CHAPTER 195
SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title.

   2.   [Omitted.]

   3.   Interpretation.

PART II
THE SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE

   4.   Establishment of University.

   5.   Official seal and signification of documents.

   6.   Objects and functions of the University.

PART III
AWARD OF DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, ETC.

   7.   Degrees, diplomas, etc.

   8.   Degrees honoris causa.

PART IV
THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE UNIVERSITY

(a) The Leadership of the University

   9.   Chancellor.

   10.   Vice-Chancellor.

   11.   Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

   12.   Registrar.

(b) The Council

   13.   The University Council.

   14.   Powers and duties of the Council.

   15.   Irregularity not to affect validity of proceedings.

(c) The Senate

   16.   The Senate.

   17.   Functions of the Senate.

(d) Faculties, Departments and Institutes

   18.   Faculties, Departments and Institutes.

(e) Boards and Committees

   19.   Faculty Boards.

   20.   Appointments Committee for academic staff.

   21.   Appointments Committee for administrative staff.

   22.   Council may establish other Boards and Committees.

(f) The Staff of the University

   23.   Staff and officers in the service of the University.

   24.   Terms and conditions of employment.

   25.   Academic Staff.

   26.   Deans and Directors.

   27.   Appointment of academic staff.

   28.   Administrative staff.

   29.   Appointment of administrative staff.

   30.   Performance of functions in absence of leading officers.

   31.   Termination of appointments and disciplinary action.

   32.   No dismissal without inquiry.

   33.   Delegation of functions.

(g) The Academic Staff Association

   34.   Establishment of association.

   35.   Functions of the association.

PART V
STUDENT DISCIPLINE

   36.   Interpretation.

   37.   Power of council to make by-laws.

   38.   Registrar to be disciplinary authority.

   39.   Registrar may delegate powers of disciplinary authority.

   40.   Procedure in disciplinary proceedings.

   41.   Cases of formal proceedings.

   42.   Cases of summary proceedings.

   43.   Disciplinary Appeals Committee.

   44.   Appeals.

   45.   Disciplinary offences not criminal offences.

   46.   Decisions not subject to review.

PART VI
CONSTITUENT COLLEGES

   47.   President may establish constituent colleges.

PART VII
THE CONVOCATION

   48.   The Convocation of the University.

   49.   Functions of the Convocation.

   50.   President of Convocation.

   51.   Meetings of the Convocation.

   52.   The Registrar to report to Council and Chancellor.

PART VIII
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

   53.   Council to be responsible for management of assets, etc.

   54.   Funds of University.

   55.   Power to invest.

   56.   Council may alter financial year.

   57.   Annual estimates.

   58.   Accounts and audit.

   59.   Vice-Chancellor's report.

   60.   Annual statement of accounts and Vice-Chancellor's report to be laid before National Assembly.

PART IX
THE LIBRARY

   61.   Establishment, location and status of the library.

   62.   National agricultural library system.

   63.   Functions of the library.

PART X
ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO LIBRARY

   64.   Vesting of management.

   65.   The Library Board.

   66.   Financial resources of the Library.

   67.   Deposit of books.

PART XI
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

   68.   Regulations.

   69.   By-laws.

   70.   Fees and allowances.

   71.   Chancellor may give directions.

   72.   Protection of members of Council, Senate, Convocation and Boards.

   73.   Proceedings of Senate or Board not to be invalid by reason of irregularity.

   74.   Transitional provisions.

SCHEDULES

CHAPTER 195
THE SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE ACT

An Act to establish the Sokoine University of Agriculture and the Sokoine National Library at Morogoro and to provide for related matters.

[1st July, 1984] *

Acts Nos.
6 of 1984
14 of 1984
21 of 1991

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-3)

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Sokoine University of Agriculture Act.

2.   Omitted

   [Omitted.]

3.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context requires otherwise–

   "academic staff" means members of the staff of the University described in section 25;

   "academic staff association" means the association of academic staff established by section 34;

   "administrative staff" means members of the staff of the University described in section 28;

   "annual estimates" means the estimates, other than supplementary estimates, prepared under section 57 in respect of any financial year;

   "appointing authority" in relation to a person holding any office created by or under this Act, means the person or body of persons vested with the power to appoint or elect that person to the office concerned;

   "appointment" in relation to the staff of the University, means an appointment of a person to the academic or administrative staff of the University and includes an appointment or promotion or transfer, and also includes an acting appointment;

   "Appointments Committee" means, in relation to an appointment to the academic staff or any matter relating to a member of the academic staff the Committee established by section 20, and in relation to an appointment to the administrative staff or any matter relating to a member of the administrative staff, the Committee established by section 21;

   "Board" means a Board or a Committee established under and in accordance with section 19, and includes an Appointment Committee, a Faculty Board, a Library Board established under section 65 the Disciplinary Appeals Committee established by section 43;

