Act No. 2015-02 Of 06 January 2015

Original Language Title: Loi n° 2015-02 du 06 janvier 2015

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Act No. 2015-02 of 06 January 2015 Act No. 2015-02 of 06 January 2015 relative to public universities in Senegal National Assembly adopted in its session of Friday, December 26, 2014, the President of the Republic enacts the law whose content follows: title I. - status, MISSIONS and principles of organization first chapter. -Status of universities Article 1. -Universities of Senegal are public higher education institutions with legal personality and financial autonomy. They are placed under the supervision of the Ministry of higher education.

Chapter 2. -Missions of universities art. 2 - universities have especially for missions:-to train executives in Senegal and other countries. As such, they are loaded the initial training and continuous training, as well as the preparation of students to the integration into working life;
-to contribute to scientific research at national and international level, for the economic and social development of the country;
-to promote scientific and technological research for a master of science, techniques and know-how;
-to promote service to the community;
-to develop African cultural values;
-to promote international cooperation with foreign universities.

S. 3 - Senegal universities are open to all students justifying the tracks required irrespective of nationality, race, sex, or religion, within the limit of available seats and following the procedures laws and regulations in force.

S. 4. the freedoms and security essential to the objective of the training and research are guaranteed, in accordance with Act on franchises and academic freedoms, members of the teaching or research staff, as well as students.

S. 5 - universities confer, according the over-the-air into force, grades and diplomas sanctioning studies and higher education courses they provide themselves or in partnership with other national and foreign institutions.

Chapter 3. -Principles of organization of the art universities. 6 - the administration of the University includes three (03) organs:-a Board of Directors;
-an academic Board;
-a Rector.

Universities are organized into faculties, in units of training and research, schools and institutes.

Faculties, training and research units, schools and institutes are created, by Decree according to the needs and capacity internal and external to each University.

First section. -The Board of Directors art. 7. - the Board of Directors is the deliberative body of the University. It ensures respect for the mission of the University. It is the instance of validation of its strategic, pedagogical and scientific orientations. It is responsible for the evaluation and control of the administrative and financial management.

As such, it examined and adopted:-strategic plan of development of the University;
-budget estimates, the annual budget, the plan of investment, the financial statements and the annual report of the University;
-the rules of governance of the University;
-the organizational structure of the University;
-the Code of ethics and ethics applicable to the members of the staff of the University;
-the proposals for appointment of Vice-Rectors, deans of faculties and directors of training and research, schools unit and institutes;
-the creation or suppression of the sectors and structures;

-measures for assessing the effectiveness, the efficiency and the performance of the universities;
-the acceptance of gifts and bequests in favour of the University as well as their use;
-contentious cases that engage the University;
-the recruitment of the staff of the University;
-the rules of procedure of the University;
-any question submitted to it by the Minister responsible for higher education or the Rector.

The Board of Directors receives reports, information and minutes of other bodies of the University.

S. 8. - the Board of Directors of the universities consists of twenty (20) members as follows:-the Rector of the University;
-three (3) members elected by and from among the professors, lecturers and research masters research managers;
-two (2) members elected by and from among the lecturers, research fellows and assistants;
-two (2) members elected by and from among the students.
-two (2) members elected by and among the personal administrative, technical and service;
-ten (10) members of the socio-economic environment.

S. 9. - the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors are appointed by Decree on a proposal from the Minister responsible for higher education.

The vice-president acting of the president of the Council in the event of incapacity.
The general Secretary of the University provides the secretariat for the meetings of the Board of Directors without voting.

The members of the socio-economic environment are appointed by order of the Minister responsible for higher education.

S. 10. - the members of the Board of Directors of the University have the obligation to take decisions in the interest of the institution and in compliance with ethical and professional rules.

S. 11. - the members of the Board of Directors, other than the Rector and students, are appointed for a term of three (03) years renewable once.
The mandate of the students is of one (01) year renewable once.

S. 12. - the Board of Directors meets at least twice (02) per year in ordinary session and provided necessary in extraordinary session on convocation of its President.

S. 13. - the Board of Directors establishes, in connection with the Rector, the objectives and determines the procedure for evaluating the performance of the University.

In this regard, it decides on the effectiveness and efficiency of the management of human, material and financial resources available to the University. He established to this end, in its midst:-an audit committee;
-the human resources Committee;
-a Committee of ethics and professional conduct.

