Decree No. 2021-379 Of 14 July. 2021

Original Language Title: Décret N° 2021-379 du 14 juil. 2021

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PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLISHING DECREE N. 202 ,I.379 OF 14 JULY 2021


Statupe of public universities in the Republic of Benin.


THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC,


HEAD OF STATE,


HEAD OF GOVERNMENT,


Act No. 90-32 of 1 December 1990 on the Constitution of the Republic of Benin, as amended by the Law No. 2019-40 of November 07, 2019;


The Law 2015-18 of 1 September 2017 on the General Status of the Civil Service as amended by the Law No. 2018-35 of 5 October 2018,


Law No. " 86-0 ' 14 of 26 September 1986 on the Code of Civil and Military Retirement Pensions as amended by the Law No. 201 5-19 of 6 January 2017


Act 2002-014 of 27 August 2002 on the conditions for admission to the retirement of permanent teachers of higher education and researchers,


The decision by the Constitutional Court to declare the final results of the presidential election of 11 April 2021:


The Decree No. 2021-257 of 25 May 2021 on the composition of the Government,


Decree n " 2019-430 of 2 October 2019 fixing the type structure of ministries;


Decree No. 2020-241 of 15 April 2020 on the powers, organisation and operation of the Ministry of Labour and Public Service;


Decree n 2020-342 of 08 July 2020 on the powers, organisation and operation of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research;


Decree No. 2020-078 of 19 February 2020 on the powers, organisation and operation of the Ministry of Health;


Decree n " 2017 -041 of 25 January 2017 on the powers, organisation and operation of the Ministry of Economy and Finance;


Decree n " 2016-208 of 4 April 2016 establishing the powers, organization and operation of national universities in the Republic of Benin;


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Decree n " 2016-638 of 13 October 2016 national universities in the Republic of Benin;


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Decree No. 1 63/PRi MFPTT of 26 May 1967 on the delegation of certain powers of the President of the Republic to the Minister of the Public Service in the field of State personnel;


Decree n " 2004-627 of 10 November 2OO4 transferring certain responsibilities of the Minister of the Public Service to the Minister (s) in charge of Education in the management of teaching staff;


On the proposal of the Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Minister of Labour Affairs of the Public Service, the Minister of Health and the Minister of Economy and Finance,


After opinion of the National Council of Education 2021-0166/CNE/P/CQR/CPF/SE of 13.


The Council of Ministers heard at its sitting on 14 July 202 ' 1, Title 1: General provisions


Article l


This Decree lays down the conditions for the creation, allocation, organization and operation of public universities in Benin, as well as the system of guardianship to which they are submitted in accordance with the legislation in force in Benin.


Article 2


The public universities of Benin are public institutions of a scientific, technical and cultural nature with legal personality, as well as administrative and financial autonomy. They are governed by the provisions of Act No. 94-009 of 28 July 1994 establishing, organizing and operating offices of a social, cultural and scientific nature and by the provisions of the present statutstype.


Article 3


Public universities are placed under the supervision of the Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research.


Article 4


The Minister for Higher Education shall provide public universities with financial assistance through the resources of the State budget as well as grants and other financial assistance from the technical partners and Financial or resulting from national and international agreements concluded by public authorities for the benefit of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. To this end, it operates by grants, financial allocations, equipment and infrastructure, transfers of assets and Signatory of plans or other legal means.


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Within the limits of administrative supervision, the Minister responsible for higher education and research shall monitor for the State, the implementation by each university, of State sectoral policies and guidelines relating to The definition and development of higher education, research and innovation in the Republic of Benin.


The Minister of Higher Education shall carry out periodic evaluation of the performance of universities.


Article 5


In accordance with the legal and regulatory provisions in force, public universities provide training, research in their fields of competence as laid down by the decrees bearing the powers, organisation and operation of the Concerning.


These areas must meet the needs of the labour market at national, regional and global levels.


As such, they:


-provide initial and continuous training in the fields referred to in paragraph 1 of this article;


-confer honorary degrees, diplomas and distinctions of Higher Education in accordance with the regulations in force;


-ensure, in connection with the competent structures of the State, the development of the teaching, research and community life infrastructure necessary for its activities;


-contribute to the scientific, technical and technological development of the nation as well as to innovation, through cooperation between training and research institutions and enterprises, both at national and international level;


-promote ownership by professionals; advances in science and technology in their different sectors;


-provide training, research, service and enforcement institutions with a universal vocation by developing and strengthening inter-university cooperation;


-contribute to the development of national languages as a means of acquiring knowledge;


-ensure the promotion, promotion and popularization of the results of scientific research and of endogenous knowledge.


