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Vice Chancellor at Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State

Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State, Nigeria


A vacancy for the post of the vice-chancellor of the Eastern Palm University, Ogboko, has been declared by the technical committee of the university, in keeping with the Eastern Palm University Law.

Position: Vice Chancellor


The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive and Academic Officer of the University, Ex-Officio Chairman of the Senate and the Congregation and member of the University Governing Council.

Among his other functions, the Vice-Chancellor shall be expected to:

  • Be competent at all times to advise the council on all matters affecting the policy, finance and administration of the University;
  • Be generally responsible to the council for maintenance of peace, law and order on the campus.
  • Be responsible for maintaining discipline in the University, and
  • Regulate the admission of students subject to the guideline and procedures approved by the Senate.


The candidate for the post of Vice-Chancellor must possess the following qualities and qualifications:

  • Must be a University Professor, preferably, with a Ph.D. in a field(s) of specialization relevant to the academic programme under the mandate of the Eastern Palm University, Ogboko and must have a minimum of 15 (fifteen) years of academic or cognate experience of which not less than (eight) years will be at the rank of a professor. However, exceptional candidates with less experience are encouraged to apply. In all cases, candidates must not be more than sixty (60) years on appointment.
  • Must be of very high academic standing in his/her discipline such as to command respect nationally and internationally.
  • Must be an accomplished administrator and manager of people and resources at a level sufficiently high to pilot the affairs of the University;
  • Must have the experience of leading strategic developments and innovations
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of the MISSION and the MANDATE of Nigerian Universities, especially those of the Eastern Palm University and must possess the developmental and managerial skills to pilot the University meaningfully in a developing society with rapidly changing needs and values;
  • Must be a person with proven competent leadership qualities who would command the respect and loyalty of staff and students of the University; provide the necessary bridges between the various segments of the University community on the one hand, and between the University and it’s immediate and wider communities on the other Hand;
  • Must be of strong and unimpeachable character with high level of probity and integrity;
  • Must be morally sound and enjoy robust physical and mental health.


The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of a Vice-Chancellor in Nigerian State Universities and as may be determined from time to time by the Governing Council.


Interested applicants who meet the above specifications should note and comply with the following conditions.

Each application should be forwarded along with 40 (forty) copies of the Curriculum Vitae duly signed and dated be the candidate;

Each application should be accompanied by 40 (forty) copies of the candidate’s Vision for the University in the Twenty-first century, in the case of candidate(s) identified and nominated by the Search Team, each application must be accompanied by a letter of consent duly signed by the candidate;

The sealed envelope(s) containing the application and nomination should be marked, ‘The Chairman Technical Committee for Eastern Palm University’ at the top left corner and forwarded in time to reach the technical committee not later than November 17th 2016. All applications, Curriculum Vitae, referees report and other relevant documents should be submitted under confidential cover and addressed to the Chairman Technical Committee, Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Ideato South, Imo State.


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