The Federal University, Ndufu Alike Ikwo, is organized around some seven key decision structures. Each organ of the structure is crucial but does not have a direct influence on general matters of the day to day administration of the University, except through Central Administration.
The Federal Goverment of Nigeria
As the Proprietor of the University, the Federal Government of Nigeria have the responsibility to determine the overall development objectives of the University from time to time. The Federal Government also has the power to define the structure and vision of the University as articulated and enshrined in the laws governing the establishment of the University. However, the Proprietor of the University has no direct influence in the general administration of the University. This is to secure academic freedom and allow for the sustainable development of a culture of independence in matters of academics and intellectual development in the university.
Visitor to the University
The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria are the Visitor to the University. The Visitor bears the responsibility for the overall control of the University through the various structures defined in the laws of the University.
Organisation of the Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo
The University Governing Council
The Governing Council is the highest policy-making body of the University. It has the responsibility of general control over the finances and the properties of the University as well as jurisdiction over the regulation of staff matters with regard to appointments, promotions and discipline. The enforcement of adherence to national guidelines stipulated by the National Universities Commission is also a key function of the Council. The Council is appointed by the Visitor and hold office for a period specified in the University law.
The membership of the Council as stipulated in the University law are as follows:
A. Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council
C. Deputy Vice-Chancellor
D. Five persons appointed by the Federal Government representing various interests
E. Four persons elected by the University Senate from among its members
F. Two representatives of Congregation - one shall be a non-academic the other an academic staff member of that body
G. One person each elected by Convocation
H. One person representing the Federal Ministry of Education
To find out the roles of each position shown/mentioned above, please refer to your student handbook.