Curriculum Vitae of the Unit Head:
The Head of the Unit is currently Mr. Shaibu Attah Onoja, a Deputy Registrar who rose through the rank of Administrative Assistant of this University from 1 Jan. 1996 till date. Mr. Onoja had his primary school education at Dzamata L.S.M.B. Primary School, Lafiagi, Kwara State. He had his secondary education at Government Secondary School, Akpanya, Kogi State-1979-1984. He later proceeded to the University of Jos where he obtained B.A (Hon) in Linguistics in 1991, and later acquired the Post Graduate Diploma certificate in Public Administration (PGD) from the University of Calabar in the year 2000 and M.Sc. in Industrial Sociology/Personnel Management from Imo State University, Owerri 2004.
Mr. Onoja cherish the prospect of being part of a dedicated and pro-active team where he can make significant contributions to achieve the institutional goals, vision, mission and effective and efficient service delivery. His vision is to be part of an efficient, effective, disciplined and productive team with robust administrative structure that will pro-actively drive service delivery.
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
PMB 7267, Umuahia, Abia State, (2nd January, 1996 to Date)
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: REGISTRAR’S OFFICE
(Jan. 1996- June, 1997).
i) Assisted in the preparation and documentation of Council papers.
ii) Supervision of postages in the Registrar’s Office.
iii) Assisted in the general control and organization of staff and working
materials/equipment in the Registrar’s Office.
vi) Assisted in the custody and control of Departmental Stationeries.
v) Any other duties that were from time to time assigned to me by Registrar.
ADMIN. ASSISTANT/COLLEGE OFFICER: College of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (June – December, 1997).
i) Supervised and controlled affairs in the College under the general direction and supervision of the Dean.
ii) Supervised junior staff, materials and equipment in the College.
iii) Took custody of records of students and staff of the College.
iv) Member, Students’ Orientation Programmes Committee.
v) Secretary, College Board and Allied Committees as may be set up by the College.
vi) Assisted in effective application of all University’s Academic Regulations in the College.
vii Registered students in the College.
viii) Liaised between the Registry and the College.
ix) Any other duties as were from time to time assigned to me by the Dean or the Registrar.
ADMIN. ASSISTANT/PROTOCOL OFFICER: VICE-CHANCELLOR’S OFFICE:
(Jan. 1988 – Feb. 2001).
i) Arranged accommodation for Council Members and important visitors of the University in Hotels and Guest Houses.
ii) Ensured that Council members and dignitaries visiting the University from distant places are not stranded at the airports or motor parks on dismemberment.
iii) Assisted in ensuring that Council members/University guests are well catered for.
iv) Assisted to procure passports/visa/air tickets for University staff scheduled to undertake approved office trips abroad.
v) Liaised with appropriate security/protocol agencies and ensured that important visitors to the University, such as the Head of State,Governors, Ministers, etc were well received.
vi) Actively participated and ensured that appropriate protocols were observed during University ceremonies.
vii) Liaised with appropriate officers and ensured that proper preparations were made for Council members’ welfare during Council/Council Committee meetings.
viii) Carried out any other duties that were assigned to me by the Vice-` Chancellor/Registrar/Head of Unit.
ADMIN. OFFICER/PROTOCOL/PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER: (Feb. 2001 – March, 2001.
i) Carried out all the duties in ‘3’ above.
ii) Assisted in promoting the corporate image of the University and
implemented relevant public relations programmes.
iii) Assisted in administering the Protocol/Public Relations Unit.
iv) Monitoring the press and assisted in assessment of reports on the University in the media, proffering advice and reacting to such issues when necessary.
v) Assisted in liaising with media organizations.
vi) Assisted in liaising with sister Universities and other educational institutions, Ministries/Parastatals, etc on public relations matters; collecting relevant public relations materials/documents from such bodies.
vii) Assisted in the production of Public Relations items for the University, e.g. Greeting Cards, Calendars, Quarterly News Magazines, etc.
viii) Assisted in publicizing the University activities through issuance of press releases.
ix) Served as Secretary to many ad hoc Committees.
x) Carried out any other duties assigned to me by the Vice-Chancellor,
Registrar or the Head of Unit.
