Vacancy For The Post Of Rector

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Vacancy For The Post Of Rector

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Rector of Yaba College of Technology, which will become vacant on 30th day of January, 2023.


Established in 1947, Yaba College of Technology is the oldest and leading institution of higher learning in Nigeria, with all its National and Higher National Diploma programmes duly accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE). The staff and students’ population currently stand at 1,923 and 27,605 respectively. The basis of governance of the College is as contained in the Federal Polytechnic Act Cap F17 of 2004 as amended by Federal Polytechnic (Amendment) Act, 2019. The College has been rightfully and earnestly ranked as the number one Polytechnic in Nigeria for third year running according to Webometric ranking released in January, 2022.

The vision of the College is to be a leading higher educational institution by providing first-rate academic, professional and entrepreneurial education, in order to make a positive impact in global technological and socio-economic development.  Accordingly, its mission is to produce knowledgeable and innovative graduates, worthy in skill and character, through effective teaching, learning and research for technological advancement.


The Rector is the Chief Academic, Administrative and Accounting Officer of the Polytechnic and has power to exercise general authority over both the staff and students and has responsibility for discipline in the polytechnic, subject to the general control of the Governing Council. In addition to proven management and leadership experience, the candidate must have a demonstrable passion for academic endeavours as well as capacity for sustainable excellence and must also be credible.


The candidate for the post must possess the following qualifications and qualities:

    1. a doctorate degree (Ph. D) from a recognised institution in any of the following  disciplines offered  in  the  Polytechnic  and Colleges of Technical Education: Technology, Applied Science, Commerce and Management;

    1. a first degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower division or a minimum of Lower Credit in Higher National Diploma (HND) in the following disciplines: Technology, Science, Commerce and Management from a recognized institution;

    2. a minimum of twenty-two (22) years teaching experience in tertiary institution, at least ten (10) years of which must have been gained in a Polytechnic or similar institution;

    3. a Chief Lecturer from the Polytechnic sector with not less than five (5) years’ experience on the rank

    4. not more than fifty-nine (59) years of age as at 30th day of January, 2023;

    5. demonstrate evidence of strong academic and administrative leadership initiative and creativity in policy formulation, good human relation and positive managerial attributes;

    6. provide evidence of membership of professional body/bodies recognized by Federal Government;

    7. provide evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals as well as presentation of invited papers at educational conferences, seminars and workshops;

    8. be able to attract research grants and development facilities to the Polytechnic;

    9. a person with initiative and vision with the capacity to sustain the accelerated pace of development of the polytechnic even under financial and other challenging constraints;

    10. a person who is not likely to pursue, racial, gender, political, religious or other sectional interest;

    11. must be morally sound, of impeccable character, proven integrity and free from financial embarrassment.

    12. must be physically and mentally fit (with evidence from a Government hospital); and

    13. proficient in Information & Communication Technology (ICT)


The appointment is for a single tenure of five (5) years in line with extant provisions, the salary is consolidated and the appointee shall enjoy any other benefits attached to the position of a Principal Officer of the Polytechnic as approved by the Federal Government.


Applicants are required to submit twenty (20) typed written copies of their application letter, curriculum vitae and attach photocopies of all relevant documents to their applications twenty (20) copies giving the details in the following order;

  1. Full names (Surname first and underlined)

  2. Date and place of birth

  3. State of origin and Local Government Area

  4. Nationality and how acquired

  5. Marital status

  6. Number and ages of children

  7. Current Postal address including telephone number and email address

  8. Educational Institutions attended with dates

  9. Academic and Professional qualifications obtained with dates

  10. Membership of Professional Bodies/Association

  11. Honours and Distinctions (if any)

  12. Academic/Scholarly publications

  13. Conferences attended and papers presented with dates

  14. Previous Employer(s) and Post(s) held with dates

  15. Present employment to include status, duties and any other relevant experiences

  16. Statement of own vision for the College of not more than (500) five hundred words (20 copies)

  17. Other activities outside current employment

  18. Names and addresses of three (3) Referees (Employer, Educational and Personal) who are to forward confidential reports directly to the Registrar, Yaba College of Technology, such referees should be able to attest to the candidate’s claim to high academic and managerial capabilities as well as notable uprightness.


  1. Applicants will be required to produce originals of the certificates and other relevant credentials if invited for inter- view, photocopies will not be accepted

  2. Previous holders of position in any tertiary institution need not apply

  3. Applications are to be submitted during official working hours (8.00a.m.—4.00 p.m.) in a sealed envelope and marked “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF RECTOR” at the top left-hand corner addressed to:

The Registrar,

Yaba College of Technology

P.M.B. 2011, Yaba Lagos.


Applications are to reach the Office of the Registrar not later than six (6) weeks (8th September, 2022) from the date of this publication.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




Registrar & Secretary to Council