Article 6


The head offices of public universities in Benin are set at:


-Abomey-Calavi, for the University of Abomey-Calavi; - Parakou, for the University of Parakou; - Porto-Novo, for the University of Agriculture; - Abomey, for the University of Science, Technology, Engineering and


Mathematics.


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These seats may be transferred to all other places of the national territory, by decision of the Council of Ministers, on a proposal from the Board of the University.


Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding paragraph, the university may fix the seat of all or part of its entities in other places of the national territory than that of its registered office.


Other universities may be established in accordance with the provisions of this Order.


Article 7


Public universities shall be open to all students justifying qualifications without distinction of nationality, race, religion, political or social belief and according to the conditions and procedures defined by each University.


Rule 8


The State guarantees the teaching, research, administrative and national and foreign students in the university and its institutional or structural dismemberments the benefit of academic franchises and freedoms Traditional, in the respect of laws and regulations, public order and good mcers.


No member of the defence and security forces, any judicial police officer, any judge or judicial assistant shall enter any of the institutions of the academic institutions to observe an offence or to execute A mandate for justice.


However, such interventions shall be authorised, either in the case of a flagrant violation, or at the request of the Rector or on the special written authorization of the Prosecutor General territorially competent.


The summonses, summonses, subpoenas and various notifications addressed by the authorities of the republican police or justice to the academic institutions and intended for a teacher shall be submitted to the first person responsible for the The university institution or the head of the institution concerned, who shall send it to the addressee by acknowledging receipt by the recipient.


Rule 9


A decree of the Minister responsible for Higher Education and Scientific Research establishes the Iist of the training and research units, doctoral schools, chairs, laboratories and research centres of each university on the proposal of the National Higher Education Advisory Council.


Rule 10


Each public university, in accordance with the regulations in force in the Republic of Benin, confers the degrees and diplomas awarded for the higher education and training which it provides itself or in partnership or cooperation with Other national or foreign institutions. The diplomas awarded or degrees conferred by a private or foreign university come in recognition or equivalence to those granted or granted by the public universities of Benin.


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Other courses, degrees and diplomas may be created by decree of the Minister responsible for Higher Education, on a proposal from the University Board of Directors (CAU), and after reasoned opinion of the Scientific Council of the University.


Title II: Governance of universities


Article 1 ' l


Each university is administered and managed by legislative bodies, a management body, and advisory bodies.


Other types of structures may be created as soon as necessary by order of the responsible Minister on a proposal from the university's Board of Directors.


Ghapitre ' l: legislative organs Section 1. University Board of Directors (CAU)


Rule 12


Each public university has a Board of Directors


The Board of Directors is the university's governing body for governance. It has the most extensive powers to take, in all circumstances, the measures necessary for the good management of the university. As such, it is responsible for:


-to adopt the university's strategic plans and action and investment programs;


-approve the university's annual budget or draft budget and approve the university's research budget and the opening of teaching and research posts;


-review university activity reports and annual performance reports;


-to adopt the financial statements drawn up after each financial year by the Rector; - approve the acts and conventions passed by the Rector; - approve the organisation chart and the staff pay grid


The university, if it is not defined by other laws or regulations;


-set the rules of governance of the university; - conduct the selection of candidates and draw up the list


The capacity of officials of public universities and of training and research units;


-to validate the annual comprehensive evaluation plans for teaching and teaching.


-to propose to the supervisory authority, where appropriate, the conversion or dissolution of the university;


-to propose if necessary, the transfer of the seat of the university; - to authorize the borrowings, donations and bequests.


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Rule 13


The University's Board of Directors is composed as follows:


-the representative of the Ministry for Higher Education and Scientific Research;


-the representative of the Ministry of Economy and Finance; - the representative of the Ministry responsible for the civil service; - the representative of the teaching staff of the University, - the representative of the administrative staff of University; - a student representative; - two (2) representatives from the sectoral departments concerned for universities


Thematic; one (1) person appointed by the President of the Republic.


