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ZIMBABWE OPEN UNIVERSITY ACT(CHAPTER 25:20)

CHAPTER 25:20

ZIMBABWE OPEN UNIVERSITY ACT

Act 12/1998, 22/2001 (s. 4), 14/2002 (s. 37)

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

  1. Short title.
  2. Establishment of University.
  3. Objectsand powers of University.
  4. Membership of University.
  5. Prohibition against discrimination in membership of University.
  6. Vice-Chancellor.
  7. Pro-Vice-Chancellors.
  8. Functions of Council.

11A. Disqualification for appointment as Council member.

11B. Vacation of office by Council member.

  1. Chairman and vice-chairman of Council.
  2. Executive Committee of Council.
  3. Functions of Senate.
  4. Senate Executive Committee.
  5. Information Technologist.
  6. Terms and conditions of service of staff.
  7. Appointment and grading of staff.
  8. Promotion of staff.
  9. Staff Disciplinary Committee.
  10. StudentDisciplinary Committee.
  11. Finance Committee.

28A. Service of process.

  1. Validity of decisions of Council, Senate, Convocation and Boards and Committees. SCHEDULE: Statutes of the University.

AN ACT to establish the Zimbabwe Open University and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of commencement : 1st March, 1999.]

1    Short title

This Act may be cited as the Zimbabwe Open University Act [Chapter 25:20].

2    Interpretation In this Act—

“academic staff” means all persons employed by the University, whether full-time or part-time, as professors, lecturers of any class, course co-ordinators, course developers, tutors or persons engaged in research;

[Definition substituted by section 37 of Act 14 of 2002]

“administrative staff” means all persons employed by the University who are categorized 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 eighteen;

“Chairman of Department” means a person appointed in terms of the Statutes to be chairman of a Teaching Department or head of an Institute or Centre controlled by the University;

“Chairman of the Council” means the person elected to be chairman of the Council in terms of section twelve;

“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;

“distance education system” means a system of imparting education through any means of communication, such as broadcasting, telecasting, correspondence courses, seminars, contact programmes or a combination of any two or more of such means;

“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;

“Information Technologist” means the person holding office as Information Technologist of the University in terms of section twenty;

“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 nineteen; “library staff” …

[Definition repealed by section 37 of Act 14 of 2002]

“Minister” means the Minister of Higher Education 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

staff;

“Pro-Vice-Chancellor” means a person holding office as Pro-Vice-Chancellor in terms of section nine; “Professor” means a Professor of the University;

“registrar” means the person holding office as Registrar of the University in terms of section seventeen;

“Regulations” means regulations made by the Senate under section twenty-nine; “Senate” means the Senate established in terms of section fourteen; “senior administrative staff” ….

[Definition repealed by section 37 of Act 14 of 2002]

“senior”, in relation to the staff of the University, means the Registrar, the Bursar and such other members of staff as the Council may from time to time determine;

[Definition inserted by section 37 of Act 14 of 2002]

“Statutes” means the Statutes of the University set out in the Schedule as amended from time to time or replaced in terms of section twenty-eight;

“Students’ Union” means any association of students recognized by the Council as the Students’ Union;

“study centre” means—

  • a study centre of the University appointed in terms of the Statutes; or
  • an organization or institution recognised by the Council, after consultation with the Senate, as a study centre;

 

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