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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, AKWANGA, NASARAWA STATE
LAWS OF NASARAWA STATE OF NIGERIA
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
PART ONE – PRELIMINARY
PART II – ESTABLISHMENT, INCORPORATION, POER, OBJECTIVES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE COLLEGE
PART III – VISITOR TO THE COLLEGE
PART II – THE COLLEGE COUNCIL
PART V – THE ACADEMIC BOARD OF THE COLLEGE
PART VI – THE FINANCE AND GENERAL PURPOSE COMMITTEE
PART VIII – APPOINTMENT OF STAFF
PART IX – MISCELLANEOUS
PART X – SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS FOR THE COUNCIL AND OTHER CONSTITUENT BODIES OF THE COLLEGE
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, AKWANGA, NASARAWA STATE
EDICT No. 16 of 1998
THE MILITARY ADMINISTRATOR OF NASARAWA STATE OF NIGERIA Hereby makes the following Edict:
PART ONE – PRELIMINARY
Title and commencement
„Board” means the Academic Board of the College established under Section 12 of this Edict.
“Chairman” means the Chairman of the Council.
“College” means the College of Education, Akwanga.
“Commission” means the National Commission for College of Education (NCCE).
“Commissioner” means the Nasarawa State Commissioner for Education.
“Committee” means the Finance and General Purpose Committee of the College established under Section 16 of this Edict.
“Council” means the Governing authority of the College.
“Dean of School” means Head of School comprising two or more academic Departments.
“Deputy Provost” means the Deputy Provost of the College.
“Head of Department” means the head of various subject areas that make up a Department.
“Provost” means the Provost of the College.
“Registrar” means the Registrar of the College.
“Regulations” means the regulations of the College.
“Staff” means member(s) of staff of the College, including the Provost.
“State” means Nasarawa State of Nigeria.
“Statute” means the Edict of the College.
“Military Administrator” includes the Governor of Nasarawa State.
“NCCE” means National Commission for Colleges of Education which regulates academic programmes of the College.
“Management” means management of the College composed of Principal Officers of the College.
PART II ESTABLISHMENT, INCORPORATION, POWER, OBJECTIVES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE COLLEGE
Incorporation of the College
Objectives of the College
(i) To offer courses leading to the Nigeria Certificate in Education through three years academic and professional course which on successful completion, candidate qualify as teaches in primary schools, post primary schools and their equivalent;
(ii) To act as centre for research into the various areas of educational theory and practice;
(iii) To mount from time to time in-service vocation courses for serving teachers.
Functions of the College
(ii) Subject to the provisions of this Edict, the regulations of the National Commission for Colleges of Education and the Statutes of the College, the College shall have the following powers:-
(a) To stipulate the required conditions for the admission of students into the College;
(b) To provide courses of instruction in academic and professional subjects for the students of the College and for others;
(c) To set up Departments and other Units of learning and research in accordance with the aims of the College;
(d) To create offices and posts as may be required by the College to pursue its goals and to appoint and remove persons from such offices or posts and prescribe their conditions of service;
(e) To provide such physical facilities as libraries, classroom blocks, laboratories, workshops, hostels, dining halls, as the College may require for its purposes;
(f) To provide adequate residential, recreational and welfare amenities for the members of the staff of the College.
(g) To draw up rules for the discipline of the students of the College;
(h) To arrange examination moderation and arrange for the award of certificate and other distinctions to persons who have successfully pursued the course of study and such other requirements prescribed by the College;
(i) To print and public academic materials or undertake services as may be considered consistent with the aims of the College;
(j) To do all such other things, whether or not incidental to the foregoing powers, as may advance the purposes of the College.
(iii) Subject to the provisions of this Edict and of the statutes, the powers conferred on the College by the foregoing Subsection shall be exercised on behalf of the College by the Council or the Board or the Management or in any other manner which may be authorized by the statutes.
PART III VISITOR TO THE COLLEGE
[Visitor of the College]
[Functions of Visitor]
(a) Appointing a Visitation Panel of not more than five members persons to evaluate the Academic and Administrative Performance of the College after four years.
(b) Receive the Visitation Panel‟s report.
(c) Attending convocation ceremonies of the College.
(d) Intervene whenever there is a deadlock or crisis that goes beyond the powers of the Council.
(e) Issue instructions in consequence of a visitation.
