Provost – Federal College of Education (Technical) Potiskum, Yobe State

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Muhammad Idrissa Way, P. M. B. 1013, Potiskum, Yobe State

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Vacancy for the Post of Provost

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Provost, Federal College of Education (Technical) Potiskum, Yobe State.

The Provost

The Provost is the Chief Executive of the College, and is charged with the responsibility of seeing to the day-to-day management and operations of the College. The successful candidate would be expected to provide the required Academic, Administrative and Professional leadership for the College in executing the broad policies laid down by the Governing Council for the achievement of the objectives for which the institution was established.


Among others, some specific duties of the Provost include being:

  1. The Chief Academic, Administrative and Accounting Officer of the College;
  2. The Chairman of the Academic Board that directs and oversees academic activities of the College;
  • A member of the Governing Council of the College in-charge of providing periodic reports on the progress of the College in terms of personnel, finances, infrastructures and academic matters and ensuring that the decisions of Council are carried out promptly;
  1. Responsible for approving and authorizing all payments and expenditures of the College in accordance with financial regulations, treasury circulars and Governing Council s decisions/directives under sound financial discipline and management;
  2. Responsible for ensuring meetings of Council and its committees are serviced;
  3. A person to foster good rapport with the relevant organs of the Federal Ministry of Education (FME). National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) and other professional bodies that would lead to the ultimate attainment by the College of the status of a Centre of Excellence.


  1. Candidates should possess a Doctorate degree from a recognized university in a field relevant to at least one programme in the College. He/she should be a registered and active member of a Professional Association in the field of Education. The possession of professional Teaching qualification, a minimum of Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) or Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), in addition to registration as a Professional Teacher with TRCN are MANDATORY.
  2. Candidates must not be above the age of fifty-nine years at the time of taking up the appointment.
  • Candidate must possess a minimum of fifteen (15) years post qualification teaching/research experience and in addition must have held a senior teaching/research and top administrative post in a College of Education system as evidence of ability to manage human and material resources.
  1. Candidate must show evidence of good track record in result oriented researches reaching high National and International status in their research achievements, as evident in scholarly publications.
  2. Candidate must be a Chief Lecturer with at least five (5) years cognate experience.
  3. Candidate must be of good conduct and character, possess sense of discipline, dedication, drive and resourcefulness and be able to command the respect and loyalty of members of staff and students of the College. He/she must be somebody who is not likely to foster personal, social, ethnic, political, religious and other sectional interests.
  • Candidate must be proficient in Information Communication Technology (ICT) packages and capacities.
  • Candidate should show evidence of Community Service 0 both local and national development.
  1. Candidate must be a man/woman of vision, a goal getter, and one that can execute a strategic plan for the College.

Terms of Appointment

  1. The appointment is for an initial period of four (4) years in the first instance and may be eligible for re-appointment for a second and final term of four (4) years based on satisfactory performance.
  2. The salary/remunerations are as contained in the Conditions of Service for Provosts of Federal Colleges of Education in Nigeria and may be determined by Government policies from time-to-time.


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