ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1. Short title.
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORT
3. Establishment of Institute.
4. Objects and functions of the Institute.
6. Powers and duties of the Council.
7. Rules by Council.
8. Principal of the Institute.
9. Appointment of other employees.
10. Examination Board.
11. Functions of the Board.
12. Funds of the Institute.
13. Power to borrow.
14. Annual and supplementary budget.
16. Accounts and audit.
17. Principal's report.
18. Annual statement of accounts and report to be laid before National Assembly.
19. Remuneration of members of the Council.
20. Delegation of powers by the Council.
21. Liabilities of member of the Council.
23. Transition and saving of rules and regulations.
24. Consequential provisions.
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORT ACT
An Act to establish the National Institute of Transport and to provide for related matters.
[1st July, 1983]
[Part II: 1st January, 1976]
Act No. 24 of 1982
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-2)
This Act may be cited as the National Institute of Transport Act.
In this Act, unless the context other requires–
"Corporation" means the National Transport Corporation established by the National Transport Corporation (Establishment) Order *.
"Council" means the Council of the Institute established under section 5;
"Examination Board" means the Examination Board of the Institute established by section 10;
"Institute" means the National Institute of Transport established by section 3;
"Minister" means the Minister responsible for Transport;
"Principal" means the Principal of the Institute appointed under section 8.
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORT (ss 3-4)
(1) There is hereby established an Institute known as the National Institute of Transport.
(2) The Institute shall be a body corporate and shall–
(a) have a perpetual succession and an official seal;
(b) in its corporate name, be capable of suing or being sued;
(c) be capable of holding, purchasing or otherwise acquiring in any other way, any movable property, and of disposing of any of its property.
The functions of the Institute shall be–
(a) to provide facilities for the study of and training in, the principles, procedures and techniques of transport management, automobile mechanics, transport operations, physical distribution and such other related subjects as the Council may decide;
(b) to conduct training programmes in the subject specified in paragraph (a) and in such other related subject as the Council may decide;
(c) to engage in research into theoretical, operational and organisational problems and training needs in the subjects specified in paragraph (a) and in the transport sector in general, and to evaluate the results achieved by the Institute's training programmes;
(d) to provide consultancy services to the Government, parastatal bodies and such other bodies or persons as may be necessary;
(e) to sponsor, arrange or provide facilities for conferences and seminars;
(f) to establish departments within the Institute for the organisation and administration of its work and activities;
(g) to conduct professional examinations and to grant professional diplomas, certificates of different types and other awards of the Institute;
(h) to do all such acts and things and enter into all such contracts and transactions, as are, in the opinion of the Council, expedient or necessary for the proper and efficient discharge of the functions of the Institute;
(i) to arrange for the publication and general dissemination of materials produced in connection with the work and activities of the Institute;
(j) to establish and foster closer association with other institutions of higher learning.
ADMINISTRATION (ss 5-9)
(1) There shall be a Council of the National Institute of Transport.
(2) The provisions of the First Schedule shall have effect as to the composition of the Council, tenure of office of its members, the proceedings of the Council and other matters in relation to the Council and its members as provided therein.
(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Government and control of the Institute shall be vested in the Council.
(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the Council shall have power–
(a) to administer the property of the Institute, both movable and immovable;
(b) to administer the funds and other assets of the Institute;
(c) to signify the acts of the Institute by use of the official seal;
(d) on behalf of the Institute, to receive gifts, donations, grants or other moneys and to make disbursements to other persons or bodies;
(e) subject to the provisions of this Act, to appoint such officers of the Institute as it may deem necessary; and
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