CHAPTER 129
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
THE COUNCIL

   3.   Establishment of the Council.

   4.   Composition of the Council.

   5.   Powers and functions of the Council.

   6.   Grant of autonomy.

PART III
BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

   7.   Boards and Committees.

   8.   Members of Boards.

   9.   Functions of the Board.

   10.   Appointment of Committees.

PART IV
AWARDS OF THE COUNCIL

   11.   Awards.

   12.   Consideration for awards.

PART V
ADMINISTRATION

   13.   The Secretariat.

   14.   Duties of the Secretariat.

   15.   Termination of members of the Secretariat.

PART VI
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

   16.   Funds of the Council.

   17.   Annual budget estimates.

   18.   Investments of the Council.

   19.   Accounts and audit.

   20.   Report to be laid before the Parliament.

PART VII
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

   21.   Fees and allowances.

   22.   Directions.

   23.   Protection of members.

   24.   Regulations.

SCHEDULE

CHAPTER 129
THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION ACT

An Act to establish the National Council for Technical Education and to provide for other matters related to it.

[1st July, 1997]
[G.N. No. 773 of 1997]

Act No. 9 of 1997

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-2)

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the National Council for Technical Education Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context requires otherwise–

   "academic staff" means staff engaged by a technical institution for the purposes of teaching;

   "award" means an award to be granted by the Council under section 5;

   "Board" means a Board established by the Council pursuant to Section 7;

   "Chairman" means the Chairman of the Council appointed under section 4;

   "Committee" means the Committee appointed by the Board under section 10;

   "Council" means the National Council for Technical Education established under section 3;

   "course" means a course as approved by the Council and leading to award of the Council;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for science and technology;

   "Moderator" means a senior suitably qualified person appointed by the Council to ensure it that the standards of its awards are being maintained and that the assessment has been conducted fairly and to report accordingly to the council;

   "Secretariat" means the Secretariat established under section 13;

   "Secretary" means Executive Secretary appointed by the Council under section 13;

   "staff" includes academic, technical and administrative staff employed by a given technical institution;

   "student" means a person admitted by a Technical Institution as a Candidate for an award of the Council;

   "technical education" means education and training undertaken by students to equip them to play roles requiring higher levels of skill, knowledge and understanding and in which they take responsibility for their area of specialisation;

   "technical institution" means an institution registered by the Council and accredited to deliver courses leading to the awards of the Council.

PART II
THE COUNCIL (ss 3-6)

3.   Establishment of the Council

   (1) There is hereby established a body to be known as the National Council for Technical Education.

   (2) The Council shall be a body corporate and shall–

   (a)   have perpetual succession and a common seal;

   (b)   in its corporate name be capable of suing and being sued;

   (c)   be capable of purchasing or otherwise acquiring and of alienating or disposing of any movable or immovable property;

   (d)   have power to lend or borrow any sums of money which it may require for its purposes;

   (e)   be capable of entering into contracts; and

   (f)   have power to perform all other acts and things which are necessary for the proper performance of its functions or which may be performed under this Act.

4.   Composition of the Council

   (1) The Council shall consist of–

   (a)   a Chairman who shall be appointed by the President, on the advice of the Minister; and

   (b)   not more than nine other members who shall be appointed by the Minister.

   (2) The Minister shall appoint members of the Council from amongst persons having the qualifications and pursuant to the procedures set out in the Schedule to this Act.

   (3) The provisions of the Schedule shall have effect as to the qualifications and tenure of office of Council Members termination of their appointments, the proceedings of the Council and other matters in relation to the Council and its members.

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