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OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY (TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

1.   Dissolution of the Council of Obafemi Awolowo University.

  1. Establishment of Provisional Council for the University.
  2. Powers of the Provisional Council.
  3. Power to amend the Law.
  4. Modification of certain provision of the Law.
  5. Interpretation.
  6. Short title.

SCHEDULE

Obafemi Awolowo UniversitLaw

      OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY (TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS) ACT

An Act to effect a take-over of Obafemi Awolowo University by the Federal Gov-
ernment, to establish a Provisional Council as an interim governing body of the University and for matters connected therewith.

[1975 No. 23.]

[27th August, 1975]

[Commencement.]

1. Dissolution of the Council of the Obafemi Awolowo University Law No. 14 of 1970
of the Western State 1988 No. 6.

[Omitted: See 1993 No. 11.]

2. Establishment of Provisional Council for the University.
[Omitted: See 1993 No. 11.]

3. Powers of the Provisional Council.

[Omitted: See 1993 No. 11.]

4Power to amend the Law

The President may by order amend any provision of the Law

5. Modification of certain provisions of the Law

 

(1) Until other provisions are made in that behalf by the Federal Government-

       (a)       all references in the Law to the Visitor shall be construed as references to the
President; and

       (b)       the power to appoint the Vice-Chancellor of the University shall vest in the
President.

(2) Section 6 (1) of the Law is hereby repealed and all the provisions of the Law shall
be construed subject to this Act.

  1. Interpretation 
    In this Act-

"functions" includes powers and duties;

"the Council" means the Council of Obafemi Awolowo University;

"the Law" means the University of He Law 1970 as amended;

"the University" means Obafemi Awolowo University.

7. Short title

This Act may be cited as Obaferni Awolowo University (Transitional Provisions) Act.

SCHEDULE
[Section 1 (2).]

OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY LAW

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary

SECTION

1.Short title.

2. Interpretation.

PART II

Establishmentincorporation anfunctions of thUniversity

  1. Establishment and Incorporation of the University.
  2. Objects of the University.
  3. Functions of the University.
  4. The Visitor and his functions.

Obafemi Awolowo University (Transitional Provisions) Act

SECTION

  1. Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of race, creed, class, religion, etc.
  2. Common seal.

PART III

The officers. constituent bodies another authorities of the University

  1. Chancellor.
  2. Pro-Chancellor.
  3. Vice-Chancellor.
  4. Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
  5. Other officers.
  6. Appointments and tenure of office.
  7. Establishment and functions of the Council.
  8. Composition of the Council.
  9. Establishment and functions of the Senate.
  10. Deprivation of degrees, diplomas, etc., and withdrawal of fellowships, studentships. etc.
  11. Faculties.
  12. Institutes.
  13. Power to establish, abolish or reform faculties, institutes, etc.
  14. Congregation.
  15. Convocation.
  16. Graduates Association.

PART IV

Statutesordinances and regulations

  1. Statutes.
  2. Mode of exercising power to make, amend or revoke statutes.
  3. Ordinances.
  4. Regulations.
  5. Conflict of provisions.

PART V

Residence and discipline

  1. General powers of the Council in relation to discipline and order.
  2. Removal of officers and staff.
  3. Functions of Vice-Chancellor.
  4. Discipline of students.
  5. Powers of Council to suspend students, University activities, etc.
  6. Residence of staff and students.
  7. Protection of the University's estate.

PART VI

Financial provision
37. Finance and General Purposes Committee.


 

SECTION

  1. Bank accounts.
  2. Financial year, accounts, etc.
  3. Annual estimates.
  4. Gins, donations, etc.
  5. General fund of the University.
  6. Audit.
  7. Retirement benefits, superannuation, etc.
  8. Retiring age of academic staff of the University.
  9. Special provisions relating to professors.

PART VII

General provisions

  1. Execution and issue of instruments.
  2. Service of notices, etc.
  3. Restriction of suits and execution.
  4. Disputes as to appointments, elections, etc.
  5. Vacancy or defect in appointment, etc., not to invalidate proceedings.
  6. Committees generally.
  7. Resignation and reappointments, etc.
  8. Members of authorities and bodies to declare personal interests.
  9. Preliminary investigation in respect of land required by the University.
  10. Compulsory acquisition of land.
  11. Exemption from stamp duties and registration fees.
  12. Power to make proposals for amendment of Law.
  13. Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations exempted from interpretation statutes.

PART VIII

Transitional provisions

  1. Continuation of existing Council and Senate until replaced.
  2. Continuation in office of Chancellor and other officers and staff of the University.
  3. Transitional provisions relating to faculties, boards, departments, etc.
  4. Transitional provisions relating to graduates, students, examinations, degrees, etc., of the University.
  1. Transfer of land acquired by the Government for the University.
  2. Transfer to the University of the property and liabilities of the Provisional Council.
  3. Repeal of Law No. 6 of 1961.

SCHEDULES

FIRST SCHEDULE

The First Chancellor, Pro-Chancelloand Vice-Chancelloof thUniversity

SECOND SCHEDULE

ThStatutes of thUniversity

A Law to provide for the establishmentincorporation, constitution and functionof the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife and for other matterincidental thereto or connected therewith.

[W.S. No. 14 of 1970.]

[11thJune,1970]

[Commencement.]

PART I

Preliminary

1Short title

This Law may be cited as the Obafemi Awolowo University Law.

  1. Interpretation

In this Law, unless the context otherwise requires-

"academic staff' means the Vice-Chancellor, Professors, Readers, Senior Lecturers,
Lecturers, Assistant Lecturers, the Librarian and such other persons in the employ of the
University engaged in teaching or research therein as the Council, acting in accordance
with the recommendation of the Senate, may from time to time grant the status of mem-
bers of the academic staff of the University;

"academic year" means such period not exceeding twelve consecutive months as the
Senate may from time to time so designate;

"the administrative staff' means those persons in the employ of the University,
other than the academic staff, who hold administrative, professional or technical posts
designated by the Council as senior posts;

"the appointed day" means the day on which this Law comes into force;

"Congregation" means the Congregation of the University established by section 21
of this Law;

"Convocation" means an assembly of the University established by section 22 of this
Law;

"the Council" means the Council of the University established by section 15 of this
Law;

"functions" includes powers and duties;

"graduate" means a person on whom a degree, other than an honorary degree, has
been conferred by the University and any other person as may be designated as a gradu-
ate by the Council, acting in accordance with the recommendation of the Senate;

"Graduates Association" means any association recognised by the Council pursuant
to the provisions of this Law or the Statutes;

"other staff' means those persons in the employment of the University who are not
members of the academic staff or the administrative staff;

"prescribed" means prescribed by this Law, or by statutes, ordinances or regulations
of the University;

"professor" means a person appointed to be a professor in the University and in-
cludes a visiting professor;

"Provisional Council" means the Provisional Council established under the Univer-
sity of Ife (Provisions Council) Law, 1961;

[Law No. 6 of 1961.]

"Regulations" means any Regulations of the University made by the Senate pursuant
to the provisions of the Law or the Statutes;

"the Senate" means the Senate of the University established by section 16 of this
Law;

"Statutes" means the Statutes of the University set out in the Second Schedule to this
law or made hereafter under the provisions of this Law;

[Second Schedule.]

"student" means a person who has been registered as a student of the University
during a current academic year for a first or higher degree, diploma, certificate or such
other qualification of the University as may be approved by the Senate as qualifying a
person for the status of a student;

"teacher" means a person appointed as a member of the staff of the University on
full-time or part-time teaching duties and shall include such persons employed on re-
search duties in the University as are required also to teach;

"undergraduate" means a person registered as a student undergoing a course of
studies for a first degree of the University as may be approved by the Senate as qualifying
a student undergoing it for the status of an undergraduate;

"the University" means Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife established and incorpo-
rated by section 3 of this Law.

PART II

Establishment, incorporation and functions of the University

  1. Establishment and incorporation of the University

(1) As from the appointed day, the university for which the Provisional Council was
established by the University of Ife (Provisional Council) Law, 1961, shall be deemed to
have been established in accordance with the provisions of this Law, as a university
which shall continue to be known as "Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife".

(2) The University shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a com-
mon seal and shall have power to sue and be sued in its corporate name and to acquire,
hold and dispose of movable and immovable property for the purposes of its functions
under this Law.

  1. Objects of the University

The objects of the University shall be-

       (a)       to provide facilities for learning, and to give instruction and training in such
branches of knowledge as the University may desire to foster and in doing so
to enable students to obtain the advantage of a liberal education;

     (b)       to promote by research and other means the advancement of knowledge and its
practical application to social, cultural, economic, scientific and technological
problems;

      (c)        to stimulate, particularly through teaching and research, interest in and appre-
ciation of African culture and heritage;

                         (d)       to undertake any other activities appropriate for a university.

  1. Functions of the University

(1) The University shall be both a teaching and examining body and, subject to the
provisions of the Law, shall have the following functions-

     (a)       to establish such faculties, institutes, schools, extra-mural departments, and
other units of learning and research within the University as the University
may from time to time deem necessary or desirable;

     (b)       to institute professorships, readerships, and lectureships and any other office of
any kind and whether academic or not as may be required by the University; to
prescribe conditions of service for and appoint persons to such offices and to
exercise disciplinary control over them;

    (c)        to institute and award fellowships, scholarships, studentships, bursaries, med-
als, prizes and other academic titles, distinctions, awards and forms of assis-
tance;

   (d)        to prescribe from time to time the conditions under which persons shall be
admitted to the University or to any particular course of study therein or be
allowed to continue in such course of study;

   (e)        to grant and confer, under conditions prescribed by the University, degrees,
diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions, to and on persons who

have pursued a course of study approved by the University and have passed
such examination or other tests and satisfied such other requirements as the
University may prescribe;

                       (f)         to confer honorary degrees, fellowships and other academic distinctions;

    (g)        on what the University shall deem to be good cause, to deprive any person of
any degree, diploma, certificate, fellowship, scholarship, studentship, bursary,
medal, prize or other academic title, distinction or award whatsoever granted to
or conferred on him by the University;

      (h)         to provide such lectures and instructions for persons not being members of the
University as the University may determine and to grant to any such person
such diplomas, certificates or other academic distinctions as the University
may deem necessary;

      (i)         to accept the examinations passed and periods of study spent by students of the
University at other universities or places of learning as equivalent to such ex-
aminations and periods of study in the University as the University may de-
termined and to withdraw such acceptance at any time;

      (j)         to affiliate with other institutions or branches or departments thereof and to
recognise selected members of the staff thereof as teachers of the University,
and to admit the members thereof to any of the privileges of the University,
and to accept attendance at courses of study in such institutions or branches or
departments thereof in place of such part of the attendance at courses of study
in the University and upon such terms and conditions as may, from time to
time, be determined by the University;

      (k)         to make provision for research and advisory services and with these objects in
view to enter into such arrangements with other institutions or with public
bodies as the University may deem desirable;

                          (l)         to undertake printing, publishing and book-selling;

      (m)       to provide for the residence, discipline and welfare of the members of the Uni-
versity and its employees;

      (n)         to demand and receive such fees as may, from time to time, be prescribed by
the University;

      (o)         to act as trustees or managers of any property, legacy, endowment, bequest or
gift for purposes of education or research or otherwise in furtherance of the
work and welfare of the University, and to invest any funds representing such
property, legacy, bequest, endowment, or gift, if not immediately required, on
such security as the University may deem fit;

      (p)         to acquire, hold, grant, charge or otherwise deal with or dispose of movable
and immovable property wherever situate;

      (q)         to accept gifts, legacies and donations, but without obligation to accept the
same for a particular purpose unless the University approves the terms and
conditions attaching thereto;

      (r)         to enter into contracts, establish trusts, solely or jointly with any other author-
ity or institution and to employ and act through agents; 

(s)               to erect, provide, equip and maintain libraries, laboratories, lecture halls, re-
fectories, sports grounds, playing fields and other buildings or things (whether
in Nigeria or elsewhere) necessary or suitable or convenient for any of the ob-
jects of the University; 

(t)               subject to any limitation or conditions imposed by or in accordance with this
Law, to invest any moneys appertaining to the University by way of endow-
ment and whether for general or special purposes, and such other moneys as
may not be immediately required for current expenditure, in any approved in-
vestments or securities or in the purchase or improvement of land, with power
from time to time to vary any such investments and to deposit any moneys for
the time being uninvested with any bank on deposit or current account;

(u)              to take such steps as may, from time to time, be deemed expedient for the pur-
pose of procuring contributions to the funds of the University;

(v)              to borrow, whether at interest or not and if need be upon the security of any or
all the property, movable or immovable, of the University, such moneys as the
University may, from time to time, in its discretion find it necessary or expedi-
ent to borrow;

(w)             to make gifts for any charitable purpose;

                   (x)              to do anything which it is authorised or required by this Law, or by statutes,

                                       ordinances or regulations to do;

                    (y)              to do all such acts and things, whether incidental to the powers aforesaid or
                                     not, as may be requisite in order to further the objects of the University as a
                                    place of education and of learning and research.   

