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Massive Recruitment At Ekiti College Of Technical And Commercial Agriculture

Date Posted: 25/Jul/2014
Deadline: 15/Aug/2014

Ekiti College of Technical and Commercial Agriculture invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following Academic and Non-Academic Staff positions below:

A.) Academic Staff Vacancies
Vacancies are available for the posts of Lecturer(s) II and III in the following specializations:

  • Soil and Plant Nutrition
  • Crop Protection
  • Agronomy
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Breeding & Crop Improvement
  • Soil and Water Engineering Option
  • Farm Structures Option
  • Farm Power & Machinery
  • Processing and storage Technology (crop)
  • Fishery Production Technology
  • Livestock Processing and Storage
  • Animal Production Technology
  • Animal Health
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Bio-Environmental Engineering
  • English Language
  • Sociology/Social Studies
  • Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development


1.) Lecturer II - CONPCASS 05
Master’s degree in any relevant field with at least 3 years cognate experience with NYSC discharge or exemption certificate

2.) Lecturer III - CONPCASS 04
Master’s degree in relevant field from a recognized institution or good honors degree not below second class lower or - Equivalent recognized professional qualification in relevant field with at least 3 years relevant experience plus NYSC discharge or exemption certificate


  • Registry Department      

3.) Administrative Officer CONTEDISS 07 

Qualification Required:- 

A good Honors Degree from recognized University with at least 3 years experience plus NYSC discharge or exemption certificate. Proficiency in Computer operations is an added advantage.

4.) Public Relations Officer: 
HND/ B.Sc Mass communications or Journalism with at least 3 years post NYSC experience.

5.) Higher Executive Officer CONTEDISS 07

Qualification Required: 
HND Public Admin with at least 3 years experience plus NYSC discharge or exemption certificate.

6.) Clerical Officer (Admin) CONTEDISS 03

Qualification Required:- 
SSCE or its equivalent.

7.) Cleaners CONTEDISS 01
Qualification Required:- FSLC.

8.) Security Officer GD II CONTEDISS 05

9.) Security Guard GD I CONTEDISS 03

Qualification Required: - 
SSCE with security experience.

10.) Security Guard GD II CONTEDISS 02

Qualification Required: - 
SSCE or its equivalent.

11.) Motor Driver CONTEDISS 03,

Qualification Required:- 
FSLC, Valid Class Driving License and Trade Test for motor mechanic.


  • Works Department

12.) Director of Works CONTEDISS 08

B.Sc/M,sc (Mechanical) good honors degree from a recognized institution not below second class lower or equivalent recognized professional qualification in relevant field with at least 3 years relevant experience plus NYSC discharge or exemption certificate.

13.) Higher Technical Officer (Mechanical) CONTEDISS 07

Qualification Required: 

HND Mechanical Engineering.

14) Assistant Technical Officer CONTEDISS 05

Qualification Required: 

ND quantity surveying, Mechanical or Civil engineering.

15.) Operators Grade II CONTEDISS 03

Qualification Required: 

SSCE, Professional driving license and Trade Test II.

16.) Maintenance Officers/Mechanic CONTEDISSO3

Qualification Required:- 

FSLC, Valid Class Driving License and Trade Test for motor mechanic.

Conditions of Service
The Conditions of Service are the same as those obtainable in State Colleges of Agriculture in Nigeria. Fringe benefits are as applicable to Principal Officers of similar Tertiary institutions. Application closes three (3) weeks from the date of publication.

Application Closing Date
15th August, 2014

Method of Application
Applicants are to attach to their applications ten (10) typewritten copies of their Curriculum Vitae, giving the information listed below:


  • Full Names (Surname underlined)
  • Position Desired
  • Marital Status
  • Names and Ages of Children
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • State of Origin
  • Nationality
  • Current Postal Address and e-mail address
  • Phone Number
  • Educational Institutions Attended with Dates
  • Academic/Professional Qualifications and Awards
  • Work Experience in Chronological Order
  • Present Employment1 Status and Salary
  • Extra Curricular Activities
  • Names and Addresses of Three (3) Referees, one of, whom must be his/her present employer.

Reference Report
Reference Report from three (3) Referees are to be forwarded directly to: 

The Permanent Secretary, 
Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources,
Ekiti State.

Such Referees should be able to attest to the candidate’s claim to high academic and Managerial Capability as well as their noted uprightness.

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be invited for interview.
Applicants should indicate position desired on the top left side of the envelope and request their refers to forward report on them under confidential cover to: 

The Permanent Secretary, 
Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources, 
Ekiti State.

