Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike is one of the three Federal Universities of Agriculture in Nigeria established to accelerate the drive towards national food security and rural development, in addition to providing functional education in a range of science-based disciplines in order to make their graduates self-reliant, job and wealth creators. The Institution is located in the well-known Agricultural Training and Research City of Umudike, about ten 10 kilometers from Umuahia. The University is rapidly evolving as a Centre of Excellence where training, research and community service for the achievement of National development goals and global relevance are emphasized in an atmosphere that promotes social cohesion and responsible citizenship.
The post of the Registrar of the University will soon be vacant. Applications to fill the vacancy are hereby invited from suitably qualified persons.
Candidates for the Post must have a good First Degree, preferably in the Humanities Social Sciences and related disciplines. Possession of higher degree(s) will be an advantage. Such candidates must have a minimum of twenty (20) years post qualification cognate experience most of which must be in a University or other Tertiary Institution and must not be below the rank of a Deputy Registrar. Candidates must not only be ICT compliant but must also demonstrate capacity to involve and integrate ICT skills in normal University Administrative and Management functions. Applicants would be expected to show dynamism and flexibility in organizing and managing the human resources component of the administrative arm of the Institution in order to provide the needed strategic support for the achievement of the University’s mandate. Candidates for the post must be such that they would not exceed the gazette retirement age before the end of the five-year tenure.
The Registrar is the Chief Administrative Officer of the University and is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administrative work of the university, except as regards matters for which the Bursar is responsible, importantly, the Registrar is also the Secretary to Council, Senate, Congregation and Convocation.
Conditions of Service
These are the same as in the Federal Public Service and as applicable to Nigerian Federal Universities.
Method of Application:
Interested Applicants are requested to forward 25 (twenty five) sets of their application, with copies of all relevant credentials as well as curriculum vitae structured to provide the following information.
Date and Place of Birth
State of Origin
Permanent Home Address (Not P.O. Box or P.M.B)
Current Postal Address (add telephone, GSM, and e-mail contacts)
Number of Children with Names and Ages
Institutions Attended with dates
Academic Qualification with dates
Working Experience with status and dates
Details of Service to the Community with dates.
Present Employer, Status and Salary.
Extra Curricular Activities
Publications (if any)
Candidates should also indicate in their curriculum vitae any capacity enhancing training they have undergone in their career.
Names and addresses of three referees (one of whom must be the Applicants Administrative Head).
All applications should be addressed and sent by courier mail to the Registrar, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, P.M.B. 7267, Umuahia, Abia State to reach him not later than 6th April, 2017. The sealed envelope containing the application, curriculum vitae and credentials should be marked Post of Registrar at the top left hand corner. Candidates should request their Referees to send references, under confidential cover, directly to The Registrar of the University with the envelope marked “Post of Registrar” at the top left hand corner.