(2) The powers conferred upon the University by subsection (1) of this section shall
not necessarily have to be exercised by the officers, authorities and person mentioned in
Statute 2 as comprising the University acting together on anyone occasion, and any such
powers may be exercised by any of those officers, authorities, persons or others where
provision enabling any of them so to do is made in or by virtue of this Law.

6. The Visitor and his functions

(1) The Visitor may from time to time conduct a visitation of the University in per-
son, or after consultation with the Chancellor, direct that the same shall be conducted by
such person or persons as he may appoint in that behalf, for the purpose of advising on
the effective fulfilment of the objects and the due exercise of the functions of the Univer-
sity as prescribed by law.

(2) It shall be the duty of all officers, members, authorities, employees of and persons
otherwise connected with the University to make available to the Visitor, and to any other
person or persons conducting a visitation in pursuance of this section, such facilities and
assistance as he or they may reasonably require for the visitation.

  1. Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of race, creed, class, religion, etc.

(1) Membership of the University shall be open to all persons of either sex and of
whatever race, ethnic group or place of origin, religion, political or other opinion, nation-
ality or class; and no test of religious or other belief or profession shall be adopted or

imposed in order to entitle any person to be admitted to such membership or to be

awarded any degree, certificate or other academic distinction of the University.

(2) No fellowship, scholarship, studentship, medal, prize or other academic distinc-
tion or award of the University shall be limited to persons of any particular race or ethnic
group or place or origin, political or other opinion, religion, nationality, or class if the
cost of the same is met from the general funds of the University.

(3) Nothing in this section shall preclude the appointment of a member of a particular
religious body to be minister of religion to members of that body who are employees or
students of or otherwise connected with the University.

8. Common seal

(1) The common seal of the University shall be kept in such custody as the Council
may direct and shall not be used except by resolution of the Council or in such other
manner as may be prescribed by statute.

(2) The common seal of the University shall be officially and judicially noticed.

PART III

The officers, constituent bodies and other authorities of the University

9. Chancellor

There shall be a Chancellor of the University who shall be the head of the University
and shall in relation to the University take precedence before all other members thereof,
and when he is present, he shall preside at all meetings of Convocation and other assem-
blies of the University.

10. Pro-Chancellor

There shall be a Pro-Chancellor of the University who shall, in relation to the Univer-
sity, take precedence before all other members of the University except the Chancellor
and except the Vice-Chancellor when acting as Chairman of Convocation or the Deputy
Vice-Chancellor when so acting, and the Pro-Chancellor shall, when he is present, be the
chairman of all meetings of the Council.

11. Vice-Chancellor

There shall be a Vice-Chancellor of the University, who shall be the principal aca-
demic and executive officer of the University and ex-officichairman of the Senate, and
who shall in the absence of the Chancellor confer degrees and other academic titles and
distinctions of the University.

12. Deputy Vice-Chancellor

There shall be a Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University who shall assist the Vice-
Chancellor in the discharge of his functions as prescribed by law and shall, subject to the
Statutes, in the absence of the Vice-Chancellor exercise and perform such of the func-
tions of the Vice-Chancellor as the Vice-Chancellor or if the Vice-Chancellor should be
incapacitated, the Council, may delegate to him.

13. Other officers

There shall be such other officers of the University as the Council may, from time to
time, desire fit to appoint.

14. Appointments and tenure of office

(1) Subject to the provisions of this Law, provisions may be made by Statutes with
regard to the appointment and tenure of office of the Chancellor, Pro-Chancellor, Vice-
Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and other officers of the University, and any other
matters relating thereto.

(2) The First Chancellor, Pro-Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor shall be the persons so
named respectively in the First Schedule to this Law.

[First Schedule.]

15. Establishment and functionof the Council

(1) There is hereby established for the University a council to be known as the Coun-
cil of the Obafemi Awolowo University, the constitution and procedure of which shall,
subject to the provisions of this Law, be in accordance with such provisions as may be
made by statute in that behalf.

(2) The Council shall be the governing authority of the University and shall have the
custody, control and disposition of all the property and finances of the University and,
except as may otherwise be provided in this Law and the Statutes, shall manage and su-
perintend generally the affairs of the University and, in any matter concerning the Uni-
versity not provided for by or under this Law, the Council may act in such manner as
appears to it best calculated to promote the interests, objects and purposes of the Univer-
sity.

(3) Without limiting the generality of the provisions of subsection (2) of this section,
the Council, subject to the provisions of this Law and the Statutes, shall have the follow-
ing functions-  

(a)        to participate in the making, amendment or revocation of statutes pursuant to
the provisions of this Law;

(b)       to make, amend or revoke ordinances pursuant to the provisions of this Law;

(c)        to govern, manage and regulate the finances, accounts, investments, property,
business and all other similar affairs whatsoever of the University, and for that
purpose to appoint bankers, solicitors and any other persons or agents as the
Council may deem expedient, and to cause proper books of accounts to be kept
of all sums of money received and expended by the University and of the as-
sets and liabilities of the University in such manner as shall give a true and fair
view of the state of the University and explain its transactions from time to
time; 

(d)       to borrow money on behalf of the University;

(e)        to invest any moneys belonging or appertaining to the University and not for
the time being required to be expended for any of its purposes; 

(f)          to sell, buy, exchange, lease or accept leases or otherwise dispose of any real
or personal property on behalf of the University;   

(g)        to provide and maintain the buildings, libraries, laboratories, premises, furni-
ture, apparatus and other means needed for carrying out the work of the Uni-
versity;

(h)        to enter into, vary, perform and cancel contracts on behalf of the University;  

(i)         to enter into agreements for the incorporation in the University of any other
institution and for taking over its rights, property and liabilities and for any
other purpose not inconsistent with any of the provisions of this Law;

(j)         to determine, in consultation with the Senate, all University fees;

(k)         to establish, after considering the recommendation of the Senate in that behalf,
faculties, institutes, schools, boards, departments, and other units of learning
and research; to prescribe their organisation, constitution and functions and to
modify or revise the same;  

(l)         to authorise, after considering the recommendation of the Senate in that behalf,
the establishments for the academic staff in the University, and, with the ap-
proval of the Senate, to suspend or abolish any academic post except a post
created by this Law or the Statutes;

(m)       to authorise the establishments for the administrative staff and other staff in the
University and to suspend or abolish any such posts other than posts created by
this Law or the Statutes;

(n)        to make the appointments authorised by this Law and the Statutes;

(o)        to regulate the salaries and to determine the conditions of service of all staff
employed by the University; provided that the salaries and conditions of serv-
ice of the academic staff shall be regulated and determined in accordance with
the recommendation of the Senate;

(p)        to exercise powers of removal from office and other disciplinary control over
the academic staff, the administrative staff and all other staff in the University;

(q)        to institute, in consultation with the Senate, and subject to any such conditions
as may be specified by the Council or the founders, as the case may be, fellow-
ships, studentships, scholarships, bursaries, prizes, medals and other endow-
ments and aids to study and research; 

(r)        to promote and to make provision for research within the University;

(s)        to call for reports from the Senate on any matter relating to instruction or
teaching or any other academic matter within the University;    

(t)          to award honorary degrees and other distinctions in accordance with such pro-
visions as may be made by statute in that behalf;

(u)        to supervise and control the residence and discipline of students of the Univer-
sity and to make arrangements for their health and general welfare;

(v)        to provide for the welfare of all persons employed by the University and the
wives, widows and dependants of such persons, including the payment to them
of money, pension or other retirement benefits and to subscribe to benevolent,
superannuation or other similar funds for the benefit of such persons, their
wives, widows and dependants

(w)       to perform all such other functions as are or may be conferred or imposed on
the Council by this Law, or by the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations and to
carry this Law, the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations into effect so far as
they may concern the Council.

(4) The Council may constitute boards, committees or other bodies for the purpose of

making recommendations to the Council in respect of any of its functions conferred or
imposed under or by virtue of this Law.

(5) The Council may delegate any of its functions conferred or imposed under or by
virtue of this Law to the chairman or any other member or members thereof or to any
body comprising such member or members and such other persons as the Council may
appoint:

Provided that-

      (a)              any such delegation shall be revocable at will and shall not preclude the Coun-
cil from exercising any of its functions under or by virtue of this Law;

       (b)              the Council shall not so delegate its powers to participate in the making,
amending or revocation of statutes or to make, amend or revoke ordinances.

16. Composition of the Council

The Council of the University shall consist of -
[l993 No. 11.]

       (a)       the Pro-Chancellor;

       (b)       the Vice-Chancellor;

       (c)        the Deputy Vice-Chancellors;

       (d)       one person from the Ministry responsible for education; 

      (e)        nine persons representing a variety of interests and broadly representative of
                   the whole Federation to be appointed by the President;

         

[1996 No. 25.]

      (f)         four persons appointed by the Senate from among its members;

      (g)       two persons appointed by the Congregation from among its members;

      (h)       one person appointed by Convocation from among its members.

17. Establishment and functionof the Senate

(1) There is hereby established for the University a Senate, the constitution and pro-
cedure of which shall, subject to the provisions of this Law, be in accordance with such
provisions as may be made by statute in that behalf.

(2) The Senate shall, subject to the provisions of this Law and subject also to the
powers reserved to the Council in all matters affecting the University, be the supreme
academic authority of the University and be responsible for all academic matters in the
University, and shall organise, control and direct the academic work of the University,
both in teaching and research, and shall take such measures and act in such a manner as it
thinks proper for the advancement of the University as a place of education, learning and
research.

