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Director, Sports 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.

The Management of Umaru Musa Yar'adua University, Katsina on behalf of the Governing Council, is hereby soliciting for applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:



Job Title: Director, Sports

Location: Katsina

Responsibilities and Duties
Director Sports The Director Sports is responsible to the Vice Chancellor in the areas of proper development of exercise, sporting and recreational activities in the University, coordinate all sporting activities in the University. Other duties include:

  • Initiate sporting requirements and activities for students;
  • Coordinate and develop sporting competitions.
  • Organize activities that will ensure that exercise and recreational values, which are essential to good health are imbibed by students and staff.
  • Source for funds to develop sporting activities.
  • Assist in enhancing the career prospects of high performance in any game.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports in sporting activities and competitions through the Dean, Student Affairs Division to the University Senate and thence to the University Council.
  • Serve as a member of the University Sports Committee; vii. Recommend in-service training programme for staff
  • Participate in purchasing of sporting equipment.
  • Carry out other duties as can be assigned and provide some professional and community service.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Candidate must possess a good honours Degree with Master's Degree in Physical and Health Education from a recognized University.
  • A graded coaching certificate in relevant game from National Institute of Sports (NIS) or any recognized sports institution and minimum of eighteen (18) years coaching experience.
  • A Doctorate Degree in relevant discipline, A graded coaching certificate in relevant game from National Institute of Sports (NIS) or any recognized sports institution and minimum of fifteen (15) years coaching experience would be considered
  • The candidate shall not be older than fifty five (55) years at the time of assumption of duty.

Conditions of Service

  • Salary, allowances and other conditions of service attached to the position are the same with the approved salary structure for Federal Universities in Nigeria.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are required to submit completed and endorsed University employment form (which is to be acquired in the Bursary Department) with fifteen (15) copies of detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) along with their vision for the position, providing information on the following:

  • Full Name
  • Place and Date of Birth
  • Home Address
  • Sex
  • Nationality
  • Marital Status
  • Permanent Home Address
  • E-mailand Phone Numbers
  • Degrees (including dates/class and institutions) and/or any other qualifications and distinctions (Photocopies of Certificates to be attached)
  • Statement of Experience Including Details of Former and Present Posts
  • Other Activities Outside Current Employment
  • Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Proposed Date of Availability for Duties, if Appointed
  • Any Other Relevant information.

The candidate should also state in clear terms in not more than 500 words, his/her vision for the University in the next five years with particular reference to administration, control and innovations of its Sports 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 IGR Account
  • Bank: First bank Nigeria Plc

All Applications are to be submitted under confidential cover with envelop marked "Post of Director Sports, UMYU" addressed to:
The Registrar and Secretary to Council,
2nd Floor, Engr. Musa Daji Abdullahi Senate Building,
Umaru Musa Yar'adua University,
Katsina State, Nigeria.


Application Deadline 4th July, 2022.


Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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