1. COMMON SEAL STATUTE

Being a Statute to make provision for the use of the Common Seal.

MADE by the Council under the Papua New Guinea University of Technology Act 1986.

TO COME INTO OPERATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH A NOTICE PUBLISHNED IN THE NATIONAL GAZETTE BY THE HEAD OF STATE, ACTING ON ADVICE.

1.1 CUSTODY OF SEAL

The Common Seal of the University shall be kept in the custody of the Registrar and shall not be used except upon the order of the Council or as provided by this Statute.

1.2 DOCUMENTS TO WHICH SEAL IS TO BE AFFIXED

The Registrar, or in his or her absence an officer authorised by the Vice Chancellor, shall affix the Common Seal of the University to: 

  1. a document issued to any person as evidence of the grant or conferment of a University degree, diploma, certificate and other academic awards as are determined by the Council;
  2. each Statute made by the Council;
  3. other documents which are approved by the Council and which are required to be under the Common Seal of the University.

1.3 REPORT TO THE COUNCIL

The Registrar shall report at meetings of the Council all documents sealed in accordance with the provisions of this Statute since the previous meeting of the Council.

1.4 RECORDING AND CERTIFICATION

The Registrar shall maintain a record of documents sealed, and each use of the seal shall be certified by the signature of a member of the Council and the Registrar or another officer who has affixed the seal.

2. OFFICERS OF THE UNIVERSITY STATUTE

Being a Statute to make provision for the appointment and terms of office of Officers of the University.

MADE by the Council under the Papua New Guinea University of Technology Act 1986.

TO COME INTO OPERATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH A NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE NATIONAL GAZETTE BYTHE HEAD OF STATE, ACTING ON ADVICE.

2.1 THE CHANCELLOR

  1. The Council shall elect the chancellor, who shall hold office for a period of three years and shall be eligible for re-election for further periods of office.
  2. Any person, whether or not a member of the Council, who is qualified to be a member of the Council, may be elected.
  3. Elections shall be held at a meeting of the Council not less than six months before the office of Chancellor is due to fall vacant, or at the earliest opportunity if it falls vacant during the term of office.
  4. The procedure for election shall be determined by the Council.
  5. Subject to the Act when a member of the Council is elected as chancellor and thereby becomes a member ex-officio, the resulting vacancy shall be filled by election or appointment as the case may be.

2.2 THE PRO CHANCELLOR

The Council shall elect the Pro Chancellor, who shall hold office for a period of two years and shall be eligible for re-election for further periods of office.

  1. Any person, whether or not a member of the Council, who is qualified to be a member of the Council may be elected.
  2. Elections shall be held at a meeting of the Council not less than six months before the office of Pro Chancellor is due to fall vacant or at the earliest opportunity if it falls vacant during the term of office.
  3. The procedure for election shall be determined by the Council.
  4. When a member of the Council is elected as Pro Chancellor and thereby becomes a member ex-officio the resulting vacancy shall be filled by election or appointment as the case may be.
  5. When the Chancellor is unable to act for any reason whatsoever and during any period when the office of Chancellor is vacant the Pro Chancellor shall act as Chancellor.

2.3 THE VICE CHANCELLOR

  1. The Council shall appoint the Vice Chancellor.
  2. Not less than twelve months before the office of Vice Chancellor is due to fall vacant or at the earliest opportunity if it falls vacant during the term of office, the Council shall consider the appointment of the Vice Chancellor.
  3. The Council shall determine the procedure to be followed in appointing the Vice Chancellor.
  4. The Vice Chancellor shall hold office for a four years and shall be eligible for reappointment for a further period of four years.  The Council may invite a Vice Chancellor to continue in office on the expiry of a second term for a specified period not exceeding one year.
  5. Subject to the Act the emoluments and other terms and conditions of employment of the Vice Chancellor shall be determined by the Council from time to time.