 (3) Without limiting the generality of the provisions of subsection (2) of this section,

the Senate, subject to the provisions of this Law and the Statutes, shall have the following
functions-

 

 

 

(a) to formulate and establish the academic policy of the University and to advise
the Council on the provision of facilities to carry out that policy;

(b) to appoint the Deans of the faculties in accordance with such provisions as
may be made by statute in that behalf;

(c) to direct and regulate, after considering the views of the boards of the faculties
concerned respectively, the instruction, teaching and courses of study within
the University;

(d) to regulate all University examinations, and after considering the recommen-
dations of the boards of the faculties concerned respectively, to appoint Uni-
versity and external examiners;

(e) to regulate the admission of persons to the University and to courses of study
in the University and their continuance or discontinuance in such courses and
the conditions qualifying for matriculation and for admission to the various ti-
tles, degrees, distinctions and other awards offered by the University;

(f) to award degrees (other than honorary degrees) diplomas, certificates and other
academic titles and distinctions to persons who shall have pursued in the Uni-
versity such courses of study as may be approved by the Senate and shall have
passed such examinations of the University and satisfied such other conditions
as may be prescribed by Regulations of the University;

(g) to recommend to the Council, subject to the procedure prescribed by statute,
the names of persons for the award of honorary degrees or other University
distinctions;

(hto determine what formalities shall attach to the conferment of degrees and
other distinctions;

(i)to determine, after considering the views of the boards of the faculties con-
cerned respectively, what examinations and courses of study in other universi-
ties or places of learning shall be deemed equivalent to examinations and
courses of study in the University;

(j) to formulate, modify or revise schemes for the organisation of the existing fac-
ulties, institutes, schools, boards, departments or other units of learning and re-
search in the University and to assign to them their respective subjects of study
and also to make recommendations to the Council as to the expediency of the
establishment at any time of other faculties, institutes, schools, boards, de-
partments or other units of learning and research or of abolishing, combining
or sub-dividing any of them;

(k) to review, refer back, control, amend or disallow any act of any faculty, insti-
tute, school, board, department or other academic body of the University and
to give directions to any such body;

(l) to recommend to the Council, subject to any such conditions as the Senate may

           wish to specify, or as may be laid down by the founders, as the case may be,
           the institution of fellowships, scholarships, studentships, bursaries, prizes, medals and other awards and to prescribe the mode of competition for, and to
award the same;  

    (m)       to promote research within the University and to require reports from time to
time on such research;

     (n)        to prepare estimates of expenditure required to carry out the academic work of
the University and to submit them to the Council for approval; 

     (o)       to make recommendations to the Council on the establishments for the aca-
demic staff in the University and on the suspension or abolition of any posts in
such establishment other than posts created by this Law and the Statutes;

    (p)       to review from time to time the duties of all members of the academic staff and
to make recommendations to the Council on their terms and conditions of
service;

    (q)       to be generally responsible for the administration of the University library;

  (r)        to promote and administer the extra-mural work or the University;

  (s)        to make recommendations to the Council concerning all University fees;

  (t)         to require a student on academic grounds to withdraw from the University;

(u)       to prescribe the academic dress to be worn by the various officers or members
of the University, and the occasions on which it shall be worn;

  (v)       except as otherwise provided, to appoint representatives of the University on
other bodies;

(w)       to discuss and to declare an opinion on any matter whatsoever relating to the
University and to report to the Council on any matter referred to it by the
Council;

(x)        to make, amend or revoke regulations, and to participate in the making
amendment or revocation of statutes and ordinances;

(y)        to exercise all such other functions as are or may be conferred or imposed on
the Senate by this Law or by the Statutes, Ordinances or Regulations and to
carry this Law, the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations into effect so far as
they may concern the Senate.        

(4) The Senate may constitute boards, committees or other bodies for the purpose of
making recommendations to the Senate in respect of any of its functions conferred or
imposed under or by virtue of this Law.

(5) The Senate may delegate any of its functions conferred or imposed under or by
virtue of this Law to any member or members thereof or to any body comprising such
member or members and such other persons as the Senate may appoint:

Provided that-

      (a)        any such delegation shall be revocable at will and shall not preclude the Senate
from exercising any of its functions under or by virtue of this Law;

      (b)        the Senate shall not delegate its powers to participate in the making
amendment or revocation of statutes or ordinances or to make, amend or re-
voke regulations, or to award degrees, diplomas, certificates, fellowships,

scholarships, studentships, exhibitions, bursaries, medals, prizes, and other
similar titles or distinctions.

18Deprivation of degrees, diplomas, etc., and withdrawal of fellowships, student- 
shipsetc.

(1) Subject to a right of appeal from the decision of the Senate to the Council, the
Senate shall have power to deprive any person of any degree, diplomas, certificate, fel-
lowship, scholarship, studentship, bursary, medal, prize or other academic title, distinc-
tion or award whatsoever conferred upon or granted to him by the University, if after
such inquiry as the Senate may deem necessary, the Senate is satisfied that he has been
guilty of scandalous or other dishonourable conduct in obtaining the same.

(2) Where the Senate is satisfied that on academic grounds, it is necessary so to do,
the Senate may, as the circumstances may require, withdraw or direct the withdrawal of
any fellowship, scholarship, studentship, bursary or other academic award whatsoever
granted to any student or other person by the University.

19Faculties

(1) There shall be in the University such faculties as may be established by or under
the provisions of the Law and each faculty shall be constituted in such manner as may be
prescribed by statute.

(2) The functions of such faculties shall be such as may be prescribed by statutes, or-
dinances or regulations.

20Institutes

(1) There shall be in the University such institutes and other units of learning and re-
search as are deemed desirable for the organisation and carrying out of the academic
work of the University.

(2) The organisation and functions of the respective institutes and other units of
learning and research as may be established from time to time shall be such as may be
prescribed by statutes, ordinances or regulations.

21Power of the Council to establish or reform faculties, institutes etc.

For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby declared that the Council, after considering
the recommendation of the Senate in that behalf, shall have power to establish or reform
any faculty, institute and other units of learning and research established under the provi-
sions of this Law, to alter the name of any such faculty, institute or other unit of learning
and research and to discontinue the same as may from time to time be considered desir-
able.

22. Congregation

There shall be a Congregation of the University the constitution, functions and proce-
dure of which shall, subject to the provisions of this Law, be such as may be prescribed
by statutes or ordinances.

23. Convocation

(1) There shall be a Convocation of the University which shall be an assembly of the
University convened for the purpose of conferring degrees and other academic titles and
distinctions of the University.

(2) The procedure of Convocation shall, subject to any such provisions as may be
made by statutes, be prescribed by the Senate.

24. Graduates Association

There shall be a Graduates Association of the University the constitution, functions
and procedure of which shall, subject to the provisions of this Law, be such as may be
prescribed by ordinances.

PART VI

Statutes, ordinances and regulations

25. Statutes

(1) Subject to the provisions of this Law, statutes may be made to prescribe or regu-
late any or all of the following matters-

      (a)       the status, appointment, continuance in office and the functions of the officers
of the University where such matters have not been provided for by this Law;

      (b)       the constitution, functions and procedure of the authorities and constituent
bodies of the University and other matters relative to such authorities and
bodies;

     (c)        the procedure for the appointment and the terms and conditions of service of,
and the exercise of disciplinary control over the academic staff, the adminis-
trative staff and other staff of the University;

                       (d)       the affiliation or admission to the University of educational or research institu-

tions and the establishment of affiliated institutions;

                       (e)        the admission of students, their discipline and welfare;

                        (f)         the conferment of honorary degrees;

                       (g)       all other matters which under the provisions of this Law may be authorised or
required to be prescribed or regulated by statute and, in addition, all such other
provisions consistent with this Law as it may be deemed proper to make for
the governance of the University, its members, authorities and other constitu-
ent bodies or otherwise and for carrying out the work of the University and for
the promotion of its objects.

 (2) The Statutes contained in the Second Schedule to this Law shall be the first stat-
utes of the University, and shall be deemed to have been made under the provisions of
this Law, and shall continue in force until such time as they may hereafter be amended,
revoked or replaced by statutes made in the manner hereinafter prescribed.

[Second Schedule.]

(3) The power to make statutes shall not be limited by or with reference to, the first
or any subsequent statutes or to the subject matters thereof.

26. Mode of exercising power to make, amend or revoke statutes

(1) Statutes shall be made, amended or revoked by the Council and the Senate with
the assent of the Chancellor.

(2) Proposals for the making, amendment or revocation of statutes may be initiated
by either the Council or the Senate and howsoever initiated such proposals shall become
statutes and effective only where they have received- 

(a)       approval at a meeting of the Council by the votes of at least three quarters of
the members present and voting, being not less than one half of the total mem-
bership of the Council for the time being; and 

(b)           approval at a meeting of the Senate by the votes of at least three quarters of the
members present and voting being not less than one half of the total member-
ship of the Senate for the time being; and

(c)        the assent of the Chancellor.

(3) Every statute, or the amendment or revocation of any statute shall be in full force
and effect as from the day upon which the assent of the Chancellor is given to the same or
from such other date as may be specified in the statute.

(4) A statute may be proved in any court by the production of a copy thereof pur-
porting to be signed and certified as true by the Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-
Chancellor or the Registrar.

27. Ordinances

(1) Subject to the provisions of this Law and of the Statutes, the Council, either act-
ing in accordance with the recommendation of, or after consultation with, the Senate,
may from time to time make ordinances for the purpose of-

      (a)        further prescribing or regulating any matters prescribed or regulated by statutes
where the statutes require that such matters shall be further prescribed or
regulated by ordinance;

      (b)          exercising or prescribing the manner of exercising, except where expressly or
by necessary implication the context does not so permit, any function con-
ferred or imposed upon the Council by this Law;

      (c)        prescribing or regulating any matter which though relating to the academic
affairs of the University are agreed by both the Council and the Senate to have
such financial implications as would make them appropriate subjects for provi-
sion by ordinance;

       (d)        prescribing or regulating any other matter which may be authorised or required
by this Law to be prescribed or regulated by ordinance.

(2) Ordinances may add to, amend, or revoke the ordinances from time to time in
force.

(3) Every ordinance shall take effect as from the day on which it is made by resolu-
tion of the Council or from such other date as may be specified in the ordinance.

28. Regulations

(1) Subject to the provisions of this Law, the Statutes and Ordinances, the Senate
may from time to time make regulations for the purpose of exercising any function con-
ferred or imposed upon the Senate by this Law, or prescribing or regulating any matter
which may be authorised or required by this law to be prescribed or regulated by regula-
tion.

(2) Regulations may add to, amend or revoke the regulations from time to time in
force.

(3) Regulations shall take effect as from the day on which they are made by the Sen-
ate or from such other date as may be specified in the regulations.

29. Conflict of provisions
In the event of-

       (a)       any statute being inconsistent with the provisions of this or any other Law; or

      (b)       any ordinance being inconsistent with the provisions of this or any other Law
                  or any statute; or

      (c)        any regulation being inconsistent with the provisions of this or any other Law

or any statute or ordinance,

then in respect of paragraph (a), the provisions of the law; in respect of paragraph (b), the
provisions of the law or the statute; and in respect of paragraph (c), the provisions of this
Law, the statute or the ordinance, as the case may be, shall prevail and such statute, ordi-
nance or regulation as mentioned respectively in those paragraph, shall, to the extent of
the inconsistency, be void.

PART V

Residence and discipline

30. General powers of the Council in relation to discipline and order

Subject to the provisions of this Law, the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations, the
Council shall have power to deal with all matters relating to the maintenance of discipline
and order in the University in such manner as the Council may deem appropriate and
whether or not such matters are referred to the Council by the Vice-Chancellor.

31. Removal of officers and staff

(1) The Council may remove from office the Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-
Chancellor, and other officer, of the University (excluding the Chancellor and the Pro-
Chancellor), any member of the academic staff or any member of the administrative staff,
subject to any such provisions as may be made by statutes or ordinances in that behalf.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1) of this section, any member of
the staff or any member of the administrative staff-

      (a)        who is appointed after or allowed to continue in employment beyond any re-
tiring age prescribed by the Council; or

 

 




 

       (b)       whose employment is temporary, part-time or probationary; or

        (C)         whose appointment is not intended to continue until retiring age,

may be removed from office in accordance with the terms of his contract of service or in
exercise of powers of disciplinary control conferred in that behalf in or by virtue of this
Law.

(3) Any other staff may be removed from office in accordance with the terms of his
contract of service or in exercise of powers of disciplinary control conferred in that behalf
in or by virtue of this Law.

32. Functions of Vice-Chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor shall exercise such functions as may be conferred or imposed
upon him by this Law, the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations, and shall, subject to the
provisions of this Law, exercise general supervision over discipline in the University (in-
cluding in particular the exercise of disciplinary control over students) in such manner as
the Vice-Chancellor may deem appropriate.

33. Discipline of students

(l) Subject to the provisions of this section, where it appears to the Vice-Chancellor
that any student of the University has been guilty of misbehaviour, the Vice-Chancellor
may, without prejudice to the exercise of any other disciplinary powers conferred on him
by this Law, the Statutes, Ordinances or Regulations, direct-

              (a)       that the student shall not, during such period as may be specified in the direc-
tion, participate in such activities of the University, or make use of such facili-
ties of the University, as may be so specified; or

              (b)       that the activities of the student shall, during such period as may be specified
in the direction, be restricted in such manner as may be specified; or

      (c)        that the student be rusticated for such period as may be specified in the direc-
tion; or

      (d)        that the student be expelled from the University.

