UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, JAMAICA ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Preliminary

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

 

PART I
Establishment of University of Technology, Jamaica

   3   Establishment of University of Technology, Jamaica

 

Purpose of University

   4   Purpose of University

 

Visitor

   5   Visitor

 

Policy directions

   6   Ministerial directions

 

General Provisions for Staff

   7   Appointment of officers and employees

 

PART II
Financial Provisions, Accounts and Reports

   8   Funds and resources of the University

   9   Expenses of the University

   10   Pensions, gratuities and other retiring benefits

   11   Power to invest moneys

   12   Borrowing powers

   13   Power of Minister of Finance to guarantee loans to University

 

Accounts and Audit

   14   Accounts and audit

 

Reports and Estimates

   15   Annual reports and estimates

   16   Power of Minister to require returns

 

Exemption from taxation

   17   Exemption from taxes and duties

   18   Recovery of debts

 

PART III
General

Seal

   19   Authentication of seal and documents

 

Rules

   20   Rules

 

Statutes

   21   Statutes

 

Ordinances

   22   Ordinances

 

PART IV
Repeal, Saving and Transitional Provisions

   23   Repeal

   24   Saving of rights of staff, students and graduates

   25   Transfer of money, property, liability etc

      SCHEDULES

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, JAMAICA ACT

[Date of Commencement: 1st September, 1995]

Act 27 of 1999.

Preliminary (sections 1-2)

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the University of Technology, Jamaica Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "Academic Board" means the Academic Board of the University established under Article 12 of the Charter;

   "academic staff" means-

      (a)   all persons who are full-time employees of the University and are employed as Professors, Readers, Principal Lecturers, Senior Lecturers and Lecturers; and

      (b)   other persons or categories of persons holding research and other appointments as may be designated for this purpose by the Council on the recommendation of the Academic Board;

   "administrative and technical staff " means all persons are full-time employees of the University who-

      (a)   are not members of the academic staff; and

      (b)   hold such appointments as may be determined by the Council;

   "ancillary staff" means all persons who are full-time employees of the University and who are not members of the academic staff or the administrative and technical staff;

   "Charter" means the Charter of the University set out in the First Schedule;

   "Charter Day" means the first day of September, 1995;

   "Council" means the Council of the University established under Article 11 of the Charter;

   "Deans" means the Deans of the faculties and holders of other appointments as may be determined by the Council;

   "faculties" means the faculties of the University established under Statute XIV of the Statutes;

   "former institution" means the College of Arts, Science and Technology established under the College of Arts, Science and Technology Scheme (Approval) Order, 1986;

   "full-time employees" means the members of the academic, administrative and technical, or ancillary, staff of the University who are notified by the Council that they are full-time employees;

   "functions" includes powers and duties, but does not include the exercise of the privileges of membership of a body;

   "non-academic staff" means the full-time employees of the University who are not academic staff;

   "non-professorial academic staff" means the academic staff excluding the Professors;

   "officers" means the Chancellor, the Pro-Chancellor, the President, the Vice-presidents, the Honorary Treasurer, the Registrar, the Chief Business and Finance Officer, the University Librarian, and holders of other appointments as may be determined by the Council;

   "Ordinances" means the ordinances made under section 22 of this Act;

   "Professors" means the holders of established or personal chairs, but does not include associate or assistant professors;

   "Statutes" means the statutes of the University specified in the Second Schedule as are from time to time approved in accordance with the provisions of this Act;

   "students" means persons registered by the University as candidates for degrees, diplomas, certificates or other academic distinctions or awards and such other persons as the Academic Board may, from time to time, determine;

   "University" means the University of Technology, Jamaica.

PART I
Establishment of University of Technology, Jamaica (sections 3-7)

3   Establishment of University of Technology, Jamaica

   (1) There is hereby constituted a university to be known as the "University of Technology, Jamaica".

   (2) The University shall be a body corporate to which section 28 of the Interpretation Act shall apply.

   (3) The provisions of the Charter shall have effect as to the objects and functions of the University, its main offices and its members and constituent parts.

   (4) The Charter may be amended in accordance with the procedure specified therein.

Objects and functions of University (section 4)

4   Objects and functions of University

   The University shall be a teaching, research and examining body and shall carry out the functions necessary to achieve the objects set out in Article 2 of the Charter.

Visitor (section 5)

5   Visitor

   The Governor-General or the person for the time being performing the role and functions of Governor-General shall be the Visitor of the University, who in the exercise of the visitorial authority, may, from time to time and in such manner as he shall think fit-

   (a)   direct an inspection of the University, its buildings, laboratories and general work, equipment and of the examination, teaching and other activities of the University by such person or persons as he may appoint in that behalf; and

   (b)   hear matters referred to him by the Council.

Policy Directions (section 6)

6   Ministerial directions

   (1) The Minister may, on the recommendation of the Council give to the University such directions of a general character as to the policy to be followed by the University in the performance of its functions as appear to the Minister to be necessary in the public interest and the University shall give effect thereto.

   (2) The Council shall consult with the Academic Board before any recommendation is made pursuant to subsection (1).

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