Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant Post of the RECTOR, KOGI STATE POLYTECHNIC, LOKOJA.



Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja was established by the Kogi State Government under Edict No.6 of l994. The Polytechnic is located in the Confluence town of Lokoja, the Kogi State capital in North Central Nigeria. The Polytechnic which has three campuses runs National and Higher National Diploma Programmes in the Schools of Applied Sciences; Arts, Design and Printing, Engineering, Environmental Technology, Management Studies and part-Time and Vocational Studies. In addition, the Polytechnic runs the IJMB Programme in the School of Preliminary Studies.


The Rector is the Chief Academic, Administrative and Accounting Officer of the Polytechnic and has the power to exercise general authority over both the staff and students and he is also responsible for discipline in the Polytechnic subject to the general control of the Governing Council. The successful candidate must have proven management as well as leadership experience in addition to a demonstrable passion for academic endeavour.


Interested candidates for the post are expected to posses the following qualifications and personal qualities:

(i)      Must hold at least a Masters Degree in any of the relevant disciplines of the Engineering, Technology, Arts, Science and Social Sciences – with a minimum of fifteen years teaching experience in a higher institution.

(ii)     Must be at least Chief Lecturer or equivalent in a higher institution for at least five years.

(iii)    Must be proficient in ICT.

(iv)    Must enjoy good physical and mental health.

(v)     Must provide evidence of academic/ professional bodies.

(vi)    Must provide evidence of strong academic, administrative and visionary leadership and be effective in policy formulation. The candidate must be fair-minded and devoid of ethnic, political, religious and sectional interest.

(vii)   Must be able to attract research funds and development grants from local, national and international agencies.


Interested candidates are expected to submit 20 copies of applications including photocopies and CVs preferably in the following order:

(i)      Full Names

(ii)     Date and Place of Birth

(iii)    State of Origin and LGA

(iv)    Nationality

(v)     Marital Status

(v)     Number and Ages of Children

(vii)   Current Postal address, email and telephone numbers

(viii) Educational Institutions attended and dates

(ix)    Academic and Professional Qualifications

(x)     Membership of Professional bodies

(xi)    Evidence of scholarly publications

(xii)   Conferences attended/papers and dates

(xiii) Previous and present employment with salary grades

(xiv) Activities outside paid employment

(xv)   Statement of own vision for the Polytechnic

(xvi) Reference letters from three persons.

Applications are to be submitted not later than six weeks from the date of this publication, 25, October, 2018. Applications are to be submitted in a sealed envelopes and addressed to:

The Registrar

Kogi State Polytechnic

P.M.B. 1101


Kogi State

NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.