The Registrar, who is the statutorily Secretary to the Council and the Senate, is also responsible for the day-to-day administrative work of the University. The Registrar has oversight functions on all Administrative Staff in the Directorates, Faculties, Departments and Units in the University.
The Registry comprises the following directorates : Registrar’s Office Directorate of Personnel Affairs Directorate of Academic Affairs Directorate of General Administration.
Academic Staff Unit
The office handles the appointment, promotion, discipline, training and development as well as the retirement of all categories of Academic Staff of the University. The Office operates through the Appointments and Promotions Board
Administrative and Technical staff Unit
The Office deals with the appointment, promotion, discipline, training and development as well as the retirement of all categories of Administrative & Technical Staff of the University. It also operates through the Administrative & Technical Staff Appointments and Promotions Committee.
Junior Staff Unit
The Unit handles all matters relating to the appointment, promotion, discipline, training and development as well as the retirement of all categories of Junior Staff in the University. It also functions through the Administrative and Technical Staff Appointments and Promotions Committee which oversees the issues of junior staff .
Staff Training and Development Unit
The University has grown phenomenally in recent years. The growth has made the University administration become more complex. There has been causes for change particularly in the area of technology, which necessitated that the whole process of administration must be closely watched, issues clearly defined and well articulated and human elements in the systems trained to acquire necessary skills to enable them effectively perform assigned duties and develop to accept higher responsibilities. In view of the foregoing,
the Staff Training and Development Unit was reorganized. The Unit is to design appropriate training and development programmes for various grades of staff of the University. The essence of this is to acquire necessary skills which will enable the University actualize what has been perceived as being highly desirable for the achievement of University objectives, a University that is operating in a dynamic and complex environment. Consequently, the objectives of various training and development programmes are as follows:
Training Administrative and Technical Staff:
- To enable staff acquire necessary skills for the performance of assigned duties.
- To play a more influential role in the shaping of the University structure.
- To contribute more effectively in the formulation and execution of policies.
- To assist University functionaries in deepening their functional managerial skills.
- To enable Secretaries of various grades acquire skills in operating modern equipment such as computers.
- To develop their administrative, management, interpersonal and team-work skills.
- To equip senior administrative, teaching and technical staff with the skills that will make them more effective in the performance of their duties.
General Administration DivisionThe General Administration Division is envisaged to take care of those duties that are not under any specific department of the Registry.
The regular duties and responsibilities of the Unit include: Responsibility for the cleaning of the environment and monitoring of sanitation and commercial activities in the University Campus Co-ordination of University Courier and Postal Services, Central Dispatch and all other common services in the University, as may be defined by the Administration. Preparation and publication of Residential and Intercom Telephone Directory.
Preparation and publication of Directory of Residential Addresses and GSM telephone numbers of the University.
Directorate of Council AffairsThe office is the secretariat for the University Senate and maintains the records of Senate since the inception of the University. The Unit also serves as the Secretariat of the Ceremonies Committee which is responsible for the arrangements and execution of all activities relating to University ceremonies including convocation (annual graduation ceremonies), congregation, inaugural lectures, etc.
The University Convocation Register for members of the Alumni Association of the University is currently maintained in the Ceremonies Unit. All alumni of the University who wish to attend meetings of Convocation are expected to call at this office for registration. Convocation meets twice in a session.
Directorate of Corporate ServicesThis unit is responsible for the image-making aspect of the University. It publishes the News bulletin every week and issues News letters as occasions warrant. The unit is headed by the Public Relations Officer (Assistant Registrar) who covers all conferences, seminars and other events holding in the campus and being newsworthy.
Monitoring on a daily basis, happenings within and outside the University so that the Corporate image is properly managed and maintained in public.
Compilation, and editing of News items and publication in the News Bulletin weekly on the Internet, Issuance of special Releases and information handouts.
Publicity arrangement for Inaugural Lectures, Convocation, Matriculation, Conferences, Workshops, Seminars and burial of deceased members of staff.
Placement of advertisement in the Print and Electronic Media.
Attending to queries and requests by the public from within and outside the University.
Offering advice to staff and students who seek such advice on official/personal matters.
Mixing freely with staff/students for purposes of feed-back.
Arranging Press Conferences for the Vice-Chancellor or the Chancellor where necessary, especially where certain important policies have to be announced.
Maintaining excellent relations between the University and the Press through:
Personal contact with the mass media and through visits to their offices.
Organising press visits to the University campus which in turn will influence favourable press attitude towards the University.