About Office of the Vice-Chancllor
The Office of the Vice-Chancellor is the nerve centre of the University where all the administrative activities and implementation of the government directives are carried out. The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive and Academic Officer of the University who takes precedence before all other members of the University except the Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor (Chairman of Governing Council). The Vice-Chancellor is responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of Council and Senate decisions and the monitoring of Council and Senate decisions and as well as all programmes in the University.
When the University of Maiduguri was established in 1975 with physical facilities inherited from the former North East College of Arts and Science (NECAS), it is noteworthy that the first Vice-Chancellor, Professor Essien-Udom (late), used a three-bedroom house as his office.
The development and growth of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor started when the second Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jibril Aminu, was appointed in the 1980/1981 Academic Session and he put new policies and reforms in the administrative system and structure of the Office. Thus, there was a notable change of leadership when Professor Jibril Aminu, former executive secretary of National Universities Commission, succeeded the first Vice-Chancellor.
The Vice-Chancellor’s Office is headed by an administrative officer who serves as head of administration and personal assistant to the Vice-Chancellor.
Other significant landmarks in the development of the University and the Vice-Chancellor’s office in particular is the creation of various departments in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office. Similarly, there followed the establishment of units such as that of Information, Security, Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES), Fire Service, Printing Press and Academic Planning under the office as well as of the offices of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors Academic and Central Administration.