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LILONGWE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND NATUARAL RESOURCES

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   SECTION

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

   3.   Establishment of the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources

   4.   Membership of the University

   5.   Aims and objectives of the University

   6.   Powers of the University

PART III
THE COUNCIL

   7.   Establishment and incorporation of the Council

   8.   Composition of the Council

   9.   Functions and powers of the Council

   10.   Vacancies on the Council

   11.   Meetings and procedures of the Council

   12.   Common Seal of the Council

PART IV
OFFICERS OF THE UNIVERSITY

   13.   Chancellor

   14.   Vice-Chancellor

   15.   Deputy Vice-Chancellors

   16.   Registrar

   17.   Director of Finance

   18.   Librarian

PART V
THE SENATE

   19.   The Senate

   20.   Functions and powers of the Senate

   21.   Meetings of the Senate

   22.   Invited persons

PART VI
FACULTIES, CENTRES, SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND INSTITUTES

   23.   Faculties, Centres, Schools, Colleges and Institutes

   24.   Deans

   25.   Heads of Departments

   26.   Directors

   27.   Composition of Faculties and Departments

   28.   Faculty Board

   29.   Composition of Centres, Schools, Colleges and Institutes

PART VII
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

   30.   Funds and Property of the University

   31.   Compliance with the provisions of the Public Finance Management Act

   32.   Audit of Accounts

   33.   Accounts and Funds

   34.   Borrowings

PART VIII
MISCELLANEOUS

   35.   The Statutes

   36.   Amendment of the Statutes

   37.   Senate Regulations

   38.   Service of process and other documents on the Council

PART IX
TRANSITITIONAL PROVISIONS

   39.   Saving of existing programmes, students’ powers and rights

   40.   Transfer of assets and liabilities

   41.   Transfer of employees

      Schedule

22 of 2011
2 of 2016
G.N. 3/2012

An Act to make provision for the establishment of the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources; for the conduct and management of the University; and for matters incidental to and connected therewith

[6th FEBRUARY 2012]

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   “Academic Department” means an Academic Department within the University under a Faculty constituted under section 27;

   “Academic staff” means all persons for the time being holding appointments, whether on full time or part time basis, under contract with the Council, as professors, associate professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, assistant lecturers, adjunct staff, instructors or demonstrators of the University, including those whose conditions of service contain the obligation to undertake research and the senior professional staff of the library, or any other post declared by the Senate by category or title to be an academic post;

   “Administrative staff” means all persons for the time being holding appointments, whether on full time or part time basis, under contract with the Council, in the administration of the affairs of the University;

   “Chairperson” means the Chairperson of the Council appointed pursuant to section 8;

   “Chancellor” means the Chancellor of the University;

   “Clerical, Technical and Support Staff (CTS)” means all persons for the time being holding appointments whether on full time or part time basis under Contract with the University Management in the execution of assigned duties;

   “College, Centre, School or Institute” means a College Centre, School or Institute respectively within the University, established under section 23;

   “Committee” includes a sub-committee;

   “Council” means the Council of the University established under section 7;

   “Dean” means the Dean of a Faculty or School and includes any other Dean that the Council may decide to appoint under the Statutes pursuant to section 24 and shall exercise Executive powers;

   “Deputy Vice-Chancellors” means the Deputy Vice-Chancellors for Academic and Planning, Research and Development and Administration and Finance Affairs appointed pursuant to section 15;

   “Director of Finance” means the Director of Finance and appointed pursuant to section 17;

   “Faculty” means a Faculty within the University established under section 23;

   “Financial year” means the period commencing on the date of commencement of this Act and ending on the 30th of June next following the commencement date and thereafter the period of twelve months ending on 30th June, in each year;

   “Head of Department” means the Head of Department appointed pursuant to section 26;

   “Librarian” means the Librarian of the University appointed pursuant to section 18;

   “Organization” means any company, association or body of persons, corporate or unincorporated, but does not include any association or body established or incorporated under this Act;

   “property of the University” means any property, intellectual, real or personal, of every description, vested in or held by the Council under any right of ownership or possession and any property held by the Council in trust for the furtherance of any of the objects of the University;

   “Registrar” means Registrar of the University appointed pursuant to section 16;

   “Senate” means the Senate of the University established under section 19;

   “Senate Regulations” means Senate Regulations made pursuant to section 37;

   “Statutes” mean the Statutes made pursuant to section 35;

   “University” means the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources established under section 3; and

   “Vice-Chancellor” means the Vice-Chancellor of the University appointed pursuant to section 14.