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER: PERSONNEL (March, 2001 – September, 2002)
i) Offered general assistance to the Head of Unit.
ii) Handled staff casual, annual and study leaves.
iii) Assisted in preparations for staff recruitment, appointment and reception.
iv) Reception, collation and compilation of information for staff appraisal.
v) Assisted in conveying of University Staff Appraisal and University Management Committee’s decisions on staff.
vi) Processed pensions and gratuities for retired staff of the University.
vii) Clerked the proceeding of the University Staff Appraisal Committee Meetings.
viii) Carried out any other duties assigned to me by the Registrar or the Head of Unit.
ASSISTANT REGISTRAR PERSONNEL (October, 2002 – September, 2005)
Same as above
SENIOR ASSISTANT REGISTRAR PERSONNEL (October, 2005 – March,2007)
Same as above
SENIOR ASSISTANT REGISTRAR: COUNCIL AFFAIRS (March, 2007 – September, 2008).
i) Assisted in general administration of the Unit.
ii) Assisted in scheduling and conveying notices of Council/Council
iii) Prepared and compiled papers for Council/Council Committee meetings.
iv) Clerked the proceedings of Council/Council Committee meetings.
v) Assisted in the arrangement for the welfare of Council members in liaison with the Bursary Department, Protocol, Catering and Transport Units.
vi) Assisted in conveying Council decisions as may be directed by the Registrar and Head of Unit.
vii) Prepared and compiled papers for University Procurement Planning Committee and University Tenders Board meetings.
viii) Any other duties assigned to me by the Registrar/the Head of Unit.
PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT REGISTRAR COUNCIL AFFAIRS
(October, 2008 – 5th May, 2011)
Same as above
PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT REGISTRAR/LIAISON OFFICER, ABUJA
(9th May, 2011 – 30th September, 2011)
i) Ably managed the University relationship with Ministeries, Departments, Agencies and other bodies as the case may be.
ii) Effectively managed the day to day operations of the Liaison Office.
iii) Assisted University staff who were going on official trips abroad to procure visa, air tickets etc.
iv) Carried out any other duties as may be assigned to me by the Vice- Chancellor/Registrar.
DEPUTY REGISTRAR/LIAISON OFFICER, Abuja (1st Oct. 2011 – 1st Nov. 2013)
Same as in above
12. DEPUTY REGISTRAR/COLLEGE OFFICER, COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES
(1st Nov., 2013 – 7th Dec., 2014)
i) Supervision and control of affairs in the College under the general direction and supervision of the Dean.
ii) Custody of materials and equipment in the College.
iii) Custody of records of students and staff of the College.
iv) Secretary, College Board and allied Committees as may be set up by
v) Supervised students’ registration in the College.
vi) Effective application of all University academic regulations in the College.
vii) Effective participation in students’ orientation programme.
viii) Liaison between the Registry and the College.
ix) Member, Registrar’s Departmental Committees, and
x) Any other duties as may from time to time be assigned by the Registrar/Dean.
SABBATICAL LEAVE EXPERIENCE, FEDERAL UNIVERSITIES, NDUFU-ALIKE, IKWO, EBONY STATE (8th Dec. 2014 – 7th Dec. 2015)
a) Deputy Registrar in the Registrar’s Office; Supervised:
Council Affairs Unit
School of Pre-Degree/Foundation Centre
b) Deputy Registrar: Central Registry (7th Sept. – 7th Dec. 2015) and
Senate Affairs Unit
DEPUTY REGISTRAR /DESK OFFICER (COUNCIL AFFAIRS) (19TH Jan., 2016 to date).
MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES/AD HOC WORK PERFORMED
i) Secretary, University Committee on TETFund (Feb., 2016 to Feb. 2018).
ii) Secretary, University Staff Disciplinary Committee (March, 2001 – Oct. 2007)
iii) Secretary, University Ceremonial Committee (March, 2001 – Feb.2006)
iv) Secretary, Council Committee on cases of Non-Promotion (April,2002-Oct., 2003)
v) Secretary, Committee on Nigerian Universities Research and Development Fair (NURSESDEF) (March, 2007 – May, 2011.)
vi) Secretary, Council Committee on Staff Discipline (March, 2007 – May, 2011)
vii) Member, University Sport Technical Committee (Nov. 1997-May,2011)
viii) Centre Supervisor, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB):
ix) Collation/Returning Officer, Ohafia, State Constituency House of Assembly, 2011 General Election.