(2) Where a direction is given under paragraph (c) or (dof subsection (1) of this
section, the student concerned may appeal against the direction to the Council which
may, after causing such inquiry to be made into the matter as it may consider appropriate,
either confirm or set aside the direction or alter it in such manner as it may think fit.

(3) The fact that an appeal against a direction has been brought in pursuance of sub-
section (2) of this section shall not affect the operation of the direction pending the de-
termination of the appeal.

(4) The Vice-Chancellor may delegate any of his powers to discipline students under
this section to a disciplinary board consisting of such members of the University as he
may nominate.

(5) The Vice-Chancellor may empower the head of a hall of residence or other simi-
lar institution of the University to discipline students, other than by way of rustication or
expulsion from the University, for any breach of hall rules.

 (6) Nothing in this section shall be construed as precluding the restriction or termina-

tion of a student's activities in or attendance at the University other than on the grounds
of misbehaviour.

(7) The Council, acting in accordance with the advice of the Vice-Chancellor and the
Senate, may make ordinances governing the discipline of students and may prescribe in
such ordinances what acts or omissions on the part of students shall for the purpose of
this section constitute "misbehaviour" and until such ordinances are made, the expression
"misbehaviour" shall mean any such act or omission as the Vice-Chancellor may from
time to time so designate.

34. Powerof Council to suspend students, University activities, etc.

Notwithstanding anything contained in section 31 or 32, the Council shall have power
to discipline any student, class of students, or all students of the University in such man-
ner, whether by way of rustication, expulsion or otherwise, and to suspend the academic
and other activities of the University or any part thereof for such period as the Council
may deem appropriate, where in the opinion of the Council good order and discipline in
the University has been or is likely to be prejudiced by any act or omission on the part of
such student or students and the Council is satisfied that the situation so created has not
been or cannot be dealt with effectively or at all by the exercise of any other powers to
discipline students conferred by the foregoing provisions of this Part:

Provided that the Council may suspend the academic and other activities of the
University or any part thereof only where the Council, after considering a report in that
behalf from the Senate, is satisfied that in the circumstances prevailing at the material
time the same cannot continue to be carried on effectively or in the overall interest of the
University.

35. Residence of staff and students

(1) The Council may require that any member of the academic staff or the adminis-
trative staff shall live within the University precincts in accommodation provided for the
purpose.

(2) The Vice-Chancellor may require that any student shall live in a hall of residence
provided for the purpose and under such conditions of residence as may from time to
time be prescribed by statute or ordinance.

(3) The Vice-Chancellor may require that any student shall live outside the Univer-
sity within such radius from the University as shall from time to time be prescribed by
ordinance or regulation.

36Protection of the University's estate

(1) The Vice-Chancellor shall have responsibility for ensuring that peace and order
are maintained within the precincts of the University's estate and it shall be lawful for the
Vice-Chancellor to take such action at all times as he may deem necessary or expedient
to maintain peace, protect property and promote and protect the safety and welfare of the
students and staff resident within the estate.

(2) Provision may be made by ordinance for the purpose of any of the matters men-
tioned in subsection (1) of this section.

 

PART VI

Financial provisions

37. Finance and General Purposes Committee

(1) The Council shall appoint a committee of the Council to be known as the Finance
and General Purposes Committee which, subject to the directions and supervision of the
Council, shall exercise control over the property and expenditure of the University and
perform such other functions of the Council as the Council may from time to time dele-
gate to it.

(2) The constitution of the Finance and General Purposes Committee and its func-
tions shall be such as may be prescribed by statute.

38. Bank accounts

The Council shall arrange that all moneys received on account of the University shall
be paid into such bank as may be approved by the Council to the credit of one or other of
the accounts of the University to be opened with such bank or banks in accordance with
the directions of the Council.

39Financial year, accounts, etc.

(1) The Council shall fix the financial year for the purpose of the accounts of the
University.

(2) The Council shall cause proper accounts to be kept in respect of each financial
year and proper records in relation to those accounts, and without prejudice to any other
requirement as to accounting or control, imposed whether by this Law or otherwise, with
respect to the finance of and the lands, endowment and other property held by or for the
purposes of the University.

(3) The accounts of the University for the preceding financial year, including an an-
nual statement thereof, shall be prepared in such form and shall contain such information
as the Council may from lime to time direct.

40. Annual estimates

(1) The estimates of income and expenditure for a financial year shall be presented
by the Vice-Chancellor to the Council and may be approved by the Council before the
beginning of that financial year:

Provided that the Vice-Chancellor may during any financial year present and the
Council may approve supplementary estimates of income or expenditure.

(2) The annual and supplementary estimates shall be prepared in such form and shall
contain such information as the Council may direct.

41. Gifts, donations, etc.

(1) The Council may on behalf of the University accept by way of grants, gift, testa-
mentary disposition or otherwise, property and moneys in aid of the finances of the Uni-
versity on such conditions as it may approve.

(2) Registers shall be kept of all donations to the University, including the names of
donors and any special conditions under which any donation may have been given.

(3) All property, money or funds donated for any specific purposes shall be applied
and administered in accordance with the purposes for which they are donated and shall be
accounted for separately.

42. General fund of the University

(1)There shall be a general fund of the University which shall consist of the follow-ing-

(a) grants-in-aid;

(b)fees;
(c) income derived from investments;
(d)gifts, legacies, endowments and donations not accepted for a particular pur-
pose;

      (e) income derived from the exercise of any functions conferred or imposed on the University by this Law;

( f) all other moneys belonging to the University from whatsoever source derived.

 (2) The general fund shall be applied for the purposes of the University.

43. Audit

(1) The Council shall cause the accounts of the University to be audited by auditors
appointed by the Council as soon as may be after the end of each financial year or for any
such other period as the Council may require.

(2) The appointment and other matters relative to the auditors, their continuance in
office and their functions, as the case may be, shall, subject to the provisions of this sec-
tion, be prescribed by statute.

44. Retirement benefits, superannuationetc.

Provision may be made by statute for the contribution by the University to any super-
annuation fund or other similar scheme or for the establishment of any other retirement
benefits scheme for the benefit of the members of its staff.

45. Retiring age of academic staff of thUniversity

(1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Pensions Act, the compulsory re-
tiring age of an academic staff of a University shall be 65 years.

[Cap. P4.]

(2) A law or rule requiring a person to retire from the public service after serving for
35 years shall not apply to an academic staff of the University.

46. Special provisionrelating to pension of professors
A person who retires as a professor having served-

      (a)        a minimum period of fifteen years as a professor in the University or continu-
ously in the service of a university in Nigeria up to the retiring age; and

       (b)        who during the period of service was absent from the University only on ap-
proved national or University assignments,

shall be entitled to pension at a rate equivalent to his last annual salary and such allow-
ances, as the Council may, from time to time, determine as qualifying for pension and
gratuity, in addition to any other retirement benefits to which he may be entitled.

[1993 No. Il.]

PART VII

Generaprovisions

47. Execution and issue of instruments

(1) Any contract or instrument which, if entered into or executed into or executed by
a person not being a body corporate, would not require to be under seal, may be entered
into or executed without being sealed on behalf of the University by any person generally
or specially authorised by the University for that purpose.

(2) Any document purporting to be one duly executed or issued under the seal of the
University or on behalf of the University shall, unless the contrary is proved, be deemed
to be a document so executed or issued, as the case may be.

48. Service of notices, etc.

Service upon the University of any notice, order or other document may be effected
by delivering the same or by sending it by registered post addressed to the secretary of
the Council.

49. Restriction of suitand execution

(1) No suit shall be commenced against the University until at least three months af-
ter written notice of intention to commence the same shall have been served on the Uni-
versity by the intending plaintiff or his agent; and such notice shall clearly state the cause
of action, the particulars of the claim, the name and place of abode of the intending
plaintiff and the relief which he claims.

(2) For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby declared that no suit shall be commenced
against an officer or servant of the University, in any case where the University is vicari-
ously liable for any alleged act, neglect or default of the officer or servant in the perform-
ance or intended performance of his duties, unless three months at least has elapsed after
written notice of intention to commence the same shall have been served on the Univer-
sity by the intending plaintiff or his agent.

(3) In any suit against the University, no execution or attachment or process in the
nature thereof shall be issued against the University, but any sums of money which may
by the judgment of the court be awarded against the University shall, subject to any di-
rections given by the court where notice of appeal has been given by the University in
respect of the said judgment, be paid by the University from its general fund.

50. Disputes as to appointments, elections, etc.

If any question arises whether any person has been duly appointed, elected, selected,
nominated or eo-opted as, or whether any person is entitled to be, a member of the Uni-
versity or a member of any authority or other body of the University, the question shall
be referred to the Council whose decision thereon shall be final.

51Vacancy or defect in appointment, etc., not to invalidate proceedings

No resolution or proceeding of any authority or other body or the University estab-
lished by or in pursuance of any provisions of this Law shall be invalidated merely by
reason of the existence of a vacancy or of vacancies in the membership of such authority
or body or by reason of any defect in the appointment, election, selection, nomination or
eo-option of a member thereof or by reason that any person not entitled to do so took part
in the proceedings.

52. Committees generally

(1) The Council, the Senate, the board of any faculty and any body of persons estab-
lished by or in pursuance of the provisions of this Law may respectively establish such
committees for the purposes of their respective functions as they may think fit.

(2) Unless otherwise expressly provided, any committee may consist partly or per-
sons who are and partly of persons who are not members of the Council, the Senate or the
Board of any faculty or such body of persons established by or in pursuance of the provi-
sions of this Law, as the case may be, and any such committee may eo-opt any person to
participate in its proceeding but such person shall not have a right to vote on any ques-
tion.

(3) Subject to the provisions of this Law and the Statutes, the Council, the Senate, the
Board of any faculty and such other body of persons established by or in pursuance of the
provisions of this Law may respectively, with or without restrictions or conditions, as
they think fit, delegate any of their powers and duties to any committee.

(4) Except as may otherwise by provided by statutes, ordinances or regulations, the
quorum and procedure of any committee shall be such as may be determined by the body
establishing the committee.

53. Resignation and reappointments, etc.

(1) Any person who has been or is deemed to have been appointed, elected, nomi-
nated or otherwise selected to any office established by or in pursuance of any provisions
of this Law, may resign from that office by writing under his hand addressed to the per-
son or authority by whom he was or its deemed to have been appointed, elected, nomi-
nated or otherwise selected.

(2) The resignation of any person from any such office shall take effect either on the
date when the writing signifying the same is received by the person or authority to whom
it is addressed or by any person authorised by that person or authority to receive it or else
on some other date specified therein in that behalf as otherwise permitted by law.

(3) Any person who has resigned his office shall, if not disqualified, be entitled to be
re-appointed, re-elected, re-nominated or otherwise re-selected to the same.

54. Members of authorities and bodies to declarpersonainterests

Any member of any authority or other body of the University established by or in pur-
suance of any provisions in this Law who has a personal interest in any matter proposed
to be considered by that authority or body shall forthwith disclose such interest to the
authority or body and shall not vote or otherwise participate in any decision on any ques-
tion relating to that matter.

55. Preliminary investigation in respect of land required by the University

(1) Whenever it appears to the University that any land in the State is likely to be re-
quired for its purposes, the University may, by its servants and agents, together with all
necessary workmen, enter upon any such land and-

      (a)             (i)   survey and take levels of the land;

 (ii)  dig or bore under the sub-soil; and
(iii)  do all other acts necessary,

to ascertain whether the land is adapted for such purposes;

       (b)        clear, set out and mark the boundaries of the land in respect of which it is pro-
posed to make an application under subsection (1) of section 56:

Provided that no such agent, servant or workman shall enter any land (except with
the consent of the occupier thereof) unless at least seven days' notice of the intended en-
try has been given to such occupier.