   "book" includes every part or division of any book, document, periodical, magazine, newspaper, pamphlet, music score, gramophone record, picture point, engraving, etching, deed, photograph, map, chart, plan, film, filmstrip, microfilm, slide or manuscript, and any other article or thing of a like nature, provided for the use of the public in the library or in any other library of any kind, whether or not it is the property of the University;

   "Chairman" means the Chairman of the Council;

   "Chancellor" means the Chancellor of the University referred to in section 9;

   "constituent college" means a college or other institution established or declared to be a constituent college of the University under section 47;

   "Convocation" means the Convocation of the University established by section 48;

   "Council" means the Council of the University established by section 13;

   "Dean" means the Dean of a Faculty;

   "Deputy Vice-Chancellor" means the Deputy Vice-Chancellor appointed under section 11;

   "Director" means the director of an Institute;

   "Disciplinary Appeals Committee" means the Committee established by section 43;

   "Faculty" means a Faculty of the University established by or under section 18;

   "Faculty Board" means a Faculty Board established in accordance with section 19;

   "financial year" means the financial year of the University as determined under section 56;

   "Institute" means an Institute established by or under this Act;

   "member" in relation to:

   (a)   the Council, means a member of the Council and includes the Chairman;

   (b)   a Board, means a member of the Board and includes the Chairman of the Board;

   (c)   the Senate, means a member of the Senate and includes the Chairman of the Senate;

   (d)   the Convocation, means a member of the Convocation and includes the President of the convocation;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for matters relating to higher education;

   "officer" means any person in the employ of the University but does not include the Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor or the Registrar;

   "Registrar" means the Registrar of the University appointed under section 12;

   "regulations" means regulations made under section 68;

   "salary" includes any overseas pay addition but does not include any allowance or other monetary benefit;

   "Senate" means the Senate of the University established by section 16;

   "student" means any person admitted to the University as a candidate for a degree, diploma, certificate or other award of the University;

   "Students' Organisation" means an organisation approved by the Chancellor as being an organisation representation of the students of the University;

   "University" means the Sokoine University of Agriculture established by section 4;

   "Vice-Chancellor" means the Vice-Chancellor of the University appointed under section 10.

PART II
THE SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE (ss 4-6)

4.   Establishment of University Act No. 14 of 1984 s. 4">

   (1) There is established a University to be known as the Sokoine University of Agriculture.

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

   (a)   have perpetual succession and an official seal;

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

   (c)   be capable of purchasing and acquiring in any other way, and of alienating any movable or immovable property;

   (d)   have power to borrow such sums as it may require for its purposes.

5.   Official seal and signification of documents

   (1) The official seal of the University shall be kept in such custody as the Council directs and shall not be used except in accordance with an order or direction of the Council.

   (2) The official seal of the University shall be authenticated by the signature of the Vice-Chancellor, or of one other member of the Council authorised in that behalf by the Council, and that of the Registrar.

   (3) The official seal of the University shall, when affixed to any document and duly authenticated under this section, be judicially and officially noticed and, unless the contrary is proved, any necessary order or authorisation of the Council under this section shall be presumed to have been duly given.

6.   Objects and functions of the University

   The objects and functions of the University shall be–

   (a)   to provide facilities for university education in the fields of or connected with agricultural sciences, including technological and professional agricultural education, and for research, either directly or through the medium of connected schools or institutes;

   (b)   to assist in the preservation, transmission, dissemination and enhancement of knowledge in the fields of agriculture; fisheries, forestry, veterinary and allied or complementary sciences;

   (c)   to create a sense of public responsibility for rural development among the educated, and to promote respect for learning and pursuit of truth;

   (d)   to prepare students to work with the workers and peasants of Tanzania in the agricultural, wildlife, livestock and allied sectors for purposes of the better development and strengthening of the national economy;

   (e)   to assume responsibility within the United Republic for higher level education in agriculture, fisheries, forestry, veterinary and allied or complementary sciences, and for that purpose to make provision for places and centres of learning, education, training and research;

   (f)   to conduct examinations for, and to grant, degrees, diplomas, certificates and other awards of the University;

   (g)   to initiate and conduct basic and applied research in the field of land use, crop and livestock production, fisheries, natural resources and allied sciences, mechanical arts and technology, and to promote the integration of the research with training and agricultural extension services;

   (h)   to develop, promote and undertake the provision of adult and continuing education alongside the teaching of regularly enrolled students designed to secure the development and dissemination of various applied sciences and technologies required for the enhancement of the rural economy and the efficacious solution of the economic and social problems of rural areas of the United Republic;

   (i)   to develop and maintain a reference library and provide library services in agricultural sciences and related disciplines for the benefit of the University community and the people of Tanzania generally;

   (j)   to co-operate with national and international institutions in the initiation and conduct of co-operative research and training programmes for the mutual benefit of the cooperating institutions and the United Republic;

   (k)   to co-operate with the Government of the United Republic, the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, the people of Tanzania and any person or body of persons within or outside the United Republic to secure the planned and orderly development and application of agricultural and allied sciences, and for the better performance of the functions of the University.