PART IV – THE COLLEGE GOVERNING COUNCIL
Establishment of Governing Council
Composition of Council
(i) A Chairman of Council and two other members, one of whom must be a distinguished member of the teaching profession to be appointed by the Military Administrator.
(ii) Six Ex-official members who shall be:
(a) The Commissioner, Ministry of Education or his representative;
(b) The Commissioner of Finance and Economic Planning or his representative;
(c) A representative of the National Commission for Colleges of Education;
(d) The Commissioner of Works or his representative;
(e) The Commissioner of Justice or his representative;
(f) The Provost of the College;
(g) A representative of the Academic Board of the College not below the rank of Chief Lecturer to be nominated by Academic staff.
Tenure of office
(ii) Any member of the Council, other than an Ex-officio member shall hold office for a term as may be determined by the appointing authority, and he shall of eligible for re-appointment.
(iii) Any member of the Council other than an ex-officio member may be written notice to the appointing authority and Council resign his office.
(iv) Any vacancy occurring in the membership of the Governing Council shall be filled by the appointment of a successor who shall represent the same interest as his predecessor for the remainder of the term of office of the predecessor.
(a) To make, amend or revoke the statutes for the direction and regulation of the affairs of the College.
(b) To superintend generally over the affairs of the College and in particular, the control of the property and finances of the College.
(c) To do such other things, not otherwise provides for under this Edict, in such manner as it deems fit and necessary to promote the best interest of the College.
[Power of Governing Council to delegate its functions]
[Powers of the Governor to make or revoke appointments into the Council]
Secretary of the Governing Council
(ii) In the absence of the Registrar, the Chairman of the Governing Council may, in consultation with the Provost, appoint a suitable Senior Administrative staff from the College to act as Secretary for any particular meeting.
PART V – THE ACADEMIC BOARD OF THE COLLEGE
Establishment of the Board
Composition of the Board
(a) The Provost
(b) The Deputy Provost
(c) All Deans of Schools
(d) The College Librarian
(e) All Heads of the Teaching Departments
(f) The Provost shall preside over all meetings of the Board, and in his absence, the Deputy Provost shall act.
Functions of the Board
(a) The direction and management of all academy matters of the College including the curriculum, regulations of admission, and organization of examinations, award of certificates, prizes and other academy distinctions.
(b) The Board shall perform the functions in Subsection (a) of this Section in consultation with the National Commission for Colleges of Education or the Institute of Education of University to which it will be affiliated.
(c) To make regulations for the purpose of exercising any of the functions conferred on it under the provisions of this Subsection.
(d) Any other function that may be delegated to it by the Governing Council.
(ii) The Board may appoint Sub-Committees or other such bodies for advising it and to which may delegate any of the functions conferred on it under this Section.
Secretary of the Board
(ii) In the absence of the Registrar, the Provost shall appoint a suitable Senior administrative staff of the College to act as Secretary for that particular meeting.
PART VI – THE FINANCE AND GENERAL PURPOSE COMMITTEE
Establishment of the Committee
Composition of the Committee
(a) The Chairman of the Governing Council who shall be the Chairman of the Committee;
(b) The Commissioner, Ministry of Education or his representative;
(c) The Commissioner, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning or his representative;
(d) Three other members of the Council one of whom shall be a member of the Board to be appointed by the Council;
(e) The Provost of the College.
Secretary of the Committee
(ii) The Registrar shall be the Secretary of the Committee.
Functions of the Committee
(a) Exercise control over the property, revenue and expenditure of the College;
(b) Deal with on behalf of the Governing Council, any matter requiring decision in the intervals between the meetings of the Council;
(c) Perform such other functions of the Council as the Council may from time to time delegate to it.
Supplementary provisions, first schedule
Property of the College
Power of Governing Council to hold property and enter contract
(ii) The Provost shall be the professional and administrative head of the College and shall be responsible to the Governing Council for promoting the efficiency and discipline of the College.
(iii) The Registrar in addition to the duties assigned to him under the provisions of this Edict, shall be responsible to the Provost for the execution of the decisions made by the Council or the Board and for administrative matters pertaining to staff appointments, the admission of students and graduation.
(iv) The Librarian shall responsible to the Provost for the administration of the College Library and the coordination of Library services in the College.