(2) As soon as conveniently may be after any entry made under subsection (l) of this
section, the University shall pay compensation for all damage arising out of the exercise
of any power conferred by that subsection.

(3) In the case of any dispute as to the amount of any compensation payable under
this section the amount may be determined by the High Court or a magistrate's court
having jurisdiction in respect of the place where the land is situated.

56. Compulsory acquisition of land

(1) Whenever there is any hindrance to acquisition by the University of any land re-
quired for its purpose, including any failure by the University to reach agreement as to
the amount to be paid in respect of the acquisition, the President, upon the application of
the University and after such inquiry as he may think fit, may declare that the land is re-
quired for the purpose of the University.

(2) Upon such declaration being made, the land to which it relates shall be deemed to
be land required for a public purpose of the State within the meaning of the Land Use
Act, and the President may cause action to be taken by the appropriate authority for the
purpose of acquiring the land for the Government of the Federation.

[Cap. L5.]

(3) Where any land which has been the subject of a declaration under subsection (l)
of this section has been acquired, the appropriate authority may vest such land in the
University by means of a certificate under its hand and seal:

provided that the University shall not sell, demise, mortgage, charge or otherwise

alienate any land or any interest in any land vested in the University under the provisions
of this subsection without the prior approval of the President.

(4) The compensation, if any, payable under the Land Use Act, for the acquisition of
any land under this section shall, in the first instance, be paid by the Government of the
Federation but the Government may require the University to refund to the Government
any compensation so paid and all incidental expenses incurred by the Government.

[Cap. L5.]

In this section-

"the appropriate authority" means the authority having power under the Land Use
Act to acquire land for public purposes of the Federation.

57. Exemption from stamp duties and registration fees

Stamp duties and registration fees under the provisions of the Stamp Duties Act shall
not be payable in respect of any transfer of any property, rights or liabilities to the Uni-
versity.

[Cap. S9.]

58. Power to make proposals for amendment of Law

(1) The Council may at any time make to the Government of the State proposals for
amendments in this Law by a special resolution passed in that behalf.

(2) A "special resolution" shall mean a resolution of which at least 21 days' notice
has been given, passed at one meeting of the Council and confirmed at a subsequent
meeting held not more that three months after the former:

Provided that the resolution be passed at each meeting by a majority of not less
than three fourths of the members present and voting.

59. Statutes, ordinances and regulationexempted from interpretation statutes

Nothing in the interpretation laws shall have effect with reference to the making and
operation of statutes, ordinances and regulations made in pursuance of this Law, but the
powers conferred by this Law to make statutes, ordinances and regulations are, for the
avoidance of doubt, hereby declared to include powers to amend, revoke and replace the
same.

PART VIII

Transitional provisions

60. Continuation of existing Council and Senate until replaced

The Provisional Council and the Senate established by the University of Ife (Provi-
sional Council) Law, 1961 and in being immediately before the appointed day, shall
as from the appointed day, be deemed to be the Council and the Senate of the University
respectively until they are replaced in office by a new Council and a new Senate

constituted in accordance with such provisions as may be made in that behalf in or by

virtue of this law.

61Continuation in office of Chancellor and other officers and staff of the Univer 
sity

(1) Any person who held office as Chancellor, chairman of the Provisional Council
(in this Law designated as the Pro-Chancellor), Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-
Chancellor, Registrar, Librarian, Bursar, Dean, Vice-Dean or Sub-Dean of a Faculty,
Director of an Institute, Head of a Department, member of any Faculty Board, Board of
Studies, committee of joint committee or of any other authority or body of the University
as it existed immediately before the appointed day, shall, as from the appointed day, be
deemed to have been appointed, elected, nominated or otherwise selected thereto, as the
case may be, under or by virtue of this Law, and shall continue in such office until such
time as the tenure thereof may be determined in accordance with any such provisions or
arrangement as may be made or be deemed to have been made in that behalf in or by
virtue of this Law.

(2) Any person (not being a person with respect to whom subsection (1) of this sec-
tion applies) who held office as a member of the academic staff, the administrative staff
or other staff or agent of the University as it existed immediately before the appointed
day, shall, as from the appointed day, be deemed to have been appointed thereto under or
by virtue of this Law, and shall hold such appointment until such time as the tenure
thereof may be determined in accordance with any such provisions or arrangement as
may be made or be deemed to have been made in that behalf in or by virtue of this Law.

(3) For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby declared that any term or period for which
any person had served in any office or post immediately before the appointed day shall be
taken into account for the purpose of determining the term or period for which he is eli-
gible to serve in such office or post under or by virtue of this Law.

62. Transitional provisionrelating to faculties, boards, departments

The faculties, Faculty Boards, boards of studies, departments, institutes and other
units of learning and research of the University as it existed immediately before the ap-
pointed day, shall, as from the appointed day, be deemed to be the faculties, Faculty
Boards, boards of studies, departments, institutes and other units of learning and research
of the University until the same may be re-constituted or replaced in accordance with the
provisions of this Law which shall apply in relation to them accordingly.

63. Transitional provisions relating to graduates, studentsexaminations, degreesetc.of thUniversity

All graduates and students of the University as it existed immediately before the ap-
pointed day, and all periods of study for any degree or other qualification, and all exami-
nations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, fellowships, scholarships, studentships, exhibi-
tions, bursaries, prizes, medals and other academic titles and distinctions accepted, rec-
ognised, granted or awarded, as the case may be, by the same, shall, as from the ap-
pointed day, be deemed to be graduates and students of the University and periods of
study, examinations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, fellowships, scholarships, student-
ships, exhibitions, bursaries, prizes, medals and other academic titles and distinctions

accepted, recognised, granted or awarded, as the case may be, by the University, and the

relevant provisions of this Law shall apply in relation to them accordingly.

64. Transfer of land acquired by the Government for the University

(1) As from the appointed day, all that parcel of land described in subsection (2) of
this section acquired by the Government of the Western State of Nigeria shall without
further assurance vest in fee simple absolute in the University.

(2) The parcel of land referred to in subsection (1) of this section is all that parcel of
land acquired by the Government of the Western State of Nigeria by virtue of Western
Nigeria Notice No. 392 dated the 13th day of March, 1961, and published at page 208 of
the Western Nigeria GazettNo. 13, Volume 10 dated the 16th day of March, 1961, as
amended by Western Nigeria Notice No. 315 dated the 25th day of May, 1964, and pub-
lished at page 204 of the Western Nigeria GazettNo. 17, Volume 14, dated the 8th day
of April, 1965, the Certificate of Title for which is dated 21 st September, 1965, and filed
in the Land Registry, Ibadan, as No. 9 at page 9 in Volume 822.

65. Transfer to the University of the property and liabilitieof the Provisional
Council

(1) All property vested in the Provisional Council immediately before the appointed
day, shall, as from the appointed day, vest in the University by virtue of this Law, and
without further assurance, and as from the appointed day, the University shall have all
rights and be subject to all liabilities which the Provisional Council had or 10 which it was
subject immediately before the appointed day.

(2) Subject to the provisions of this Law, every deed, agreement or other instrument
or any arrangement whatsoever to which the Provisional Council either by itself or
through any other authority or person was a party immediately before the appointed day,
shall, as from the appointed day have effect as if-

       (a)       the University had been a party to the same;

       (b)       for any reference to the Provisional Council, other authority, or person, there
were substituted, in respect of anything falling to be done on or after the ap-
pointed day, a reference to the University.

  (3) Where, by the operation of any of the foregoing provisions of this section, any
property, right or liability becomes the property, right or liability of the University, the
University and all other persons shall, as from the appointed day, have the same rights
and powers (and in particular the same rights and powers as to the taking or resisting of
legal proceedings) for ascertaining, perfecting, protecting or enforcing that property, right
or liability of the University and any legal proceedings by or against the Provisional
Council pending on the appointed day in respect of such property, right or liability may
be continued by or against the University.

(4) Nothing in this section shall be construed as purporting to derogate from the pro-
visions of any Federal law relating to the transfer or vesting of any class of property, right
or liability in the University either on the appointed day or so soon as may be thereafter,
and upon such vesting the provisions of this section relating to the consequence of the
vesting of property, rights or liabilities shall have effect accordingly.

(5) For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby declared that the provisions of subsection

(1) of this section shall apply to the property of the Council of the Nigerian College of
Arts, Science and Technology vested in the Provisional Council by virtue of subsec-
tion (2) of section 3 of the Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology (Transfer)
Act, 1962.

(1962 No. 3.)

(6) In this section-

"property" without prejudice to the generality of its meaning, includes lands, build-
ings and appurtenances, investments, funds, loans, and accounts receivable, liens, claims
and rights.

66. Repeal of Law No. 6 of 1961

The University of He (Provisional Council) Law, 1961, is hereby repealed.

FIRST SCHEDULE
 [(Section 14 (2).) ]

The FirsChancellor, Pro-Chancellor and Vice-Chancelloof thUniversity

Chancellor:              Chief Obafemi Awolowo, B Com, LLB, Hon LL D, Hon DSC (Econs),
Barrister-at-Law.

               Pro-Chancellor:  Chief Thompson Tanimowo Solaru, MA, BD.

               Vice-Chancellor:  Hezekiah Adedunmola Oluwasanmi, BA, MA, PhD.

                                 SECOND SCHEDULE

   (Section 42 (2).)

The Statutes of the University

STATUTES

1.    Definitions.

  1. Members of the University.
  2. The officers of the University.
  3. The Chancellor.
  4. The Pro-Chancellor.
  5. The Vice-Chancellor.
  6. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
  7. Office of the registrar.
  8. Other principal officers ofthe University.
  9.    Selection board for other principal officers.
    11. Auditors.

12. The Council.

 

STATUTES

  1. The Finance and General Purposes Committee.
  2. The Senate.
  3. The faculties.
  4. The Institute of Administration.
  5. Boards of Studies.
  6. The Congregation.
  7. Convocation.
  8. Honorary degrees.
  9. Appointment of staff.
  10. Appointments by Joint Committee of the Council and the Senate.
  11. Removal of officers, members of the Council and staff and auditors from office,
  12. Service of notices and documents.

STATUTE I

Definitions

1. In these Statutes-

(a) "the Law" means the Obafemi Awolowo University Law;
(b) words used shall have the same meaning as in the Law.

2. Words defined in the Law and the Statutes shall, unless the context otherwise requires,
have the same meaning in the Ordinances and in the Regulations.

STATUTE 2

Members othe University

1. The Members of the University shall be-
(a) the officers of the University;
(b) the members of the Council;
(c) the members of the Senate;

(d) the members of the academic staff;
(e) the graduates;

(f) the students; and

(g) such other persons as may by statute be granted the status of members.

2. A person shall remain a member of the University only so long as he is qualified for such
membership under any of the sub-paragraphs of paragraph I of this Statute.

STATUTES 3

The officers of the Universit
The officers of the University shall be-

(a) the Chancellor;

 (b)  the Pro-Chancellor;
 (c  the Vice-Chancellor;

(d)  the Deputy Vice-Chancellor;

(e)  the Director of the Institute of Administration;
(f)  the Registrar;

(g)  the Librarian;

(h)  the Bursar; and

(i)  such other persons as may by statute be granted the status of officers.

STATUTE 4

The Chancellor

  1. The Chancellor shall be appointed by the President, after consultation with the Council.
  2.    The Chancellor shall have such functions as may be prescribed by law and shall hold
    office for five years or until he resigns, or he is removed from office in accordance with Stat-
    ute 21, and unless so removed he shall be eligible for re-appointment for a second term only.

3.   The Chancellor may, unless where the context does not so permit, delegate any of his
functions in writing to the Pro-Chancellor:

Provided that any such delegation shall be revocable at will and shall not preclude the
Chancellor from exercising any of his functions.

4. The Chancellor may request information concerning the general conduct of the affairs of
the University from the Pro-Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor whose duty it shall be to pro-
vide the same.

