Sokoine University of Agriculture Charter

Sokoine University of Agriculture Charter

SUA Charter

Title

PART I

PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

1.Citation

2.Interpretation

PART II

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

3.Establishment vesting of rights, assets and liabilities

4.Vision and mission of the University

5.Objects and functions of the University

6.Powers

7.Membership of the University

PART III

ADMINISTRATION OF THE UNIVERSITY

8.The Chancellor

9.The Vice Chancellor

10.Deputy Vice Chancellors

11.Principals of University Colleges

12.Deputy Principals of University Colleges

13.Dean of Students

14.Deans of Schools and Faculties

15.Directors of Institutes, the Library, Centres and Directorates

16.Deputy Deans and Deputy Directors of Institutes, the Library, Centres and Directorates

17.Staff of the University

18.The Council

19.The Senate

20.Constituent, Connected, Adopted and other Affiliated Institutions

21.Campus College, Schools, Faculties, Institutes, the Library,

PART IV

ASSOCIATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS

22.Staff Associations

23.The Convocation and Alumni Associations

24.The Students’ Organization, Other Students’ Organizations and Affairs

PART V

SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATIONS

25.Rules in Schedules to prescribe or regulate

26.Power of the Council to make Rules

27.What Rules in the Schedules may direct

28.Procedure of Council in making rules

29.Power of Senate to make By-laws

30.Revocation and amendment of Charter

PART VI

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

31.No gender discrimination

32.Gender balance principle to be observed

33.No test of religion, race, ethnicity and disability

34.Provision of suitable environment for teaching and learning

35.Prohibition on declaration of dividend

THE SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE CHARTER, 2007

WHEREAS The Sokoine University of Agriculture, established under the Sokoine University of Agriculture Act, 1984, which has been repealed by the Universities Act, 2005, has applied to the Tanzania Commission for Universities for the grant of a Charter in the manner prescribed under the Universities Act, 2005 and Regulations made thereunder;

AND WHEREAS the Tanzania Commission for Universities has visited and inspected the said University and is satisfied that the objects of the University are consistent with the advancement of university education in Tanzania;

AND WHEREAS the Tanzania Commission for Universities is also satisfied that Sokoine University of Agriculture has complied with the provisions of the Universities Act, 2005 and the Universities (Chartering, Registration and Accreditation Procedures) Regulations, 2006, G.N. No. 39 of 2006;

AND WHEREAS the Tanzania Commission for Universities after being satisfied with the University’s draft Charter submitted it to the Minister responsible for Higher Education, with a recommendation that Sokoine University of Agriculture, be granted the Charter; AND WHEREAS the said Minister has submitted the Charter to me with positive recommendations thereon;

AND WHEREAS I am satisfied that the granting of the Charter will be of benefit to the advancement of university education in Tanzania;

NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred upon me by section 25(2) of the said Universities Act, 2005, I, JAKAYA MRISHO KIKWETE, President of the United Republic of Tanzania hereby grant and order with effect from the 31st day of December 2006 as follows:

PART I

PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

1. This Charter may be cited as the Sokoine University of Agriculture Charter, 2007 and shall be deemed to have come into operation on the 31st day of December, 2006.

2.-(1) In this Charter unless the context otherwise requires - “Act” means the Universities Act, 2005;

“By-laws” means, where the context fits, By-laws made by the Senate under the powers conferred by the Act, Regulations made thereunder, this Charter and the Rules in the Schedules hereto;

“Commission” means the Tanzania Commission for Universities established under the Universities Act. 2005;

“Council” means the Council of the University established under Article 18;

“connected college” means an autonomous institution empowered to

offer university level education which depends on the University for the approval and validation of its academic programmes courses and awards, including student entry qualifications, course syllabi and examination regulations, established in accordance with the provisions of Article 20 of the Charter.

“constituent college” means a semi-autonomous institution established in accordance with provisions of Article 20 of the Charter and empowered to offer university level education placed under the tutelage of the University.

“Campus College” means a non-autonomous institution within the premises of or in close proximity to the university established under Article 21;

“Chancellor” means the Chancellor of the University provided for under Article 8;

“Convocation” means the convocation of the University established under Article 23;

“Dean” means Dean of a school or a faculty appointed under Article 14;

“Dean of student” means the Dean of students appointed by the Council under Article 13;

“Deputy Vice-Chancellors” means the Deputy Vice-Chancellors of the University provided for under Article 10;

“Director” means a Director of the university based institute, library,

centre or directorate provided for under Article 15; “fabrication of result” means a student’s or candidate’s claim

deceitfully to have carried out tests, research, experiments or observations as part of his assessed work, or presentation fabricated results arising from the same with the object of gaining an unfair advantage;

“faculty” means the faculty of the University established under Article 21;

“Institute” means an Institute of the University established in terms of Article 21;

“Library” means the main academic organ or institution of the University established as such under the Rules contained in the First Schedule hereto to be responsible for the acquisition and maintenance of literary material and as a modern information and communication technology data bank for the University;

“Membership of the University” means membership of the University

as provided for under Article 7;

“Minister” means the Minister responsible for Higher education; “Principal” means principal of the University college provided for

under Article 11;

“plagiarism” means a situation where by a candidate for an award of

the University appropriates the writings or results of another person, whatever the medium (text, written or electronic; computer programs; data sets; visual images, whether still or moving) and dishonestly presents these as his own;

“President” means the President of the United Republic of Tanzania; “Regulations” means the Regulations made by the Minister;

accordance with the Act,

“Rules” means Rules in the Schedules hereto or made by the Council in accordance with the Charter,