x) Member, Committee on 2013/2014 Student Enrolment.
xi) University Committee on TETFund – 30th March, 2005 – May,2011.
xii) Secretary/Member, University Minor Works Committee – 28th June,2016 – Date.
xiii) Member, Committee on Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit
(ACTU) – (8th August, 2016 – date).
xiv) Secretary, Council Committee on Ministerial Facts-finding Report
xv) Secretary, Council Committee on Staff Discipline (Jan. 2016 – Date)
SEMINAR/WORKSHOP/CONFERENCE ATTENDED WITH DATES
i) Administrative Seminar for staff of Federal University of Agriculture,Umudike, Abia State (5th – 10th October, 1997.)
ii) Training Course on Computer Appreciation organized by NUNET Committee, University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State (21st – 27th October, 1997)
iii) National Training Workshop on Corporate Image Making organized by the Centre for Research and Management Service, Kaduna State at Semshak Hotels Ltd, Jos, Plateau State (16th – 18th August, 2000)
iv) Promoting Best Practice in Education organized by the Exam Ethics Club International at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria (15th – 19th December, 2008.
v) 3 – Day Intensive Skills Update Workshop for Registry Staff of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State (14th – 16th May, 2009)
vi) Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State Public Lectures on Structure of the University (27th January, 2011)
vii) Induction Seminar for admittance as “Full Member” of the Institute of Professional Managers and Administrators of Nigeria (IPMA) (22nd June, 2011)
viii) Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State Public Lecture on Public Service and Rules (5th June, 2012)
ix) Induction Seminar for Admittance into the grade of Full Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) (15th February, 2013)
x) Induction Workshop into the grade of Fellow, Chartered Institute of Administration (CIA) – 17th – 19th August, 2016.
xi) 2014 Annual Conference and General Assembly of the Association of Nigeria Universities Professional Administrators (ANUPA) held at Kogi State University, Anyigba (30th November – 3rd December, 2014)
xii) 10th Annual Retreat and 59th Business Meeting of the Association of Registrars of Nigerian Universities Professional Administrators (ARNU) with the theme “Repositioning the Nigerian University System for Global Competitiveness”, held at the University of Jos, Plateau State, (27th – 31st October, 2015)
xiii) Administrative Staff Workshop for the Registry Staff of the Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State (1st September, 2015)
xiv) Management Development Course on Professional Administration Techniques organized by the Chartered Institute of Administration (8th – 19th August, 2016)
xv) 2nd Nigerian Universities Research and Development Fair organized by the NUC (6th – 8th December, 2005)
xvi) 3rd Nigerian Universities Research and Development Fair organized by NUC (26th – 28th March, 2008)
I MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES/ORGANIZATIONS:
i) Chartered Institute of Administration (CIA) – Fellow.
ii) Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) – Member
iii) Association of Nigerian Universities Professional Administrator (ANUPA) – Member/Branch Chairman, 2015 – 2017
iv) Institute of Professional Managers and Administrators of Nigeria (IPMAN) – Member
v) Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN)
– Affiliate Member
vi) Exam Ethics Club of Nigeria – Marshal
J. SERVICE AWARDS/COMMENDATIONS
i) University Sport Merit Award for good Performance at the Nigerian University Game Association (NUGA) ‘UNILAG’ ‘98’ as the Badminton and Table Tennis Coach.
ii) University Appraisal Committee/Management’s Commendation for Hard Work and Dedication to duty (1999)
iii) University Management Commendation for Good Performance at the 1999 10th West African Universities Games (WAUGA) in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, as the Badminton and Table Tennis Coach.
iv) University Appraisal Committee/Management Commendation for Excellence Performance for the year under review (2002)
v) University Management Commendation for Hard Work and dedication to duty (2007)
vi) Letter of Commendation by the University Governing Council (2011)
vii) Certificate of Appreciation from FUNAI Sports Unit (2015). Sabbatical Leave period.
HONORARY POSITION HELD
i) University Badminton Coach – (1997 –May 2011)
ii) University Table Tennis Coach – (1997 – May, 2011)
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
· Watching Football Matches
· Playing Badminton and Table Tennis
· Reading Newspapers and Magazines
· Making Friends.