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

3.   Establishment of the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources

   (1) There is hereby established a university to be known as the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

   (2) The University shall comprise the institutions specified in the Schedule, and such other institutions as the Council may establish pursuant to Part VI.

4.   Membership of the University

   (1) The University shall consist of the following members—

   (a)   the Chancellor;

   (b)   the Vice-Chancellor;

   (c)   Deputy Vice-Chancellors;

   (d)   the Registrar;

   (e)   the Director of Finance;

   (f)   the Librarian;

   (g)   members of the Council;

   (h)   members of the Senate;

   (i)   all graduates of the University;

   (j)   all holders of Honorary Degrees from the University;

   (k)   all Deans of Faculty of the University;

   (l)   all Heads of Departments;

   (m)   all Directors of Centres, Schools, Colleges and Institutes;

   (n)   all other members of the academic, non-academic and administrative staff of the University;

   (o)   all persons for the time being registered as students of the University; and

   (p)   such other persons as the Council may by name or office declare to be members of the University.

   (2) Any person who is a member of the University solely by virtue of holding any qualification from the University shall continue to be a member so long as he holds that qualification.

   (3) The University Registrar shall keep and maintain a Register of members of the University, which shall be available for scrutiny by the general public at all reasonable times.

5.   Aims and objectives of the University

   The aims and objectives of the University include—

   (a)   to provide quality education and training in agricultural and natural resources sciences, engineering and irrigation technologies, agro-processing, entrepreneurship, trade, climate change adaptation, sustainable utilization of natural resources and environmental preservation for socio-economic development;

   (b)   to encourage the advancement, dissemination and commercialization of research;

   (c)   to promote industrial growth through research and dissemination of knowledge and skills;

   (d)   to establish and support science and technology innovation centres of excellence for industrial production and manufacturing of value added agricultural and natural resource products;

   (e)   to develop partnerships with relevant industries for the generation, transfer, adoption and application of technologies;

   (f)   develop into an institution of excellence in teaching, learning, training, Information, Communication Technology (ICT), e-learning and research in science, technology and biotechnology;

   (g)   to promote practical university education, research and training so as to respond to the needs of Malawi, Africa and the World;

   (h)   to demonstrate and promote entrepreneurship among its students;

   (i)   to provide specialist training in such subjects as may be found desirable by the University Council and the nation; and

   (j)   to provide opportunities and facilities for accessing information in support of the programmes of the University.

6.   Powers of the University

   Subject to this Act and the Statutes, the University shall award and confer Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates and other academic distinctions, including Honorary Degrees and distinctions.

PART III
THE COUNCIL

7.   Establishment and incorporation of the Council

   There is hereby established the Council of the University, which shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and shall be capable under that name, of—

   (a)   suing and being sued;

   (b)   acquiring by purchase, gift, devise, bequest, operation of law, or otherwise, real or personal property wherever situated, or any right or interest therein, and holding the same in any capacity including that of a trustee;

   (c)   granting, selling, mortgaging, hypothecating, alienating, assigning, leasing or letting real or personal property; and

   (d)   subject to this Act, doing and performing all acts and things as a body corporate may by law do and perform.

