CHAPTER 138 - TECHNICAL EDUCATION: SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION
INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION
Arrangement of Regulations
3. Composition of the Council
4. Disqualification for membership
6. Tenure of office
8. Vacation of office
9. Casual vacancies
11. Meetings of the Council
12. Special meetings
13. Minutes of proceedings
14. Composition of committees of the Council
15. Chairman of a committee
16. Procedure of a committee
17. Meetings of a committee
18. Minutes of proceedings
19. Reports of committees
20. Attendance of non-members
21. Disclosure of interest
22. Renumeration and allowances
SI 34 of 1973,
SI 50 of 1993.
[Regulations by the Minister]
These Regulations may be cited as the National Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training Regulations.
In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires–
"Act" means the Technical Education and Vocational Training Act;
"Council" means the National Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training established under the provisions of section 6 of the Act.
<IN:LF:0.0833333,RT:0.126389>The Council shall consist of not less than nine and not more than 12 members appointed by the Minister of whom—
(a) one member shall be designated by the Minister as the Chairman of the Council and another member shall be designated by the Minister as Vice-Chairman of the Council;
(b) two members shall be persons having special knowledge and experience of matters relating to technical education and vocational training;
(c) one member shall be a person appointed by the Minister after consultation with such persons and bodies as he thinks fit, to represent the interests of employers;
(d) one member shall be a person appointed by the Minister after consultation with such persons and bodies as he thinks fit, to represent the interests of employees;
(e) two members shall be persons appointed by the Minister to represent the University of Zambia and the Copperbelt University.
(f) one member shall be a person appointed by the Minister to represent the proprietors of private institutions;
(g) one member shall be a person appointed by the Minister to represent a recognised professional association of teaching staff in the field of technical education and vocational training.
[As amended by SI 50 of 1993.]
No person shall be appointed a member of the Council—
(a) while he is an undischarged bankrupt;
(b) while he is serving a sentence of imprisonment;
(c) if he has at any time been convicted of an offence against the Act or any offence involving fraud or dishonesty.
The Minister shall appoint a public officer as the Secretary to the Council.
The members referred to in regulation 3 shall hold office for a period of 3 years from the date of appointment and may be re-appointed upon the expiration of that term.
[Am by SI 50 of 1993.]
A member of the Council may at any time, by notice in writing to the Minister, resign his office.
<IN:LF:0.0833333,RT:0.430556>The office of a member of the Council shall become vacant—
<IN:LF:0.0833333,RT:0.430556> (a) upon his death;
(b) if he is adjudged bankrupt;
<IN:LF:0.0833333,RT:0.169444> (c) if he is convicted of an office and sentenced to imprisonment without the option of a fine;
<IN:LF:0.0833333,RT:0.113194> (d) if he is absent from three consecutive meetings of the Council without the leave of the Chairman;
<IN:LF:0.0833333,RT:0.255556> (e) if in the opinion of the Minister he is mentally or physically incapable of performing his duties as a member of the Council;
(f) if in the opinion of the Minister he is guilty of improper conduct and is so notified in writing by the Minister.
A person may be appointed by the Minister to fill a casual vacancy in the membership of the Council occurring by reason of resignation, death or otherwise, but he shall hold office only so long as the member in whose stead he is so appointed would have held office.
(1) Subject to the provisions of these Regulations, the Council may regulate its own procedure.
(2) The quorum of the Council shall be six.
<IN:LF:0.0833333,RT:1.44236> (3) In the absence of the Chairman of the Council from a meeting thereof, the Vice-Chairman of the Council shall preside; and in the absence of both the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman of the Council from a meeting of the Council, the members present and forming a quorum shall elect one of their number to preside at the meeting.
(4) The member of the Council presiding at a meeting thereof shall have a casting vote in addition to his deliberative vote.
<IN:LF:0.0833333,RT:1.99931> (5) The Council may act notwithstanding any vacancy in its membership.
Meetings of the Council shall be held at such places and times as the Council shall determine:
Provided that the Council shall meet not less often than two times in every 12 months.
The Chairman of the Council may at any time, and shall if the Minister so directs or any 3 members of the Council by notice in writing to the Chairman so request, convene a special meeting of the Council at such place and on such date as he may specify by notice in writing to the members of the Council.
(1) The Council shall cause minutes to be kept recording all resolutions, proceedings and meetings of the Council, and the names of members present at each meeting of the Council.
(2) A copy of the minutes of each meeting of the Council shall be furnished to the Minister and to every member of the Council and to such other persons, if any, as the Council may direct.
A committee of the Council shall consist of—
(a) such members of the Council as the Council may appoint; and
(b) such other persons (not being persons disqualified from membership of the Council) as the Council may, with the approval of the Minister, appoint; and
(c) the Chairman of the Council who shall be a member ex officio.
The Chairman of a committee of the Council shall be appointed by the Council from among the members of the Council.
Subject to the provisions of these Regulations, the procedure of a committee of the Council shall be regulated by the Council.
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