The Visitor: In the Nigerian University system, the Visitor in any State University is the Governor, the Visitor is the founder of the university. The Visitor of this university appoints the Chancellor, Pro-Chancellor, and some members of the Governing Council.
The Chancellor is the titular head of the University. S/he is an appointee of Government, and is expected to be a person of very high standing in the society, who can command the respect of both the government and the University Community. S/he takes precedence over every other member of the University, and presides over convocation for the award of degrees.
The Pro-Chancellor in relation to the University, by statute also takes precedence before all other members of the University, except the Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor when acting as Chairman of Congregation or Convocation. The Pro-Chancellor, when present, serves as Chairman at all meetings of the Council.
The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive and Chief Academic Officer of the university. S/he is also the Chief Accounting Ofﬁcer, the Chairman of Senate and, in relation to the University, takes precedence before all other members of the University except the Chancellor and the Pro-Chancellor, and any other person who for the time is acting as Chairman of C01ll1Cll. S/he also serves as the Chairman of congregation, and an Ex-Ofﬁcio member of Council. He provides leadership for the university and directs its affairs towards the actualization of its vision, mission and objectives.
The Vice-Chancellor is assisted in his/her functions by Deputy Vice Chancellor(s), where applicable, and by other Principal Ofﬁcers.
The Registrar is the Chief Administrative Officer of the University and s/he is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administrative work of the University except as regards matters for which the Bursar is responsible. S/he also serves as the Chief Scribe to the University and as the Secretary to Council, Senate, Congregation and Convocation. By implication, the Registrar has Deputies from Administrative Assistants to Deputy Registrars.
The Bursar is the Chief Financial Officer of the university and is responsible for the day-to-day administration and control of the financial affairs of the university.
The University Librarian is responsible to the Vice Chancellor for the administration of the University Library and the coordination of the library services in the University.
These ofﬁcers assist the Vice Chancellor in supervising speciﬁc areas of the administration as indicated above, and serve as members of various Committees for the good order and operations of the University.
The Deans of Schools are provided by law as being in charge of the Schools. Where there is no Professor, the ofﬁce shall be held in rotation by members of the Faculty holding the rank of Reader or Senior Lecturer on the basis of seniority, or as determined by Senate.
Provisions are made in the Act on how each of the foregoing officers shall be appointed.
The Heads of Departments/Units are in charge of the branches of the faculties.