Zimbabwe National Defence University Bill - HB 12-2015

The purpose of this Bill is to establish the Zimbabwe National Defence University and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing. The main provisions of the Bill are explained below:

Part I
Clause 1 sets out the short title. Clause 2 provides the definition of terms used in the Bill.
 

Part II
Clauses 3 and 4 provides for the establishment of the University and the objects and powers of the University.
 

Part III
Clauses 5 and 6 provide for the membership of the University and prohibition against discrimination in membership of University. Clause 7 provides for the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe or his or her nominee being Chancellor and the rights that follow. Clause 8 provides for the appointment of Vice-Chancellor and Commandant and his or her responsibilities.
Clause 9 provides for the appointment of Pro-Vice Chancellor who shall assist the Vice-Chancellor and Commandant in his or her functions in terms of this Act.
Clauses 10 and 11 provide for membership of the Council and its functions.
Clauses 12 and 13 provide for disqualification for appointment as Council member and vacation of office by Council members.
Clauses 14 and 15 provide for Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the Council and the Executive Committee of the Council, its membership and functions.
Clause 16 provides for the Senate. Clause 17 provides for the functions of the Senate.
Clause 18 provides for the Academic Board which shall be a principal committee of the Senate, its membership and functions.
Clause 19 provides for the appointment of the Registrar. Clause 20 provides for the appointment of the Bursar.
Clause 21 provides for the appointment of the Librarian. Clause 22 provides for the convocation of the University.

Part IV
Provides for miscellaneous provisions relating to the University.
Clause 23 provides for the conditions of service of staff. Clause 24 provides for the appointment and grading of staff.
Clause 25 provides for the promotion of staff. Clause 26 provides for the Staff Disciplinary Committee, its membership and functions.
Clause 27 provides for the Student Disciplinary Committee, its membership and functions.
Clauses 28 and 29 provide for the Finance Committee and the Accounts of the University.
Clause 30 provides for service of process. Clause 31 provides for the Statutes of the University.
Clause 32 provides for the Conflict of Interest where a member is not allowed to participate in a meeting where he or she has a direct or indirect interest.
Clause 33 provides for the making of Regulations by the Senate with the approval of the Council.
Clause 34 provides for the validity of decisions of Council, Senate, Convocation and boards and committees.
The Schedule provides for the Statutes of the University.

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