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Director, Directorate of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) at Umaru Musa Yar'adua University

Umaru Musa Yar'adua University, Katsina was established by the Katsina State Law No 7 of 2006 as amended by Law No. 2 of 2009. Umaru Musa Yar’adua University aspires to be one of the best Universities in Nigeria with an established reputation for high quality teaching and research and innovative learning delivery techniques and to be in full harmony with its host community as the formulator of its hopes and aspirations and the promoter of its core cultural and spiritual values.

Applications are hereby invited from interested and qualified candidates to fill the position below:



Job Title: Director, Directorate of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)

Location: Katsina

The Position
The Director Information and Communication Technology is a Management Staff and responsible to the Vice Chancellor for:

  • The day-to-day maintenance, planning, development and management of the ICT Directorate.
  • Providing leadership through supervision, monitoring and coordinating of all activities of the ICT Directorate.
  • Advising the University Management on the appropriate data processing policies
  • Guide the University Management on the use and availability of computing facilities for research.
  • Designing and implementation of data processing systems for effective University Administration, 1 Recommend for the procurement and updating of computer hardware.
  • Organize regular training programmes on computing to staff of the University.
  • Carry out other duties as may be assigned by the Vice Chancellor, and
  • Provide professional and community service.

Candidate for this post shall:

  • Possess a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science obtained from a recognized institution with a minimum of 2"Class Lower Division plus NYSC Discharge Certificate or Evidence of Exemption.
  • Show demonstrable evidence of consummate management and leadership passion and drive in previous positions and in addition, must possess excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills,
  • Exhibit the ability to be a team leader, has clear mentorship skills and plans.
  • Should not be older than sixty (60) years of age upon appointment and should be within the sixty-five (65) years retirement age at the expiration of his/her tenure
  • Enjoy strong physical and mental health.
  • Possess personal integrity, demonstrate transparency in private and public life, be able to command the respect and loyalty of staff students and other members of the University Community.
  • Shall be computer literate and proficient in relevant computer applications as applicable in running a modern Information and Communication Directorate.
  • Be registered with relevant professional body with a minimum of fifteen (15) years relevant post qualification experience and twelve (12) years post-registration experience.
  • In addition, the candidate must have at least ten (10) years of relevant experience in a senior management position preferably in a University or other public tertiary institutions.
  • Demonstrate extensive experience in the development and implementation of systems analysis, programming and data processing.

Terms and Conditions of Service

  • The Director Information and Communication Technology shall hold office for a term of four (4) years on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment.
  • The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of Director Information and Communications Technology in Nigerian Universities and as may be determined from time to time by the Governing Council of the University.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit ten (10) copies of their applications, curriculum vitae (CV) and photocopies of their credentials. The curriculum vitae should highlight the following:

  • Full Name Surname First in Capital Letters
  • Place and Date of Birth
  • Sex
  • Nationality
  • Marital Status
  • Number and Ages of Children
  • Permanent Home Address
  • State of Origin and LGA
  • Email and Telephone numbers
  • Degrees (including dates/class and institutions) and/or any other qualifications and distinctions (Photocopies of Certificates to be attached)
  • Statement of Experience including full Details of Former and Present Posts
  • Other Activities Outside Current Employment
  • Membership of Professional Bodies
  • Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Names and Addresses of 3 referees
  • Any Other Relevant information

Candidate should also state in clear terms in not more than 500 words, his/her vision for the University in the next four (4) years with particular reference to administration, control and innovations of its Information and Communication Technology Directorate.

In addition to stating the names and addresses of three (3) referees, applicants should request their referees to forward references on their behalf directly to the address below.

Applications are to be submitted with an evidence of payment of processing fee of the sum of thirty thousand (N30,000.00) Naira only into the University Account with details as follows:

  • Account Number: 2008746355
  • Account Name: UMYU IGRAccount
  • Bank: First bank Nigeria Pic

All Applications are to be submitted under confidential cover with envelop marked "Post of Director Information and Communication Technology (ICT), UMYU" addressed to:
The Registrar and Secretary to Council
2nd Floor, Engr. Musa Daji Abdullahi Senate Building,
Umaru Musa Yar'adua University, Katsina,
P.M.B, 2218, Tafawa Balewa Road,
Katsina State, Nigeria.


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • The University Management reserves the right to extend the closing date if deemed necessary, and/or re-advertise the position should this particular process not yield the desired results.
  • This advertisement does not impose any legal obligation on the University to invite, accept or deal in whatsoever manner with any applicant.


Application Deadline 4th July, 2022.

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