Bursar at Yaba College of Technology

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Established in 1947, Yaba College of Technology is the oldest and leading institution of higher learning in Nigeria, with all its National and Higher National Diploma programmes duly accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE). The staff and students’ population currently stand at 1,864 and 25,928 respectively. The basis of governance of the College is as contained in the Federal Polytechnic Act Cap F17 of 2004 as amended by Federal Polytechnic (Amendment) Act, 2019.

The College has been rightfully and earnestly ranked as the number one Polytechnic in Nigeria for third year running according to Webometric ranking released in January, 2022. The vision of the College is to be the leading Polytechnic in Africa, providing first-rate academic, professional and entrepreneurial education for the purpose of making a positive impact on the technological and socio-economic development of the country. Accordingly, its mission is to produce knowledgeable and innovative graduates, worthy in skill and character through teaching, learning and research for the technological advancement of Nigeria.

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position below which will become vacant on 12th day of December, 2023:

Job Title: Bursar

Location: Yaba, Lagos

The Bursar

  • The Bursar is the Chief Financial Officer of the Polytechnic.
  • He/she is responsible to the Rector for the day-to-day administration and control of the financial affairs of the Polytechnic.
  • He/she is one of the Principal Officers of the Polytechnic.
  • He/she heads the Bursary department and the custodian of the Polytechnic finances.

The candidate for the post must possess the following qualifications and qualities:

  • First Degree with at least second-class lower division or Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least a lower credit in Accountancy or Finance-related courses from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • Have a minimum of eighteen (18) years post qualification cognate experience for First Degree and HND holders or Master’s Degree in relevant discipline with a minimum of fifteen (15) years post qualification cognate experience or Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) in relevant discipline with a minimum of twelve (12) years post qualification cognate experience, at least ten (10) years of which must have been gained in a Polytechnic or similar TVET institution.
  • Registration with ICAN or ANAN
  • Currently on the rank one level below the Bursar (i.e. Chief Accountant or Deputy Bursar or Deputy Director, Audit as the case may be) for a period NOT less than five (5) years in a Polytechnic or similar TVET institution;
  • Proficient in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills and accounting packages;
  • Not more than fifty-nine (59) years of age as at 12th day of December, 2023, when the post will become vacant.
  • Demonstrate evidence of strong financial and administrative leadership, initiative and creativity in financial policy formulation, good human relation and positive managerial attributes;
  • Knowledgeable in the Financial Rules and Regulations of the Polytechnic system
  • Provide evidence of membership of professional body/bodies;
  • Person who is not likely to pursue, racial, gender, political, religious or other sectional interest;
  • Morally sound, of impeccable character, proven integrity and free from financial embarrassment; and
  • Physically and mentally fit (with evidence from a Government hospital).

Terms of Appointment and Conditions of Service
The appointment is for a single tenure of five (5) years in line with extant provisions, the salary is consolidated and the appointee shall enjoy any other benefits attached to the position of a Principal Officer of the Polytechnic as approved by the Federal Government.

Application Closing Date
26th July, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward twenty (20) typed written copies of their Application Letters, Curriculum Vitae and attach photocopies of all relevant Documents to their applications, giving the details in the following order;

  • Full names (Surname first and underlined)
  • Date and place of birth
  • State of Origin and Local Government Area
  • Nationality and how acquired
  • Marital status
  • Current Postal address including telephone number and email address
  • Educational Institutions attended with dates
  • Academic and Professional qualifications obtained with dates
  • Membership of Professional Bodies/Association
  • Honours and Distinctions (if any)
  • Academic/Scholarly publications
  • Conferences attended and papers presented with dates
  • Previous Employer(s) and Post(s) held with dates
  • Present employment to include status, duties and any other relevant experiences xv) Statement of own vision for the Polytechnic (20 copies)
  • Other activities outside current employment
  • Names and addresses of three (3) Referees (Employer, Educational and Personal) who should be able to attest to the candidate’s claim to high academic and managerial capabilities as well as notable uprightness

Applications are to be submitted during official working hours (8.00am – 4.00pm) in a sealed envelope and marked “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF BURSAR” at the top left-hand corner addressed to:
The Acting Registrar,
Yaba College of Technology,
P.M.B. 2011, Yaba,
Lagos State.


  • Applicants will be required to produce originals of the certificates and other relevant credentials if invited for interview, photocopies will not be accepted
  • Previous holders of position in any tertiary institution need not apply.
  • Applicants should request their three (3) Referees (Employer, Educational and Personal) to forward confidential reports on them directly to the Registrar of Yaba College of Technology.
  • Late applications will not be entertained and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • The College will not enter into correspondence with anyone with respect to this advertisement.