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ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY IN UGANDA ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

 

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

   1.   Interpretation.

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY.

   2.   Establishment.

   3.   Members of the university.

   4.   Location of the university.

PART III
OBJECTS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY.

   5.   Objects and functions of the university.

   6.   Teaching languages at the university.

PART IV
CONSTITUENT FACULTIES AND INSTITUTES OF THE UNIVERSITY.

   7.   Faculties and institutes of the university.

   8.   Compulsory teaching of Arabic and Islamic studies in certain faculties.

PART V
STRUCTURE AND AUTHORITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY.

General.

   9.   Authorities of the university.

The council.

   10.   The council.

   11.   Membership of the council.

   12.   Tenure of office of members of the council.

   13.   Functions of the council and its chairperson.

   14.   Meetings of the council.

   15.   Decision by circulation of papers.

   16.   Remuneration of members of the council.

   17.   Committees of the council.

   18.   Validity of proceedings of the council.

Executive board.

   19.   Executive board.

   20.   Functions of the executive board.

   21.   Meetings of the executive board.

Rector.

   22.   Rector.

   23.   Functions of the rector.

Vice rectors.

   24.   Vice rectors.

   25.   Functions of the vice rectors.

PART VI
SECRETARY, REGISTRAR, BURSAR, COORDINATOR, ENGINEER AND LIBRARIAN OF THE UNIVERSITY.

Secretary.

   26.   Secretary.

   27.   Functions of the secretary.

Registrar.

   28.   Registrar.

   29.   Functions of the registrar.

Bursar.

   30.   Bursar.

   31.   Functions of the bursar.

Coordinator.

   32.   Coordinator.

   33.   Functions of the coordinator.

Engineer.

   34.   Engineer.

   35.   Functions of the engineer.

Librarian.

   36.   Librarian.

   37.   Functions of the librarian.

PART VII
STRUCTURE OF FACULTIES AND INSTITUTES.

Faculty members.

   38.   Faculty members.

   39.   Visiting faculty members.

   40.   Deans of faculties and directors of institutes.

   41.   Deputy dean and deputy director.

Boards of faculties and institutes.

   42.   Boards of faculties and institutes.

   43.   Functions of the board of a faculty or institute.

   44.   Meetings of the board of a faculty or institute.

Departments of faculties and institutes.

   45.   Departments of faculties and institutes.

   46.   Boards of departments.

   47.   Head of department.

   48.   Functions of departments.

   49.   Tutors.

PART VIII
STAFF OF THE UNIVERSITY.

   50.   Appointment and control of staff.

   51.   Appointment of academic staff.

   52.   Appointment of administrative staff.

   53.   Delegation of power to appoint staff.

PART IX
FINANCE.

   54.   Investment of funds.

   55.   Borrowing powers.

   56.   Budget.

   57.   Financial year.

   58.   Estimates.

   59.   Accounts.

   60.   Audit.

PART X
IMMUNITIES AND PRIVILEGES OF THE UNIVERSITY.

   61.   Immunities and privileges of the university.

   62.   Agreement to have force of law.

   63.   Regulations by Minister.

   64.   Interpretation of Part X.

PART XI
GENERAL.

   65.   Admission of students.

   66.   Common seal and execution of contracts, etc.

   67.   Service of documents.

   68.   Annual report.

   69.   University statutes.

   70.   Amendment of the Act.

   71.   Dissolution of the university.

 

      Schedule   Agreement establishing Islamic University in Uganda.

 

CHAPTER 131
ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY IN UGANDA ACT.

Commencement: 7 December, 1990.

   An Act to establish the Islamic University in Uganda; to provide for its constitution, objects, functions, administration, immunities and privileges; and for other purposes connected with the foregoing.

 

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

 

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "academic staff" has the meaning assigned to it by section 51;

   (b)   "academic year" means a period determined by the council under section 13;

   (c)   "administrative staff" means the secretary, the registrar, the bursar, the coordinator, the engineer and such other members of staff not engaged in teaching or research as the council may from time to time determine;

   (d)   "appointments committee" means the appointments committee appointed under section 50;

   (e)   "bursar" means the bursar of the university appointed under section 30;

   (f)   "chairperson" means the chairperson of the council elected under section 11;

   (g)   "coordinator" means the coordinator of the university appointed under section 32;

   (h)    "council" means the university council established under section 9;

   (i)   "dean" means the dean of a faculty elected under section 40;

   (j)   "deputy dean" means the deputy dean elected under section 41;

   (k)   "deputy director" means the deputy director elected under section 41;

   (l)   "director" means the director of an institute elected under section 40;

   (m)   "East Africa" means Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania;

   (n)   "engineer" means the engineer of the university appointed under section 34;

   (o)   "executive board" means the executive board established by section 9;

   (p)   "faculty" means a faculty established by or under section 7;

   (q)   "faculty members" has the meaning assigned to it in section 38;

   (r)   "financial year" means a continuous period of 12 months prescribed under section 57;

   (s)   "general secretariat" means the general secretariat of the organisation;

   (t)   "institute" means an institute established by the council under section 7;

   (u)   "librarian" means the librarian of the university appointed under section 36;

   (v)   "member State" means a member State of the organisation;

   (w)   "Minister" means the Minister to whom responsibility for this Act has for the time being been assigned by the President;

   (x)   "organisation" means the Organisation of the Islamic Conference;

   (y)   "rector" means the rector of the university appointed under section 22;

   (z)   "registrar" means the registrar of the university appointed under section 28;

   (aa)   "secretary" means the secretary of the university appointed under section 26;

   (bb)   "secretary general" means the secretary general of the organisation;

   (cc)   "statute" means a statute made by the council under section 69;

   (dd)   "student" means a person accepted by the university for study or research on a regular basis and in accordance with statutes made by the council;

   (ee)   "university" means the Islamic university in Uganda established by section 2;

   (ff)   "vice rector" means a vice rector of the university appointed under section 24.