(v) The Bursar shall be responsible to the Provost for the day-to-day administration of the financial affairs of the College.
Other substantive Head of Department and Deans of School
(ii) The Deans of Schools, shall be directly responsible to the Provost through the Deputy Provost for the administration as well as promotion of efficiency and discipline of the schools.
(iii) The Director of Medical Services shall be responsible to the Provost for the administration of the College Clinic (sick-bay) and coordination of College health services.
PART VIII – APPOINTMENT OF STAFF
Appointment of Provost
(2) Where a vacancy occurs in the post of Provost, the Governing Council shall:
(a) Advertise the vacancy in a widely read newspaper in the State specifying.
(i) The qualities of the persons who may apply for the post, and
(ii) The terms of conditions of service applicable to post and thereafter draw up a shortlist of suitable candidates for consideration.
(b) Constitute a Screening Committee consisting of:
(i) A member of the Governing Council, not being a member of the academic Board, as Chairman.
(ii) Two members o the academic community of the College not below the rank of Chief Lecturer to be selected by the Council, to identify and draw up a shortlist of suitable persons.
(3) The Provost shall be selected by one of the following way:
(i) At a full Governing Council meeting; or
(ii) At joint meeting of the Governing Council and Academic Board consisting of:
(a) The Chairman of the Governing Council
(b) Two members of the Governing Council, not being members of the Academic Board and Senior Staff of the College.
(c) Two members representing the Academic Board not below the rank of Chief Lecturer, shall consider the candidates and persons on the shortlists drawn up under Sub-section (2) of this Section through an examination of their curriculum vitae and interaction with them and recommend, through the Governing Council, to the Governor, three candidates for consideration.
(4) The Governor shall appoint as Provost one of the candidates recommended to him under the provisions of Sub-section (3) of this Section.
(5) Subject to this Edict and the general control of the Council, the Provost shall be the Chief Executive of the College and shall be charged with general responsibility for matters relating to the day-to-day management operations of the College.
(6) The Provost
(a) Shall hold office for a period of four years beginning with the effective date of his appointment and on such terms and conditions as may be specified in his letter of appointment; and
(b) may be re-appointed for one further period of four years and no more.
Appointment of Deputy Provost
(a) from a list of three candidates, in order of preference, submitted by the Provost, to the Governing Council/Management.
(b) On the nomination of the Provost.
(2) Deputy Provost shall:
(a) Act in the place of the Provost when the post of the Provost is vacant or if the Provost is, for any reason, absent or unable to perform his functions as the Provost or the Governing Council may from time to time assign to him.
(3) The Deputy Provost
(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 appointments; and
(b) May be re-appointed for one further period of two years and no more.
[Appointment of Registrar, Bursar, Librarian]
(ii) All other Senior Academic and Administrative staff of the College shall be appointed by the Council and or management in the absence of Governing Council on the recommendation of such a Committee of which the Provost shall be the Chairman as it may constitute for advising it.
(iii) The power to appoint intermediate and junior staff of the College shall be exercised by the Provost in conjunction with the intermediate and Junior Staff Appointment and Promotions Committee.
Conditions of Appointment
(ii) No member of the College staff shall be removed office unless he shall have been given reasons thereof and an opportunity to make representations.
(ii) A member of the staff of the College who cease to hold his office otherwise than by removal or misconduct shall be eligible for reappointment.
PART IX MISCELLANEOUS
(ii) The Chairman shall be an Ex-officio member of all Committees of the Council and the Board.
(iii) The Provost shall be an Ex-officio member of all Committees of the Governing Council and of the Board and of all Joint Committees.
(ii) The Provost may with the approval of the Council/Management expel a student for misconduct.
Common seal of the College
(ii) The common seal of the College shall not be used except upon the direction of the Council and shall be authenticated by the signature of the Chairman or some other persons in the manner specified by the statutes and shall be officially and judicially noticed.
(iii) The Council may make, add to, delete or otherwise amend the provisions of any statutes with approval of the Governor of the State and such provisions shall as so amended be published in the State Gazette.
(iv) The Military Administrator of the State may after consultation with the Council give to the Council directions of a general character as to the discharge by the Council of their functions in relation to matters appearing to the Governor to affect the public interest and the Council shall give effect to such directions.
