University of Ghana - Appointment of Registrar

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of REGISTRAR, which will become vacant on 1st August 2021.


The University of Ghana was established in 1948 to provide higher education, undertake research, disseminate knowledge and to foster relationships with outside persons and bodies. The University of Ghana has a student population of almost 50,000 and employees numbering approximately 6,000, made up of academic and senior administrative employees, as well as other support staff.


The Registrar is the Chief Operating Officer under the Vice-Chancellor and in accordance with policy directives of the Council, is responsible for the day to day operations of the University. The Registrar is also secretary to the Office of the Chancellor, the University Council and the Academic Board. S/he provides strategic advice and briefings to the Vice-Chancellor and is expected to provide leadership and management across a wide range of activities.

Qualifications and Experience:
Applicants must have the following:

a.    must have at least a Master's Degree in a relevant field with not less than 15 years post-qualification experience in an institution of higher education and at the grade of Deputy Registrar.

b.    Senior management experience in a large, complex and decentralized organization, preferably in an academic institution.
And in addition, have
i.    strong intellect with excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
ii.   a deep appreciation of the academic working environment;
iii.  an understanding of the history and evolution of universities, local higher education policy and practice;
iv.  considerable experience in dealing with variety of internal and external publics.

The Person
•    Must be of unblemished character and have a high degree of personal integrity;
•    Must have mature and sober judgement;
•    Must possess excellent inter-personal and communication skills, and must be a team player;
•    Must be principled with strong and proven sense of public morality and integrity.

Terms of Appointment
•    To be determined by Council consistent with the University’s Act and Statutes.

Mode of Application
Candidates are to submit an application letter and completed application form:   UAB 1C to which should be attached the following:

(i)    Curriculum Vitae, including names and addresses of three (3) referees who can attest to the qualities sought.

(ii)    A short vision statement (not more than 5 pages) outlining how the applicant would respond to the University of Ghana Mission and Vision Statements during his/her tenure as