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UNILAG INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POST OF REGISTRAR

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The Governing Council of the University of Lagos invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for the post of the REGISTRAR, which will be vacant by August 1, 2023. The appointment of a new Registrar is in accordance with the Provisions of the University of Lagos Act, 1967; The Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1993; The Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amended) Act, 2003 and The Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amended) Act, 2012.

 

 

 

THE INSTITUTION

UNILAG invites applications for the post of Registrar

The University of Lagos was established in 1962, by an Act of Parliament of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to encourage the advancement of learning. Located in the urban and commercial city of Lagos, it has its main campus in Akoka and two other campuses in Yaba and Idi-Araba. The University caters for both full-time and part-time students. The University has an overall population of over sixty two thousand (62,000) students (regular and part-time at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels). It has a staff strength of about five thousand (5,000). The University of Lagos, a highly reputable institution, has one (1) College, twelve (12) Faculties, six (6) Institutes, nineteen (19) Research Centres, two (2) TETFund Centres of Excellence, two (2) Centres of Excellence of African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), three (3) World Bank Centres of Excellence, a School of Postgraduate Studies and a Business School (ULBS). With a track record of producing quality and outstanding graduates, University of Lagos is remarkably “The University of First Choice and the Nation’s Pride”.

THE POSITION

 

 

 

 

The Registrar is a Principal Officer, the Chief Administrative Officer, and is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administrative work of the University except for financial matters, which fall within the purview of the Bursar. The Registrar is also the Secretary to Council, Senate, Convocation and Congregation of the University.

The University of Lagos seeks candidates with vision, proven academic distinction, managerial ability, and transparency in private and public life. The candidate shall be a person of high integrity, who is capable of giving dynamic administrative leadership while building strong and positive relationships with staff, students and the University community. He/she must have strong moral and steady character and should be able to instill confidence in others and command the loyalty and respect of the people. The candidate must be a team player, a thoroughbred administrator with a clear vision of a 21st-century professional University Registry and must fully understand the complexity of a university system and the uniqueness of the University of Lagos. The candidate must be able to effectively utilize the human and material resources to move the Registry of the University to an enviable global top-class status.

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Furthermore, the candidate must be ICT-compliant and should possess relevant 21st-century skills including:

  • ·           Communication and Information Literacy,
  • ·           Technology and Digital Literacy,
  • ·           Financial Responsibility,
  • ·           Global Networking,
  • ·           Critical Thinking and Creativity,
  • ·           Analytical and Problem Solving,
  • ·           Self-Management and Self-Awareness,
  • ·           Soft, Civic and Social Responsibility

The candidate must be in good physical, emotional and mental health and must not have attained the age of sixty (60) years by August 1st, 2023. The successful candidate should be able to sustain and improve on the Registry and the University’s developmental vision at large.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Candidates must possess a good Honour’s degree plus National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) discharge certificate or evidence of exemption. Possession of a relevant higher degree and membership of a recognized professional body will be added advantages. The candidates should have at least fifteen (15) years post-qualification administrative experience. In addition, candidates must have at least ten (10) years relevant experience in a senior management level in the University system or tertiary institutions of comparable status.

TENURE

The successful candidate shall hold office for a period of five (5) years from the effective date of appointment with additional one (1) year subject to satisfactory performance as may be determined by the appropriate University laws and the Governing Council of the University of Lagos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The successful candidate shall hold office for a period of five (5) years from the effective date of appointment with additional one (1) year subject to satisfactory performance as may be determined by the appropriate University laws and the Governing Council of the University of Lagos.

SALARY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of a Registrar of Federal University in Nigeria and as may be determined from time to time by the Federal Government of Nigeria and the University’s Governing Council as appropriate.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Candidates should forward twenty (25) copies each of their application, Curriculum Vitae, Credentials and Vision Statement for the position. The Curriculum Vitae should provide the following information:

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i           Full name (Surname first)

ii          Place and date of birth

iii         Nationality/State/Local Government

iv         Marital status

v          Name of spouse/Number and ages of children (where applicable)

vi         Current address

vii        Permanent home address

viii       E-mail and mobile phone number

ix         Institutions attended with dates

x          Degrees obtained (including date/class) and/or any other qualifications and distinctions including professional qualifications and affiliations.

xi         Work experience/positions held with dates

xii        Statement of Registry experience including full details of achievements in former and present posts

xiii       Other activities outside current employment

xiv        Proposed date of availability for duties if appointed

xv         Names, office/residential address, Email and Telephone numbers of Three Referees

a. Vision Statement:

Candidates should state in clear terms of not more than one thousand (1,000) words, his/her vision statement for the Registry in the next five years.

b. References:

References should be forwarded, under confidential cover, in a sealed envelope marked at the upper left-hand corner “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF REGISTRAR”, directly to the Registrar and Secretary to Council, 5th Floor Senate House, University of Lagos, Nigeria, not later than six weeks from the date of this advert.

SUBMISSION AND CLOSING DATE

Applicants are also expected to log on to www.recruitement.unilag.edu.ng and complete the online application and print out. The printed online application form along with the hard copies of the application are to be submitted, not later than six (6) weeks from the date of this publication, under confidential cover with envelope marked “POST OF REGISTRAR, UNILAG” addressed to:

The Registrar and Secretary to Council,

5th Floor, Senate House,

University of Lagos,

Lagos, Nigeria.

All applications are to be submitted not later than six (6) weeks from the date of this publication.

Please, note that the Governing Council reserves the right to extend the closing date or re-advertise the position if this exercise does not yield satisfactory result. Furthermore, this advertisement does not impose any legal obligation or duty on the University to invite, accept or deal in whatever manner with any candidate. Only the applications of Candidates shortlisted for interaction with the Selection Board will be acknowledged.

SIGNED

Oladejo Azeez, Esq

Registrar & Secretary to 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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