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Friday, 1 April 2011


The Institution
The Lagos State Polytechnic formally known as Lagos State College of Science and Technology, was established by the promulgation of the Lagos State Edict No. 1 of 1978 with retroactive effective from June1, 1977.

The Polytechnic, with administrative headquarters at Ikorodu, was established for the training of middle and high technical manpower for the Nigerian economy. Currently, the institution has over 20,000 Full-Time and Part-time students on roll and also runs 52 NBTE-accredited National/Higher National Diploma Programme in Engineering, Technology, Environmental Studies, Agriculture and Management Science on its Ikorodu and Isolo campus. About 35% of its students are at the HND level, and its graduate employment record is one of the best in the country.

The Lagos State polytechnic is a polytechnic of excellence and is nationally acclaimed. It has built strong collaborations with the Isreali, French and United kingdom Government, the Africa Network for Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANTSI), the European Society of Engineering education (SEFI), the Commonwealth Association of Polytechnic in Africa (CAPA) and the United Nations Educational, Science and Culture organization (UNESCO). Others include the Raw Materials research and development Council (RMRDC), Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered) (NIM), Estate Surveyor/Valuers Registration Board (ESVRB), Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON), Quantity Surveyors Registered Board (QSRB) and the Chartered Insurance Institution of Nigeria (CIN).

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the post of the Rector which shall become Vacant in the institution in June 2011. The new Rector will be building on the achievement of the current Rector who will soon complete his term. The successful candidate will have the opportunity of leading one of Nigeria’s most distinct and focused tertiary institution, and also carry it forward to the next stage of its development.

The Rector
The Rector is the Chief Academic, Administrative and Accounting Officer of the Polytechnic and has general responsibility of matter relating to the day-to-day administration of the institution, subject to the policy control of the Governing Council

In addition to proven management and Leadership experience, the successful candidate must have a demonstrable passion for academic endevour and be credible to the academic community.

Qualification and Experience
Interested candidates for the post should posses the following qualifications:
i.                     A Doctorate degree or Master’s degree in any of the following discipline: Agriculture, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Technology, and Management Science with at least eighteen (18) years professional and administrative experience, at least five which must have been gained in an institution of comparable status.
ii.                   Demonstrable ability to offer academic and administrative leadership as well as the ability to effectively discharge the duties and responsibilities of the Office of the Rector.
iii.                  Evidence of scholarship publications in reputable journals.
iv.                 Candidates must not be below the rank of a chief lecturer in a polytechnic or Reader/Associate Professor in a university or equivalent institution;
v.                   Candidates must posses membership of reputable professional body/bodies in Nigeria and be able to command the respect and loyalty of the majority of members of staff and students of the institution.

Terms of Appointment/Condition of Service 
  1. The appointment is for an initial period of four (4) years and may be renewed for a second four (4) years, subject to satisfactory performance.
  2. The remunerations attached to the post are those enjoyable in similar tertiary institutions in Nigeria including other benefits and allowances that may be approved by the Governing Council of Lagos State Polytechnic from time to time.
  3. Other conditions of service are comparable to what obtains for Head of Tertiary Institutions in Lagos State.

i.                     Full Name with SURNAME underlined 
ii.                   Date and Place of Birth 
iii.                  Nationality and how acquired
iv.                 State of Origin/Local Government
v.                   Permanent Home Address
vi.                 Current Postal Address
vii.                E-mail Address
viii.              GSM Number(s)
ix.                 Marital Status
x.                   Number and Age of Children
xi.                 Educational Institution Attended with date
xii.                Academic and Professional Qualification Obtained with dates
xiii.              Membership of Professional Bodies
xiv.              Details of Publications with Dates
xv.               Previous Employer(s) and post(s) held with Address
xvi.              Present Employment Status and Salary
xvii.            Names and Address of three (3) Referees/Employer, educational and Personal  
xviii.           Normal Signature.

Applicants must be ready to support every claim with documentary evidence where applicable and bring the originals of all their credentials to the interview. Applicants are also required to request their Referees to forward direct the chairman, Governing Council, confidential reports on their behalf.

Each applicant must attach to the application his/her vision and mission for Lagos State Polytechnic in not more than 1,000 words.

Closing Date
Applications and supporting documents should reach the address below not later than two weeks from the date of this advertisement.

The Chairman, Governing Council
c/o Registra’s Office
Lagos State Polytechnic
Sagamu Road, Ikorodu
Lagos State.
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