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LUPANE STATE UNIVERSITY ACT
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
- Short title.
- Establishment of University.
- Objects and powers of University.
- Membership of University.
- Prohibition against discrimination in membership of University.
- Functions of Council.
- Disqualification for appointment as Council member.
- Vacation of office by Council members.
- Chairperson and vice-chairperson of Council.
- Executive Committee of Council.
- Functions of Senate.
- Academic Board.
- Terms and conditions of service of staff.
- Appointment and grading of staff.
- Promotion of staff.
- Staff Disciplinary Committee.
- Student Disciplinary Committee.
- Finance Committee.
- Accounts of University.
- Service of process.
- Validity of decisions of Council, Senate, Convocation and boards and committees.
Statutes of the University.
AN ACT to establish the Lupane State University; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
[Date of commencement: 17th September, 2004.]
1 Short title
This Act may be cited as the Lupane State University Act [Chapter 25:25].
In this Act—
“Academic Appointments Board” means the Board established in terms of subsection (1) of section twenty
“academic staff” means all persons employed, whether full-time or part-time, by the University as
- professors, lecturers of any class or persons engaged in research; or
- holders of posts declared by the Senate to be academic posts;
“administrative staff” means all persons employed by the University who are categorised in terms of the Statutes as members of the administrative staff;
“Bursar” means the person holding office as Bursar of the University in terms of section twenty;
“chairperson of a department” means a person appointed in terms of the Statutes to be chairperson of a teaching department or head of an institute or centre controlled by the University;
“chairperson of the Council” means the person elected in terms of the Statutes to be the Chairperson of the Council;
“Chancellor” means the President in his capacity as Chancellor of the University in terms of section seven;
“Council” means the University Council established in terms of section ten;
“dean of faculty” means a person elected by the faculty board in terms of the Statutes;
“faculty” means a faculty of the University established in terms of the Statutes;
“faculty board” means a faculty board established in terms of the Statutes;
“institute” means an institute established in terms of the Statutes;
“Librarian” means the person holding office as Librarian of the University in terms of section twenty-one;
“Minister” means the Minister of Higher Education and Technology or any other Minister to whom the President may from time to time assign the administration of this Act;
“non-academic staff” means all persons employed by the University who are not members of the academic
“ordinance” means an ordinance made by the Council under Statute 23;
“Pro-Vice-Chancellor” means a person holding office as Pro-Vice-Chancellor in terms of section nine;
“Registrar” means the person holding office as Registrar of the University in terms of section nineteen;
“regulations” means regulations made by the Senate under section thirty-two;
“Senate” means the Senate established in terms of section sixteen;
“senior administrative staff” means the Registrar, the Bursar and such other members of staff as the Council may from time to time determine;
“staff” means academic staff, administrative staff, technical staff and workers;
“Statutes” means the Statutes of the University set out in the Schedule as amended from time to time or replaced in terms of section thirty-one;
“Students’ Executive Council” means any association of students recognised by the Council as the Students’ Executive Council;
“technical staff” means all persons employed by the University who are categorised in terms of the Statutes as members of the technical staff;
“University” means the Lupane State University constituted in terms of this Act;
“Vice-Chancellor” means the person holding the office of Vice-Chancellor in terms of section eight;
“workers” means all persons employed by the University who are categorised in terms of the Statutes as workers.