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OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE POST OF REGISTRAR

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The Post of the Registrar of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, will be vacant by 1st June, 2023. In accordance with the provisions of the Obafemi Awolowo University Law, as amended, the Council of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife wishes to commence the process for the appointment of a new Registrar for the University.

 

 

 

 

 

Consequently, applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position. Interested applicants are requested to note the following information:

OAU internal and external advertisement for the post of Registrar

THE UNIVERSITY

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, is a first generation comprehensive public institution established in 1961 as The University of Ife, by the then Western Region of Nigeria. In August 1975, the Federal Government of Nigeria took over the University and in 1987 renamed it after Chief Obafemi Awolowo, a frontline Nigerian Statesman and one of the University’s founding fathers. The University is situated on a vast expanse of land of 11,861 hectares in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Southwest of Nigeria.

 

The Vision of the founders of the University was to establish an institution dedicated to the promotion of learning and culture. The aim was to create an institution for developing a cadre of high-level manpower, qualified in various fields. The focus was on the development of teaching and research facilities that would be used to provide solutions to problems of national development.

The University has continued to be a renowned centre of excellence over the years. Known as ‘the most beautiful’ campus South of Sub Sahara Africa, it has produced among its staff, a Nobel Laureate and National Merit Award Winners and has blazed the trail in the inventions of modern technologies applicable for alleviating some of society’s challenges today. From an enrolment figure of 244 at inception, Obafemi Awolowo University as at 2021/2022 academic session had a total student enrolment figure of 34,036. Also, the University which took off with a staff strength of 94 members, has grown to have a staff profile of 4,000 comprising 1,365 academic staff and 2,635 non-teaching staff.

THE JOB 

(i) The University Registrar is a Principal Officer and the Chief Administrative Officer of the University, who is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration of the University except for financial matters which fall within the purview of the Bursar. The Registrar is also the Secretary to the Council, Senate, Convocation, Congregation and other statutory bodies as defined by the University Laws. He/ She shall also perform all other duties assigned to him/ her by the Council and/or the Vice-Chancellor from time to time.

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(ii) The Registrar shall hold office for a period of five years from the effective date of his/her appointment and on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment.

THE CANDIDATE

The person who will be Registrar, given the complexity and scientific nature of the administrative processes of a 21st Century University, must not only be a goal-getter, but must also be able to show drive, exceptional initiative, great ability for institutional networking with the outside world and must have a suave mien that typifies a 21st Century world-class University.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate must possess a university degree not lower than a Second Class (Lower Division) and a Masters degree. He/she must also have spent at least twenty (20) years relevant administrative experience in University Administration. The candidate must have spent at least eight (8) years at senior management level not lower than that of a Deputy Registrar in a Federal University. Membership of relevant professional bodies are compulsory. In addition, he/she:

  • a. must not be older than 60 years of age by June 1, 2023;
  • b. must be a person of impeccable integrity and strong moral character with ability to relate excellently with staff, students and the general public;
  • c. must be a person with an articulate vision for the development of the University in general and the Registry in particular, combined with a strong passion to implement the vision;
  • d. must be highly conversant with the intricacies and peculiarities of a Federal University system;
  • e. must be of good physical and mental health, pleasant disposition
  • f. must be up-to-date in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills.
  • g. must be a person of strong character, sound leadership skills and ability to instil confidence and engender trust in his/her members of staff;
  • h. must be devoid of any criminal record; and
  • i. must be able to demonstrate sagacity and wisdom in the face of crisis or undesirable situations.
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CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 

The appointment is for a single tenure of five (5) years, while salary and other conditions of service shall be as approved for Registrars of Federal Universities by the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

METHOD OF APPLICATION 

Candidates are required to submit fifteen (15) copies and a soft copy of word-processed applications, an up-to-date detailed Curriculum Vitae and names of three (3) referees to the Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and marked ‘Confidential: for the attention of the Vice-Chancellor’ at the left hand top corner of the envelope to reach him not later than six (6) weeks from the date of publication.

