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The Governing Council of the University of Abuja, hereby, announces that the position of Bursar of the University will be vacant in February, 2018 and invites interested and qualified individuals to submit application for the position.

The Institution

The University of Abuja was established in 1988 by the Federal Republic of Nigeria, with the governing law of University of Abuja Act, CAP. U2, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. The Act empowers the University to run dual mode (the regular full-time and distance learning modes).

The University which is strategically located at the Federal Capital Territory, has two (2) campuses and some Institutes and Centres that require the regular attention of the University Bursar. The University which also runs different Postgraduate Courses, has a student population of over forty thousand (40,000) (Full-Time and Part-Time) and a staff strength of over two thousand, three hundred (2,300). ‘


The ‘Vision’ of the University of Abuja is: The development of an institution of higher learning that combines academic excellence with the pursuit of the unity of Nigeria through programmes of teaching and learning made available to all Nigerians and the deliberate balancing of admission and employment policies.

The Position

The Bursar is a Principal Officer and the Chief Financial Officer of the University, responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration and control of the financial affairs of the University.

By virtue of his position, the Bursar should be able to coordinate the development and upgrading of the University’s strategic plans and to ensure the development and update of the University’s financial management plans. The Bursar should also be able to coordinate the preparation of periodic income and expenditure, balance sheet and cash flow estimates for consideration where necessary. The holder of the office shall ensure that accurate records are maintained of all local and foreign assets and liabilities held by the University and be able to monitor monthly income and expenditure and balance sheet variances against the budget, among other schedules.

In a nutshell, the Bursar should provide the University with appropriate advice and support for all of the Institution’s financial transactions.

The Person

Candidate for the post must be visionary; have the ability to provide good leadership, possess personal integrity, demonstrate transparency in private and public life. He/she must command the respect and loyalty of the University staff and capable of increasing the Internally Generated Revenue of the University.


Candidates should have a good honours degree or its equivalent in Accounting or related disciplines. However, possession of a higher degree(s) is an added advantage. He/she must be registered with a professional body such as ICAN or ANAN, ICT compliant with a working knowledge of relevant accounting packages, and have a minimum of twenty (20) years cognate experience, ten (10) years of which must be of unbroken service in the University system. He/she must also have attained the rank of Deputy Bursar, in a University and not be more than sixty (60) years of age on assumption of duty.


The salary and conditions of service for the Bursar shall be as obtainable in the Nigerian University system.


Successful candidate shall hold office for a period of five (5) years.

Method of Application

Candidates are required to submit twenty (20) copies of their application, Curriculum Vitae and photocopies of their credentials. The Curriculum Vitae should highlight the following:

(i)     Full Name: (Surname First)

(ii)    Date of Birth

(iii)   Gender and Marital Status

(iv)   Number and Ages of Children

(v)    E-mail address and Phone Number

(vi)   Postal and Permanent Home Addresses

(vii)   Nationality

(viii)  State and Local Government

(ix)    Schools Attended and Qualifications Obtained with Dates

(x)     Positions Held With Dates

(xi)    Membership of Professional Bodies

(xii)   Names and Addresses of Three (3) Referees

Candidate’s Vision

The Candidate should state his/her vision for the University in the next five (5) years in not more than 1,000 words.

Referees’ Reports

Applicants are expected to request the referees to forward the reports under confidential cover directly to the Registrar.


Application should be submitted under confidential cover in sealed envelope marked


The Registrar and Secretary to Council

University of Abuja

Main Campus

Airport Road

P.M.B. 117


Not later than six 10th October 2017

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