2.4 DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR

  1. The Council shall appoint the Deputy Vice Chancellor
  2. Not less than nine months before the office of a Deputy Vice Chancellor is due to fall vacant or at the earliest opportunity if it falls vacant during the term of office, the Council shall consider the appointment of the Deputy Vice Chancellor.
  3. The Council shall determine the procedure to be followed in appointing the Deputy Vice Chancellor
  4. The Deputy Vice Chancellor shall hold office for a period of three years and shall be eligible for re-appointment for a further period of three years.  The Council may invite a Deputy Vice Chancellor to continue in office on the expiry of his second term for a specified period not exceeding one year.
  5. The emoluments and other terms and conditions of employment of the Deputy Vice Chancellor shall be determined by the Council from time to time.
  6. If the office of Vice Chancellor becomes vacant the Deputy Vice Chancellor shall exercise the powers, perform the functions and discharge the duties of Vice Chancellor until the Council appoints a Vice Chancellor or Acting Vice Chancellor.

2.5 THE PRO VICE CHANCELLORS

  1. The Council shall appoint the Pro Vice Chancellors.

3.   DEGREES OF THE UNIVERSITY STATUTE

Being a Statute to provide for the Degrees which the University may award.

MADE by the Council under the Papua New Guinea University Technology Act 1986.

TO COME INTO OPERATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH A NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE NATIONAL GAZETTE BY THE HEAD OF STATE, ACTING ON ADVICE.

DEGREES OF THE UNIVERSITY

(a) The University may confer the following degrees on candidates who have satisfied the requirements prescribed in the Act, the Statutes, the By-Law, the Rules and the Orders;

Bachelor of Architecture                (B .Arch)

Bachelor of Architecture & Building                    (B. Bldg)

Bachelor of Commerce                  (B.Com)

Bachelor of Engineering               (B. Eng)

Bachelor of Science                       (B. Sc)

Bachelor of Technology                (B. Tech)

Bachelor of Cartography               (B. Cart)

Bachelor of Surveying                   (B. Surv)

Bachelor of Land studies             (B. Lands)

Master of Science             (M. Sc)

Master of Philosophy                     (M. Phil)

Master of Technology                    (M. Tech)

Doctor of Philosophy                     (Ph D)

Masters in Communication Studies                    (MCS)

Master of Administration (Executive Program) MBA (EP)

Postgraduate Diploma                   (PGD)

(b) The University may award such degrees honoris causa as are set out in the Honorary Degrees of the University Statute.

(c) The Council, on the advice of the Academic Board, may from time to time, determine and prescribe in By-Laws.

(j) that any or all the degrees of Bachelor may be awarded with Honours;

(ii) that a degree may be described by inclusion in its title of the name of the field of study with which it is concerned.

(d) No degree or other qualification of the University shall be awarded to any candidate who has not discharged all this financial obligations to the University.

1 The awarding of a degree shall be evidenced by a document with the Common Seal of the University duly affixed.

4. HONORARY DEGREES OF THE UNIVERSITY STATUTE

Being a Statute to provide for the award of Honorary Degrees.

MADE by the Council under the Papua New Guinea University of Technology Act 1986.

TO COME INTO OPERATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH A NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE NATIONAL GAZETTE BY THE HEAD OF STATE, ACTING ON ADVICE.

4.1 HONORARY DEGREES

The University may confer the Honorary Degrees of Doctor and master of Technology on persons whom it deems worthy of the award provided that in each case:

  1. a nomination for award has been made by a member of the Council or the Academic Board.
  2. the person nominated has been recommended for award by the Honorary Degrees Committee.
  3. The recommendation has been approved by the Council and the Academic Board.

4.2 HONORARY DEGREES COMMITTEE

(a) the Honorary Degrees Committee shall be a joint Committee of the Council and the Academic Board and shall consist of:

Ex Officio Members

  • The Chancellor
  • The Pro Chancellor
  • The Vice Chancellor
  • The Pro Vice Chancellors

Appointed members

Two members of the Council, who shall not be members of the staff or students of the University, appointed by the Council.

Two members of the Academic Board appointed by the Academic Board.

