in an institution of higher learning. Possession of higher degree(s), professional qualifications and membership of professional bodies will be an added advantage. The candidate is also expected to:
  • Not be below the rank of Deputy Registrar;
  • Show demonstrable evidence of consummate management and leadership passion and drive in previous positions and in addition, must possess excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills;
  • Exhibit the ability to be a team leader, who leads by example, has clear mentorship skills and plans, should not be older than sixty (60) years of age upon appointment and should be within the sixty-five (65) years retirement age at the expiration of his/her tenure;
  • Enjoy strong physical and mental health;
  • Possess personal integrity, demonstrate transparency in private and public life, be able to command the respect and loyalty of staff, students and other members of the University Community;
  • Be computer literate and have a good working understanding of communication by internet
  • Must have a good working knowledge of current administrative principles, processes and practices.

Terms And Conditions Of Service Applicable To The Post

The Registrar shall hold office for a single term of five (5) years only on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment. The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of Registrar in all Federal Universities in Nigeria and as may be determined from time to time by the Federal Government/Governing Council of the University.


Each application, including the candidate’s detailed curriculum vitae duly signed should be made in thirty (30) copies. The curriculum vitae must contain the candidates name in full, age, marital status, educational attainments, nationality, professional and academic achievements.

Each application should include the names and addresses of three referees. Each applicant should request each of his/her referees to forward, direct to the Registrar, a confidential report on the candidate’s character, academic and managerial abilities in a properly sealed envelope marked Post of Registrar; Referee’s Report: Referee’s Report as the case may be, with name of candidate at the top left hand comer of the envelope.

All applications and referees’ reports should be submitted not later than 24th June 2016 under confidential cover, and addressed to:

The Registrar

National Open University of Nigeria

University Village, Plot 91, Cadastral Zone

Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway, Jabi

FCT, Abuja


NB: The Governing Council reserves the right to extend the closing date if deemed necessary, and/or re-advertise the position should this particular process not yield the desired results.

This advertisement does not impose any legal obligation on the University to invite, accept or deal in whatsoever manner with any applicant.

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