Rule 14


The members of the Board of Directors are appointed by decree of the Council of Ministers on the proposal of the structures they represent for a term of three (3) years, renewable only once.


Rule 15


The Board of Directors shall be chaired by the Minister for Higher Education or his or her representative.


Rule 16


The secretariat of the Board of Directors shall be assured of the diligence of the Rector, who shall participate in the work without voting rights. In the event of temporary incapacity, it shall be replaced by the Vice-Presidents in the order of precedence.


Rule 17


In the case of a vacancy, for transfer, resignation, death or any other reason, the member concerned shall be replaced by the authority or structure which he represents within a period of thirty (30) days from the date of occurrence of the event having Caused the vacancy.


The substitute member shall continue the current term of office.


This mandate does not count for renewal referred to in section 16 of this Order.


The replacement shall be appointed by decree of the Council of Ministers.


Rule 18


The Executive Board meets in ordinary session twice a year. It may also meet in extraordinary session whenever the President considers it useful or at the request of a third party (1/ 3) of the members. In any event, it shall meet in the first four months after the close of each budgetary year, to examine the financial statements, and decide where appropriate the allocation of the result.


The Board of Directors shall be convened by its Chairman, who shall fix the agenda of the meeting.


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The convocation, the agenda, and the corresponding files shall be sent to each member at least seven (7) days before the meeting. This period may be reduced to one (1) day of emergency.


Apart from the Rector, attend the sessions of the Board of Directors of a public university, with a purely advisory voice:


-the Secretary General of the University; - the Director of Accounting Officer.


Rule 19


The Board of Directors shall sit validly if at least half of its members, including necessarily the representative of the responsible minister and the representative of the minister responsible for finance, shall be present or represented.


Rule 20


Decisions of the Board of Directors shall be taken by an absolute majority of the votes of the members present or represented. They shall be recorded by minutes signed by all the members present.


In the event of a tie, that of the President shall be paramount.


Rule 21


The Board of Directors may appeal to any person who may bring his or her expertise in a particular field to inform him or her during his or her work. The resource person is not voting.


Rule 22


The Board of Directors periodically evaluates the performance of the university. As such, he:


-adopts, by annual period, the notes, quantitative and qualitative indicators to assess the performance of the university as well as those of its leaders;


-propose, where appropriate, to the appropriate minister, the awards for leaders;


-Seizes the National Board of Control and Ethics in Higher Education (ONC) for critical counter-performance cases in the quality of teaching and in the behaviour of teachers.


Rule 23


The function of a member of the Board of Directors does not give, either a salary or a fee. The members of the Board of Directors shall, however, receive the allowances in accordance with the provisions in force.


Rule 24


Members of the Board of Directors shall not, in any form, borrow from the university, be granted by it an overdraft, current account or otherwise, as well as cause, or cause to be To endorse their commitments to third parties.


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Rule 25


The members of the Board of Directors are personally liable for violations of laws and regulations in the performance of their duties.


Rule 26


The other rules governing the functioning of the Administrative Council and the adoption of its decisions shall be laid down in a rules of procedure adopted by the Administrative Council by a majority of its members.


Section 2. The Scientific Council of the University (CSU)


Rule 27


Each public university has a scientific council


Rule 28


The Scientific Council is the governing body of the university on issues relating to training offers, research, innovation and the scientific promotion of teachers.


As such, it is responsible for:


-to propose to the adoption of the Board of Directors the university's research and innovation policy;


-to assess the scientific files of teachers with a view to a proposal for an academic promotion, a reclassification or an honorary distinction;


-to consider any questions relating to the academic equivalence of higher education diplomas;


-to contribute to the development of national research programmes, taking into account the imperatives of the socio-economic and cultural development of Benin;


-to validate the approval given by the Committee of Experts on research projects and programmes and innovation.


-to validate the proposed university research budget as part of the development of the university's budget to be submitted to the board of directors;


-to assess the reports of the activities of the sectoral scientific committees; - to promote the production and publication of scientific work; - to study the dossiers on the authorisation of central research laboratories or


Assimilated structures; - study and approve applications for training in the framework


The training of trainers; - to study and submit to the Executive Board each year the


The needs of teacher-researchers and researchers in training and research institutions;


-to examine and validate before their transmission to the National Advisory Board of Higher Education the proposals for offers of training at the university and the names of the diplomas awarded for such training.