(v) The Military Administrator may after consultation with the Council give to the Council specific directions for the purpose of remedying any defect which may be disclosed in the general arrangement of the Council for the discharge of their functions under this Edict and the Council shall give effect to such directions.
(vi) The Council shall afford the Governor facilities for obtaining information with respect to the property of the College and the functions of the Council and shall furnish him with returns, accounts and other information with respect thereto and afford him facilities for the verification of the information furnished in such manner and at such times as he may required.
(b) In any suit by or against the Council, the Council may be represented in court at any stage of proceedings by:
(i) A Legal Practitioner
(ii) A servant of the Council
(c) In this Section “suit” include an action initiated by writ of summons or in such other manner as may be prescribed by rules of court but does not include criminal proceedings.
PART X – SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS FOR THE
COUNCIL AND OTHER CONSTITUENT BODIES OF THE COLLEGE
Summoning of meetings of the Governing Council
[Power of Chairman to call meetings of Council]
[Presiding officer of meetings of Council]
(a) The Chairman of the Council shall, if present be the chairman of the meeting.
(b) If and so long as the Chairman is not present or if the office of the Chairman is vacant the members of the Governing Council who are present shall choose one of their member to be Chairman of the meeting.
Co-opted members [of Council]
(ii) Whereupon any special occasion the Board, the Finance and General Purposes Committee or any other Committee appointed under the provisions of this Edict desires to obtain any advice of any special information from any persons such person may be co-opted as a member of the particular Board or of the Committee for such meeting or meetings as may be required and such person whilst so co-opted shall have all the right and privileges of a member save that he shall not be entitled to vote on any question.
Transfer to the College service
(ii) Any officer who has not applied for the transfer as in sub-paragraph (1) above, or whose application Co-opted members has not been accepted and approved by the Council/Management, shall within the year revert back to the Civil Service of the State.
Special extension of secondment
(ii) The extension period for secondment under this paragraph shall be subject to the approval of the Public Service Commission of the State.
(ii) The Board and the Finance and General Purposes Committee may, with the approval of the Council, make similar standing orders as in sub-paragraph(1) of this paragraph and without prejudice to the generality of the said sub-paragraph the standing orders may make provisions for special meeting and elections of temporary Chairman.
No act or other proceedings of the Council, the Board or any Committee shall be invalid by reason only that:
(a) There is some defect in the appointment of a person purporting to be a member of any of the above bodies; or
(b) There is any vacancy among the members.
(ii) The Chairman, or in his absence the Deputy Chairman if any has been appointed for any Committee, may summon a meeting of the particular Committee.
(iii) The quorum for any meeting of:
(a) The Board shall be half of its total membership.
(b) The Finance and General Purposes Committee shall be the Chairman and three mother members of the Committee.
(c) Any other Committee shall be one-half of the total membership of the said Committee.
(iv) Every question before the Council or any other body established under the provisions of this Edict, at any meeting shall be determined by a majority of the members present.
(v) Each member present and voting at any meeting shall one vote but in the case of any equal division of votes the Chairman of the meeting may have a second or casting vote.
(vi) Where the Secretary is absent at a meeting of any of the bodies, established under this Edict, the Chairman may appoint suitable Senior Administrative Staff from the College to act as Secretary for that particular meeting.
(vii) The Secretary shall keep an accurate record of the meetings in the minutes book provided for such purposes.
(viii) The minutes of every meeting shall be signed by the Chairman of the meeting after it has been approved at the next meeting.
MADE AT LAFIA
THIS 10TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 1998
Nasarawa State of Nigeria
(This note does not form part of this Edict and has no legal effect)
The purpose of this Edict is to establish a College of Education, Akwanga and to repeal the Plateau State Advanced Teachers‟ College, Akwanga Edict No. 5 of 1978.
(1) Part II of the Edict provides for the powers, incorporation, functions and objectives of the College.
(2) Part III contains provision for the visitor to the College.
(3) Part IV contains provision for establishment of the College Governing Authority of the College.
(4) Part V contains provisions for the Academic Board of College.
(5) Part VI contains provision for the Finance and General Purpose Committee.
(6) Part VII contains provision for Principal Officers of the College.
(7) Part VIII contains provision for the appointment of staff.
(8) Part IX contains miscellaneous provisions.
(9) Part X contains supplementary provisions for the Council and other constituent bodies of the College.