Late applications will NOT be entertained and only applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged. 

The CV of applicants must contain the following:

  •  Full Name (Surname first in capital letters).
  •  Post Applied for.
  • Date and place of birth (attach birth certificate/sworn affidavit of age).
  •  Nationality.
  •  State of Origin, Senatorial District and Local Government Area (if a Nigerian).
  •  Permanent Home Address.
  • Current Postal Address/including G.S.M Telephone number(s).
  •  Marital Status
  •  Number of Children and their ages.
  •  Institutions attended with dates.
  •  Academic/Professional qualifications and distinctions obtained with dates (attach copies of credentials)
  •  Work Experience with dates.
  •  Present Employment, Status, and Salary (if any).
  •  Service to national and international bodies.
  •  Extra-Curricular Activities.
  •  Any physical challenge and nature
  •  Names and Addresses of three (3) referees who must have been closely associated with candidate’s administrative/work experience.
  •  Signature and Date

Each application should include fifteen (15) copies and a soft copy of the candidate’s Vision for the University and particularly the administration and growth of the University.

REFEREES REPORT 

Each referee must be contacted by the applicant to forward, directly to the Vice-Chancellor, a confidential report on the candidate’s character, administrative and managerial competencies in a properly sealed envelope marked “CONFIDENTIAL- Application for the Post of Registrar: Referee’s report” at the top left corner of the envelope within the period allowed for the submission of the application.

Signed:

M. I. Omosule (Mrs).

Registrar and Secretary to the Council

 

 

 

 

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1ST NIGERIAN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS CONFERENCE ON UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS) ESSAY COMPETITION

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The 1st Nigerian Tertiary Institutions Conference on UN SDGs presents the SDG Youth Essay Competition, offering undergraduates in Nigerian tertiary institutions a chance to contribute to the discussion on achieving SDG4, Quality Education.

Competition Overview:

1st Nigerian Tertiary Institutions Conference on UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Essay Competition

The SDG Youth Essay Competition offers a grand prize of N1 million for the top three winners, along with free sponsorship to attend the 1st Nigeria Tertiary Institution Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in April 2024 in Abuja.

Competition Requirements:

1. Eligibility:

   – Open exclusively to undergraduates in Nigerian tertiary institutions.

2. Entry Guidelines:

   – Topic:The Role of Students in Attainment of SDG4

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   – length: Essays should be 1500 words.

   – Entry Period: Thursday, February 1, 2024 – Thursday, February 29, 2024

   – Referencing: APA Style (6th Edition).

   – Font: Times New Roman, 12-point font size.

   – Documentation: Typed in 1.5 line spacing, MS Word format only.

   – Plagiarism: Only original content is accepted; plagiarized entries will be disqualified.

Benefits:

– Prizes:

  – 1st Prize: N500,000

  – 2nd Prize: N300,000

  – 3rd Prize: N200,000

– Winners will also receive free sponsorship to attend the 1st Nigeria Tertiary Institution Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in April 2024 in Abuja.

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Required Documents:

– Student’s Institution ID Card

– Copy of Student’s Admission Letter

– One recent passport-size photograph

– WhatsApp telephone number and email address

Application Procedure:

– All entries and submissions (essay and required documents) should be scanned and sent to nigeriaessay@sdgyouth.org before the deadline.

For Further Inquiries:

– Call: 08068931151, 08133846739, 07067772964

– Email: nigeriaessay@sdgyouth.org

Deadline: February 29th, 2024

Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to achieving SDG4 and win exciting prizes. Submit your entry and required documents before the deadline. For any inquiries, feel free to contact them via phone or email.

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PENTAGON PARTNERS NATIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION FOR UNDERGRADUATE LAW STUDENTS

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Are you an undergraduate law student in Nigeria eager to explore the intersection of law and Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Pentagon Partners presents a unique opportunity for 400-level and 500-level undergraduate law students to participate in the National Essay Competition.

