Inside Salem University

Inside Salem University

This Unit is headed by the VC and has the following sections under it.


The Office of the Public Relations Officer is the University's official channel of communication to both it's internal and external publics. The Mission of the Unit is founded on a scriptural injunction: Luke 8:16.

The Office is committed to providing a diversity of services to members of the University Community, The Media (print, electronic, internet) and the General Public.

The Public Relations Office is associated with the following:

  • Media & Public Relations
  • Strategic communication planning, printing and publishing
  • News gathering, news writing and editing
  • Print publication and design
  • Web-writing, development and content management
  • Event co-ordination and management
  • Production of SU Newsletter
  • Protocols: The PRO team receives all University guests with utmost courtesies, arranging guided tours for them with up-to-date information about the institution.


The ICT Unit offers a several number of services to the staff and students of Salem University. The Unit Provides, coordinates, and facilitates the use of technology and information resources to the satisfaction of the institution and its stakeholders and to improve and maintain the local area network (LAN) and to liaise with external suppliers and providers of ICT goods and services to provide computing, information, and telecommunications services and support.

The activities of the Unit include:

  • Provision of hardware & software
  • Automation of core services
  • Maintenance of server functions for email, internet, databases, file storage and administration
  • Training
  • ICT Policy & Strategy development and implementation
  • Data management services
  • Technical Support Services
  • Website design and development
  • Provision of intercom for communications within the University with external community
  • Maintenance of intercommunication equipment for the University
  • Provision of Constant Intranet and Internet connectivity for both staff and student use
  • Management of the University Portal
  • Application development
  • Data processing
  • Provision and management of electronics teaching aid
  • Provision and management of video conferencing and virtual learning.


All staff and Global Leaders, upon first assumption in the University, or latest by the Orientation Week, are required to register and be examined at the University Health Centre. The purpose of this is to ensure that all are protected from potential infection, and if necessary, treated for any health problems.

During the registration and examination, staff and Global Leaders are expected to bring along two passport photographs, their chest X-ray films and completed medical certificates from duly recognized medical outfits.

Each person is issued a Health Centre Registration Card with his/her number and photograph on it.

Persons with chronic health problems, such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease or other potentially serious conditions are required to establish and maintain a regular patient relationship with the University Health Centre.

The Health Centre may issue medical certificate when a person is found temporarily unfit to work or attend lectures or examination on grounds of illness or injury. Such certificate must reach the Supervisor or Global Leaders Affairs Officer no later than 8.00 a.m. of the following working day.

Salem University is committed to combining prayer with orthodox medicine as the best means of maintaining and regaining health.


Headed by the University's chaplain, Rev. Timothy Attah


The Mission of the office of the Internal Auditor, IA, is to provide quality Internal audit Services consistent with professional standards, to the University's management & staff. This will enable:

  • Effectiveness and Efficiency in Operations
  • Compliance with applicable laws, regulations, University's policies and procedures
  • Safeguarding of University's assests
  • Our Goal is to offer independent and objective observations to management to assits in improving the control enviroment.


The student affairs unit operates under the Vice-Chancellor with the Dean of Students as the Head. Apart from the Dean, all others are Registry Staff. The Deputy Registrar (Students) is the administrative head of the unit. The unit performs the under listed functions among others;

The Registry can be described as the engine room, heart or nerve-centre of the University Administration from where administrative and academic service activities radiate into all arms of the university. It offers administrative support services to Council, Joint Council/Senate, Senate, Administrative and Management Committees of the University as well as to other service departments such as the Bursary, University Library, Works, Physical Planning Unit, Academic Planning Unit, Legal Unit, Security Unit, and the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor. The Registry therefore, serves the operational goals and objectives of the University as enshrined in the Law establishing the University.

The Registry is the nucleus of the University's administrative activities and must be manned by very high caliber staff to enhance its service delivery. In accordance with the University Law, the Registrar is the Head of the Registry. The Registrar is assisted by the various unit heads in the management and administration of the Registry. These are the Deputy Registrars, Principal Assistant Registrars, Senior Assistant Registrars, Assistant Registrars, Administrative Officers, Administrative Assistants and other Clerical and Secretarial cadre staff.

The Registry of Salem University is currently headed by the Registrar, Mr. Timothy Attah.

The Registry is made up of the following Offices:


The Council office is the secretariat of the University's Governing Council which has responsibility for the general control and superintendence of the policy, finances and property of the University, including its public relations.

