Kisii University Statutes, In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 35 (1) (a) (ii) of the Universities Act, 2012, and Section 29 (1) of the Kisii University Charter, 2013, the Council of Kisii University hereby makes the following Statutes. These statutes shall be cited as the Kisii University Statutes, 2013 or “the Statutes”. The Statutes shall be subject to any amendments or additions as the Council of Kisii University may deem fit in compliance with the provisions of the Kisii University Charter, 2013, and the Universities Act, 2012.
STATUTE I DEFINITIONS
Definitions used in the Statutes follow the interpretation as provided in Section 2 of the Universities Act, 2012 and Part I of the Kisii University Charter, 2013. For the purposes of the Statutes, unless the context otherwise requires, the following other definitions shall apply: “Act” means the Universities Act, 2012; “Academic staff” means a member of staff of the University appointed to teach, train or do research and any other employee designated as such by the Council; “Academic year” means a period of two (2) semesters of study and examinations as designated by the Senate, provided, however, that the Senate may designate different dates and different periods for such academic year; “Administrative staff” means a member of staff of the University who is in Grades V to XV and who is appointed to perform duties related to general management and administration of the University; “Campus” means an extension campus (apart from the Main Campus) established under Section 8 of the Charter; “Chancellor” means the Chancellor of the University appointed under Section 38 of the Act; “Charter” means Kisii University Charter, 2013; “Chairperson of Department” means a person appointed to head a teaching department under Statute XXVIII; “Centre” means a research or professional unit, which, for administrative purposes, has been designated by the Council as being constituted within a particular Faculty, School or Institute; “College” means a College established within the University pursuant to Section 8 of the Charter, but does not include a Constituent College. A College shall consist of two or more Campuses, Faculties, Schools, Institutes or both offering academic programmes which are closely related;
“Constituent Department” means a Department which for administrative purposes has been designated by the Council as being constituted within a particular Faculty, School or Institute for purposes of teaching and research; “Council” means the Council of the University established under Section 19 of the Charter; “Credit Factor” as used in course descriptions means and signifies fifteen (15) contact hours where one (1) contact hour equals to one (1) lecture hour or two (2) hours of tutorials or practical; “Dean” means a person appointed to head a Faculty or School under Statute XXVII (1); “Director’’ means a person appointed to head an Institute, Board, Centre or Unit as provided for in the Statutes; “External Examiner” mean an external examiner appointed from outside the University who though knowledgeable in the subject, has not taught or examined the candidate; “Faculty” means an academic unit, whose fundamental function is to teach and research and which, for administrative purposes, may be divided into constituent departments or centres; “Institute” means an academic unit whose main function is to provide specialized education, training and do research, and whose status is similar to that of a Faculty or a School; “Lecturer” means a member of the staff of the University who is, in terms of appointment, a Professor, an Associate Professor, Adjunct Professor, Senior Lecturer, Lecturer, Assistant Lecturer, Teaching Assistant, or a person who holds any other teaching or research post which the Council has recognized as a post having academic status in the University; “School” means an academic unit whose primary function is to provide professional education, training and research, and whose status is similar to that of a faculty; “Senate” means the Senate of the University established under Section 21 of the Charter; “Statutes” means statutes of the University made by the Council under Section 29 of the Charter; “Student” means a person validly registered by the University for the purposes of receiving instructions in a particular area of study with a view to obtaining a qualification of the University or any other person who is determined by the Senate to be a student; “University” means Kisii University established according to Section 3 of the Charter; and “Vice- Chancellor” means the Vice-Chancellor of the University appointed under Section 39 of the Act. In these Statutes, the words and expressions importing masculine gender shall include, where applicable, the feminine gender.