The Organization and the functioning of such committees are specified by the rules of the University.

Section 2. -the Council academic art. 14 - the Academic Council is the organ of deliberation of all academic matters.

As such, missions is the monitoring and evaluation of the scientific, academic, pedagogical, disciplinary aspects and research.

It is responsible, particularly:-to approve programs and the content of the lessons.
-to decide for the purposes of recruitment, of the equivalence of degrees, diplomas and certificates;
-to propose measures and lists of fitness for the promotion of teachers-researchers;
-to establish the academic calendar;
-to clarify the criteria and mechanisms for self-assessment of units of training and research, the faculties, schools and institutes;
-to propose measures to improve the quality of teaching and research, as well as to develop the training continues;
-to propose the creation or deletion of channels and structures.

The Academic Council deliberates on the plan of studies and examinations. He participated in the development of the strategic plan of development of the University, as well as evaluation of the facility operations.

Modalities of organization and functioning of the Academic Council of universities are fixed by Decree.

S. 15. - the Academic Council is chaired by the Rector and includes the following members:-the representative of the Minister responsible for higher education;
-the representative of the Minister responsible for the public service;
-the general Secretary of the University;
-the Deans of the faculties, the directors of training and research units, schools and institutes;
-five (05) members elected by and from among the professors, lecturers and research masters research managers;
-three (03) members elected by and from among the lecturers, research fellows and assistants;
-two (02) representatives of students of the University;
-a (01) Director of the centre of academic works.
-a (01) representing trade unions of the teachers/researchers;
-a (01) representing administrative, technical staff and service trade unions.

Section 3. -The Arts Rector 16. - each University is headed by a Rector chosen from among the professors of the universities of Senegalese nationality.

He is appointed by Decree on a proposal from the Minister responsible for higher education for a term of four (04) years, renewable once. However, it can be put an end to its functions for serious misconduct.

S. 17 - the Rector gives direction to the University. As such, he is responsible:-prepare the meetings of the Board of Directors and ensure the execution of its deliberations;
-to submit each year a report of activities to the Governing Council;
-Chair the meetings of the Academic Council and ensure the implementation of its deliberations;
-to develop the strategic plan of development and ensure its implementation once approved by the Governing Council;
-to ensure good administrative and accounting management of all the resources human, material, financial and information literacy of the University;
-to set up a Management Committee according to the rules laid down by Decree;

-to exercise the hierarchical power on all staff of the University;

-to enter the Board of Directors for the precautionary measures necessary in the event that notorious;
-to represent the University in justice and in the acts of civil life.
It has quality, in relation to the property of the University, to act as interim measures and make all Conservatory acts.
It is the Chief authorising officer of the University's budget.
It puts in place a quality management system and is responsible for implementing the decisions of the authorities responsible for quality assurance.
It is responsible for maintaining order and security in the University.

S. 18 - in the exercise of its functions, the Rector is assisted by the Vice-Rectors. They are appointed by Decree, on a proposal of the Rector, for a term not exceeding that of the latter.

The number of Vice-Presidents cannot exceed three (03) by University.
The Rector may delegate part of its powers to the Vice-Presidents. If absent, the interim is ensured by one of the Vice-Presidents.

S. 19 - the Secretary-General, under the authority of the Rector coordinates the activity of administrative services. In addition, it is:-responsible for the archives and Legal Affairs;
-keeper of the seals of the University.

The Secretary-General is appointed by Decree, among the agents of the hierarchy 'A' or similar. It ensures preparation and conservation of official acts and regulations of the University and to certify the authenticity.

He attends the meetings of the governing body of the University, academic Council, without voting rights and takes minutes.

The Secretary-General shall ensure the signing and monitoring of contracts concluded between the University and the third party. It manages communications within and outside the University.

TITLE II. -THE scheme financial s.20. -the financial regime applicable to universities is fixed by Decree.

TITLE III. -FINAL article provisions 21 - Professional operation and organization of the Virtual University of Senegal and the higher educational institutes are not governed by this Act.

S. 22 - are repealed, all provisions contrary to this Act.

This Act will be enforced as law of the State.

Made in Dakar, 06 January 2015 Macky SALL by the President of the Republic: Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah DIONNE