STATUTE 5

ThPro-Chancellor

1. The Pro-Chancellor shall be appointed by the President, after consultation with the Coun-
cil.

2. The Pro-Chancellor shall hold office for a period of four years or until he resigns or he is
removed from office in accordance with Statute 21, and unless so removed, he shall be eli-
gible for re-appointment for a second term only.

3. The Pro-Chancellor shall be the chairman of the Council and shall preside at its meetings,
and perform such other functions as may be prescribed by law.

[1993 No. 11.]

4. The Pro-Chancellor may, at the request of the Chancellor, exercise for the Chancellor any
functions specially delegated in writing to him by the Chancellor other than the conferring of
degrees or other academic titles or distinctions of the University.

STATUTE 6

The Vice-Chancellor

(1) There shall be a Vice- Chancellor of the University who shall be appointed by the
President in accordance with the provisions of this Statute.

[1993 No. 11.]

 

 (2) Where a vacancy occurs in the post of a Vice-Chancellor, the Council shall-

  (a)    advertise the vacancy in a reputable journal or a widely read newspaper in Ni-
geria, specifying-

           (i) the qualities of the persons who may apply for the post; and
          (ii) the terms and conditions of service applicable to the post, and thereafter
draw up a short list of suitable candidates for the post for consideration;

                                                 

        (bconstitute a Search Team consisting of-

            (i)  a member of the Council, who is not a member of the Senate, as chairman;
           (ii) two members of the Senate who are not members of the Council, one of
      whom shall be a professor;  
          (iii) two members of Congregation who are not members of the Council, one of
whom shall be a professor,

                   to identify and nominate for consideration, suitable persons who are not likely to apply for the
post of their own volition because they feel that it is not proper to do so.

(3) A Joint Council and Senate Selection Board consisting of-

          
(a) the Pro-Chancellor, as chairman;

(btwo members of the Council, not being members of the Senate;
(c) two members of the Senate who are professors,

but who were not members of the Search Team, shall consider the candidates and persons on
the short list drawn up under subparagraph (2) of this Statute through an examination of their
curriculum vitae and interaction with them, and recommend to the Council suitable candidates
for further consideration.

(4) The Council shall select three candidates from among the candidates recommended
to it under sub-paragraph (3) of this Statute and may indicate its order of preference stating the
reasons therefore and forward the names to the President.

[1996 No. 25.]

(5) The President may appoint as Vice-Chancellor anyone of the candidates recom-
mended to him in accordance with the provisions of sub-paragraph (4) of this Statute.

(6) The Vice-Chancellor shall exercise general supervision over the University and shall
have a general responsibility to the Council for maintaining and promoting the efficiency and
good order of the University and it shall be the duty of the Vice-Chancellor to see that the
provisions of this Law and the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations are observed, and he may
exercise such powers as may be necessary or expedient for that purpose.

(7) The Vice-Chancellor shall by virtue of his office, be a member of the Council, the
Senate, the faculties and any other authority of the University set up by Statute and of any
board or committee appointed by any of those bodies.

(8) The Vice-Chancellor may refuse to admit any person as a student without assigning
any reason. He shall have power to suspend any student from any class or classes and may
exclude any student from any part of the University or its precincts. He shall report every such
suspension or exclusion to the Council and the Senate at their meeting next following such
suspension or exclusion.

(9) In the discharge of his responsibility for the discipline of students in the University,
the Vice-Chancellor shall have power to issue written instructions which, on their being is-
sued, shall come into force but shall be submitted by him to the Senate and the Council for
ratification with such modifications, if any, as the Council may deem necessary.

 (10) The Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a single term of five years only on such

terms and conditions as may be specified in his letter of appointment.

(11) For the avoidance of doubt the provisions of subparagraph (l0) of this Statute
shall-

   (a)    only be applicable to those appointed to the office of Vice-Chancellor after
1 January, 1993;

   (b)    not confer on a person serving a first term of office as Vice-Chancellor before
1 January, 1993 any right to renewal of the appointment for a further term of
four years.

(12) The Vice-Chancellor may be removed from office by the Visitor after due consul-
tation with the Council and the Senate acting through the Minister of Education.

STATUTE 7

ThDeputVice-Chancellor

(1) There shall be for the University such number of Deputy Vice-Chancellors as the
Council may, from time to time, deem necessary for the proper administration of the Univer-
sity.

[1996 No. 25.]

(2) Where a vacancy occurs in the post of Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor
shall forward to the Senate a list of two candidates for each post of Deputy Vice-Chancellor
that is vacant.

(3) The Senate shall select for each vacant post one candidate from each list forwarded
to it under sub-paragraph (2) of this Statute and forward his name to the Council for confir-
mation.

(4) A Deputy Vice-Chancellor shall-

(aassist the Vice-Chancellor in the performance of his functions;

(b)    act in the place of the Vice-Chancellor when the post of the Vice-Chancellor is
vacant or if the Vice-Chancellor is, for any reason, absent or unable to perform
his functions as Vice-Chancellor; and

(c) perform such other functions as the Vice-Chancellor or the Council may, from
time to time, assign to him.

 (5) A Deputy Vice-Chancellor-

(a)    shall hold office for a period of two years beginning from the effective date of
his appointment and on such terms and conditions as may be specified in his
letter of appointment; and

        (bmay be re-appointed for one further period of two years and no more.

STATUTE 8

Office of thregistrar

(1) There shall be a registrar, who shall be the chief administrative officer of the Univer-
sity and shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administrative work of
the University except as regards matters for which the bursar is responsible in accordance with
Statute 9 (2) of this Schedule.

[1993 No. 11.]

 (2) The person holding the office of the registrar shall by virtue of that office be secre-

tary to the Council, the Senate, Congregation and Convocation.

(3) The registrar shall hold office for such period and on such terms as to the emolu-
ments of his office and otherwise as may be specified.

STATUTE 9

Other principal officers of the University

(1) There shall be for the University the following principal officers, in addition to the
registrar, that is-

[1993 No. 11.]

(athe bursar; and

(bthe University librarian,

who shall be appointed by the Council on the recommendation of the selection board consti-
tuted under Statute 10 of this Schedule.

(2) The bursar shall be the chief financial officer of the University and be responsible to
the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration and control of the financial affairs of
the University.

(3) The University librarian shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the admini-
stration of the University library and the co-ordination of the library services in the University
and its campuses, colleges, faculties, schools, departments, institutes and other teaching or
research units.

(4) The bursar and librarian shall hold office for such period and on such terms as to the
emoluments of their offices and otherwise as may be specified.

(5) Any question as to the scope of the responsibilities of the aforesaid officers shall be
determined by the Vice-Chancellor.

STATUTE 10

Selection board for other principal officers

(1) There shall be, for the University, a selection board for the appointment of principal

officers, other than the Vice-Chancellor or Deputy Vice-Chancellor, which shall consist of-

(a) the Pro-Chancellor, as chairman;

(bthe Vice-Chancellor;

(cfour members of the Council not being members of the Senate; and
(dtwo members of the Senate.

(2) The functions, procedure and other matters relating to the selection board constituted
under subparagraph (1) of this Statute shall be as the Council may, from time to time, deter-
mine.

STATUTE 11

Auditors

1The Council shall appoint an auditor or auditors but no person shall be appointed audi-
tor-

(a)    who is or any of whose partners is a member of the Council or staff of the Uni-
versity; or

          (b) who is not a competent accountant of high standing and in the active practice

of his profession.

2. An auditor shall hold office for one year at a time and shall be eligible for re-appointment

and shall receive such remuneration as the Council may determine.

3. The auditor shall audit the annual or other statements of income and expenditure, the bal-
ance sheet and other accounts of the University and shall make a report to the Council at least
once in each year or otherwise as the Council may require.

4. The auditor shall have a right of access at all reasonable times to the books, records, ac-
counts and vouchers of the University and shall be entitled to require from the officers and
members of staff of the University such information and explanations as may be necessary for
the performance of his duties.

5. If the office of auditor shall become vacant for any cause before the expiration of his pe-
riod of office the Council shall forthwith appoint another auditor in his place for the remainder
of such period.

6. An auditor may resign by writing addressed to the Council.

STATUTE 12

The Council

  1. The composition of Council shall be as provided in section 16 of this Law.
  2. The period during which members of the Council respectively shall hold office shall be as
    follows-

                                 (a)    the Chancellor, Pro-Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
shall hold office during the time they hold their respective official positions in
the University;

                                 (b)    every member appointed under paragraph (e) or (f) of section 16 of the Law
shall hold office for a period of four years;

                                 (c)     every member appointed or elected under paragraph (g) or (h) of section 16 of
the Law shall hold office for a period of two years:

Provided that any member so appointed or elected shall cease to be a member of the
Council if he ceases to be a member of the body which appointed or elected him.

3.   (1) A person ceasing to hold office as a member of the Council otherwise than by removal for good cause as defined in paragraph 8 of Statute 21 shall be eligible for re-appointment or re-election as a member.

(2) All casual vacancies shall be filled by the body which appointed or elected the per-
son whose place has become vacant and the person so appointed or elected shall be a member
only for the unexpired portion of the period of office of his predecessor.

4. Eight members of the Council shall form a quorum.

5. The method for the appointment of the members of the Council under paragraph (hof
section 16 of the Law shall be prescribed by ordinance.

6. In the absence of the Pro-Chancellor at a meeting of the Council the members present
shall elect one of their number to be chairman of the meeting.

7. The Council may regulate its own procedure.

8. Where the Council desires to obtain the advice of any person on any particular matter, it

may eo-opt such a person to be a member for such meeting or meetings as may be required,
and such person whilst so eo-opted shall have all the rights and privileges of a member but
shall not be entitled to vote on any matter.

9. The Council shall make financial provision for the travelling and maintenance expenses of
members of the Council when attending meetings of the Council or of any committee thereof.

STATUTE 13

ThFinance and General PurposeCommittee

1. (1) The Finance and General Purposes Committee of the Council, in this Statute referred
to as "the Committee", shall consist of-

(a) the Pro-Chancellor, who shall be the chairman;
(bthe Vice-Chancellor;

(c) the Deputy Vice-Chancellor;

(dsix other members of the Council appointed by the Council.

(2) The members appointed under sub-paragraph (d) of paragraph 1 (1) of this Statute
shall hold office for two years and shall be eligible for re-appointment.

(3) Five members of the Committee shall form a quorum.

(4) Subject to any directions that may be given by the Council, the Committee may
regulate its own procedure.

2.  (1) Subject to the directions and control of the Council, the Committee may deal with and
advise on matters relating to the finances, accounts, investments, property, insurances, busi-
ness and, generally, the financial affairs of the University and may also between meetings of
the Council act on behalf of the Council in all matters in respect of which the powers of the
Council are not otherwise specifically delegated.

(2) Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the functions of the Committee
shall include the following-

                                (a)     to consider and make recommendations to the Council on the draft annual es-
timates of income and expenditure for each financial year;

(b)    to authorise supplementary estimates of income or expenditure;

                                (c)     to direct the form in which the annual estimates of income and expenditure
shall be prepared;

                                 (d)    to cause proper accounts to be kept and to direct deposits and investments of
moneys belonging or appertaining to the University;

                (e)     to approve rules and procedure for the control of expenditure and administra-
tion of other financial matters;

                (f)      to consider and make recommendations to the Council on the terms and condi-
tions of service of the academic staff, the administrative staff and other staff of
the University; provided that the terms and conditions of service of the aca-
demic staff shall not be so considered except after a recommendation made by
the Senate in that behalf;

(g) to exercise such other functions as the Council may confer or impose on it.

 

 

 

STATUTE 14

ThSenate

1. The Senate shall consist of the following members-

(a) the Vice-Chancellor, who shall be the chairman;
(b) the Deputy Vice-Chancellor;

(c) the Professors of the University;
(d) the Librarian of the University;

(ethe Director of the Institute of Administration of the University;

                                    (f)    the persons for the time being holding such appointments on the academic staff
of the University as may be specified by the Vice-Chancellor;

                (g)    six full-time members of the academic staff of the University, other than those
mentioned in sub-paragraphs (a) to (f) of this Statute, elected by the Congrega-
tion.

