Apply now: Vice-Chancellor at First Technical University (Tech-U), Ibadan

The First Technical University (Tech-U), Ibadan, was established by the Oyo State Government as Nigeria’s Premier Technical University and licensed by the National Universities Commission (NUC) as the 38th State University and 125th university in the Nigerian University System in December, 2012. In the four years of commencement of academic activities, the University has mounted 31 academic programmes in four faculties: Basic Medical and Health Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Environmental Sciences and Management, Natural and Applied Sciences, to train students that are theoretically sound and excellent in hands-on experience, entrepreneurial skills and orientation to provide technology-driven solutions to problems in the society and thereby generate employment. Through this, the University is bridging the youth employability gap by producing graduates that are trained to create tomorrow today through their capacity to innovate.

The University thus strives to cultivate a cadre of technical professionals with requisite entrepreneurial skills and capability for creating jobs and employment. Though wholly owned by the Oyo State Government, Tech-U stands as Nigeria’s first self-sustaining public university, on the strength of the unique public-private-partnership (PPP) model it runs.

The Governing Council of the University hereby invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the post below:

Job Title: Vice-Chancellor

Location: Ibadan, Oyo


  • The post of the Vice-Chancellor of the First Technical University (TechU), Ibadan, will become vacant on 9th May, 2022 when the tenure of the incumbent and pioneer Vice Chancellor ends.
  • In accordance with the provisions of the First Technical University, Ibadan, Oyo State (Amendment) Law, 2018.

The Candidate

  • The ideal candidate for the post of the Vice-Chancellor, First Technical University, Ibadan should possess a good university education with track records of management of human and material resources.

The candidate is also expected to:

  • Be a distinguished scholar of the rank of Professor, with a minimum of seven (7) years experience on that level and demonstrable ability to provide academic and administrative leadership for a Technical University
  • Be a person of impeccable character and integrity
  • Promote and manage healthy interactions among staff, students, alumni and other stakeholders in the University
  • Enjoy excellent physical and mental health
  • Have a dear vision for the development of the University
  • Be able to attract resources for the much-needed accelerated development of the University.
  • Be not more than sixty-five (65) years old as at the date of possible assumption of duty on 9th May, 2022
  • Have a track record that is nationally and internationally acknowledged by the academic communities through collaborations, grantsmanship and peer-reviewed scientific publications

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Terms and Conditions of Service Applicable to the Post

  • The Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a single term of five (5) years and upon such terms as shall, subject to the Law and the Statutes of the University, be determined by the Governing Council.
  • The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of Vice-Chancellor in Nigerian public universities and as may be determined from time to time by the Governing Council of the First Technical University as appropriate.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are required to submit twenty-five (25) copies of word-processed application letters accompanied by up-to-date detailed Curriculum Vitae duly signed and dated. The curriculum vitae must contain names and addresses of three (3) referees. Download the format of the Curriculum Vitae.

Click Here to Download CV Format (Ms Word)

Applicants are also expected to complete the online application and print out the completed form.
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The printed online application form, along with the hard copies of the application documents, are to be submitted under confidential cover in a sealed envelope(s) marked “Post of Vice-Chancellor” at the top left-hand corner and addressed to:
The Registrar,
First Technical University,

KM 11, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
P.M.B 5015, G.P.O Ibadan,
Oyo State.

Note: Each application letter must be accompanied by 25 copies of statement of the candidate’s vision for the University, and particularly the administration, growth and control of its financial affairs

Application Deadline  17th January, 2022.

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