8.   Composition of the Council

   (1) The Council shall consist of—

   (a)   the Chairperson of the Council, who shall be appointed by the President;

   (b)   the Vice-Chancellor;

   (c)   Deputy Vice-Chancellors;

   (d)   four independent members appointed by the Chancellor, two of which shall be women;

   (e)   two members of the Senate appointed from its membership;

   (f)   the following ex officio members—

      (i)   the Principal Secretary responsible for education, science and technology, or his nominee;

      (ii)   the Principal Secretary responsible for agriculture and food security, or his nominee;

      (iii)   the Principal Secretary responsible for natural resources, or his nominee;

   (g)   one female member and one male member elected by the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources Students Union; and

   (h)   such other persons, not exceeding two, as the Council may co-opt from time to time, provided that the persons shall not be serving members of the University.

   (2) The ex officio members of the Council shall remain members for as long as they hold the offices, or the nominations, by virtue of which they became members.

   (3) The Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellors shall serve as members of the Council as long as they hold their respective offices.

   (4) A member of the Council shall serve for a term of three years from his appointment and shall be eligible for re-appointment for one further period of three years.

   (5) The Council shall appoint from amongst their number, other than ex-officio members, the Vice-Chairperson who shall perform all the functions and duties of the Chairperson in the event that the Chairperson is unable to perform any other duties;

   (6) The Registrar shall act as Secretary to the Council;

   (7) The Chancellor may, on the recommendation of the Minister, dissolve the Council.

9.   Functions and powers of the Council

   (1) The Council shall be the governing body of the University and shall be responsible for the management and administration of the University, its property and revenues, and shall exercise general control and supervision over all the affairs of the University including its relations with the public.

   (2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the functions and powers of the Council shall include—

   (a)   to govern, maintain, administer, dispose of and, save as hereinafter provided, to invest all the property, money, assets, and rights of the University;

   (b)   to manage the business and all other affairs of the University, and to enter into engagements and to accept obligations and liabilities without any restriction whatsoever;

   (c)   before determining any question relating to the matters contained in paragraphs (a) and (b) which affects the academic policy of the University, the Council shall refer the matter to the Senate if it has not previously been considered by the Senate, and shall take into consideration any recommendation or report thereon by the Senate, and may accept or reject any Senate recommendation;

   (d)   to determine, demand and receive fees, subscriptions, deposits, fines and other payments, and to effect payment of any monetary obligations;

   (e)   to take such steps as it determines fit for the purpose of procuring and receiving contributions to the funds of the University to further the objectives of the University, and, for this purpose, to raise money in a manner as it determines fit;

   (f)   to borrow money on behalf of the University and for that purpose, if it considers appropriate, to mortgage or charge all or any part of the real property of the University, unless the conditions of any will, deed or gift or other similar instrument are contravened, and to give such other security, whether upon real or personal property or otherwise, as it finds fit;

   (g)   to invest any moneys of the University, including any unapplied income, in stocks, debentures, funds, shares, or other securities as the Council may, from time to time, determine, whether within or outside Malawi, or in the purchase of real or personal property, with the like power of varying such investments from time to time by sale or re-investment or otherwise;

   (h)   to sell, buy, exchange, lease, rent, grant or take on lease or rent, real or personal property or portions thereof on behalf of the University, and to acquire any easement over any property held by other persons or to consent to any easement whether public or private over any property of the University;

   (i)   to undertake and execute any trust the undertaking whereof the Council may find desirable for the attainment or fulfillment of any of the objects of the University;

   (j)   to hold, invest, manage or distribute, in furtherance of and in accordance with any trust direction, discretion, obligation or permission, any property or income, held by it as trustee subject to the trust;

   (k)   to enter into, vary, carry out or cancel contracts on behalf of the University;

   (l)   to compound or compromise any action, suit or proceedings or any debt or claim, and to refer any matter to arbitration;

   (m)   to operate bank accounts, and to cause proper books of accounts to be kept and audited for all sums of money received and expended by the University and for the assets and liabilities of the University so that the books give a true and fair view of the state of the affairs of the University, and explain its transactions;

   (n)   after consultation with the Senate, to establish, Institutes and Colleges or discontinue Faculties, Centres, Institutes, Colleges or such other academic departments or sections of the University, in accordance with this Act or the Statutes;