(b) The Committee shall meet at least once each year to consider nominations for Honorary Degrees and to make recommendations thereon to the Academic Board and the Council.

4.3 PROCEDURE

Procedures for the nomination of candidates and the award of Honorary Degrees shall be prescribed in the By-Laws.

4.4 BY LAW ON HONORARY DEGREES

This By law shall be referred to as the Honorary Degrees By Law of 2001.

A member of Council or Academic board may nominate a person for the award of an honorary degree including Doctor of Technology, Master of Technology, Post Humous and other such award as are prescribed in the Honorary Degrees Statute of the University.

The nomination shall be in the prescribed form being the Nomination For Honorary Degree Form, properly completed and signed, and witnessed.  The nomination shall be accompanied by a copy of the current curriculum vitae of the candidate being nominated with supporting documents.

The nomination shall be provided in confidence to the Vice Chancellor.

Upon receiving the nomination and ensuring that it is adequate, the Vice Chancellor shall forward the nomination tot he Honorary Degrees Committee of the Council for deliberation.

The Honorary Degrees Committee shall recommend to the Council on the bestowal of the Honorary Degree to the successful nominee, through the Academic Board.

The Honorary Degree shall be conferred or presented at a Graduation Ceremony of the University.

4.5 NOMINATION FOR HONORARY DEGREE FORM

This shall be referred to as the Nomination For Honorary Degrees Form.  It shall be used for nominations of:  Honorary Doctorate of Technology; Master of Technology; Post Humous and other such awards.

Name of Nominee:

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Award:

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

……………

Nominator:

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

……….

Member of Council/Academic Board:

……………………………………………………………………………………………

Consent of Nominee:

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Signature: …………………………………….           Date: …………………………………………

Name of Witness: …………………………………………………………………………………….

Signature: ……………………………………………………………………………………………..

FOOTNOTE:  Honorary Degrees are conferred and presented to eminent members of a community, irrespective of nationality and creed.

5. OFFICIAL AND ACADEMIC DRESS STATUTE

Being a Statute to make provision for the official and Academic Dress of the University.

MADE by the Council under the Papua New Guinea University of Technology Act 1986.

TO COME INTO OPERATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH A NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE NATIONAL GAZETTE BY THE HEAD OF STATE, ACTING ON ADVICE:

5.1

(a) The Chancellor

The official dress of the Chancellor shall be a gown of maroon damask figured silk of the type worn by Bachelor of the University lined and faced to a width of 125 millimeters with Gold silk.  There shall be three Gold silk bands of width 25 millimeters separated by a space of ten millimeters around the edge of both sleeves and the University Insignia shall be 225 millimeters in length and embroidered in Gold on both lower ends of the front skirt of the gown, 75 millimeters above the hem and 75 millimeters from the facing.  The head-dress shall be a Maroon velvet brimmed bonnet with a Gold tassel.

(b) The Pro Chancellor

The official dress of the Pro Chancellor shall be a gown of Maroon damask figured silk of the type worn by Bachelors of the University lined and faced to a width of 125 millimeters with Gold silk.  There shall be a single Gold silk band of width 25 millimeters around the edge of both sleeves and the University Insignia shall be 225 millimeters in length and embroidered in Gold on both lower ends of the front skirt of the gown, 75 millimeters above hem and 75 millimeters from the facing.  The headdress shall be a maroon velvet brimmed bonnet with a Gold tassel.

(c) The Vice Chancellor

The official dress of the Vice Chancellor shall be a gown of Maroon damask figured silk of the design worn by Bachelors of the University lined and faced to a width of 125 millimeters with Gold silk.  The university insignia shall be embroidered on to the sleeves of the gown in Gold.  The insignia shall be 150 millimeters in length and shall be placed 75 millimeters above the lower outer edge of each sleeve.  The head-dress shall be a maroon velvet brimmed bonnet with a Gold tassel.

(c) The official dress for members of the University Council hall be the habit of their degree, or a black gown as worn by Bachelors of the University faced with Gold to a width of 125 millimeters.

