THE REGISTRY AND ITS STRUCTURE IN THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
Registry is the administrative Hub of any University whose duties are specified in the career structure to generate and transmit information, policies and service direction of the Institution. The Registry is the custodians of records, rules, history, traditions and culture of the University system in addition to having good core leadership competency. The Registry as the engine room of the University administration in collaboration with other units and departments to effectively carry out the Institutional objectives and multiple goals of the University system. The wide range scope of duties of the University career administrators include human resources and personnel management, secretariat coverage of boards and committees, processing of students academic records for storage and retrieval, students admission, staff training, welfare and disciplinary matters including playing advisory roles to the Council and Chief Executive on oversight functions for good governance and stability of the system.
The Registry being the core administrative unit of the University is responsible for a broad range of works and functions for managing and organizing all channels of communication towards making every sector of the University administration perform their functions effectively in the areas coverage of statutory bodies and ad hoc committees meetup and as service centers of University’s activities.
The Registry structure
The structure of the Registry consists of routine and day to day administration of the University that are quite challenging and which according to the civil service manual/handbook includes, career administrative functions, evolving new techniques to improve on the past as well as to meet fresh challenges. Administrators in every organization’s Registry are expected to use their initiative and judgement wisely to articulate position papers, recording of proceedings in deciding issues without deviating from the rules and procedures. They are expected to employ strategic leadership for above average returns in the institution. They are the main access route to the organizational functions whose job functions and duties include offering necessary solution to customer’s queries.
The Registry as a dynamic constituent component of the University and at the center of the various administrative schedule functions and reforms in accordance with the growing needs of the University. The Registry as the administrative nerve of the system is most of the time strategically working to achieve the socio-economic goals and development of the University.
The career administrators that made up the Registry from time to time coordinate all the activities of the University and communicate with all the numerous stakeholders of the University decisions and directives of Council, Senate and the Management. They ensure that the policies and programmes of the University at any particular time are carried out decisively.
The roles and functions of recruitment, selection, admission, articulating academic rules and regulations for assessments, promotions and students graduation, posting utilization and accommodation of human resources of the University are usually subsumed under the following divisions and units of the University for now:
Office of the Registrar and Secretary to Senate and Council
The Registry Department is headed by the Registrar, who is the Chief Administrative Officer of the University responsible to the Vice Chancellor for the day to day administration of the University. He superintends over the administrative unit of the University to communicate major decisions of the University organs in his capacity as the Secretary to the Council, Senate, Congregation and Convocation. The University laws made provisions for the appointment of Registrar “who shall be appointed by Council after considering the recommendation of a Joint Selection Committee of Senate and Council, and who shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration of the University. (2) The person holding the office of Registrar shall by virtue of the office be Secretary to Senate and to Council.
Hallmark University appointed its foundation Registrar on ….. and served till 30th July, 2019 and the current Registrar Mr. Afolabi Ajayi came to office on 1st August, 2019 till date.
The Administrative Divisions of the Registry currently
Academic Affairs Division
Academic Affairs Division deals with implementation and coordination of Senate decisions and policies. It also administers issues on students’ registration and statistics, and safe keeping of student records/archives of the University and issuance of Statement of Results, Academic Transcript and Certificate. Under the direct supervision of the Division are:
Human Resources Division
The Human Resources Division oversees and coordinates the all matters affecting the Academic, Non-teaching and Junior Staff matters in the following areas:
Data Entry and Statistics Unit
The Unit is in charge of:
The Admission processes all applications for admission into various programmes of the University.