The office is headed by a Council Officer who is responsible to the Registrar for the day-to-day administration of the affairs of the office. Specifically the office performs the following functions:

  • Servicing of the meetings of Council, Finance and General Purposes Committee, Tenders Board.
  • Preparing and circulating of agenda papers for Council meetings and all other Council Committees.
  • Developing minutes of Council and its Committees and taking follow-up actions on decisions arising from the meetings for necessary action by appropriate organs of the University.
  • Liaising with Council members on behalf of the Registrar in all matters affecting the welfare of the members and carrying out other administrative duties as may be directed by the Registrar.
  • Registration of University contactors and consultants.
  • Issuing of staff identity cards and car stickers, etc.


The Establishment Office is responsible for all personnel matters in respect of all categories of staff (Senior Academic/Non-Academic and Junior Staff) in the University under the supervision of the Establishment Officer who is responsible to the Registrar. The office has two main units: a.Senior Staff and b.Junior Staff, andeach of these units have their functions and sub-units.


The Academic Office is an arm of the Registry and serves as the hub of all academic activities in the University.
The major activities and events of Registry units are detailed in the Registry Manual.

The Bursary Department of the Salem University is the financial engine room of the University. The department is headed by the Bursar who, is the Chief Finance Officer of the University and is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration and control of the financial affairs of the University.

Our Mission is to support the University's strategic goals by performing Financial Management functions timely and accurately with a professional and courteous demeanour to stakeholders. By the latest restructuring of the Department, there are five main divisions in the Department. They are:


The Cash Office recives/disburses cash, lodges/withdraws cash from the bank, and issues reciepts. It is headed by Mr. Ibukun Erinomo.


The office is headed by Mr. Olopade Gboyega, ACA. and has the following functions:

  • Analysis of payment according to account codes and banks.
  • Preparing weekly summary of expenditure and raising of journals for posting to the ledgers.
  • Preparing monthly reciepts and payment.


The student records office is responsible for the financial records of students from they time they joined the University community. Fees, Grants, Scholarships, e.t.c for every student is recorded and kept up-to-date. The office is headed by Mr. Sunday Innocent Odili.


Payroll is a critical function of the bursary department and includes making sure all employees are paid accurately and timely. In addition, proper tax is assessed and tax payments are on time with state and federal government agencies. The payroll office has Mr. Victor Ocheja as its head.


The store office is responsible for the safe keeping and distribution of goods/items purchased. It is headed by Mr. Victor Ocheja.

The Works Department is headed by the Works Directorate with Professor Awojo as its Director.


The directorate is charged with the following goals:

  • To ensure maintenance of all facilities on campus to an acceptable level of functionality.
  • To ensure continual personnel training with adequate provision of equipments for optimal performance.
  • To ensure total computerization of the department for effective performance.
  • To establish a modern technology driven maintenance system rapid response to faults.


The functions of the department are listed below:

  • Maintenance and up-keep of public buildings and furniture.
  • Maintenance and up-keep of residential buildings and furniture.
  • Maintenance and up-keep of roads and drains in the University.
  • Maintenance, up-keep and beautification of the environment.
  • Provision of water, electricity and communication services, their up-keep and maintenance.
  • Maintenance and up-keep of plants and equipment.
  • The up-keep, maintenance repairs of University's mobile vehicles including cars, lorries, tractors, crane and other road vehicles..
  • Maintenance and repairs of electronic and other equipment used in the teaching laboratories, and in other departments of the University.
  • The acquisition of real property and its management with the advent of Estate office.

The University Library (UL) is the centre of academic activity in the University. The Library is built on a strong information and communication technology foundation. Our focus is that no matter where they may be, Global Leaders and teachers can use technology to tap into the world's knowledge bank. The Library is divided into the following sections:

  • General Collection - Contains books
  • Serials - Journals, Newspapers, Conference Proceedings
  • Reference - Reference Materials
  • Government Publications - Federal and State Government Publications
  • Public Access Computer - With Internet Connection
  • e - Library - eBooks, eJournals, Past Question Papers
  • Library Homepage (http://www.salemuniversity.edu.ng/library) - Connection to numerous online databases
  • Public Catalogue ( - Available campus wide


The University Library hours are determined by the Academic Calendar and the needs of the staff and Global Leaders. Generally, the hours of operation are:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
- Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
-Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
The Library opens on Public Holidays except when Global Leaders are away.


Every user of the University Library is expected to register with the Library and obtain a user password and Identity Card for access to the University Library resources and materials.


The Reference Desk is always manned by a librarian, who attends to your reference needs, whenever the UL is open. Feel free to approach the officer for help.


The other Services Offered by the Library include: Photocopy, Printing, Scanning, and Binding.

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