PLASU Vacancy for the Post of Vice Chancellor | Sept. 2022
Plateau State University (PLASU) Bokkos Announces Vacancy for the Position of a Vice Chancellor (VC), See Responsibilities, Requirements, Application Guidelines and Deadline for 2022.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Decree No. 11 of 1993 as amended by Decree No. 25 of 1996 which was further amended in 2003 and 2012 respectively; and other agreement contained in the 2009 FGN-Staff Union Agreement, the Governing Council of the Plateau State University, Bokkos hereby notifies the Academic Community and the general public within and outside Nigeria that the Post of the Vice-Chancellor, Plateau State University, Bokkos has fallen vacant.

Consequently, in accordance with the Plateau State of Nigeria Gazette No. 3, Vol. II of 24. May, 2006, which contains the Plateau State University Law No. 4 of 2006, the Goveming Council of the University wishes to commence the process for the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor for the University.
By this announcement, applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position of a substantive Vice-Chancellor.


The Plateau State University, Bokkos a broad-based and conventional Institution was established As the instrument of Law on 7. March, 2005. On the 29. April, 2005, the National Universities Commission (NUC), Abuja granted official recognition to the University to operate. The opportunity knowledge,''vriti scarefully structured uphold tenets handing den culture and values to enable the citizenry develop through an all-round practical result-oriented and problem solving education in a competitive globalized world. The University is also conceived as an Institution of higher learning in which staff and students from different backgrounds and with sterling intellectual, managerial and moral capacities would be harnessed to work together as a team for the realization of a modern secular education blended with high moral standards.

The permanent site of the University in Butura and Tarangol axis of BokkA Local Government Area showcases the natural endowment of the State. Thus, the scenic beauty, undulating landscape and dement weather, all combine to provide a conducive atmosphere for academic, research and administrative work.


  • The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive and Chief Academic Officer of the University, Chairman of the Senate and member of the University Governing Council.
  • He/she shall exercise general supervision over the University and shall be responsible to the Council for maintaining and promoting efficiency and order in the University. It shall also be the duty of the Vice-Chancellor to emirs that the provisions of the Law, Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations of the University are observed.


The candidate for the post of Vice-Chancellor of Plateau State University, Bokkos must possess a good University education from a recognized University and should be of impeccable integrity and a good manager of human and material resources. Specifically, the candidate is expected to:

1) Bea highly distinguished scholar of the rank of Professor of not less than seven (7) years experience on the rank.
2) Have a wide administrative experience; understand contemporary demands of leadership and in touch with dynamics of modem University administration to be capable of providing vision and direction towards sustainable growth and development of the University.
3) Be one with high scholastic and academic credentials (must be a Ph.D. holder) who must have outstanding accomplishment in academic and in public life generally. The candidate must also have a subsisting teaching or research position in a University, and should not be more than 64 years of age.
4) Command both national and International respect, particularly in the academic world to enhance the good reputation of the University and attract scholarship.
5) Bea person who is not likely to foster personal, racial, ethnic, political, religious, or other sectional interests.
6) Exhibit entrepreneurial drive and ability to attract the much needed kinds and mobilize other resources.
7) Be free from any form of financial embarrassment.
8) Be of good health and pleasant/strong personality.
9) Bea courageous and assertive person who can take decisions on the merit of faith and principles and not on the basis of pressure from individuals or groups.
10) Have not suffered any conviction (i.e. he/she should not be an ex-convict).


The Vice-Chancellor shall hold Office for a single and non-renewable term of five (5) years only on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment. The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of Vice-Chancellor in all Nigerian Public Universities and as may be determined by the Government/Goveming Council of the University as appropriate.


a) Each application should be made in thirty-five (35) copies (with a soft copy) and be accompanied by thirty-five (35) copies of candidate's Curriculum Vitae duly signed and dated, indicating the following:

i) Full name (surname first in capital letters)
ii) Date and place of birth
iii) Nationality and state of origin
iv) Marital status
v) Number of children and dates of birth
vi) Institutions attended with dates
vii) Academic and professional qualifications obtained with dates (enclose photocopies of certificates) viii) Areas of specialization and sub-specialization
ix) Present job status, description and salary
x) Current contact address and phone number(s), and functional e-mail address.
xi) Permanent home address xii) Work experience and date(s)
xiii) Conferences, seminars and workshops (locally and/or internationally) attended with dates
xiv) Publication of articles
xv) Names and addresses of three (3) Referees
xvi) Date available for duty (if appoint.)
xvii) Any other relevant information b) Candidates should also enclose their vision for the University in not more than 2,000 words.

c) Each application should include the names and addresses of three (3) Referees, who should be able to attest to the candidate's standing and abilities professionally, managerially as well as moral rectitude.

One of the referees must be from the candidate's place of work. Each referee must be contacted by the Applicant to forward, direct to the Pro-Chancellor & Chairman of Council, the confidential report in a properly sealed envelope marked, POST OF VICE-CHANCELLOR REFEREE REPORT at the top left hand comer of the envelope.

d) All applications shall be submitted under confidential cover, sealed and addressed to:
The Pro-Chancellor & Chairman of Council
Plateau State University, Bokkos
P.M.B. 2012, Jos
Plateau State-Nigeria

The sealed envelope(s) containing the applications of Applicants should be marked, POST OF VICE-CHANCELLOR at the top left hand corner and forwarded to reach the Registrar/Secretary to Council not later than six (6) weeks from the date of this publication.


Yakubu F. Ayuba
Registrar/Secretary to Council