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The Bursar will head the Bursary (i.e. the Finance Department) of the University. He will be the custodian of the University funds, responsible for the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the University by implementing expenditure and investment policies in line with the approval of the Governing Council. The Bursar will be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor in all matters relating to finance and in particular, disbursement of funds, finance accounting and treasury services. He will oversee the day-to-day financial activities of the University. The Bursary will be divided into Revenue and Expenditure Divisions while Bursary Officers and Financial Assistants will be posted to each faculty or unit to monitor petty financial transactions in faculties, institutes, library and other units and subsections.
The University Librarian
The University Librarian will be the academic head of the University Library which is the academic centre of the University. He is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the development of the university library. He will be in charge of books and journals acquisition as well as their organization and management. The University Librarian will see to the proper utilization of the budgetary allocation to the library for its development.
Other Key Officers
Other key officers of the University will Include the Directors of Academic Planning, Physical Planning and Health Services as well as the Deans of Faculties and Heads of Departments.
The Director of Academic Planning
The Director of Academic Planning must be an accomplished academic and planner with a sound knowledge of government policies relating to university education so as to be able to advise the University management appropriately. He will be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for revising the Academic Brief of the University, evaluating proposals for new academic programmes as well as monitoring and maintaining academic standards through periodic curricular review.
The Director of Academic Planning will also advise the Vice-Chancellor on resource allocation to and staffing of the University based on sound analytical criteria. It is the schedule of duty of the Director to prepare documents, items of information relating to academic matters that will be forwarded to the National Universities Commission on requests. He must therefore work in collaboration with academic heads of faculties and the bursary to obtain and maintain an up-to-date database of vital information. He shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor.
The Director of Physical Planning
The Director of Physical Planning must be an experienced physical planner or an architect who is well versed in University planning. The duties of the Unit will include proper planning, orderly development and maintenance of physical facilities of the University. The head of works/maintenance unit will normally be an engineer responsible for the maintenance of physical assets of the University including machineries and should report directly to the Director of Physical Planning who in turn is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor.
The Director of Health Services
It is planned that the Director of Health Services will head a fully equipped University Medical Centre on campus. The medical centre will be serviced by qualified medical and paramedical personnel and will be adequately equipped to provide routine, intensive and emergency health-care services to the entire University Community. The Director of Health Services will direct the day-to-day running of the Medical Centre.
Faculties and Departments
The Dean will be the academic head in the educational functions of each faculty which will be made up of related departments. Each faculty will have a management Committee known as a "Faculty Board" comprising the Dean (as Chairman), Deputy Dean, Professors and Heads of Departments which would coordinate and regulate teaching and examinations conducted within the faculty. A faculty will also have a Board of Studies comprising the Dean as Chairman and all academic staff of the faculty and a representative from each of the Departments. The Dean will oversee the Heads of Departments.
The Head of Department will be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor, through the Dean, for the day-to-day administration of an academic department which will constitute the basic administrative unit of the University and the main part of a faculty for conducting teaching, research and community service. This is where academic programmes will be domiciled and the Head will ensure that students are taught and examined in accordance with approved curricula for the programmes of the academic department.
Tenure of Principal Officers
The tenure of office of all the principal officers including the Vice-Chancellor shall be five (5) years, renewable once and then no more.