5.2 ACADEMIC DRESS

(a) The academic dress for Honorary Doctors of Technology shall be a Maroon gown of the design worn by Bachelors lined and faced to a width of 125 millimeters with Gold silk.

(b) The academic dress for Doctors of Philosophy shall be a Maroon gown of the design worn by Bachelors lined and faced to a width of 125 millimeters with Gold silk.

There shall be a hood of the design worn by Bachelors in Scarlet and lined with Scarlet silk.  The hood shall be piped in Gold silk cord.

There shall be a hood of the design worn by Bachelors in Union Jack Red silk and lined with Golden Brown silk.  The hood shall be piped in Cossack Green silk.

The head dress shall be a Maroon velvet brimmed bonnet with an Ivory cord tassel.

The head dress shall be a Maroon velvet brimmed bonnet with a Gold tassel.

(c) The academic dress for Masters shall be a Maroon cloth gown of the design worn by Bachelors.  The gown shall be faced to a width of 125 millimeters with silk of the same color as the lining of the hood.

There shall be a hood of the design and type as for Bachelors of the University.

The head dress for Masters shall be a Maroon trencher cap with a Maroon tassel.

(d) The academic dress for Postgraduate Diplomats shall be a plain cloth gown of the design worn by Bachelors.  The color of the gown shall be Cranberry and the gown shall be faced to a width of 125 millimeters with silk of the color of Gold.

(e) The academic dress for Bachelors shall be a black cloth gown of tropical weight.  

 

Department of Mining Engineering           

- Union Jack Red

 

Department of Forestry                   

- Golden Brown

 

Department of Language & Communication Studies 

- Claret

 

Department of Mathematics & Computer Science              

- Claret

 

Department of Surveying & Land Studies           

- Union Red

 

5.3 DEFINITION OF COLOURS

For the purpose of this Statute, the following definitions of color in accordance with the British Color Code shall apply:

Claret             - B.C.C.

38

Cranberry      - B.C.C.

200

Cossack Green - B.C.C.

105

Gold  - B.C.C.

114

Golden Brown - B.C.C.

74

Ivory  - B.C.C.

2

Maroon          - B.C.C.

39

Scarlet           - B.C.C.

186

Union Jack Red - B.C.C.

210

6. STUDENT DISCIPLINE STATUTE

Being a Statute to make provision for dealing with breaches of discipline by students.

Made by the Council under the Papua New Guinea University of Technology Act 1986.

TO COME INTO OPERATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH A NOTICE PUBLISHBED IN THE NATIONAL GAZETTE BY THE HEAD OF STATE, ACTING ON ADVICE

6.1 DEFINITION

In this Statute, unless the context otherwise requires a person is a student if –

(a) he or she has lodged with the Registrar an application for his or her admission as a candidate for any degree, diploma or certificate or other award of the University or for the purpose of pursuing any other course at the University and

(b) he or she has been duly registered, and he or she continues to be a student, unless his or her registration is terminated, until a fate fifteen months after the date of his or her registration or until the date fixed for re-registration in the succeeding year, whichever is the later.

6.2 BREACHES OF DISCIPLINE

(1) Without limiting the generality of the words “breach of discipline” any act or conduct of a student is a breach of discipline if –

  1. it is a willful breach of any Statute, By-law or Rule of the University or of any similar requirement of another institution at which he or she is pursuing a course of study; or
  2. it involves disobedience of a reasonable direction by a person in authority over the student; or
  3. it involves breach of an undertaking, or false representation, or deliberate withholding of relevant information or the furnishing of false or misleading information as to a matter affecting him or her as a student; or
  4. it involves the unauthorized use of the crest, title or address of the University in any communication, document, or public notice; or
  5. it involves the defacing, damage destruction or unauthorized removal or property or failure to return on time property borrowed; or
  6. it obstructs the use of the facilities of the University or the conduct of its work; or
  7. it subjects another person to indignity by threat or abuse, or to physical violence or damages his or her property; or
  8. it is disorderly or otherwise improper or detrimental toe the interests of the University or to its good repute; or
  9. it is an offence punishable in a court of law; or
  10. it attempts, threatens, incites or encourages any of the above.

