Administrative StructureOctober 11, 2022 2022-10-13 16:27
NICTM's Administrative Structure involves the Governing Council, Principal Officers, Management Committee, Academic, School and Departmental Boards
The Governing Council, in accordance with the Federal Polytechnic Decree No. 33 of 1979 and the amended Polytechnic Act 2019, is vested with the general management of the Polytechnic. The Council is limited to Policy formulation and does not get involved in the day-to-day administration of the Polytechnic. It performs oversight functions and ensures the Institute complies with extant regulations.
The principal officers of the Polytechnic include the following;
The Rector, who is appointed by the President, is the Chief Academic and Administrative Officer of the Polytechnic as conferred by the Decree No. 33 of 1979 and the Polytechnic Amended Act 2019. He is also the Chief Accounting Officer and has power to exercise general authority over all Staff and Students.
The Deputy Rector, who is appointed to assist the Rector in the performance of the responsibilities as may be outlined and delegated to him/her by the Rector from time to time.
The Registrar, whose responsibilities include supporting the Rector with the Polytechnic’s day-to-day operations. Aside from preserving records of all staff and students, the Registrar performs various functions as the Rector may request. The Registrar also serves as the Secretary to the Governing Council, Academic Board, and any Council or Board Committee. For the proper fulfilment of her tasks, the Registrar, as Chief Administrative Advisor to the Rector, works through smaller Registry Units under the general direction of the Office.
The Bursar is the Chief Financial Advisor to the Rector. The Bursar aids the Rector in the management of the Polytechnic’s finances. The Bursary Department is further separated into smaller Units for administrative ease in carrying out its responsibilities as the Custodian of the Polytechnic’s Financial Records.
The Polytechnic Librarian reports to the Rector for the administration of the Polytechnic’s Library Facilities and Resources. He is the head of the Polytechnic Library and operates through a number of smaller units for convenience.
The Federal Polytechnics Decree No. 33 of 1979 establishes an Academic Board that is responsible for “the direction and management of Academic matters of the Polytechnic, including regulation of student admission, regulation of examination conduct and approval of results, the award of certificates, diplomas, scholarships, prizes, and other academic distinctions. The membership of the Academic Board is as provisioned in the Polytechnics (Amendment) Act, 2019. The Registrar is the Secretary to the Academic Board and is responsible for communicating and implementing the Academic Board’s decisions. The composition of the Academic Board include
- The Rector as the Chairman;
- the Deputy Rector Academic;
- the Deputy Rector Administration;
- all Heads of Academic Departments and Units;
- the Polytechnic Librarian;
- two Academic Staff representatives not below the rank of Senior Lecturer;
- all Deans and Academic Directors;
- all Chief Lecturers; and
- the Registrar as the Secretary.
The Polytechnic has created a Management Committee made up of Principal Officers, Deans of School, Directors of Centres and Administrative Divisions in accordance with the law and Section 3, Sub-section 6 of the Federal Polytechnics (Amendment) Act 2019. The Rector, like the Academic Board, is the Chairman of the Management Committee, which meets to discuss and take decisions on matters of general interest to the Polytechnic.
The Congregation of the Polytechnic consists of both academic and senior non-teaching staff of the Institute, who hold at least a first degree or its equivalent. The congregation meets at least once a year with the Rector as the chairman. The Congregation is represented by three members in the Governing Council of the Polytechnic. The members must be at least a senior lecturer or its equivalent, consisting of 2 teaching and 1 non-teaching staff. It is also represented by two of its members who must not be below the rank of Chief lecturer at the Selection Board in the appointment of a new Rector.
Deans of School are the academic and administrative leaders of the Polytechnic’s many schools. They are accountable to the Rector for ensuring that their schools are managed efficiently by coordinating the operations of the various departments within the schools. All decisions regarding the departments within the schools are taken by the School Board with the Dean as the chairman of the board.
Currently, there are five (5) schools and fourteen (14) academic departments, namely, School Applied Sciences (SAS) with two (2) departments; School of Business and Management Technology (SBMT) with four (4) departments; School Engineering Technology (SET) with three (3) departments; School of Environmental Technology (SEV) with five (5) departments; and the School of General Studies (SGS) with three departments.
The Head of Departments are the academic and administrative leaders of the Polytechnic’s various departments. They are accountable to the Rector for ensuring that their departments are managed efficiently by coordinating the operations of their various departments within the schools. All decisions regarding the departments within the schools are taken by the Departmental Board with the Head of Department as the chairman of the board.