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Principal at The International School, University of Ibadan

The Board of Governors of The International School, University of Ibadan hereby announces that the position of Principal is vacant and the Board wishes to commence the process of filling the vacancy. Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post. Interested applicants are requested to note the following information about the School.

Brief Profile of the School

The International School, Ibadan(ISI) is a co-educational institution established by the University of Ibadan on October 14, 1963. It was the first of its kind in Nigeria and was founded to provide an environment where children both from within and outside Nigeria could live and learn together thereby fostering racial integration, international friendship and unity. Presently, the school has a total Student population of about 1,500 at both ordinary and Advanced Levels.

IS I offers the local curriculum of WASCE & NECO as well as the Cambridge Ordinary & Advanced Levels. The school has a crop of highly qualified, professional and dedicated members of staff. The School also offers a wide range of well-resourced extra-curricular activities, including environmental excursions and camps to benefit from the strong local culture.

Available facilities include a functional school clinic, basketball courts, science laboratories, art/technology rooms, library, computer laboratories, virtual classrooms and a music room. Beautiful landscape and shady trees provide an attractive and conducive teaching and learning environment for the school. All these make ISI a great place for work and play.

The International School, Ibadan has produced distinguished and notable men and women too numerous to mention that are occupying enviable positions in their various callings, all over the world. The school continues to distinguish itself through outstanding academic, moral, sports and co-curricular performances.

Position: Principal

The Position

The Principal is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the School, and reports to the Board of Governors, through the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, University of Ibadan/ Chairman, Board of Governors. She/He must be committed to academic excellence, high moral standard, and will be required to show initiative and maturity. She/He will also be expected to play a leading role in the motivation of staff and in the continued realization of the vision for which the School was established. She/He must have good interpersonal relationship and a track record of senior management experience in a reputable secondary school. The candidate must enjoy good health, be of pleasant disposition, high integrity and strong moral character so as to inspire and maintain discipline among staff and students.

Qualifications and Requirements

Applicants must possess the following:

(1)       A good honours degree (minimum of second class lower)in Education from a recognized University or a degree in other disciplines plus a PGD in Education, with at least 20 years teaching and school administrative experience.

(2)       Relevant additional qualifications (academic and professional) would be an added advantage.

(3)       NYSC discharge certificate or an evidence of exemption from the programme.

(4)       Proven leadership and managerial/administrative ability and considerable experience in a secondary school.

(5)       A clear understanding of the financial aspects of running an educational establishment.

(6)       Must be at least 45 years of age and anybody to be appointed should be able to complete a 4-year tenure before the retiring age of 60 years.

(7)       Must be computer literate.

(8)       Must be registered with the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN).


An attractive salary comparable with what obtains in schools of similar status in Nigeria.

Conditions of Service

The Principal shall:

(i)         Be appointed for a term of four (4) years renewable for another term of four (4) years and no more;

(ii)        Be provided with an official residence.

(iii)       Be provided with an official vehicle

(iv)      Other conditions are as contained in the Staff Handbook.

Method of Application

Interested candidates should:

(a)        Submit an application letter with 20 copies of detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) signed and dated. The CV must contain, among others the candidate’s full name (surname first), Date of Birth, gender, marital status, current address including e-mail and mobile telephone numbers, national/state/local government, full qualifications/schools attended, publications and names and addresses of three referees.

(b)       Submit a vision statement of not more than 1000 words.

(c)        Request each referee to forward a confidential report directly to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of Ibadan/ Chairman, Board of Governors of the School.

All applications are to be forwarded under confidential cover in sealed envelope marked at the upper left hand come “Application For The Post Of Principal” and addressed to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor(Academic), University of Ibadan/ Chairman, Board of Governors of the School, to reach him not later than 31st January, 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.



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