Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act 2012

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Ur\]VERSJTIES (MISCELLANEOUS PHOVISIONS) (A1VIENDMENT) ACT,2012
EXPLANATORY MEMORANDl!lVI
This /\cl amends the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No.ll. 1993 b) limiting the tenure of principal officers to Cl single term of 5 years and increasing till lelirim.' dL'C of a staff in the professorial cadre and non-academic staff in theL L Universities in Ni(2eria,
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UNIVERSJTI ES (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) (AMENDM ENT) ACT,20]2
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
Section:
1. Amendment of' Act No. 11 1993 "') Amendments of section 5 :3. Amendment of section 6 4. Amendment of section 8 5. Substitution for section 9 6. Citation
liNIVERSITIES (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) (AJ\1ENDMENT) ACT,2012
A Bill
/\n "\ct to further amend the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No. 11. 1993 by increasing the retirement age Cor academic staff in the professorial cadre and non-academic staff and; for related matters.
J Commencement
LNACTED by the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria:
I. The Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No. I I. ]993 (ill this /vct referred to as the "Principal .\cl" I i:-, amended ~l." set out 111 thi:--\Cl
Amendment of Act !\.io 11 199:;
Section 5 of the Principal Act is amended by: Amendment 01 section :')
(a) in subsections U)( a). J inc 1, by substituting for the word "period" the words "single term"; and
(b) substituting for subsection (4). a new subsection "(4)":
"( 4) Notwithstanding subsection (3) of this section, the Council may. upon satisfactory performance, extend the tenure of the Registrar for a further period of one year onlv and thereafter such Registrar shall. '-- relinquish his post and he assigned to other duties ill the Univcrsitv."
Section 6 of the Principal Act is amended hy substitutinu 1'01' the existing subsections (4) and (5)'-- '-- . new subsections "( 4 rand "( 5)":
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"(4) /\ Bursar or Librarian shall hold office for
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Cl si nglc term of five years only beginning from the effective date of his appointment and on such terms and condition as may be specified in his letter of appointment.
(5) Notwithstanding subsection (4) or this section. the Council may. upon satisfactory performance. extend the tenure or the Bursar or I.ibrarian for a further period of one year on ly and thereafter the Bursar or Librarian shall relinquish his post and be assigned to other duties in the University."
Section 8 of the Principal Act is amended by inserting a new subsection "(3 j":
"(3) As from the commencement of this Act. the l(l11l1,ubur: rct irint, ilge few
(a) academic stafT in the professorial cadre shall be 70 vcars: and
(b mon-academic staffshall be 65 years."
Substitute for secti on 9 of the Principal Act a new section "9":
9( 1) An academic stall who retires as a professor in a recognized University shall be entitled to pension at a rate equivalent to his annual salary provided that the professor has served continuouslv in a recognized
" '-- University up to the retirement age.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (J). where the professor has not served up to the retirement age he shall be entitled to the rate of pension mentioned under subsection
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Substitution 101 section C)
( 1 ) pro- idcd that he has served Cl minimum of 20 years as professor in a recognized University.
(3) Where an academic iorns a Niuerian University as a professor. such Cl professor shall have served continuously for at least 20 veal'S in a recognized univcrsitv.". '-- .,;
6. This J\ct may be cited as the Universities Citation (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act, 2012.
CERTIFY, IN ACCORDANCE \VITH SECTION 2 (1) OF THE ACTS i'rtJ E!':TICATION ACT, CAP. A2, LA \VS OF THE FEDERATION OF NIGERIA 2004, fA'{ TillS IS A TRUE COPY OF THE BILL PASSED BY BOTH HOUSES OF THE \TI(}I\AL ASSEMBLY.
~ SALISU ABlJBAKAR MAIKASlJ\VA, mni CLERK TO THE NATIONAL ASSEI\1BLY
flt--D 'J DAY OF MA V, 2012
Schedule to Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Bill, 2012
SHORT TITLE OF LONG TITLE OF THE THE BILL BILL
Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Bill, 2012
An Act to further amend the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No. 11, 1993 by increasinz the retirement ,H2,e for'-' ~ academic staff in the professorial cadre and non-academic staff and; for related matters.
Sl i\1i\1AR\ (H THE CONTE~TS (W TilE
BILL
DATE PASSED DATE PASSED BY THE SENATE BY THE HOUSE OF
IREPRESENT;\. TIVES
This Bill further amends the ..., Universn ics (Miscellaneous Provisions) \ct No.ll, 1993 by limiting till' tenure of principal officers 10 :J \ll1g1e term of 5 years and increasi: the retirinz age of
'-" "- staff in the !1rni'cssorial cadre and non-academic staff 1I1 the universities in Ni aeria."-
March :2012
[ certify that this Bill has been carefully compared by me with the decision reached by the National Assembly and found by me to be true and correct decision of the Houses and is in accordance \\ ith the provisions of the Acts.Authentication Act Cap. A2, Laws ofthe Federation of Nigeria, 2004. C1}'i~(
SALISU ABUBAKA~ l\1AIKASlJWA, mni Cle~~ to the "\ati{}nal Assernhly
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DR. (;OODL;:'~' / EBE.I~~)~ATHAN, GCFR President of the Fc{'cral Republic of Nigeria (/ Rf-Day of \la~, 21)j 2
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