Non - Teaching Staff

Non - Teaching Staff



Vacancies on the established staff shall be advertised except where, for good reasons, the Committee authorizes that any particular vacancy be filled without advertisement. In such a case, however, the candidate shall not be exempted from the usual assessment.

There shall be constituted, in respect of each appointment, a University Assessment and Interviewing Panel that shall interview and assess candidates for appointment and make recommendation to the University Management Council.

The University Assessment and Interviewing Panel shall consist of:

a. The Vice Chancellor
b. The Registrar
c. The Head of Department concerned except where the HOD is himself a candidate he shall not serve on the Panel.
d. Accredited agencies elsewhere (e.g. the inter-University Council) may be used for interview, assessment and recommendation of candidates, but the responsibility and authority for making appointments shall remain vested in the University.


There shall be mandatory annual appraisal of all staff, which shall be taken into account during promotion exercise.

Ordinary Promotion
A candidate for ordinary promotion to the next grade shall be assessed on the following criteria:
• General Ability
• Disposition to work
• Initiative
• Personal Integrity
• Attitude to work
• Experience

A candidate recommended for promotion to a higher grade must possess the qualification and experience for that post as shown in the scheme of service.

Accelerated Promotion
This is promotion to the next higher grade before serving for the prescribed minimum number of years after the last promotion or appointment. A candidate for accelerated promotion to the next grade shall assessed on at least two of the following criteria, in addition to conditions stated above.
i. Outstanding level of performance
ii. Additional relevant qualification, if any;
iii A minimum of two years.

Individual Representation for Promotion
The Committee will normally consider only recommendations put forward and supported by the Head of Department concerned. It shall be in order, however, for a member of staff, not recommended for promotion to forward a statement of his case through the Registrar, setting out his claims to be considered for promotions.


1. For the purpose of these regulations:
“An Officer” means a member of the non-teaching senior staff.
“Additional Expenditure” means any expenditure to be incurred by the University in excess of the Officer’s salaries and allowances.

2. An officer may in accordance with these rules, be considered for study leave after five years of service provided that if an applicant has been on leave on account of illness or other sufficient cause for part of a year, the University Management Council may in its discretion decide whether or not that year shall be reckoned as a year of service.

3. Recommendation for study leave shall be submitted by the appropriate Head of Department to the Registrar for consideration by the University Management Council. The recommendation must be accompanied by a statement outlining the proposed programme of work or study visit.

4. Study leave with pay may be granted to an officer for a period of one to three months for the purpose of:
• Visits to other Universities or institutions to acquaint himself with their administrative methods and techniques, and/or
• Undertaking some work in or outside the University, with a view to improving the officer’s competence.

5. In exceptional cases, study leave within full pay may be granted to a confirmed officer for up to a period of one year, provided the University Management Council is satisfied that the proposed programme of work or study visit will be beneficial to the University.

6. Where study leave is required after less than five years of service or involves the University in additional expenditure either directly or indirectly, this may be considered by the University Management Council, and each such case shall be decided on its merits.

Regulations Governing Study Leave and Leave of Absence for Non-Teaching Staff
1. There are two categories of leave of absence
• Leave of absence granted staff in order to take up public/national appointment
• Leave of absence granted staff to do academic/professional courses

2. Any staff granted leave of absence to do a basic course shall not be entitled to any payments by way of emoluments by way of emoluments and salaries.

3. Only exceptional cases of proven hardship in the recruitment of persons of this basic qualification will any request for grants be entertained by the University Management Council.

On Appointment, Termination, Resignation and Retirement

A member of the senior staff recruited from overseas shall be entitled to economy class air passages or approved first class sea passages for himself, his wife and up to four children and a baggage allowance.

Leave Allowance
Leave allowance shall be paid to expatriates as applicable to Nigerians.
Overseas Passage for Sabbatical Leave/Study Leave
No member of staff shall be entitled to passages for the purpose of overseas Sabbatical Leave/Study Leave.