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Rule 29


The university's scientific council includes:


-the Rector; - the Vice-Presidents; - the Secretary General of the University; - Deans of faculties and directors of schools, institutes and centres


The university; - the director of higher education or his or her representative; - the director of scientific research or his representative; - the chairmen of the sectoral scientific committees.


Rule 30


The scientific council of the university is chaired by the Rector.


In the event of the incapacity of the Rector, the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs shall chair the sessions of the Board.


Rule 31


For its operation, the Scientific Council has a permanent secretariat, standing committees and sectoral scientific committees in the fields of training and research.


The Vice-Rector, responsible for academic research, serves as the permanent secretary of the scientific council.


A rectoral decree specifies the arrangements for the organisation and operation of the university's scientific council.


Chapter 2: management body


Section ' 1. The Rectorate


Rule 32


The Rector of the university is the executive organ of the university. It is responsible for the execution, coordination and management of the activities of the university, in accordance with the strategic guidelines given by the Board of Directors.


As such, he:


-coordinates and evaluates the activities of university structures, - performs recruitment and termination of permanent staff, or


Contract of the university in accordance with the regulations in force; - develops and adopts the university management documents by the Council


Administration; - represents the university in all acts of civil life, in particular in respect of


Third parties. Ll be able to sue on behalf of the university; - ensure the correct application of the technical, administrative,


Financial and accounting authorities; - is responsible for the implementation of decisions emanating from the supervisory authority


And legislative organs. -ensures the day-to-day management of the university;


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Is the main authorising officer of the university's budget. It may delegate its power to the deans and directors of the training and research units within the framework of the management of such units; executes the strategic plan in its annual or multi-annual downgrades and proposes to the competent bodies the Annual work plan, the procurement plan, and the related budget for adoption by the University Board of Directors (CAU); collaborates in the development of education, research, innovation and development policies Generally.


Rule 33


The Rector chairs:


-the Council of Presidents; - the Council of Heads of Training and Research Units (UFR); - the Steering Committee (CODIR); - the Scientific Council of the University; - the University's Board of Ethics and Discipline.


Subject to the statutory provisions of the regulations in force in Benin, the Rector has authority over all staff and students of the university. He is the head of the university administration and the organic dismemberments placed in a hierarchical position.


Rule 34


The Rector is responsible for the safety of the university, all its dismemberments and immediate perimeters. It is responsible for maintaining order in accordance with universally recognized academic franchises, freedoms, rights and privileges.


It ensures the proper implementation of the recommendations of the Quality Council and academic community life, in particular on the issues of freedoms, hygiene, security, standards and quality of teaching and research, of the various Staff, students and users welcomed on the university's premises and premises. He represents the university before the courts and with third parties.


Rule 35


The Rector shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years by decree made in the Council of Ministers, on the proposal of the Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research, in accordance with the procedure described in Article 7 ' 1 of the present Decree.


The mandate of the Rector is renewable only once.


The Rector shall be assisted by one or more Vice-Presidents appointed under the same conditions.


Rule 36


The Rector is appointed among the teachers of the superior, of Beninese nationality living in Benin or I ' Exterior, or of foreign nationality, having a solid managerial experience and carrying a vision of development of


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I's higher education and scientific research. In equal capacity with a candidate of foreign nationality, a Beninese teacher-researcher has priority.


No one can access the functions of Rector:


-if he is a member of the body of the staff of higher education, provided that he is a full professor of the African and Malagasy Council for higher education or an equivalent title in the national or foreign system;


-if he has good character and good physical and mental health. ; - if not available. Even if it is a foreign national, the Rector must


Devote exclusively to this function. It cannot cumulatively carry out other administrative or academic responsibilities within or outside the national territory.


Rule 37


The Vice-Rectors shall be appointed for a term of 3 years, renewable once among the teachers who have at least the rank of Master of Conferences or assimilated in accordance with the special statutes. Applicants must be more than three (03) years of age at least on their date of retirement.


Rule 38


In case of vacancy of Rector or Vice-Rectors due to three months of invalldity duly certified by a competent medical authority, or, in the event of definitive incapacity for any reason or cause, to the diligence of his office, the The Board of Directors of the University (CAU) shall meet in extraordinary session within seventy-two (72) hours following its submission by its Chairman or at the request of the third party (' 1l3) of its members.


