CHAPTER 346
UNIVERSITY OF DAR-ES-SALAAM ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
THE UNIVERSITY OF DAR-ES-SALAAM

   3.   Establishment of University.

   4.   Objects and functions of University.

PART III
AWARDS OF DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, ETC.

   5.   Degrees, diplomas, certificates and other awards.

   6.   Honour degrees.

PART IV
ADMINISTRATION

(a) The Chancellor and Other Senior Officers

   7.   Chancellor.

   8.   Vice-Chancellor.

   9.   Chief Academic Officer.

   10.   Chief Administrative Officer.

(b) The Council

   11.   University Council.

   12.   Powers and duties of Council.

   13.   Secretary.

   14.   Proceedings not to be invalid by reason of irregularity.

(c) Boards and Committees

   15.   Faculty Boards.

   16.   Appointments Committee for academic staff.

   17.   Appointments Committee for administrative staff.

   18.   Council may establish other Boards and Committees.

(d) The Senate

   19.   Senate.

   20.   Functions of Senate.

(e) Faculties, Departments and Institutes

   21.   Faculties, Departments and Institutes.

(f) The Staff of the University

   22.   Academic Staff.

   23.   Deans and Directors.

   24.   Appointments of members of academic staff other than Deans.

   25.   Vice-Chancellor may make acting appointments.

   26.   Administrative staff.

   27.   Constitution and abolition of offices.

   28.   Appointments of administrative staff.

   29.   Termination of appointment and disciplinary action.

   30.   Delegation of functions.

   31.   Provisions of Second Schedule to have effect until Regulations made.

   32.   No officer to be dismissed without inquiry.

   33.   Terms and conditions of employment.

PART V
DISCIPLINE

   34.   Interpretation.

   35.   Council may make by-laws.

   36.   Chief Administrative Officer to be disciplinary authority.

   37.   Chief Administrative Officer may delegate his powers as disciplinary authority.

   38.   Appeals Committee.

   39.   Appeals.

   40.   Decisions not subject to review.

   41.   Section 72 of Cap. 1 not to apply.

PART VI
CONVOCATION

   42.   Convocation of University.

   43.   Functions of Convocation.

   44.   President of Convocation.

   45.   Meetings of Convocation.

   46.   Chief Administrative Officer to report to Council and Chancellor.

PART VII
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

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

   48.   Funds of University.

   49.   Power to invest.

   50.   Council may alter financial year.

   51.   Annual estimates.

   52.   Accounts and audit.

   53.   Vice-Chancellor's report.

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

PART VIII
CONSTITUENT COLLEGES

   55.   President may establish constituent colleges.

PART IX
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

   56.   University Grants Committee.

   57.   Regulations.

   58.   Fees and allowances.

   59.   Chancellor may give directions.

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

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

   62.   Transitional provisions.

SCHEDULES

CHAPTER 346
THE UNIVERSITY OF DAR-ES-SALAAM ACT

An Act to establish the University of Dar-es-Salaam and to provide for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

[1st July, 1970]
[s. 1]

Acts Nos.
12 of 1970
23 of 1978
5 of 1991
8 of 1993

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-2)

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the University of Dar-es-Salaam Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context requires otherwise–

   "academic staff" shall have the meaning assigned to that term by section 22;

   "administrative staff" shall have the meaning assigned to that term by section 26;

   "appointing authority" in relation to any member of the Council means the person or body of persons by whom such member was appointed or elected to the Council;

   "appointment" in relation to the staff of the University means appointment of a person to the academic staff or the administrative staff of the University and includes an appointment on 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 16, 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 17;

   "Board" means a Board or a Committee established under and in accordance with the provisions of section 18 and includes an Appointments Committee, a Faculty Board, the Appeals Committee established by section 38 and the University Grants Committees established by section 56;

   "Chairman" means the Chairman of the Council;

   "Chancellor" means the Chancellor of the University;

   "Chief Academic Officer" means the Chief Academic Officer appointed under section 9;

   "Chief Administrative Officer" means the Chief Administrative Officer appointed under section 10;

   "constituent college" means a college established under section 55;

   "Convocation" means the Convocation established by section 42;

   "Council" means the Council of the University of Dar-es-Salaam established by section 11;

   "Dean" means the Dean of a Faculty;

   "Director" means a Director of an institute;

   "Faculty" means a Faculty of the University established by or in accordance with the provisions of section 21;

   "Faculty Board" means a Faculty Board established in accordance with section 15;

   "financial year" means, subject to the provisions of section 50, the period of twelve months commencing on 1st July in any year and expiring on 30th June in the following year;

   "institute" means an institute established by or under section 21;

   "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 Higher Education;

   "officer" means any person in the employment of the University but does not include the Vice-Chancellor, the Chief Academic Officer or the Chief Administrative Officer;

   "regulations" means regulations made under section 57;

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

   "Secretary" means the officer appointed by the Council to be the Secretary of the Council;

   "Senate" means the Senate of the University established by section 19;

   "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 representative of the students of the University;

   "University" means the University of Dar-es-Salaam established by section 3;

   "Vice-Chancellor" means the Vice-Chancellor of the University appointed under section 8.

