ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1 Short title
Establishment of University of Technology, Jamaica
3 Establishment of University of Technology, Jamaica
Purpose of University
4 Purpose of University
6 Ministerial directions
General Provisions for Staff
7 Appointment of officers and employees
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
19 Authentication of seal and documents
Repeal, Saving and Transitional Provisions
24 Saving of rights of staff, students and graduates
25 Transfer of money, property, liability etc
THE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, JAMAICA ACT
[Date of Commencement: 1st September, 1995]
Act 27 of 1999.
Preliminary (sections 1-2)
This Act may be cited as the University of Technology, Jamaica Act.
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.
Establishment of University of Technology, Jamaica (sections 3-7)
(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)
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)
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)
(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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