(2) Subject to the provisions of Section 4, any alleged breach of discipline shall be reported to the Vice Chancellor or a person designated by him or her, who shall determine whether to place the matter in the hands of the police if this has not already been done and whether further or alternative action should be taken in accordance with this Statute.

6.3 GENERAL PROVISIONS GOVERNING THE IMPOSITION OF PENALTIES

A person or committee authorized by this Statute to impose a penalty on a student;

  1. shall in writing, give to the person charged details of the charge and a summary of the facts upon which the charge relates
  2. shall give the student a reasonable opportunity of answering the charge against him or her before the penalty is imposed
  3. is empowered to determine that the enforcement of the penalty shall be dependent on prescribed conditions
  4. shall inform the student in writing of the decision on the allegation made against him or her, the penalty imposed, if any, and of any conditions upon which its enforcement depends. 

6.4 DISCIPLINARY POWERS OF OFFICERS AND STAFF

(1) Any member of staff shall be empowered, as part of his or her duty, to order any student who appears to be committing a breach of discipline to desist and to report him or her to the Vice Chancellor or other appropriate authority.

(2) The Dean of Students may, in relation to a breach of discipline by a student whether committed on or off Campus where University activities are being conducted and whenever the student‟s behavior is not in the best interest of the University, exercise any one or more of the following powers: -

  1. issue a formal written reprimand to the student;
  2. order the student to make good any damage he has caused or replace any property he or she has damaged, destroyed, lost or misappropriated or to pay all or part of the cost thereof;
  3. impose a fine on the student in accordance with a scale of fines fixed by the Council;
  4. impose conditions for a fixed period on the student‟s attendance or residence at, or, his or her enjoyment of the privileges of the University;

(3) A Head of a Department may, in relation to a breach of discipline by a student affecting teaching activities exercise one or more of the following powers:

  1. suspend the student from attendance at teaching activities for a period not exceeding one week;
  2. issue a formal written reprimand at the student.

(4) A member of staff may, in relation to a breach of discipline by a student whether on or off University premises whenever that member is conducting teaching or supervising study, suspend the student from the particular activity whether the breach of discipline occurred until the appropriate Head of Department has ruled on the matter.

(5) The University Librarian, in relation to a breach of discipline by a student in the Library or affecting Library property may exercise any one or more of the following powers: -

  1. order the exclusion of the student forthwith from the Library and the use of its services for a period not exceeding one week;
  2. order the student to make good any damage he or she has caused, or replace any property he or she has damaged, destroyed, lost or misappropriated or to pay the cost or any part thereof;
  3. impose a fine on the student in accordance with a scale of fines fixed by the Council.

6.5 POWERS AND COMPOSITION OF DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEES OF THE STUDENTS‟ REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL

  1. a Disciplinary Committee of the Students‟ Representative Council may hear cases referred to it by the Dean of Students and may impose a fine in accordance with a scale of fines fixed by the Council of the University.
  2. The Committee shall consist of a Chairman and two members appointed by the Students‟ Representative Council, of whom one shall be a member of the Council of the University.

6.6 APPEALS AGAINST PENALTIES IMPOSED UNDER SECTIONS 4 AND 5

(1) A student upon whom a penalty has been imposed under Section 4 or 5 of this Statute may appeal to the Vice Chancellor in writing not later than three days after the student has been informed of the penalty imposed.

(2) An appeal shall not operate to suspend the enforcement of the penalty unless the Vice Chancellor directs such suspension.

(3) The Vice Chancellor

  1. may affirm, vary or set aside the original decision and for any penalty imposed may substitute any other penalty which may be imposed under Section 4 or 5 in which case his or her decision shall be final; or
  2.  may refer the matter to a University Disciplinary Committee.

