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Universities Act - Part XVI

APPLICATION OF GOVERNMENT QUARTERS

(RECOVERY OF POSSESSION) ACT AND THE STATE LANDS (RECOVERY OF POSSESSION) ACT


[Heading, 7 of 1985]

120. (1) The provisions of the Government Quarters (Recovery of Possession) Act, No. 7 of 1969 shall -
Application of Act No. 7 of 1969 to University quarters.
    (a) apply to University quarters subject to the modifications set out in subsection (2); and
    (b) be deemed at all times to have been, and to be, an implied condition of the occupation by persons of University quarters.
  (2) The provisions of the Government Quarters (Recovery of Possession) Act, in their application to University quarters are modified as follows:-
    (i) the words “University quarters” shall be substituted for the words “Government quarters” wherever those words appear in that Act;  
    (ii) in section 9 thereof, for the definition of -  
      (a) “competent authority”, there shall be substituted the following definition:-
[S 120(2)(ii)(a), 7 of 1985]
        ‘“competent authority” means the Secretary of the Commission, or the Registrar of a University, or the Secretary of a University College, as the case may be, and includes any person acting in such office; and’.
      (b) “Government quarters” there shall be substituted the following definition:-  
        ‘“Government quarters” means any building, room or other accommodation occupied or used for the purposes of residence which is provided by or on behalf of the Commission or University or University College to any person, and includes any land or premises in which such building or room or accommodation is situated.’.  
120A (1) The provisions of the State Lands (Recovery of Possession) Act, No. 7 of 1979, shall apply to University lands subject to the modifications set out in subsection (2).

Application of Act No. 7 of 1979 to University lands.

[Inserted a new section as 120A, 7 of 1985]

  (2) The provisions of the State Lands (Recovery of Possession) Act, in their application to University lands are modified as follows:-
    (i) the words “University lands” shall be substituted for the words “State lands” wherever those words appear in that Act;
    (ii) in section 18 thereof, for the definition of -  
      (a) “competent authority”, there shall be substituted the following definition:-  
        ‘“competent authority” means the Secretary of the Commission, or the Registrar of a University, or the Secretary of a University College, as the case may be, and includes any person acting in such office;’; and  
      (b) “State lands,” there shall be substituted the following definition:-  
      ‘“University lands” mean land to which the Commission or a Higher Educational Institution is lawfully entitled to or which may be disposed of by the Commission or by a Higher Educational Institution together with any buildings standing thereon and with all rights, interests and privileges attached or appertaining thereto.’.  
 

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