PART III
AWARD OF DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, ETC. (ss 7-8)

7.   Degrees, diplomas, etc.

   (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the University may confer the degrees of Bachelor, Master, Doctor and such other degrees as may be prescribed.

   (2) The University may grant diplomas, certificates or other awards–

   (a)   to persons in respect of courses of study provided by the University and approved by the Senate; or

   (b)   to persons who, in the opinion of the Senate, are entitled to receive such diplomas, certificates or other awards.

8.   Degrees honoris causa

   Section 7 shall apply to the degree of Doctor honoris causa which the Senate may, with the approval of the Chancellor, wish to confer upon any person who, in the opinion of the Senate, has rendered distinguished service in the advancement of any branch of learning or has otherwise rendered himself worthy of such a degree.

PART IV
THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE UNIVERSITY (ss 9-35)

(a) The Leadership of the University (ss 9-12)

9.   Chancellor

   (1) The President of the United Republic shall, unless he sees fit to appoint some other person to the office of Chancellor, be the Chancellor of the University.

   (2) A person who is appointed by the President to be the Chancellor shall hold office for such period and upon such terms and conditions as may be specified in the instrument of his appointment, subject to subsection (1).

   (3) The Chancellor shall–

   (a)   be the Head of the University and shall, in the name of the University, confer all degrees, diplomas, certificates and other awards of the University;

   (b)   have the right, from time to time, to direct an inspection of the University or an inquiry into the teaching, research or any other work of the University;

   (c)   have power to arrange for visitation to the University in such manner as may be appropriate or prescribed;

   (d)   provide such advice and guidance to the Council as he may consider necessary or desirable for the betterment of the University.

   (4) The Chancellor shall have such other functions as are conferred upon him by this Act.

   (5) Whenever the Chancellor is absent from the United Republic or is for any other reason unable to perform the functions of his office, the President or any person authorised by him in that behalf may appoint a person to perform the functions of the office of Chancellor during such absence or in inability.

10.   Vice-Chancellor

   (1) There shall be a Vice-Chancellor of the University who shall be appointed by the President after consultation with the Council; save that it shall not be necessary for the President to consult the Council for the purposes of the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor to be first appointed immediately after the commencement of this Act.

   (2) The Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for such period as the President may determine and upon such terms and conditions as shall be specified in the instrument of his appointment.

   (3) The Vice-Chancellor shall be the principal executive officer of the University and shall be responsible to the Council for the implementation of the decisions of the Council.

   (4) The Vice-Chancellor shall have such functions as are conferred upon him by this Act or as may be prescribed.

11.   Deputy Vice-Chancellor

   (1) There shall be a Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University who shall be appointed by the President, after consultation with the Vice-Chancellor, from amongst the professors of the University.

   (2) The Deputy Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for such period as the President may determine and upon such terms and conditions as shall be specified in the instrument of his appointment.

   (3) The Deputy Vice-Chancellor shall be the principal assistant and responsible to the Vice-Chancellor in all matters pertaining to the academic activities and life of the University.

   (4) The Deputy Vice-Chancellor shall have such other functions as are conferred upon him by this Act or as may be prescribed.

12.   Registrar

   (1) There shall be a Registrar of the University who shall be appointed by the President, after consultation with the Vice-Chancellor, and shall be a person who, in the opinion of the President has proven administrative experience and is otherwise able to act effectively in the office.

   (2) The Registrar shall hold office for such period as the President may determine and upon such terms and conditions as shall be specified in the instrument of his appointment.

   (3) The Registrar shall be the principal assistant and responsible to the Vice-Chancellor in all matters pertaining to the administration of the University, including the administration of the funds and other assets of the University.

   (4) The Registrar shall be the Secretary to the Council and the Senate.

   (5) The Registrar shall have such other functions as are conferred upon him by this Act or as may be prescribed.

(b) The Council (ss 13-15)

13.   The University Council

   (1) There shall be a Council of the University which shall consist of–

   (a)   the Chairman who shall be appointed by the President;

   (b)   the Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor who shall be members ex officio;

   (c)   seven members who shall be appointed by the Chancellor, two of whom after consultation with the Vice-Chancellor;

   (d)   three members who shall be appointed by the Minister;

   (e)   three members who shall be appointed by the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar;

   (f)   one member who shall be appointed by the Minister responsible for livestock development;

   (g)   one member who shall be appointed by the Minister responsible for natural resources;

   (h)   one member who shall be appointed by the Minister responsible for finance;

   (i)   one member who shall be appointed by the Minister responsible for economic planning;

   (j)   one member who shall be appointed by the Minister responsible for manpower development;

   (k)   two members who shall be appointed by the Minister responsible for agriculture;

   (l)   one member who shall be appointed by the Executive Council of Trade Union;

   (m)   two members who shall be appointed by the Apex organisation of co-operative unions in Tanzania;

   (n)   three members who shall be elected by the National Assembly from amongst the members of the National Assembly;

   (o)   ten members who shall be elected by the Senate, six of whom shall be elected from amongst the academic staff of the University;

   (p)   one member who shall be elected by the Convocation;

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