6.7 POWERS AND COMPOSITION OF UNIVERSITY DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEES

(1) A University Disciplinary Committee may impose one or more of the following penalties: -

  1. any of the penalties listed in Sections 4 and 5; and
  2. suspension of a student‟s attendance or pursuit of courses or residence at the University or part of it, or enjoyment of any of its privileges; and
  3. exclusion from the University or part of the University permanently or for a lesser period or until he or she fulfils such conditions or requirements as the Committee may determine; and
  4. if the breach of discipline is a breach of the Examination Rules, then the following penalties will be imposed:
    1. cancellation of credit for all or part of any work done or examination passed by the student during the semester in which the breach was committed, and
    2. exclusion from further examinations for a fixed period; and
    3. exclusion from further examinations until the Academic Board shall otherwise determine.

(2) A University Disciplinary Committee shall be constituted as follows: -

  1. A person appointed by the Vice Chancellor, who shall be Chairman;
  2. two members of the academic staff, one man and one woman appointed by the Vice Chancellor from a panel selected by the Academic Board;
  3. two students, one man and one woman, appointed by the President of the Students‟ Representative Council from a panel selected by the Students Representative Council.

(3) The panels prescribed in Subsection (2) shall each consist of at least three men and three women.

6.8 APPEALS AGAINST PENALTIES IMPOSED BY DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEES

  1. A student upon whom a penalty has been imposed by a Disciplinary Committee may appeal to the Council by notice in writing lodged with the Registrar not later than seven days after the student has been informed of the penalty imposed.
  2. An appeal against the imposition of a penalty shall not operate to suspend the enforcement of the penalty unless the Vice Chancellor directs such suspension.
  3. On receipt of the appeal the Council shall constitute an Appeal Committee consisting of five members of the Council of whom at least one shall be a member of the academic staff and one a student.  The Chairman of Council shall be Chairman of the Committee if he or she is one of the five members.
  4. No person who has imposed the penalty or has been a member of the Committee which imposed the penalty against which the appeal is made or who has given any evidence at any hearing of the relevant case may be a member of the Appeal Committee and the Chairman of Council may vary the membership prescribed in Subsection (3) to comply with the requirement.
  5. An appeals Committee may affirm, vary or set aside the original decision and for any penalty imposed may substitute any other penalty which a Disciplinary Committee may impose.
  6. The decision of the Appeals Committee shall be final.

6.9 PROCEDURE AT UNIVERSITY DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

  1. a Committee shall meet within fourteen days of the referral to it of an alleged breach of discipline or an appeal unless the Chairman of Council determines otherwise.
  2. The quorum of a committee shall be three members.
  3. In the absence of the Chairman the members present shall elect a Chairman.
  4. The decision of the majority of the members present shall be the decision of the Committee.
  5. Notice to a student on any disciplinary matter shall be adequately served by means of a letter signed by an authorized officer of the University and dispatched to the address given by the student on his or her registration form as his or her postal address for the time being, or delivered by hand by a member of staff to the student.
  6. Failure to attend by a student upon whom notice has been served in accordance with Subsection (5) shall not invalidate disciplinary proceedings.
  7. All documents presented to a Committee shall be made available to the student concerned.
  8. A Committee may, in its absolute discretion, allow a student when appearing before it to be represented by a student or member of staff of the University.

6.10 RULES

  1. The Academic Board may make rules for the conduct of students in all parts of the University where academic work is undertaken and for the use of equipment and services.
  2. Subject to the foregoing the Vice Chancellor may make Rules for the conduct of students generally.
  3. The Council shall determine scales of fines and the maximum fine which may be imposed by any person or committee, and may make Rules for the exercise of the powers and performance of the functions for which t his Statute provides.

7. STUDENT‟S REPRESENTAIVE COUNCIL STATUTE

Being a Statute to make provision for a Students‟ Representative Council.

MADE by the Council under the Papua New Guinea University of Technology Act 1986.

TO COME INTO OPERATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH A NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE

NATIONAL GAZETTE BY THE HEAD OF STATE ACTING ON ADVICE

1 PROVISION FOR STUENTS‟ REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL

A Students‟ Representative Council is hereby established.