B.) Non Academic Staff

1.) Provost Duties

Job Description/Qualification

  • The Provost is the Chief Executive Officer of the College.
  • He shall be responsible to the Governing Council for maintaining and promoting efficiency and discipline in the college.
  • He shall provide requisite Academic, Administrative and Professional Leadership for the college in executing the policies laid-down by Council for achievement of the objectives for which, the institution was established.
  • He shall establish good rapport with relevant organs of government; as well as relevant regulatory/professional bodies for sustenance of the status of the college as a centre of excellence.


  • Applicants should have a minimum of Doctorate degree in an agricultural discipline. Membership of relevant professional bodies shall bean added advantage. In addition to the above stated qualifications, the candidate should fulfill the following:
  • Candidate must have held senior teaching, research and administrative posts in a tertiary educational Institution for not less than ten (10) years and must not be below the rank of Principal Lecturer in a recognized Monotechnic/Polytechnic or a Reader or an Associate Professor in a recognized University.
  • Candidate must present evidence of publications in scholarly journals/evidence of presentations at academic seminars/conferences.
  • Candidate must not be more than 55 years of age at the time of assumption of duty.
  • Candidate must exhibit a good sense of discipline and resourcefulness, command the respect of staff/students and shall not exhibit any tendency for personal, ethnic, sectional, political, religious or any selfish Interests.
  • Candidate must be computer Literate/demonstrate basic practical application of the computer to official transaction.
  • Candidate must present a one-page (typewritten) statement of their Mission and Vision for the College.

2.) Registrar

Job Description/Qualification

The Registrar is responsible to the Provost on all administrative matters in the College. He is the custodian of all College records and interprets its documents, policies, rules and regulations, etc. He is the Secretary to the Governing Council, Academic Board and all other Statutory committees and performs such other duties as the Council and the Provost may direct. He shall develop good rapport with all sections of the College that could foster industhal peace and harmony.


  • Candidates should posses at least a good Degree from a recognized Institution of higher learning plus NYSC certificate with at least seventeen (17) years, cognate experience, or Master’ Degree from a recognized University plus fifteen (15) years cognate experience or a holder of Doctorate Degree plus at least twelve (12) years cognate experience and must have held senior administrative posts in an institution of higher learning for a minimum often (10) years and must not be below the rank of Principal Assistant Registrar.
  • Candidates must show evidence of a good track record, posses a sense of discipline, dedication and resourcefulness.

Terms of Appointment

  • The appointment is for an initial period of four (4) years and is eligible for reappointment for a period of another four (4) years only
  • The Salary attaèhed to the post is according to the College Scheme of Service.

3.) College Librarian

MLS with 3 years cognate experience or BLS with 6 years’ experience or Holder of approved university degree with postgraduate qualification in library studies plus 5 years of cognate experience in a College Library and publications in reputable journals are required. Must be computer literate and should have a good understanding of the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to the functions of the College Library,

4.) College Bursar

Qualifications and Experience
Candidate should be a graduate with a good honours degree or HND in Accountancy from a recognized Institution of Higher Learning with a Professional Accountancy qualification with at least 18 years Post-qualification continuous cognate experience, plus registration with ICAN, ANAN or any other recognized Professional Accountancy body. Candidates seeking the position should have worked in Tertiary Educational institutions at the level of Deputy Bursar or Deputy I Director Audit, for not less than 3 years and must be computer literate.

The Bursar shall be the Chief Financial Officer of the College and be responsible to the Provost for the day-to-day Administration and control of the financial affairs of the College.

The Bursar shall hold office for a period of five (5) years beginning from the effective date of his/her appointment and on such terms and conditions as maybe specified in his/her letter of appointment and may be re-appointed for one further period of five(5) years and no more, This is however subject to satisfactory performance.

Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment is for an initial tenure of four (4) years; subject to reappointmen for a second term of another four (4) years.

The salary to the post is attractive; as applicable to Heads of similar Tertia Educational Institutions owned by the Ekiti State Government.

Method of Application:
Interested applicants shall submit ten (10) copies of their applications (each spiral-bound) attached with photocopies of academic/professional certificates, certificate or declaration of age and curriculum vitae (Bio-data) stating the following information:
Full names, surname underlined.

  • Sex.
  • Date and place of birth.
  • State of origin, Local government of origin.
  • Martial status,
  • Number of children, indicating name, sex, age of each.
  • Status of candidate’s physical/mental fitness.
  • Current postal address.
  • Schools attendedwith dates.
  • Academic and professional qualifications obtained with dates
  • Publications and research works with dates.
  • Work experience in chronological sequence.
  • Present rank and salary.
  • Extra-curricular activities.
  • Names and addresses of three (3) referees, one of whom must be the applicants present employer. Applicants shall inform their referees to forward confidential reports on them to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Ado- Ekiti.

Submission of Applications:
Applications are to be enclosed in an envelope marked “Post of Provost” and addressed to: 

The Permanent Secretary, 
Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources, 
Ado- Ekiti, Ekiti State.

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