   (o)   after consultation with the Senate, to determine terms of service and general conditions relating to the employment of academic staff, and to establish, disestablish or otherwise make or discontinue financial provisions for appointments to such posts;

   (p)   after consideration of any recommendation or report thereon from the Vice-Chancellor, to determine the terms of service and general conditions relating to the employment of academic, research, administrative, clerical, technical and support staff, and to establish, disestablish, or otherwise make or discontinue financial provisions for appointments to the posts;

   (q)   to determine the salary scales and general rates of payment for all categories of staff appointed by the University and for other persons commissioned to give services to the University, and to appoint and employ staff, pay their salaries, wages or fees, and, subject to the provisions of the Statutes, terminate their appointments;

   (r)   to make provisions, as it may find fit, for schemes of insurance, superannuation, pensions or retirement benefits for employees of the University and their spouses and dependents of the employees, to subscribe to benevolent and other funds for the benefit of its employees, and to make such payments as it thinks fit to the employees;

   (s)   to take steps as it determines appropriate for furthering the objects and interests of the University by making provision for teaching and research, printing and publication of research and other works which may be issued by the University, and for the welfare of the staff and the students of the University;

   (t)   to call for reports from the Vice-Chancellor or the Senate, and to review the work of the University in the light of the reports;

   (u)   to make provision for payments to external examiners and to other persons to whom it finds fit to make payments to further the objects of the University, and for scholarships, prizes, grants and other payments to students of the University;

   (v)   after consideration of any recommendation or report from the Vice-Chancellor and Senate, to determine fees to be charged to students;

   (w)   to determine to whom the award of Honorary Degrees of the University shall be made in accordance with the procedure prescribed therefor by the Statutes;

   (x)   to decide, after consultation with the Vice-Chancellor, whether or not any donation, gift, grant, devise, bequest or other bounty to the University should be accepted;

   (y)   to enter into agreements and other relationships with institutions or bodies, whether academic or otherwise, for such purposes as the Council may determine, including the embodiment within the University of any other institution or body and the taking-over and assumption of the property, rights, privileges and liabilities of such other institution or body;

   (z)   to select persons for entry as students of the University on the recommendation of a selection Committee established by the Statutes; and

   (aa)   to establish such sub-committees as it may determine necessary.

   (3) The Council shall consider any recommendation made by the Senate for the amendment or alteration of Statutes relating to the academic administration of the University and for taking any other action in respect of academic matters, and shall either accept, refer back or reject any such recommendation.

   (4) The Council shall exercise fairness and where necessary employ affirmative action in order to ensure that nobody is discriminated against for reasons of race, ethnic origin, political affiliation or opinion, religion, sex, or Human Immune Deficiency Virus or Acquired Immunity Deficiency Syndrome status, gender, physical disability or other status in respect of—

   (a)   the appointment of any person to the academic or other categories of staff of the University; or

   (b)   the registration of any person as a student of the University, or

   (c)   the right of any person to hold any advantage or privilege of the University.

   (5) The Council shall ensure that the fairness it exercises shall also be practiced by the Senate, any statutory Committee, or officer of the University.

   (6) The Chairperson shall keep the Chancellor and the Minister informed on matters concerning the general policy and conduct of the University.

10.   Vacancies on the Council

   (1) A vacancy on the Council shall arise—

   (a)   on the expiry of the term of office of a member;

   (b)   on the resignation of a member after one month’s written notice to the Chairperson;

   (c)   on the death of a member;

   (d)   upon a member leaving the country for more than one year;

   (e)   upon a member failing to attend three consecutive meetings of the Council, of which he has had notice, without valid excuse or reason;

   (f)   upon a member becoming mentally or physically unfit, where upon the Council is of the opinion that he is no longer, by reason of the unfitness, capable of performing his duties as a member of the Council;

   (g)   a member being declared bankrupt; or

   (h)   upon the conviction of a member for an offence under any written law and being sentenced to a term of imprisonment otherwise than as an alternative to, or in default of, the payment of a fine.

