Vacancy Announcement for the Post of Vice Chancellor of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University (UMYU)

The Governing Council of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto wishes to announce that the position of Vice Chancellor of the University will be vacant by the 29th day of July, 2019.

In line with the provisions of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Act, 2007, the Council has directed that the post should be advertised thereby inviting applications from suitably qualified and distinguished academics with cognate experience in University administration for consideration.


The Vice Chancellor is the Chief Executive and Academic Officer of the University, ex-official Chairman of the Senate and Member of the Governing Council of the University. Among his other functions, the Vice Chancellor shall:

  •  Be competent at all times to advise the Council on any matter affecting the policy, finances, and administration of the University;
  • Be generally responsible to the Council for maintaining the efficiency and good order of the University and for ensuring the proper enforcement of Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations;
  • Be responsible for discipline in the University; and
  • Regulate the admission of students in accordance with the guidelines and procedures approved by the Senate of the University.


Interested candidates for the position of Vice Chancellor, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, are expected to be:

  • distinguished scholars who are Professors with demonstrated ability to provide exemplary academic leadership and proven managerial capacity;
  • not more than sixty (60) years at the time of assumption of duty;
  • scholars of the highest moral standards, impeccable character traits, proven integrity and irrevocable commitment to best practices in corporate governance; with particular emphasis on accountability, transparency and probity, and must be scholars who can ensure optimum utilization of scarce resources for maximum public good;
  • scholars with irrevocable commitment to the cardinal values of merit, consistency and fairness as operating principles and who can apply these across the board without succumbing to sociopolitical pressure, in particular, and must not cave in under societal pressures out of the desire to remain in office;
  • scholars who are Information and Communication Technology (ICT) proficient, committed to the mainstreaming of ICT into University wide programmes and activities;
  • scholars who will be able to attract research grants and complementary funds from local and international agencies, and further uplift the academic stature of the University;
  • scholars who should be able to relate effectively and productively with the Government, Non-government Agencies, the Alumni, the local community and foster linkages with institutions within and outside Nigeria;
  • scholars who should be persons who are not likely to foster personal, racial, ethnic, political, religious or other sectional interest and who are also capable of inspiring the members of University community towards the attainment of its goals;
  • scholars who should have very good understanding of the Objectives, Mission and Vision of the University;
  • scholars who should be individuals who, judging from their tract records, are likely to command the respect as well as loyalty of members of staff, students and the University community; and
  • persons who enjoy excellent physical and mental health.


The salary and conditions of service are as applicable to the post of Vice Chancellor in Nigerian Federal Universities,          as determined by Government and the Governing Council of the University from time to time.


The Vice Chancellor shall hold office for a single term of five (5) years.

How to Apply for the Post of UMYU Vice Chancellor.

Interested candidates are invited to note and comply with the following conditions:-

  • each letter of application (30 copies) should be accompanied by 30 copies of the candidate’s detailed “Curriculum Vitae” (CV), signed and dated by the candidate. The CV must contain, among others, the candidate’s name in full, age, marital status, nationality, educational attainments with dates, number of Ph.D candidates supervised and graduated, research output, academic and non-academic recognition, professional achievements, scholarly publications in renowned domestic and international journals with dates, and books;
  • each application should be accompanied by a certificate of birth or statutory declaration of age, and certificate of medical fitness based on documented comprehensive medical examination from a government hospital;
  • a statement of the candidate’s Vision, of not more than 1500 words (30 copies) for the Usmanu Danfodiyo University in the 21stcentury;
  • in the case of a nominated or ‘searched candidate’, the CV must be accompanied by a letter of consent duly signed and dated by the candidate;
  • each candidate must have three (3) referees who should be requested by the candidate to forward their referee’s reports directly to the REGISTRAR AND SECRETARY TO COUNCIL under confidential cover. Such referees should be in a position to attest to the candidate’s claim to high academic standard, managerial capacity and moral uprightness; and
  • all shortlisted candidates shall be required to make themselves available for interaction with the Joint Council/Senate Selection Board.

All applications are to be forwarded under confidential cover in an envelope marked at the upper left hand corner ‘POST OF VICE-CHANCELLOR‘ Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto to reach the Registrar and Secretary to Council NOT later than six (6) weeks from the date of this publication.

All applications received will be duly acknowledged.

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