2    CONSTITUTION OF THE COUNCIL

  1. The Constitution of the Students‟ Representative Council shall by a By Law made pursuant to the Rules and By Laws Statute 1986.
  2. Any alteration to the Constitution shall be subject to the approval of the University Council.

* See Constitution

8. RULES AND BY LAWS STATUTE

Being a Statute to make provisions for the making of Rules and By Laws by the University in accordance with the powers and subsidiary law making provisions of the University of Technology Act 1986.

Made by the Council to come into operation in accordance with a notice published in the National Gazette by the Head of State, acting on advice.

8.1 POWER TO MAKE BY LAWS RULES OR ORDERS

(1) For the better exercise of the powers and duties of the Council and the Academic Board under the Act –

  1. the Council may make By Laws not inconsistent with the Act; and
  2. the Vice Chancellor may make Rules and Orders for the proper and efficient administration of the University in accordance with the objects of the University.

(2) Any By Laws Rules or Orders made pursuant to subsection (1) of this Section shall come into operation upon publication of same by the affixing of a document incorporating the text o the By Laws Rules or Orders in a prominent place within the precincts of the University Library.

8.2 ADMISSIONS

Being the Rules for student admissions and exclusion.

(1) INTERPRETATION

A “course of study” is a study or a series of studies in a subject or subjects required for an academic award:

An “applicant” means any person who has applied to be admitted to a course of study of the University approved by Academic Board;

“Student” means any person who has been registered for any subject or course of study.

(2) LIMITATION ON NUMBERS (i.e. quotas)

The Council may on the advice of Academic board limit the numbers of students to be admitted to any course of study.

(3) ADMISSION (i.e. application, selection and registration of enrolment)

An applicant, who, having made application to a department for admission and being found by the Department to be eligible for selection for a course of study and who, having received and accepted an offer of a place in that Department within a prescribed period, and who, having delivered a completed and signed approved form of registration of enrolment in the prescribed period, and who, having paid fees/fines and other sums as may be prescribed, shall thereupon be admitted to that Department subject to approval by Academic Board.

(4) ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION

Normal entry requirements for courses of study shall be specified by the Academic board on the advice of Departments but any person may seek a declaration that he or she is academically qualified for admission to a Department on the grounds that he or she has an equivalent academic qualification in substitution for the normal qualification specified by Academic board, and this shall be referred by the Department to the Academic board for a declaration of eligibility.

(5) CESSATION AND RESUMPTION OF STATUS

Any person who has been admitted to a Department shall remain a student of the Department until that person: -

  1. receives an academic award for the course being pursued;  or
  2. makes application to withdraw from the course of study being pursued and this is accepted;  or
  3. is discontinued or excluded from that Department following a review of status and shall thereupon cease to be a student;  or
  4. is discontinued for disciplinary reasons.

(6) REVIEW OF STATUS

Academic Board may review the status of a student or an applicant where that person: -

  1. he or she has given false or misleading information;  or
  2. he or she is suffering from a disability which makes him or her unfit to pursue his or her course of study;  or
  3. his or her academic progress is deemed unsatisfactory; in which case the Academic Board may determine that an applicant is ineligible for selection or is eligible subject to conditions; or a student shall be excluded or shall remain a student subject to conditions.

8.3 ALCOHOL AND NOISE

Under the Rules and By Laws Statute, the Vice Chancellor has issued the following order:

1 ALCOHOL

(1) There shall be no consumption of alcoholic beverages on the property and land of the university except within the confines of the buildings listed below:

  1. Premises and/or rooms duly licensed for the purpose of sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages by the Liquor Licensing Board.
  2. Premises and/or rooms, the use of which for a special function has been authorized by the Registrar in writing on application from a recognized University body.
  3. Dwellings occupied by University staff.

(2) Rule 1, paragraphs (b) and (c) are not applicable to any premises normally used for the accommodation of students. 

2 NOISE

Members of the University should not disturb neighbors after 11:00 pm.