The Administrative Board shall note the vacancy and shall inform the appropriate minister for the purpose of filling vacancies.


Rule 39


The refocus includes:


-the Office of the Rector-the General Secretariat; - the Technical Directorates


Rule 40


The Rector has a firm whose organization is specified in the university's organizational chart.


Rule 41


The General Secretariat is headed by a Secretary-General who assists the Rector in the administration, coordination and management of the university.


The Secretary-General shall be appointed by order in Council of Ministers from among the executives of category A 1 having at least ten (10) years of seniority and a proven competence in administration.


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It shall be appointed, in accordance with the system for the staffing of technical high posts for a period of three (3) years, renewable on the proposal of the Minister responsible for higher education.


The Secretary-General of the university has an assistant who assists him in the performance of his mission. The Assistant to the Secretary-General shall be appointed by order of the Rector, on the proposal of the Secretary-General from among the officers of the State of Category A justifying at least five (5) years of seniority in the administration.


Rule 42


The technical or service directorates, their powers, their organisation shall be fixed by order of the Rector, in accordance with the organizational chart approved by the Board of Directors.


The technical directors shall be appointed by the Rector, after the advice of the Board of Directors.


Heads of technical services are appointed by the Rector.


The duties of an accounting officer are provided by the Technical Director of Financial Issues.


The person responsible for public contracts shall be appointed by the Rector, among the executives of the category A scale '1 or equivalent, ideally justifying a minimum of four (4) years' experience in the field of public procurement.


The person responsible for public contracts, authorised to sign contracts entered into by the university, shall be responsible for conducting the procurement procedure until the designation of the contractor and the approval of the final contract.


The person responsible for public procurement has the rank of Technical Director.


The person responsible for public procurement shall be assisted in the execution of his task by a public procurement committee, whose composition and operation shall be governed by the rules in force.


Section 2. Training and research, service or application units


Rule 43


Upon decision of the Board of Directors, taken after the advice of the Scientific Council, the university shall establish the training and research units, units of service or application that it considers necessary for the application of the missions of the university.


Rule 44


A rectoral decree sets out the educational regulations which determine the procedures for enrolment, teaching, learning and evaluation in order to obtain university degrees in the training and research units.


Rule 45


Training and research units, units of service or application shall be placed under the authority of a dean or a director.


The training and research units enjoy administrative autonomy. Their officials receive delegation of the Rector's power for financial and academic management, research and innovation.


Rule 46


The deans, directors, vice-deans and directors-ad are appointed by order in council of ministers, on the proposal of the minister responsible for higher education and scientific research, in accordance with the procedure described in Section 71 of this Order.


Deans and Directors, Vice-Deans and Deputy Directors shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years, renewable once among the professors, lecturers, lecturers or equivalents.


The heads of departments, laboratory directors or research centres, program coordinators and chairholders are appointed for a term of two (2) years, renewable once by decree on the proposal of the Dean or The Director. Precedence of rank must be respected.


Chapter 3. Advisory bodies


Section 1. The University Teaching Quality Assurance Cell (CPUAQ)


Rule 47


The University Teaching Cell of Quality Assurance ensures the quality of teaching and training offerings. It serves as a focal point for the National Board of Control and Ethics in Higher Education (ONC) in the evaluation of lessons learned.


The director of the cell is appointed by decree rectoral among the professors Titulaires, having proven competence in quality assurance. It is based on the relays installed in each UFR.


An order of the Minister responsible for Higher Education specifies the structure and functions of the Cell.


Section 2: The Coordinating Board


Rule 48


The Coordinating Board shall assist the Rector in the preparation of the sessions of the Management Board and the execution of its decisions.


An order of the Minister responsible for Higher Education specifies the structure and functioning of the Coordination Council.


The Coordinating Board shall include:


-the Rector; - the Vice-Presidents; - the Secretary-General; - the deans and directors of training and research units; - directors of establishments and units of service and of application; - one representative per union of teachers Superior;


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A representative per union of administrative, technical and service personnel; a duly appointed representative of the students.


Third Title: Heritage and Dissolution


Chapter 1: University Resources


Rule 49


Universities' resources are built up


Fees for the registration and training of students; income from the activities of the UFR, the units of servrce, application and production; the subsidies of the State, local and regional authorities; the cooperation of the technical partners and Financial; borrowing; donations and bequests; and miscellaneous revenues authorized by the Board of Directors.