   (2) A vacancy due to any one of the reasons in subsection (1) shall be filled within three months of the occurrence of the vacancy.

11.   Meetings and procedures of the Council

   (1) The Council shall meet at such times and places as may be necessary or expedient for the transaction of business, and the meetings shall be held at such times and places and on such dates as may be provided by the Statutes, or otherwise as the Council may determine.

   (2) The Chairperson may at any time call for a meeting of the Council and shall do so on the request in writing made to him in that behalf by any four members.

   (3) Two thirds of the members of the Council shall constitute a quorum thereof.

   (4) If the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson are for any reason absent from any meeting of the Council, the members present may elect one of their members to preside at the meeting provided they form a quorum.

   (5) Any matter for decision by the Council shall be determined by a majority vote of members present and voting, and where there is an equality of votes the Chairperson, or in his absence, the Vice-Chairperson or other member presiding, shall have a casting vote in addition to his deliberative vote.

   (6) Subject to this Act and Statutes, the Council may determine its own procedure.

12.   Common Seal of the Council

   (1) The common seal of the Council shall be kept in such custody as the Council directs, and shall not be used except upon the order of the Council.

   (2) All courts, judges, and other persons acting in judicial capacity shall take judicial notice of the common seal of the Council affixed to any document and shall presume that it was duly affixed.

   (3) The common seal of the Council shall be authenticated by the signature of two members of the Council, or, alternatively, by the signatures of one member of the Council and of the Vice-Chancellor or Deputy Vice-Chancellor or Registrar, or of some other person nominated in that behalf by the Council.

PART IV
OFFICERS OF THE UNIVERSITY

13.   Chancellor

   (1) There shall be a Chancellor of the University who shall be the head of the University.

   (2) The President shall be the Chancellor of the University.

   (3) The Chancellor shall, whenever present, preside at all ceremonial and other congregations of the University and shall, in the name of the University, confer all degrees, diplomas and certificates of the University.

   (4) The Chancellor shall exercise other functions and duties in relation to the University as are conferred upon him, from time to time, by the Statutes.

   (5) The Chairperson and the Vice-Chancellor shall keep the Chancellor and the Minister fully informed on matters concerning the general conduct of the affairs of the University and shall furnish the Chancellor and the Minister with information as they may request on any particular matter relating to the affairs of the University.

14.   Vice-Chancellor

   (1) There shall be a Vice-Chancellor of the University, who shall be the principal academic and administrative manager of the University.

   (2) The Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Council after considering recommendations in writing on the suitability of various candidates submitted to the Council by a committee of seven members appointed for that purpose and consisting of—

   (a)   the Chairperson of Council, who shall be chairperson of the committee;

   (b)   three members of the Council, not being members of the Senate, appointed by the Council; and

   (c)   three members of the Senate appointed by the Senate.

   (3) The appointment of the Vice-Chancellor be subject to the approval of the Chancellor.

   (4) The Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a period of four years on such terms and conditions as may, from time to time, be prescribed by this Act and the Statutes.

   (5) The Vice-Chancellor shall be eligible for re-appointment for further terms of office.

   (6) The Vice-Chancellor shall—

   (a)   be responsible for the overall management of the University, including the development and implementation of strategic plans, policies, teaching and research programmes, and budgets; and

   (b)   have such powers and perform such functions as may from time to time, be prescribed by this Act and the Statutes.

15.   Deputy Vice-Chancellors

   (1) There shall be Deputy Vice-Chancellors who shall assist the Vice-Chancellor in the performance of his functions.

   (2) The Deputy Vice-Chancellors shall have such functions and powers as are assigned to those offices by this Act, the Statutes, the Council, or as delegated by the Vice-Chancellor from time to time.

   (3) The provisions of section 14 (2) and (3) shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the appointment and term of office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors.

