LAWS OF NASARAWA STATE OF NIGERIA
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NASARAWA STATE SCHOOL OF HEALTH TECHNOLOGY LAW
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NASARAWA STATE SCHOOL OF HEALTH TECHNOLOGY LAW
A LAW FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NASARAWA STATE SCHOOL OF HEALTH TECHNOLOGY
BE IT ENACTED by the House of Assembly of Nasarawa State as follows:
Title and commencement
S.1. This Law may be cited as the Nasarawa State School of Health Technology Law and shall be deemed to have come into operation on the…………………………………………………day of…………………………2001.
S.2.(1) There shall be established an institution in the state to be known as school of Health Technology for the training and development of health personnel herein after called “the School” considering of different departments for in-service and public training approved from time to time for the purpose by the Ministry;
(2) For the purpose of this Law, any institution mentioned as forming part of the School of Health Technology shall be regarded as an integral part thereof and shall not have any separate identity;
(3) The Ministry may from time to time reorganize by way of merger of sub-division or otherwise any of the constituent parts of the school of Health Technology as appears to the ministry to further the objectives of the school of health technology and the ministry to further the objectives of the School of Health Technology and the Ministry may re-designate any office, department, school or other unit to the school which appears to it to describe its functions adequately.
Powers of the school
S.4. The School shall be both a teaching and an examining body and shall, subject to the provisions of this Law, the statutes and the Regulations of the School have the following powers:
Principal Officers and functions
S.5 (1) The Principal Officers of the School shall:
(a) The Principal
(b) The Vice Principal- Administration
(c) The Vice Principal-Academic
(d) The Heads of Departments
(e) Course Supervisors
(f) Assistant Executive Officers(account)
(g) Store Officer
(i) Student Affairs Officer
(2) The Principal shall be the Chief Executive of the School.
(3) The Vice Principal- Administration shall:
(i) Assist the Principal in the co-ordination of the administrative activities of the School;
(ii) Assist the Principal in the implementation of decisions made by the ministry as they relate to staff appointments.
(iii) From time to time to act in the absence of the Principal.
(4) The Vice Principal – Academic shall:
(5) Heads of Departments. The Heads of Departments shall be the heads of their various departments and be responsible for day to day administration.
(6) Course supervisors. The Course Supervisor shall:
(7) Assistant Executive Officer (Accounts). The Assistant Executive Officer (Accounts) shall: 5
(8) Store Officer. The Store Officer shall
(9) Students Affair Officers- The Student Affairs Officer shall:
(10) Librarian- The Librarian shall be responsible to the principal for running of the school library services
Appointment and tenure of the principal and the vice principals
COMMITTEES OF THE SCHOOL
(2) The Committee shall consist of the following members:
(a) Deputy Director, Training of the Ministry;
(b) Assistant Director, Training of the Ministry;
(c) The Vice Principal –Academic and who shall also serve as secretary to the Committee;
(d) The Committee shall be responsible to the Director, Clinical services and training.
Functions of the Committee
(i) The Committee shall have powers to handle preliminary, promotion and state quality examinations.
(ii) The Academic Committee may appoint subcommittee or other sub bodies for advising it and to which it may delegate any of the functions conferred on it under this section.
Academic Committee Composition
S.8. (1) There is hereby established for the school an academic committee to oversee all academic matters in the School.
(2) The Committee shall consist of the following members
(a) The Vice Principal (Academic) who shall be the Chairman,
(b) All heads of department,
(c) The most senior Head of department shall serve as Secretary to the Committee;
(d) The Committee shall be responsible to the Principal
PROPERTIES, FINANCE, LIABILITIES AND ASSETS OF THE SCHOOL
Assets and Liabilities
S.9. All assets and liabilities of the School shall hereafter be the assets and liabilities of the Ministry.
S.10. (a) Revenue from time to time accruing to the School by way of government grants, subventions endowment or other form of special grant in aid;
(b) Fees charged by and payable in respect of students to the School.
S.11. The Auditor- General of the State shall have the right of access to the books, accounts and vouchers of the school and shall be entitled to such information and explanations as he may deem necessary for the auditing of the School’s account.
S.12. (1) No suit be commenced against the School or any member of staff of the school or any person acting under the direction of the School in respect of any act purporting to be under this law or any neglect of duty under this law until the expiration of one month after a written notice has been delivered at the office of the Principal.
