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Universities Act - Part XIX

STATUTES, BY-LAWS, REGULATIONS AND RULES


134. * * * * *
[* S 134 repealed by Act, No. 7 of 1985]
135 (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, and of the Orders, Ordinances and Statutes made thereunder, By-laws may be made by the governing authority of a Higher Educational Institution in respect of all or any of the following matters:-
By-laws.
    (a) the courses of study prescribed for degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions;  
    (b) the conditions subject to which students shall be admitted to courses of study and examinations prescribed for degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions and shall be eligible for such academic distinctions;  
    (c) the fees to be charged for courses of study, examinations, residence and the award of degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions;  
    (d) the conditions of residence and the discipline of students;  
    (e) where not otherwise provided for, the constitution powers, duties and functions and the terms of membership of any Authority, or other body;  
    (f) all matters connected with the election of representatives to the various Authorities and other bodies;  
    (g) the conditions and mode of appointment, duties and emoluments of examiners, and the conduct and maintenance of standards of examinations;  
    (h) all matters for which, under the provisions of this Act or of the Ordinances and Statutes made thereunder, By-laws are authorized or required to be made; and  
    (i) all matters which, under the provisions of this Act or of the Ordinances and Statutes made thereunder, are to be, or may be, prescribed by or provided for by By-laws.  
  (2) No By-law shall be made by the governing authority of a Higher Educational Institution in respect of any matter relating to, or connected with, teaching in, or the examinations of, that Institution, unless a draft of such By-law has been prepared and submitted to such governing authority by the Senate or the Academic Syndicate, as the case may be, of that Institution.  
  (3) Every By-law made by the governing authority of a Higher Educational Institution shall come into force on such date as shall be specified therein.  
136. Subject to the provisions of this Act and of the Orders, Ordinances, Statutes and By-laws made thereunder, Regulations may be made by the Senate or the Academic Syndicate, as the case may be, of a Higher Educational Institution in regard to any academic matter and for the amendment, variation or revocation of an existing Regulation.
Regulations.
  In this section “academic matter” means any matter which is subject to the control and general direction of such Senate or Academic Syndicate.
137. (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, and of any appropriate Instrument, the Commission, the Appeals Board, the Specified Authority and any Authority or other body of a Higher Educational Institution may make Rules -

Rules.

[S 137(1), 7 of 1985]

    (a) for all matters which, under the provisions of this Act or of any appropriate Instrument, are to be, or may be, prescribed by Rules:
    (b) for all matters in respect of which, under the provisions of this Act or of any appropriate Instrument, Rules are required or authorized to be made: and
    (c) for all other matters solely concerning the Commission, the Appeals Board, the Specified Authority or any Authority or other body of a Higher Educational Institution and not provided for by this Act or any appropriate Instrument.
[S 137(1)(c), 7 of 1985]
  (2) Any Rule made by the Commission, by the Appeals Board, the Specified Authority or by any Authority or other body of a Higher Educational Institution, may at any time, be amended, added to, varied or rescinded by a like Rule made by such Commission, Appeals Board, Specified Authority, Authority or other body.
[S 137(2), 7 of 1985]
 

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