16.   Registrar

   (1) There shall be a Registrar of the University appointed by the Council, who shall be the chief administration officer of the University.

   (2) The Registrar shall exercise such powers and perform such duties in relation to the administration of the University as are assigned to him by this Act, the Statutes, the Council, or as are delegated to him by a Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

   (3) The Registrar shall be under the immediate supervision and control of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors.

   (4) The terms and conditions of employment of the Registrar shall, subject to this Act and the Statutes, be as determined, from time to time, by the Council.

17.   Director of Finance

   (1) There shall be a Director of Finance for the University appointed by the Council, who shall be in charge of the finances and the investments of the University.

   (2) The Director of Finance shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as are assigned to him under this Act, the Statutes, by the Council or as delegated to him by the Deputy Vice-Chancellors.

   (3) The Director of Finance shall be under the immediate supervision and control of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors.

   (4) The terms and conditions of employment of the Director of Finance shall, subject to this Act and the Statutes, be as determined, from time to time, by the Council.

18.   Librarian

   (1) There shall be a Librarian of the University appointed by the Council, who shall be the officer in-charge of the University Library, and information and communications technology.

   (2) The Librarian shall exercise- such powers and perform such duties as are assigned to him by this Act, the Statutes, the Council, or as delegated to him by the Deputy Vice-Chancellors.

   (3) The Librarian shall be under the immediate supervision and control of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors.

   (4) The terms and conditions of the Librarian shall, subject to the provisions of this Act and the Statutes, be as determined, from time to time, by the Council.

PART V
THE SENATE

19.   The Senate

   (1) There is hereby established a Senate of the University which shall consist of the following members—

   (a)   the Vice-Chancellor, who shall be the chairperson;

   (b)   the Deputy Vice-Chancellors;

   (c)   Principals of Colleges, ex officio;

   (d)   the Deans of Faculty;

   (e)   the Librarian;

   (f)   the Directors of Centres, Schools, and Institutes of the University as prescribed by the Statutes;

   (g)   one member from each Faculty, elected in accordance with the relevant Statutes, from and by the full time academic staff holding posts allocated to the Faculty;

   (h)   such other members, not exceeding three, as may be co-opted, from time to time, by the Senate on such conditions as the Senate may determine.

   (2) Every elected member of the Senate shall hold office for a term of three years and shall be eligible for re-election.

   (3) An elected member shall cease to be an elected member of the Senate and his membership thereof shall become vacant—

   (a)   upon his becoming an ex officio member of the Senate;

   (b)   upon the post he holds on the academic staff being allocated to another Faculty; or

   (c)   upon his resignation from the full-time academic staff or from membership of the Senate.

   (4) The Registrar shall act as Secretary to the Senate.

20.   Functions and powers of the Senate

   The Senate shall perform such functions and exercise such powers as prescribed by this Act or by the Statutes and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, such functions and powers of the Senate shall include the following—

   (a)   to make recommendations to the Council on matters affecting the academic programmes and policy of the University;

   (b)   to review the work of the University and report thereon to the Council; and

   (c)   to make recommendations to the Council on fees to be charged to students of the University.

21.   Meetings of the Senate

   The Senate shall be convened in accordance with the provisions of the Statutes.

22.   Invited persons

   (1) The Senate may invite any person to attend any particular meeting or series of meetings of the Senate for the purpose of assisting or advising the Senate in respect of any matter under consideration by the Senate.

   (2) Any person invited pursuant to subsection (1) shall take part in the deliberations of the Senate at the meeting which he attends but shall not be entitled to vote.

PART VI
FACULTIES, CENTRES, SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND INSTITUTES

23.   Faculties, Centres, Schools, Colleges and Institutes

   (1) There shall be within the University such Faculties, Centres, Schools, Colleges and Institutes as the Council may, on the recommendation of the Senate, and with the approval of the Minister, establish.

   (2) A Faculty, Centre, School, College or Institute of the University may, where appropriate, deal directly with the University Senate on academic and research matters.

