- There shall be a Senate of the University (herein referred to as ‘the Senate’) which shall be the supreme academic authority of the University appointed by the University Council.
- The Senate is to consist of:
- the Vice-Chancellor as chairperson; and
- a number of other members as determined under the Statutes.
- The functions of the Senate, subject to the powers of the Council as provided in this Charter and the Statutes, are:
to be responsible for the academic work of the University, both in teaching and in research;
- to satisfy itself concerning the academic standards and content of any course of study about a degree, diploma or certificate or an award of the University and report its findings to the University Council through the Management Board;
- to propose to the University Council, through the Management Board, regulations regarding the eligibility of persons for admission to a course of study in the University;
- to propose to the University Council, through the Management Board, regulations regarding the standards of proficiency to be attained in each examination for a degree, diploma or certificate or an award of the University;
- to decide which persons have attained such standards of proficiency and are therefore fit to be granted a degree, diploma or certificate or an award of the University;
- to oversee the implementation of all University regulations related to teaching, examinations or research;
- to oversee the quality and character of all academic programmes and continuously review of academic policy and performance;
- to revise or discontinue existing academic programmes as well as to examine and approve proposals for new academic programmes;
to approve academic calendar and all teaching and examination schedules of the University;
- to supervise, monitor and co-ordinate the use of all the physical facilities and equipment meant for academic usage, and the learning and teaching resources of the University;
- to make recommendations to the University Council through the Management Board concerning categorisation of academic units into Colleges, Faculties, Schools, Institutes, Departments, Divisions and Centres of the University, or discontinuation or merging of such units;
- to oversee the application of all rules and regulations governing the welfare, conduct and discipline of students;
to make regulations governing such other matters as are within its powers under this Charter or the Statutes; and
- to perform acts as are or may be deemed connected to the exercise of all or part of its functions.
- The Academic Council is to have powers to constitute standing and ad hoc committees from time to time as specified in the statutes, and determine their Terms of Reference, subject to approval by the Management Board.