PART II
THE UNIVERSITY OF DAR-ES-SALAAM (ss 3-4)

3.   Establishment of University

   (1) There is hereby established a University to be known as the University of Dar-es-Salaam.

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

   (a)   have perpetual succession and common seal;

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

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

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

4.   Objects and functions of University

   The objects and functions of the University shall be to–

   (a)   preserve, transmit and enhance knowledge for the benefit of the people of Tanzania in accordance with the principles accepted by the people of Tanzania;

   (b)   create a sense of public responsibility in the educated and to promote respect for learning and pursuit of truth;

   (c)   prepare students to work with the people of Tanzania for the benefit of the nation;

   (d)   assume responsibility for University education within the United Republic and to make provision for places and centres of learning, education, training and research;

   (e)   co-operate with the Government of the United Republic and the people of Tanzania in the planned and orderly development of education in the United Republic;

   (f)   stimulate and promote intellectual and cultural development of the United Republic for the benefit of the people of Tanzania; and

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

PART III
AWARDS OF DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, ETC. (ss 5-6)

5.   Degrees, diplomas, certificates and other awards

   It shall be lawful for the University to–

   (a)   confer the degrees of Bachelor, Master, Doctor and any other degrees which may be prescribed; or

   (b)   grant diplomas or certificates or other awards to persons–

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

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

6.   Honour degrees

   The provisions of section 5 shall apply respectively to the degree of Master or Doctor honoris causa which the Senate, with the approval of the Chancellor, may 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
ADMINISTRATION (ss 7-33)

(a) The Chancellor and Other Senior Officers (ss 7-10)

7.   Chancellor Act No. 8 of 1993 Sch.">

   (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) Any 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) of this section.

   (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 of the University in such manner as may be appropriate or prescribed; and

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

   (4) The Chancellor shall have any other functions which 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 that absence or inability.

8.   Vice-Chancellor Act No. 8 of 1993 Sch.">

   (1) There shall be a Vice-Chancellor of the University who shall be appointed by the President.

   (2) The Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for such period and on the terms and conditions which the President may determine.

   (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 other functions as are conferred upon him by this Act or as may be prescribed.

9.   Chief Academic Officer Act No. 8 of 1993 Sch.">

   (1) There shall be a Chief Academic Officer of the University who shall be appointed by the President after consultation with the Vice-Chancellor.

   (2) The Chief Academic Officer shall hold office for such period and on the terms and conditions which the President may determine.

   (3) The Chief Academic Officer shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor in relation to all matters pertaining to the academic activities of the University.

   (4) The Chief Academic Officer shall have any other functions which are conferred upon him by this Act or as may be prescribed.

10.   Chief Administrative Officer

   (1) There shall be a Chief Administrative Officer of the University who shall be appointed by the President after consultation with the Vice-Chancellor.

   (2) The Chief Administrative Officer shall hold office for such period and on the terms and conditions which the President may determine.

   (3) The Chief Administrative Officer shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor in respect of all administrative matters pertaining to the University.

   (4) The Chief Administrative Officer shall have any other functions as are conferred upon him by this Act or as may be prescribed.

(b) The Council (ss 11-14)

11.   University Council

   (1) There shall be a Council of the University of Dar-es-Salaam which shall be composed of–

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

   (b)   the Vice-Chancellor who shall be an ex officio member;

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

   (d)   three members who shall be appointed by the Minister responsible for Higher Education;

   (e)   one member who shall be appointed by the Minister responsible for Finance;

   (f)   one member who shall be appointed by the Minister responsible for Economic Affairs and Development Planning;

   (g)   one member who shall be appointed by the Executive Council of the Trade Unions established by the Trade Unions Act *;

   (h)   two members who shall be appointed by the Halmashauri Kuu (the General Committee) of the Co-operative Union of Tanganyika Limited;

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

   (j)   three members who shall be elected by the Senate;

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

   (l)   five members who shall be elected by the Students' Organisation.

   (2) The provisions of the First Schedule to this Act shall have effect as to the tenure of office of the members of the Council, termination of their appointment, the proceedings of the Council and other matters in relation to the Council and its members as provided for in the said Schedule.

12.   Powers and duties of Council

   (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the government and control of the University 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 properties of the University, both movable and immovable;

   (b)   to administer the funds and other assets of the University;

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