24.   Deans

   (1) There shall be a Dean of each Faculty who shall be Chairperson of that Faculty and who shaft, under the general direction of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors, perform other functions and exercise other duties as may, from time to time, be determined by the Senate and prescribed by Statutes.

   (2) A Dean shall be appointed by the Council in accordance with the relevant Statutes, and he shall hold office for a term of three years.

   (3) A Dean may, by notice in writing given to the Council, resign his post as Dean, but the resignation, unless expressly so stated, shall not entail his resignation from any other academic post which he holds in the University.

   (4) A Dean shall be eligible for re-appointment for a further term of office.

   (5) There shall be a Deputy Dean who shall assist the Dean in the performance of his functions.

   (6) The provisions of subsections (2), (3) and (4) of this section shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the office of the Deputy Dean.

25.   Head of Department

   (1) There shall be a Head of Department of each Department who shall be Chairperson of that Department and who shall, under the general direction of the Dean of Faculty, perform other functions and exercise other duties as may, from time to time, be determined by the Senate and prescribed by Statutes.

   (2) A Head of Department shall be appointed by the Council in accordance with the relevant Statutes, and he shall hold office for a term of three years.

   (3) A Head of Department may, by notice in writing given to the Council, resign his post as Head of Department, but the resignation, unless expressly so stated, shall not entail his resignation from any other academic post which he holds in the University.

   (4) A Head of Department shall be eligible for re-appointment for a further term of office.

26.   Directors

   (1) There shall be a Director of each Centre, School, College or Institute who shall be the principal officer of that College, School, Centre or Institute and shall be under the general direction and control of the Board of such College, School, Centre or Institute, and shall perform other functions and exercise other duties as may, from time to time, be determined by the Senate and prescribed by the Statutes.

   (2) A Director shall be appointed by the Council and shall hold office for a term of three years.

   (3) A Director may, by notice in writing given to the Council, resign his post as Director, but such resignation, unless expressly so stated, shall not entail his resignation from any other post he holds in the University.

   (4) A Director shall be eligible for re-appointment for a further term of office.

   (5) There shall be a Deputy Director of each Center, School, College or Institute who shall assist the Director in the performance of his functions.

   (6) The provisions of subsections (2), (3) and (4) shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the office of the Deputy Director.

27.   Composition of Faculties and Departments

   (1) Each Faculty shall consist of—

   (a)   the Dean of that Faculty who shall be the chairperson;

   (b)   all members of the full-time and part-time academic staff holding posts allocated to that Faculty; and

   (c)   such other members of the full-time or part-time staff of the University as may be co-opted by that Faculty as associate members for such period and on such terms as that Faculty may, in each case, determine.

   (2) Each Department shall consist of—

   (a)   the Head of Department of that Department who shall be the chairperson;

   (b)   all members of the full-time and part-time academic staff holding posts allocated to that Department; and

   (c)   such other members of the full-time or part-time staff of the University as may be co-opted by that Department as associate members for a specified period.

28.   Faculty Board

   (1) There shall be a Faculty Board for each Faculty of the University.

   (2) Each Faculty Board shall consist of—

   (a)   the Dean of the Faculty, who shall be the chairperson;

   (b)   the Vice-Chancellor;

   (c)   the Registrar;

   (d)   the Heads of Department in the Faculty;

   (e)   the academic staff members in the Faculty;

   (f)   the Librarian;

   (g)   two students, one female and one male, in the Faculty elected by the students taking courses in the Faculty; and

   (h)   two members from relevant industries and professions related to the courses offered in the Faculty.

   (3) The Faculty Board shall be responsible for the planning, management and review of the programmes and activities of the Faculty including relations with the University, the community, the industry and the general public.

   (4) The Faculty Board may, from time to time, establish Advisory Committees to assist the Board in the development of relevant programmes.

29.   Composition of Centre, Schools, Colleges and Institutes

   Each Centre, School, College and Institute shall consist of such members as the Senate, with the approval of the Council, may prescribe.

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