Competition Overview:

Pentagon Partners National Essay Competition for Undergraduate Law Students

The National Essay Competition invites undergraduate law students to showcase their expertise and contribute to the discourse on AI, privacy, and data protection. In addition to cash prizes, participants have the chance to intern with Pentagon Partners, gaining valuable hands-on experience.

Competition Requirements:

1. Eligibility:

   – The competition is open to 400-level and 500-level undergraduate law students in Nigerian universities.

2. Essay Requirements:

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   – Length: Essays should not exceed 1500 words.

   – Format: Double spaced, 12pt Times New Roman font.

   – References: OSCOLA format for citations with 10pt font size for footnotes and endnotes.

   – Submission Format: Essays must be submitted in PDF format.

   – Entrant Details: Include full names, school, level, phone number, and email address in both the body of the email and on the last page of the essay.

   – Single Entry: Each entrant is allowed only one submission.

   – Originality: Plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification.

Competition Benefits and Timeline:

1. Prizes:

   – Winner: N200,000

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   – 1st Runner Up: N150,000

   – 2nd Runner Up: N100,000

2. Internship Opportunity:

   – In addition to cash prizes, winners have the exclusive opportunity to intern with Pentagon Partners, enhancing their career prospects.

Application Procedure:

– Interested participants should submit their essays to essay@pentagonpartnerslp.com during the submission period.

– The subject of the email should be the Essay topic

For additional information and updates, visit www.pentagonpartnerslp.com.

Deadline: March 22nd, 2024

Don’t miss this chance to showcase your legal expertise, contribute to important discussions on AI and law, and vie for enticing cash prizes. Pentagon Partners looks forward to receiving your submissions.

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SYSTEMSPECS CHILDREN’S DAY ESSAY COMPETITION (CDEC), 2024

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The SystemSpecs Children’s Day Essay Competition (CDEC) is an annual event aimed at fostering innovative thinking among primary and secondary school students in Nigeria. It provides a platform for young minds to propose technological solutions to national challenges.

Purpose:
Inaugurated in 2020, the CDEC is part of SystemSpecs’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment to promoting capacity development in the Nigerian ICT industry. By encouraging young Nigerians to tackle everyday issues, the competition contributes to intellectual growth and societal progress.

SystemSpecs Children’s Day Essay Competition (CDEC), 2024

Topic:
The theme for the 2024 competition is “Protecting the Nigerian Child from the Dangers of Online Technology.” Participants are tasked with exploring strategies to safeguard children in an increasingly digital world.

Eligibility:
– Open to primary and secondary school students in Nigeria aged 9 to 16.

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– Junior category (ages 9 to 12) essays must not exceed 1,000 words.

– Senior category (ages 13 to 16) essays must not exceed 1,500 words.

Prizes:

– Winners will receive generous rewards, including a high-capacity laptop, premium headphones, a portable laptop stand, a smart wristwatch, and one year of internet data, among other items.

– Consolation prizes will be awarded to other participants.

Application Process:

– Interested candidates should access the application page 

– Essays must be written in English and reflect original thought.

– Each participant is limited to one entry.

– Entries must be endorsed by an accredited school official, parent, or legal guardian.

– Deadline for submissions is April 12, 2024.

Submission Guidelines:

– All submissions must be in PDF format and include the student’s name, home and school addresses, email address, and contact phone number.

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– Double entries will result in automatic disqualification.

– Submissions must be received by March 15, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.

Notification of Winners:

– Successful students and schools will be contacted in the second quarter of the year.

– Updates on winners will be announced on @nercng social media platforms.

The SystemSpecs Children’s Day Essay Competition offers a unique opportunity for Nigerian students to demonstrate their creativity and problem-solving skills. By addressing the theme of online child protection, participants contribute to building a safer and more secure digital environment for all. We encourage eligible students to seize this opportunity and showcase their talent and ingenuity.

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