2.      (1) The members of the Senate mentioned under sub-paragraph (g) of paragraph 1 of this
Statute shall hold office for two academic years and shall be eligible for re-election.

(2) Casual vacancies among the said members shall be filled as soon as may be conven-
ient and in such manner as may be prescribed by the Senate, and the person elected to fill a
vacancy shall be a member of the Senate for the unexpired portion of the period of office of
his predecessor.

(3) The method for the election of members of the Senate by the Congregation under
sub-paragraph (g) of paragraph 1 of this Statute shall be prescribed by regulations.

3. When upon any special occasion the Senate desires to obtain the advice of any person on
any particular matter, the Senate may co-opt such person to be a member for a meeting or
meetings as may be required, and such person whilst so co-opted shall have all the rights and
privileges of a member but shall not be entitled to vote on any matter.

4. The Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor shall be ex-officio members of all
committees of the Senate.

  1. One third of the total membership of the Senate for the time being shall form a quorum.
  2. The Senate may regulate its own procedure.

STATUTE 15

Thfaculties

1. (1) There shall, subject to any Statute made after the appointed day, be the following fac-
ulties in the University-

(a) a Faculty of Agriculture;
(ba Faculty of Arts;

(c) a Faculty of Education;
(d) a Faculty of Law;

(ea Faculty of Pharmacy

(f)  a Faculty of Science;

(g) a Faculty of Social Sciences.

 (2) The Senate shall prescribe which departments and subjects of study shall form part

or be the responsibility of each of the faculties. A department or subject of study may, if the
Senate so directs, form part or be the responsibility of more that one faculty.

  1. There shall be a Board and a Dean of each Faculty.
  2. (1) Each Faculty Board shall consist of the following-
    (a) the Vice-Chancellor;

(bthe Deputy Vice-Chancellor;
(c) the Dean of the Faculty;

(d) the Professors and heads of the departments comprising the faculty;

                                   (e) such other full-time members of the academic staff of the Departments com-
prising the faculty as the Senate may determine after considering the recom-
mendation of the Faculty Board;

                                   (f) such other Professors and other heads of departments as the Senate may deter-
mine after considering the recommendation of the Faculty Board;

                                   (g)     such other persons within or outside the University as the Senate may appoint
after considering the recommendation of the Faculty Board.

(2) The members of a Faculty Board appointed under sub-paragraph (1) (e)(f) and (g) 
of paragraph 3 of this Statute shall hold office for one academic year and shall be eligible for
re-appointment.

(3) The membership of a Faculty Board shall be reviewed by the Senate at the first
meeting of the Senate in each academic year.

4. One-third of the total membership of a Faculty Board for the time being shall form a quo-
rum.

5.   (1) The office of Dean of a faculty shall be held in rotation by the Professors in the Fac-
ulty appointed thereto by the Senate on the basis of seniority as determined by the Senate, and
each Dean shall hold office for a term of normally not more than two consecutive academic
years.

(2) If there is no Professor in a faculty, the Vice-Chancellor may appoint a member of
the faculty to act as Dean, and such appointment shall be subject to confirmation by the Sen-
ate.

(3) The Dean shall be the chairman at all meetings of the Faculty Board when he is pre-
sent, and he shall be a member of all committees and other boards appointed by the Faculty.

(4) The Dean of a faculty shall exercise general superintendence over the academic and
administrative affairs of the faculty. He shall present candidates for the award of degrees (ex-
cept honorary degrees) and other academic titles and distinctions in the subjects for which the
Faculty is responsible.

6.    (1) A Faculty Board may appoint a Vice-Dean or Sub-Dean for the Faculty from among
the full-time members of the academic staff in the faculty.

(2) The manner of appointment and terms of office and functions of a Vice-Dean or
Sub-Dean respectively shall be prescribed by regulations.

7. Subject to the Statutes and Ordinances, a Faculty Board shall have the following func-
tions-

(a)     to manage and control, within the general academic policy established by the
         Senate, all matters relating to the education, teaching and research in the

          subjects of study assigned to the faculty, including curriculand examinations,
          and to advise and report to the Senate on these matters;

(b) to recommend to the Senate examiners for appointment;

(c)     to consider the progress and conduct of students in the Faculty and to make
reports thereon to the Senate;

(d)    to make recommendations for the award of Degrees (other than honorary de-
grees), diplomas, certificates, prizes and other academic titles and distinctions
within the faculty; 

(e)     to discuss any matters relating to the work of the faculty and to submit recom-
mendations thereon to the Senate;

(f)    subject to the approval of the Senate, to constitute such Boards of studies
within the faculty as it may deem necessary, and likewise to join two or more
Faculty Boards to constitute joint Boards of study;

(g) to consider and report upon all matters referred or delegated to it by the Senate.

8. The Faculty Board may, subject to the approval of the Senate, regulate its own procedure.

STATUTE 16

The Institute oAdministration

  1. In this Statute-

"AcademiBoard" means the Academic Board of the Institute;

"the GoverninBoard" means the Governing Board of the Institute;
"thInstitute" means the Institute of Administration in the University.

  1. There shall be an Institute of Administration in the University.
  2. The objects of the Institute shall be-

                (a)    to provide courses of instruction at post-graduate level for such higher degrees
and post-graduate diplomas, and other distinctions of the University, as may be
approved by the Senate;

                (b)    to provide, with the approval of the Governing Board, specialist training
courses for the administrative and professional cadres of the public services,
statutory corporations, local government staff and the managerial staff of
commercial and industrial firms;

                (c)     to provide consultancy services for governments, business organisations,
statutory corporations, local authorities, commercial and industrial firms;

                         (d)    to provide basic and applied research;

                         (e)     to carry out such other functions as may be determined by the Governing Board

                        with the approval of the Senate.

4. There shall be a Director of the Institute who shall be appointed by the Council in accor-
dance with the provision of these Statutes. He shall be the academic and administrative head
of the Institute and shall have the grade and status of a Professor.

5. Subject to the provisions of paragraph 12 of this Statute, the Director shall be responsible
for the conduct and administration of the Institute to the Senate and through the Governing
Board to the Council.

 

6. In addition to his teaching, research and other responsibilities, the Director shall be re-
sponsible for preparing-

(a) an annual budget for the Institute for submission to the Governing Board;

                                    (b)    in each academic year, a programme of work for the Institute for the next en-
suing academic year; and

(can annual report on the work of the Institute.

7. There shall be a Governing Board which shall be composed as follows-
(a) the Vice-Chancellor, who shall be the chairman;

(b) two members of the Council, who are not members of the Senate, appointed by

the Council;

(c) two members of Senate appointed by the Senate;

(d) five members of the Federal public service appointed by the President;

                                   (e) two members of overseas institutes of public administration or similar institu-
tions, representing the practice or teaching of public administration overseas,
appointed by the Vice-Chancellor, after consultation with the Director;

(f) one member appointed by the Nigerian Society for Public Administration;

                (g)    one member representing the interests of private management in commerce or
industry, appointed by the Nigerian Institute of Management;

                                   (h)    one member of the Academic Board of the Institute, other than the Director,
appointed by the Academic Board; and

(i) the Director of the Institute who shall also act as secretary to the Board.

8. The appointment of members of the Governing Board other than those of the Vice-
Chancellor and the Director shall be for three years and members shall be eligible for re-
appointment on the expiration of their terms. Members may be removed from office at any
time by the authorities by whom they are appointed.

9. The Council may, from time to time, increase the membership of the Governing Board to
permit representation thereon of other institutions or groups interested in the Institute's pro-
gramme.

10. At any meeting of the Governing Board, not less than three fifths of the total members
for the time being shall form a quorum; provided that the Director and at least one member
representing the Council, the Senate and the Government of the Federation respectively shall
be present at such meeting.

  1. The Governing Board shall determine its own rules of procedure.
  2. The Governing Board shall-

(a)     be responsible to the Senate for the administration of such courses of instruc-
tion leading to the award to degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic
titles and distinctions of the University as may be approved by the Senate,
subject to the provisions of paragraph 13 of this Statute;

       (bapprove and administer the specialist training programme of the Institute;
       (c) approve the programme of work of the Institute submitted by the Director;  

       (d)     approve the annual budget of the Institute and submit it to the Council for rati-
                  fication;
       (e)      receive the Director's annual report and transmit the same to the Council
                 through the Senate; and

        (f) deliberate and make recommendations on such other matters as the Council or

the Senate may, from time to time, refer to it.

 13. The Governing Board shall meet at least once every academic year and shall have powers
to set up its own committees and to delegate any of its functions to such committees and to
the Academic Board of the Institute, except its powers under paragraphs (c), (dand (e) of
Statute 12. Responsibility for the academic standards of courses of the Institute under para-
graph (a) of Statute 12, shall be delegated to the Academic Board of the Institute established
under paragraph 15 of this Statute.

14. Appointment to the staff of the Institute shall be made in the same manner and on the
same terms and conditions as in other sections of the University, so far as these are applicable.

15. There shall be an Academic Board of the Institute which shall consist of such professors
and other members of the academic staff as may be approved by the Senate.

16. The Academic Board shall have the following functions- 

(a)    to recommend to the Senate, regulations dealing with syllabuses, courses of
study and examinations for degrees, diplomas and other academic titles and
distinctions of the University;

(b)    to recommend to the Senate the admission of students for courses in the Insti-
tute;

(c)   to recommend to the Senate examiners for appointment; 

(d)    to consider the progress of students in the Institute and to report thereon to the
Senate;

(e)      to make recommendations to the Governing Board with respect to courses in
the Institute and in relation to the following-

(i) regulations dealing with syllabuses and examinations of such courses;
(ii) admission of participants to such courses;

(iii) appointment of examiners; and

(iv) reports on the participants.

17. All grants whether in money or in kind from the Government of the State and from other
authorities, organisations or persons for the purposes of the Institute, shall be made to the
Council which shall establish the procedure for release to, and use by, the Institute of such
grants in accordance with whatever provisions are applicable in that behalf.

18. Grants of money to the Institute as aforementioned shall be held by the Council in an
account, or in accounts, separate from those maintained by the Council for other purposes of
the University and shall be used only for the purposes of the Institute.

19. The Bursar of the University shall be the principal disbursing and account officer of the
Institute and shall prescribe procedure and requirements for the maintenance of the Institute's
books, processing of expenditure vouchers, rendition of financial reports, and such other mat-
ters as may be approved by the Governing Board.

20. The accounts of the Institute shall be audited by the auditors of the University and the
cost of the audit shall be included in the Institute's annual budget.

 

STATUTE 17

Boards of Studies 
1. A Board of Studies may be appointed by the Senate-

                  (a)  to deal with matters pertaining to a subject of study or a group or subjects of
study;

                  (b) to deal with matters pertaining to more than one faculty;

                 (c) to consider proposals referred to it by the Senate for the establishment of a new
                       faculty, department or other unit of learning and research.                                  

2. The terms of reference of a Board of Studies shall be such as the Senate may determine.

STATUTE 18

The Congregation

1. The Congregation shall consist of-

(a) the Vice-Chancellor, who shall be the chairman;
(bthe Deputy Vice-Chancellor;

(c) all full-time members of the academic staff;
(dthe registrar;

(e) the Bursar;

(f) every member of the administrative staff who holds a degree of any university,
recognised for the purposes of this Statute by the Vice-Chancellor, not being an
honorary degree

.             

2. It shall be the functions of Congregation-

                (a)      to discuss and declare an opinion on any matter whatsoever relating to the Uni-
versity, including any matters referred to it by the Council or the Senate;

                (b)     to communicate directly with the Council or the Senate on any matter affecting
the University;

                 (c)     to receive information from time to time on the state of the University from the
Vice-Chancellor;

                  (d)     to elect two members of Congregation to the Council as prescribed in sub-
paragraph (e) of paragraph 1 of Statute 10;

                         (e)    to elect six members of Congregation to the Senate as prescribed in sub-

paragraph (g) of paragraph I of Statute 12.