Chapter 2: Social Accounts


Rule 50


The accounting of universities shall be held in accordance with the accounting law OHADA.


Rule 51


The Rector sets out the administrative, financial and accounting procedures manual of the university, after the advice of the Board of Directors.


Rule 52


Before the end of October, the Rector submits to the Board of Directors, a program of activities, the forecast operating accounts and an investment budget for the following year.


Rule 53


The university's budget is voted in balance of revenue and expenditure.


Rule 54


Within three months of the closure of the accounting period, the Rector shall draw up the results accounts, prepare the balance sheets and inventories, prepare his activity report and submit them for approval by the Administrative Council, which shall Approves and forwards them to the Government.


The approval of the Government shall be left to the Rector, the Technical Director acting as Accounting Officer and the Directors.


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Chapter 3: Management control


Rule 55


A Board of Auditors is appointed by Order in Council of Ministers to each university. He shall be appointed an alternate under the same conditions.


Rule 56


The Auditor shall pronounce on the annual accounts. It certifies that they are regular, and sincere, and give a true and fair view of the results of the university's financial and heritage situation at the end of the fiscal year.


Addresses his report directly and simultaneously to the Rector and the President of the Board of Directors.


Rule 57


The Auditor shall attend the meetings of the Board of Directors with a consultative vote. It shall be subject to the discretion and confidentiality of the facts, acts and information of which he or she is aware in the performance of his duties or on the occasion of the performance of his duties.


Rule 58


Universities are subject to the controls provided for in the texts in force.


The responsible minister shall ensure the control of the quality of the management of the university through its authorized bodies. The control of the Ministry of Guardianship is carried out mainly to check whether the objectives set in the universities are in line with the broad guidelines defined by the Government.


The competent inspection bodies of the State may receive an ad hoc mission to exercise a particular control.


Annual accounts and balance sheets of the university are subject to the supervision of the courts


Financial.


Rule 59


Offences committed by the directors, the Rector, the directors, heads of service and any other person obstructing the verifications and controls of the university shall be punished in accordance with the law and Regulations in force in this area.


Chapter 4: Dissolution of universities


Rule 60


The dissolution of a university shall be decided by decree adopted in the Council of Ministers, on the report of the responsible minister. The report proposes a liquidation plan which includes the economic and social aspects.


Rule 61


In the event of the dissolution of a university, the movable and immovable property shall be returned as a conservatory, to the heritage of the ministry of guardianship. On joint proposal


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The responsible minister and the minister responsible for finance, it is submitted to the Government in the plan for the liquidation of the assets with, a list of potential liquidators.


The liquidation shall be terminated by decree taken in the Council of Ministers, on the report of the liquidator.


Title IV: Miscellaneous provisions


Chapter 1. Control and sanction body Article 62


It is created a National Board of Control and Ethics in Higher Education (ONC) to which all public universities and their Training and Research Units are subject.


The National Board of Control and Ethics in Higher Education (ONC) is responsible for the evaluation of teachers of the superior, regardless of their rank or provenance and the content of the teaching.


As such, it is responsible for:


-to assess the quality of training offers, curricula, syllabii and teaching; - to coordinate the evaluation of teachers in universities and other public institutions of higher education


-to hear cases of breaches of the ethical, professional, moral and ethical rules committed by the teachers of the Superior and their staff and to decide on disciplinary matters;


-report to the public prosecutor the cases of tnmoles resulting from the behaviour of the teachers of the Superior as part of their teaching duties, including harassment of all kinds, rape and corruption, fraud in the Examinations.


The National Board of Control and Ethics in Higher Education has the power of disciplinary authority. In this capacity, it is competent to propose the disciplinary sanctions provided for in Article 69 et seq. Of Law n "2015-18 of 1 September 2017 on the General Status of the Civil Service as amended by Law n" 2018-35 of 5 October 2018, Without prejudice to legal proceedings.


Lndepending on the provisions of Article 69 et seq. Of the Law 2015 -18 of the 1st, September 2017 on the General Status of the Civil Service as amended by the Law n 2018-35 of 5 October 2018, the National Board of Control and Ethics In the Ensergnement Supérieur is also competent to propose against teachers of public universities in Benin sanctions attached to their quality as teachers of the superior.


