CHAPTER 57:03
BOTSWANA COLLEGE OF DISTANCE AND OPEN LEARNING

 

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

 

   SECTION

 

 

 

PART I
Preliminary

 

   1.   Short title

 

   2.   Interpretation

 

 

 

PART II
Establishment of College

 

   3.   Establishment of College

 

   4.   Board of Governors

 

   5.   Powers and functions of the College

 

   6.   Seal of the College

 

   7.   Disqualification, resignation and removal

 

   8.   Filling of casual vacancy

 

   9.   Disclosure of interest

 

   10.   Proceedings of the Board

 

   11.   Statutes

 

   12.   Committees of the Board

 

   13.   Remuneration and allowances

 

 

 

PART III
Officers, Academic Staff and Employees

 

   14.   The Director

 

   15.   Powers of the Director

 

   16.   Appointment and conditions of service

 

   17.   Academic qualifications of academic staff

 

 

 

PART IV
Programmes and Students of the College

 

   18.   Programmes and courses of the College

 

   19.   Teaching methods

 

   20.   Medium of instruction

 

   21.   Qualification for admission

 

 

 

PART V
Financial Provisions

 

   22.   Revenues of the College

 

   23.   Financial year

 

   24.   Accounts and audit

 

   25.   Annual report

 

 

 

PART VI
General

 

   26.   Indemnity

 

   27.   Transitional provisions

 

   28.   Winding up of College

 

   29.   Regulations

 

 

Act 20, 1998.

An Act to provide for the establishment of the Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning, to provide for its powers, duties and functions and for matters incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 31st December, 1998]

PART I
Preliminary (ss 1-2)

 

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning Act.

 

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

   "Board" means the Board of the College appointed under section 4;

   "Chairperson" means the Chairperson of the Board appointed under section 4;

   "College" means the Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning established under section 3;

   "Director" means the Chief Executive of the College appointed under section 14;

   "distance learning" means a mode of delivering education to persons situated at a distance from the College, without such persons necessarily attending classes;

   "member" means a member of the Board appointed under section 4;

   "regional centres" means designated places within the country for providing support services to the students of the College.

PART II
Establishment of College (ss 3-13)

 

3.   Establishment of College

   (1) There is hereby established a college to be known as the Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning.

   (2) The College shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal, capable of suing and being sued in its own name and, subject to the provisions of this Act, of performing such acts as bodies corporate may by law perform.

 

4.   Board of Governors

   (1) There shall be a Board appointed by the Minister to carry out the powers and functions of the College.

   (2) The Board shall consist of 13 members appointed as follows-

 

   (a)   10 members nominated by their respective organisations as follows:

 

      (i)   two persons to represent the Ministry of Education;

 

      (ii)   a representative of the Directorate of Public Service Management;

 

      (iii)   a representative of the Botswana Training Authority;

 

      (iv)   a representative of the Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs;

 

      (v)   a representative of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning;

 

      (vi)   a representative of the Botswana Federation of Trade Unions;

 

      (vii)   a representative of the Centre for Continuing Education;

 

      (viii)   a college staff representative; and

 

      (ix)   a private tertiary institution representative;

 

   (b)   two persons representing the private sector of the Minister's predilection; and

 

   (c)   the Director, who shall be an ex-officio member.

   (3) The Minister shall designate one member to the Chairperson from among

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