The Registry of the University is vested with the responsibility of coordinating various departments/units of the University to ensure efficiency and optimal performance. The Registry is headed by the Registrar who is the Chief Administrator of the University and statutorily the Secretary to Council, Senate, Congregation and Convocation. The Registrar reports to the Vice-Chancellor on the day-to-day administration of the University. Over the years, the growing complexities in the administration of the University has seen the Registry metamorphose from a small Unit in a one-room accommodation in the then Ministry of Education in 1962 to a more robust organ with quite a number of key departments/units. While this development is largely a product of thorough institutional framework, the idiosyncratic values of successive registrars have also helped in shaping the Registry.
The Registry has come of age, as it has recorded milestone achievements since inception. It is made up of well-structured and functional departments/units as component parts with key responsibilities. To ensure efficiency, these units/departments are headed by seasoned administrators who are responsible to the Registrar. Importantly, the Registrar coordinates the activities of all administrative staff in the University.
The Registry’s vision as articulated by the Registrar, Mr. Segun Opeyemi is “to be part of a dynamic and resourceful Management, leading a team of well-educated administrators who are highly motivated and endowed with integrity, honesty and transparency”.
The University Council is the highest decision making organ in the University Governance Structure. It is mainly a policy making body but wields enormous power in its advisory and supervisory roles. The Council is headed by a Pro-Chancellor who is a nominee of the Visitor. Primarily the Council is responsible for the policies and operations of the University, it superintends over assets of the offices and functionaries.
The secretariat of the Governing Council is the Council Affairs Unit. The Unit supports the Registrar in servicing the Council and ensures that Council decisions are implemented without delay. It also facilitates meetings of Council and the various standing committees of Council such as the Finance and General Purpose Committee and Tenders Board. The Unit also secures all Council documents.
This Office is headed by a Director who is responsible to the Registrar and concerned with the smooth administration of academic programmes in the University. The Office monitors compliance with academic regulations in the University. There are units under the Academic Affairs which help in ensuring academic excellence. These units are:
Senate and Ceremonies
The Examinations Office
Certificate and Verification Unit
SENATE AND CEREMONIES
This is the secretariat to the University Senate.It takes minutes at all meetings and ensures Senate decisions/approvals are implemented promptly. The Unit also serves as secretariat to the Ceremonies Committee which is in charge of arrangements for the Convocation, Congregation as well as Inaugural Lectures.
THE EXAMINATIONS OFFICE
The Unit is in charge of conduct of all examinations in the University. The Unit also performs other essential functions such as, reproductionof examination questions, supply of examination materials, scheduling and attendance of Faculty Board of Examiners meetings, processing of results for Senate and Vice-Chancellor’s approval, processing of schemes of examination and list of examiners, scheduling of lecture and examinations time-table and implementation of academic misconduct reports after Vice-Chancellor’s approval.
The Unit is responsible for the safekeeping of students’ records and ensuring prompt issuanceof transcript upon request. It is responsible for issuing statements of results for the purpose of NYSC, scholarship approval and other official requests. The need for optimal performance and eradication of e rrors led to the computerisation of records. However, high attention is placed on accuracy of information t hat emanates from the Unit as this is important to avoid jeopardizing the career of ex-students, thus the Unit is headed by administrators of proven track records.
The Office is in charge of admitting eligible candidates in compliance with the National University Commissions standards and quota. The functions of the Admissions Office include; filling vacuum created by the exit of graduating students, attending to general requests on admission issues, conducting post-UTME screening exercise, selection of qualified candidates, screening and registration of admitted candidates, verification of students’ results and confirmation of studentship. With the overwhelming choice of University of Lagos by a good number of UTME applicantsand the quality of students the JAMB examination produced, the Management through the Admissions Office introduced the post-UTME screening to help curb the intake of unqualified candidates. This novel idea has since been imitated by other universities.
CERTIFICATE AND VERIFICATION UNIT
This Unit prepares Certificates of graduates upon completion of academic requirements and approval of Senate. The Unit also verifies certificates of ex-students upon request from private and public organisations. It is important to note that the Unit has lived up to expectation by ensuring certificates are ready as requested by the regulating body and modalities for collection of the certificates are seamless.
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