Rule 63


In the evaluation of the content of lessons learned, the National Board of Control and Ethics in Higher Education relies on the quality assurance teaching cells of the training and research units.


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The Agence Béninoise de d' Assurance Qualité dans l' Enseignement Supérieur (ABAOES) and the Agence Béninoise de la Recherche et de l' Lnnovation (ABRI)


In the field of teacher assessment, it draws on the expertise of high-ranking and reputable national or foreign teachers in the fields or subjects of education concerned.


Rule 64


The National Board of Control and Ethics in Higher Education is responsible for self-handling. It may also be seized by the Rector of the university.


In addition, the National Board of Control and Ethics in Higher Education is responsible for all monitoring or investigation missions to it by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research or the Council National of Education.


Rule 65


The National Board of Control and Ethics in Higher Education is under the administrative supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and under the operational supervision of the National Council of I ' Education.


Its reports are addressed jointly to the Minister of Higher Education and the President of the National Council of Education.


Rule 66


The salary and compensation treatment of members of the National Board of Control and Ethics in Higher Education is defined by decree of the Council of Ministers.


Rule 67


The National Board of Control and Ethics in Higher Education has a Financial Regulation, Rules of Procedure and a Manual of Technical and Evaluation Procedures and a Manual of Financial Administrative Procedures and Procedures. Accounts.


Rule 68


A decree adopted in the Council of Ministers sets out the composition, powers and functioning of the National Board of Contracing and Ethics in Higher Education (ONC).


Chapter 2: Mechanism for the selection of candidates for appointment to high academic functions


Rule 69


At each maturity, and three months before the end of the current mandatures, a procedure for selecting candidates for high academic functions (Rectors, Vice-Presidents, Deans, Directors, Vice-Deans and Deputy Directors) is initiated by the Boards of directors of public universities in Benin.


The designation process has five (5) phases:


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' l) Call for applications: constitution of files-Classical documents (CV, birth certificate, diploma, certificate of


Nationality, criminal record and other useful documents) - The university governance project, as appropriate (rectoral project or


Of UFR), for the principal. 2) Screening (case study, to eliminate whimsical applications)


3) Selection-For Rectors and Vice-Presidents, the Board of Hearing Administration


Each of the pre-selected candidates. -For deans, directors and vice-deans and vice-chairs, joint


Commission is limited solely to the study of files. 4) Establishment and transmission of aptitude lists


At the end of the selections, the University Board of Directors shall establish in alphabetical order three persons per position.


In the event of a lack of applicants or lack of applicants, at any level of governance, the Board of Directors may, after conducting an investigation of morality. The list thus adopted shall be forwarded to the Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research, together with the report of the work. The Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research shall forward the lists to the National Education Council for opinion.


(5) Appointment On the basis of moral control and the opinion of the CNE, the Government shall make appointments to the Council of Ministers, following the assent of the National Council of Education.


Chapter 3: Financing mechanism for higher education, scientific research and innovation in public universities


Rule 70


Creation of a Fund for the Development and Promotion of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation as a Funding Mechanism for Universities and Teachers in Capacity-Building Missions Teaching and research, pedagogical research, fundamental and the promotion of innovation.


A decree adopted in the Council of Ministers defines the structure and arrangements for the implementation of the Fund.


Title fifth: transitional and final provisions


Rule 71


Depending on the circumstances, each university may have other bodies found to be useful.


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The quality of members of these bodies, as well as participation in their meetings, are not eligible for salary or honoraria. Members of these bodies shall, however, receive allowances in accordance with the provisions in force.


Rule 72


Regardless of their initial duration, all of the current terms and conditions are extended or shortened, as the case may be, to September 30, 2021.


Article 73:


The present statutstype are supplemented, as necessary, by decrees with special statutes of each public university.


Done at Cotonou, 14 July 2021


By the President of the Republic Head of State, Head of Government,


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Patrice TALON


Minister of Finance and Minister of Economy and Finance, Minister of State,


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The Minister of Labour and Public Service,


Coordination of Government, State, Nisga'a


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Adidjatou A. MATHYS Eleonore YAYI LAOEKAN


The Minister of Health,


Benjamin lgnace B. HOUNKPATIN


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The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research,