 

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY.

 

2.   Establishment.

   (1) There is established in Uganda a university to be known as the Islamic University in Uganda.

   (2) The university shall be a body corporate, shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue or be sued in its corporate name.

   (3) The university may, for any purpose in connection with its objects and functions under this Act, purchase, hold, mortgage and dispose of any property, whether movable or immovable, and may enter into any contract and other transactions as may be expedient, and may do or suffer any other act or thing as in law may be done or suffered by a body corporate, subject to this Act.

 

3.   Members of the university.

   The members of the university are—

   (a)   members of the council;

   (b)   members of the executive board;

   (c)   the rector;

   (d)   the vice rectors;

   (e)   the secretary, registrar, bursar, coordinator, engineer and librarian;

   (f)   deans of faculties and directors of institutes;

   (g)   deputy deans of faculties and deputy directors of institutes;

   (h)   faculty members and other academic staff;

   (i)   students of the university; and

   (j)   such other members of the staff of the university or of any body formally admitted into association with the university as the council may, subject to this Act, determine.

 

4.   Location of the university.

   The seat of the university shall be at Mbale in the Republic of Uganda, but the university may establish a branch of the university in any other part of Uganda or in any other African country or both.

 

PART III
OBJECTS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY.

 

5.   Objects and functions of the university.

   (1) The objects and functions of the university are—

   (a)   to function as an academic and cultural institution within the organisation in accordance with this Act;

   (b)   to promote and enhance the civilisation and scientific influence of Islam, to promote culture and science among African peoples and to contribute to rapport and solidarity between such peoples;

   (c)   to give special care to Islamic studies and research, teach Arabic and make maximum contribution to the spread of Islamic culture in African countries;

   (d)   to enable African countries to assimilate science and technology, to acquire scientific and technological know-how and to use it in the best interests of African countries and their peoples;

   (e)   to train adequate manpower and secure the necessary methods for higher education, scientific research and advanced studies in the various fields of science, arts and learning generally; and

   (f)   to promote cultural, sports, social and scientific activities within the university.

   (2) Without prejudice to the general effect of subsection (1), the university may—

   (a)   award its own degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic awards; and

   (b)   carry on such other activities as may appear to the council to be incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objects specified in subsection (1).

 

6.   Teaching languages at the university.

   Subject to this Act, teaching at the university shall be conducted in English and in Arabic as shall be determined by the council in the case of any subject or any course of study.

 

PART IV
CONSTITUENT FACULTIES AND INSTITUTES OF THE UNIVERSITY.

 

7.   Faculties and institutes of the university.

   (1) The council shall, at such times and places at it may think fit, establish in the university such faculties and institutes as may appear to it expedient having regard to available resources of the university.

   (2) In the first instance, the university shall have the following faculties—

   (a)   a faculty of Islamic studies and Arabic language;

   (b)   a faculty of education;

   (c)   a faculty of medicine;

   (d)   a faculty of social studies; and

   (e)   a faculty of business studies and public administration.

   (3) The council may, at any time, replace or modify any faculty or institute established by or under this Act.

 

8.   Compulsory teaching of Arabic and Islamic studies in certain faculties.

   (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2), the teaching of Arabic and Islamic studies shall be compulsory to all students; and passing in those subjects shall be a prerequisite to the award of a degree, diploma or certificate or other award by the university.

   (2) Subsection (1) shall not have the effect of requiring the passing in Arabic and Islamic studies in the case of awards in respect of medicine, engineering, agriculture, veterinary science and any other subject prescribed by the council.

 

PART V
STRUCTURE AND AUTHORITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY.

 

GENERAL.

 

9.   Authorities of the university.

   Subject to this Act, the following authorities shall be charged with the administration of the university—

   (a)   the university council;

   (b)   the executive board; and

   (c)   the rectorship of the university.

 

THE COUNCIL.

 

10.   The council.

   The council shall be the supreme organ of the university responsible for overall administration of the university and for ensuring the due implementation of the objects and functions of the university.

 

11.   Membership of the council.

   (1) The council shall be composed of 16 members as follows—

   (a)   five persons appointed by the secretary general from among persons who are Muslims of outstanding academic and scientific attainment and also from among Muslims who are considered to be eminent personalities in the Muslim world in each case irrespective of their nationalities;

   (b)   five persons appointed by the Government of Uganda;

   (c)   the secretary general or a senior official of the general secretariat appointed by the secretary general;

   (d)   the chairperson of the Permanent Council of the Islamic Solidarity Fund or the chairperson's representative who shall be a member of the permanent council;

   (e)   the chairperson of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council or the chairperson's representative;

   (f)   the rector;

   (g)   the vice rector responsible for academic matters;

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