(2) In any suit by or against the school, the school may be represented in court at any stage of the proceedings by:
(a) Legal practitioners; or
(b) A servant of the School authority on behalf of the School:
(3) In this section, suit includes any civil proceedings commenced by writ of summons or by such other method as may be prescribed by the rules of court, but does not include criminal proceedings.
(2) Any senior staff of the school may for reasons of misconduct or inefficiency be suspended or removed from office by Ministry.
(3) The Principal may recommend for suspension from office any member of staff or such conditions as may be determined by the Ministry and in doing so he shall ensure that the staff affected has been given reasons for any actions taken against him and an opportunity to make representations.
[Discipline of Students]
S.14. (1) Subject to the provisions of this section, where it appears to principal that any student of the School has been guilty of misconduct, the Principal may without prejudice to any other disciplinary powers conferred on him by statutes or regulations of the school direct.
(a) That the student shall not, during such period as may be specified in the regulations, participate in such activities of the School, or make use of such facilities of the School as may be so specified; or
(b) That the activities of the student shall during such period as may be specified in the Regulations, be restricted or restrained in such a manner as may be so specified; or
(c) That the students be expelled from the School on recommendation of the students’ disciplinary committee.
(2) That students’ disciplinary committee which shall be constituted by the School authority shall be responsible to the Principal.
Powers to make bye-laws
(a) The composition, constitution, powers and duties of any organ of the School;
(b) Specifying and regulating the powers and duties of any organ of the School regulating other matter relating to the school or any of its organs;
(c) Regulating the admission politics, students disciplined and welfare;
(d) To distinguish between academic and non-academic functions for the purpose of this law and of any regulations or other instrument made thereafter, or
(e) Making provision provisions for any other matter for which provision by statute is authorized or required by this law;
(f) Any amended provisions of any bye-law must receive the approval of the Commissioner and such provisions shall when amended be published in the State gazette.
(2) A proposed statue shall not become law unless it has been:
(a) Recommended at a meeting of the Academic committee by votes of not less than two-thirds of the members present; and
(b) Recommended at a meeting of the Ministry by votes and not less than two-thirds of members present.
[Common Seal of the School]
S.16. (1) The Principal shall have custody of the Common Seal of the School and shall be responsible for affixing same to documents;
(2) The Common Seal of the School shall not be used or affixed to any documents except in pursuance of a resolution duly passed at properly constituted meeting.
(3) Any document fully executed under the seal of the school shall be received in evidence and shall unless the contrary is proved, be deemed to be executed.
(4) The Ministry may delegate to the Principal or a staff of the School, the routine administration of the affairs of the School, except powers to:
(a) Approve or make development or capital loans;
(b) Make standing orders; or
(c) Do any act involving extra ordinary expenditure.
(5) The Ministry may with the approval of the Governor make rules in respect of employees for: Pensions, gratuities and retirement allowances to pensionable employees of the School and their dependants.
S.17 In this Law:
“Academic Committee” means the Academic Committee of the School;
“Commissioner” means the Commissioner, Nasarawa Ministry of Health;
“Examination Committee” means the examination Committee in the Ministry established for the School
“Executive Council” means Nasarawa State Executive Council;
“Governor” means the Governor of Nasarawa State;
“Head of Department” means departmental heads of the School;
“Members of staff” means members of staff of the School and shall include the principal of the School;
“Ministry” means the Ministry of Health, Nasarawa State;
“Permanent Secretary” means permanent secretary, Ministry of Health, Nasarawa state
“Principal” means Principal of the School of Health Technology;
“Regulations” means rules and regulations formulated by the Ministry for the School;
“School” means Nasarawa State School of Health Technology;
“State’ means Nasarawa State of Nigeria;
“Statutes” means the statutes of the School made by the Ministry.
This printed impression has been carefully compared by me the Bill which has been passed by the Nasarawa State House of Assembly and is found by me to be a true and correctly printed copy of the Bill.
NASARAWA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
HAJIYA AISHA AHMED esq
Clerk to the House
Nasarawa State House of Assembly
I assent this 3rd day of APRIL 2001
ALHAJI ABDULLAHI ADAMU
Nasarawa State of Nigeria
Repassed by two- third Majority this ………………day of …………………..2001