3. The procedure for election of members of Congregation to the Council and the Senate
shall be prescribed by ordinance and regulations respectively.

4.    (1) There shall be at least one ordinary meeting of Congregation during each academic
year.

(2) One third of the total membership of Congregation for the time being or fifty mem-
bers of Congregation, whichever is the less, shall form a quorum.

(3) A certificate signed by the Vice-Chancellor specifying-

     (a)    the total number of members of Congregation for the purposes of any particular
meeting of Congregation; or

                                (b)     the names of the persons who are members of Congregation for the time being
or during any particular period, shall be conclusive evidence of that number or of the names of those persons, as the case may

be.

(4) Subject to the provisions of this Statute, Congregation may regulate its own proce-
dure.

3. The Vice-Chancellor may from time to time designate a member of the administrative
staff to act as secretary to the Congregation.

STATUTE 19

Convocation

1. A Convocation for the conferment of degrees and other academic titles and distinctions of
the University shall be held normally once every year at such time and place as shall be de-
termined by the Senate. The degrees, academic titles and distinctions shall be conferred by the
person presiding.

2. A Convocation shall be presided over by the Chancellor or in his absence by the Vice-
Chancellor or in the absence of both the Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor by the Deputy
Vice-Chancellor.

3. The procedure for summoning a Convocation, for the presentation of graduates and other
persons for awards and for the conferring of degrees, academic titles and distinctions in ab- 
sentiaand all other matters relating to Convocation, shall be determined by the Senate.

STATUTE 20

Honorary degrees

1. The University may, without examination, confer an honorary degree or master or doctor
in any faculty on any person whom it may deem worthy of such a distinction:

Provided that the holder of such degree shall not be entitled to practise any profession or
to hold himself out as possessing any skill in any particular branch of learning merely by vir-
tue of the fact that it has been conferred on him.

2. No person shall be admitted by the University to an honorary degree unless his name has
been recommended for the award of an honorary degree by a joint committee of the Council
and the Senate and the recommendation is approved by the Senate and the Council.

3. (1) The joint committee of the Council and the Senate referred to in paragraph 2 of this
Statute, which shall be known as the Honorary Degrees Committee, shall consist of-

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

(b)    two members of the Council (not being also members of the Senate) nominated
by the Council;

(c)     four members of the Senate (not being also members of the Council) nomi-
nated by the Senate.

  (2) The members appointed by the Council or the Senate shall hold office for two years
at a time and shall be eligible for re-appointment.

4The Council, after consultation with the Senate, may make ordinances governing the pro-
cedure to be followed in dealing with proposals for the conferment of honorary degrees.

STATUTE 21

Appointment of staff

1.     (1) Subject to the provisions of the Law and these Statutes, the power to appoint (includ-
ing power to promote) persons to all posts on the academic staff of the University, shall be
vested in the Senate which may delegate this power to a committee consisting of members of
the Senate and members of the Council.

(2) The composition of such committee, its functions and procedures and other matters
relative to it shall be such as may be determined by the Senate.

2.    (l) The administrative staff of the University, other than those officers whose mode of
appointment is specified in these Statutes, shall be appointed and promoted by the Council or
by a committee of the Council on behalf of the Council.

(2) The composition of such committee, its functions and procedures and other matters
relative to it shall be such as may be determined by the Council.

3. The appointment and promotion of other staff of the University may be made and discipli-
nary control may be exercised over them on behalf of the Council by the Vice-Chancellor or
the registrar in accordance with any such delegation of powers as may be made by the Council
in that behalf.

4. Every appointment to the academic staff shall be made by the committee appointed under
paragraph 1 of this Statute after considering a recommendation of a Selection Committee
which shall consist of-

(athe Vice-Chancellor, who shall be the chairman;

(bthe Dean of the Faculty to which the appointment is to be made;

(c) the head of department concerned, provided that if the appointment is to a Pro-
fessorship in the Department, the acting head of department, if any, shall not be
a member if he is himself a candidate for appointment or if he holds a post be-
low the rank of Professor;

 (d) at least two other persons who have knowledge of the subject of study con-

cerned, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor.

5. Every appointment to the administrative staff shall be made by the Council or by the
committee appointed under paragraph 2 of this Statute after considering a report of a Selection
Committee which shall consist of-

(a) the Vice-Chancellor, who shall be the chairman;
(bthe Registrar;

(c) the head of department to which the person is to be appointed;
(done member of the Council nominated by the Council;
(e) at least two other persons with knowledge relevant to the particular appoint-
ment, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor.

              

6.     (1) Selection Committees may interview candidates directly, consult external assessors
and consider reports of external assessors or of specialist interviewing panels.

(2) A Selection Committee when recommending a person for appointment shall not be
limited in their choice to those who have replied to any advertisement notifying the vacancy.

7. A member of the academic staff or the administrative staff shall hold office on such terms
and conditions of service as may be set out in any contract in writing between him and the
University, such contract being signed on behalf of the University by the registrar or by such

other person as may be authorised for that purpose by the University and any such contract
shall contain or be deemed to contain a provision that the terms and conditions of service
therein specified are subject to the provisions of the Law, the Statutes, Ordinances and Regu-
lations of the University.

8. The terms and conditions of service of other staff of the University shall be such as may
be prescribed by the Council, and shall contain or be deemed to contain a provision that the
same are subject to the provisions of the Law, the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations of the
University.

9. The Vice-Chancellor may appoint a visiting professor or a member of the academic staff
or the administrative staff for a period of not more than twelve months where he is satisfied
that special circumstances so require and all such appointments shall as soon as possible be
reported by him to the appropriate appointing committee for ratification.

10. The Registrar shall report to the Senate and the Council, from time to time, on the deci-
sions made by the Committees appointed under paragraphs 1 and 2 respectively of this Stat-
ute.

11. Vacancies in the academic staff or the administrative staff shall be advertised except
where the Council is satisfied that a particular vacancy may be filled without advertisement:

Provided that any candidate shall not be exempted from assessment by a Selection
Committee constituted in accordance with paragraph 4 of this Statute in the case of appoint-
ment to an academic post and in accordance with paragraph 5 or this Statute in the case of
appointment to an administrative post.

STATUTE 22

AppointmentbJoint Committee of thCouncil and the Senate

1.   (1) The Joint Committee of the Council and the Senate for the appointment of the Vice-
Chancellor as mentioned in paragraph I of Statute 6 shall consist of-

(a) the Pro-Chancellor, who shall be the chairman;

(bthree members of the Council appointed by the Council;
(c) three members of the Senate appointed by the Senate.

(2) A retiring Vice-Chancellor shall not be a member of the Joint Committee.

(3) The Council in consultation with the Senate may prescribe by ordinance the proce-
dure for selecting candidates for and making appointment to the office of Vice-Chancellor.

2.   (1) The Joint Committee of the Council and the Senate for the appointment to the post of
registrar as mentioned in paragraph 1 (1) of Statute 8 shall consist of-

(a) the Pro-Chancellor, who shall be the chairman;
(bthe Vice-Chancellor;

(c) two members of the Council appointed by the Council; and
(dtwo members of the Senate appointed by the Senate.

(2) The Joint Committee shall make such recommendations to the Council in respect of
the appointment as it shall think fit. The Council shall communicate the recommendations of
the Joint Committee to the Senate and after receiving the views of the Senate shall make the
appointment.

STATUTE 23

Removaof officersmembers of thCouncil and staff and auditorfrooffice

1. The Chancellor may be removed from office for good cause by the President, after con-
sultation with the Council.

2. The Pro-Chancellor may be removed from office for good cause by the President, after
consultation with the Council.

3. Any member of the Council other than an ex-officimember may be removed from otficer
for good cause by the Council.

4. The Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor may be removed from office for
good cause by the Council, subject to the provisions of sub-paragraph (a) of paragraph 7 and
paragraph 9 of this Statute.

5. The registrar, the librarian and the bursar may be removed from office for good cause by
the Council, subject to the provisions of paragraphs 7 and 9 of this Statute.

  1. The auditor or auditors may be removed from office for good cause by the Council.
  2. Any member of the academic staff or the administrative staff of the University may be
    removed from office for good cause by the Council:

Provided that-

                (a)    the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor or a
member of the academic staff who holds an appointment until retiring age shall
not be determined by the Council unless there has been an investigation relat-
ing to his case by a Joint Committee, nominated by the Council and the Senate,
of which Joint Committee at least one third of the members have been ap-
pointed by Senate, and the person concerned has, if he so requests, been per-
mitted to appear to defend himself in person or through his chosen representa-
tive before the Joint Committee, and the report of the Joint Committee has been
considered by the Senate and then by the Council, the decision of the Council
on his case shall be final;

                (b)    the appointment of a member of the administrative staff who holds an ap-
pointment until retiring age shall not be determined by the Council unless the
person concerned has been notified in writing of the grounds on which consid-
eration is being given to the determination of his appointment, and he has been
given a reasonable opportunity of making representation in person or through
his chosen representative at the meeting of the Council at which the termina-
tion of his appointment is to be considered.

8. For the purpose of this Statute, "good cause" means-

              (a)    conviction for any offence which the Council considers to be such as to render
the person concerned unfit for the discharge of the functions of his office;

              (b)    any physical or mental incapacity which the Council, after obtaining medical
advice, considers to be such as to render the person concerned unfit to continue
to hold his office;

              (c)     conduct of a scandalous or other disgraceful nature which the Council consid-
ers to be such as to render the person concerned unfit to continue to hold his of-
fice;

               (d)    conduct which the Council considers to be such as to constitute failure or in-
ability of the person concerned to discharge the functions of his office or to
comply with the terms or conditions of his service.

9. Subject to the terms of their appointment, the Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-
Chancellor, the registrar, the librarian, the bursar and the holders of any other posts specified
for the purposes of this paragraph by the Council, shall not be removed from office save upon
any of the grounds specified in paragraph 8 of this Statute and in accordance with the appro-
priate procedure specified in paragraph 7 hereof.

10. (1) All members of the academic staff and the administrative staff of the University who
hold appointment until retiring age shall normally retire from office on the 30th day of Sep-
tember following the date on which they attain the age of sixty years with an option on the
part of the Council to invite any such member of the staff to continue in office on such terms
and conditions as the Council may determine for additional periods not exceeding five years
in all after which such appointment shall cease:

Provided that a member of the academic staff or the administrative staff shall have the
option of retiring on the 30th day of September following the date on which he attains the age
of 55.

(2) Sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph shall apply to the registrar, the librarian and the
bursar, if by virtue of the terms of their respective appointments they hold office until retiring
age.

11.   (1) A member of the academic staff of the University, other than a professor or other
member of the academic staff holding an office not below the rank of professor, shall be at
liberty to resign his appointment with the Council on giving the Council in writing at least
three calendar months' notice ending on the 30th day of September.

(2) A professor or other member of the academic staff holding an office not below the
rank of Professor, shall be at liberty to resign his appointment with the Council on giving the
Council in writing at least six calendar months' notice ending on the 30th day of September.

12.    (1) A member of the administrative staff of the University, other than the registrar or the
bursar, shall be at liberty to resign his appointment with the Council on giving the Council in
writing at least three calendar months' notice.

(2) The registrar or the bursar shall be at liberty to resign his appointment with the
Council on giving the Council in writing at least six calendar months' notice, normally ending
on the 30th day of September.

STATUTE 24

Service of notices and documents

1. Any notice or document required by or for the purposes of these Statutes to be given or
sent to any person may be given or sent either personally or by sending it by post to him at his
last address known to the University.

2. Where a notice or other document is sent by post, service thereof shall be deemed to have
been properly effected by properly addressing and posting a letter containing the notice or
other document, and shall be deemed to have been effected at the time at which the letter
would in the ordinary course be delivered.

            

                       SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION 

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