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UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, LAHORE,

ORDINANCE, 2002

Pb Ord L of 2002

10 September, 2002

An ordinance to provide for the

establishment of the University of Education, Lahore.

 

Preamble :–

Whereas it is expedient to provide for the establishment of the University of Education, Lahore and for matters ancillary and connected thereto in the manner hereinafter appearing;

            And whereas the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab is dissolved and the Governor is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action;

            And whereas under Article 4 of the Provisional Constitution (Amendment) Order No.9 of 1999, as amended by the Chief Executive Order No.11 of 2000, the Governor of a Province may issue and promulgate an Ordinance;

            Now, therefore, in exercise of the aforesaid powers and all other powers enabling him in that behalf, the Governor of the Punjab is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-

 

CHAPTER I

PRELIMINARY

1.         Short title and commencement.- (1) This Ordinance may be called the University of Education, Lahore Ordinance, 2002.

            (2)        It shall come into force at once.

 

2.         Definitions.- In this Ordinance, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context: –

(a)                “Academic Council” means the Academic Council of the University;

(b)               “Authority” means any of the Authorities of the University specified in section 19;

(c)                 “Chancellor” means the Chancellor of the University;

(d)               “College” means a constituent college maintained and administered by the University;

(e)                “Director” means a Director of a Division of the University;

(f)                 “Division” means a Division maintained and administered by the University or recognized by the University;

(g)                “Government” means the Government of the Punjab;

(h)                “officer” means an officer of the University specified in this Ordinance;

(i)                  “prescribed” means prescribed by Rules, Statutes or Regulations;

(j)                 “Principal” means the head of a college;

(k)               “Professor Emeritus” means a retired Professor working in a Division or College in an honorary capacity;

(l)                  “Registered Graduate” means: –

(i)         a graduate of the University who has his name entered in the register maintained for the purpose; or

(ii)        a graduate of any University who ordinarily resides within the territorial jurisdiction of the University and has his name entered in the register maintained by the University for the purpose;

(m)              “Research Associate” means a person engaged whole-time by the University for research, being equivalent in rank to a University teacher;

(n)                “Statutes”, “ Regulations” and “ Rules” mean respectively the Statutes, the Regulations and the Rules made or deemed to have been made under this Ordinance;

(o)               “teachers” means Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors and Lecturers engaged whole-time by the University or by a Division or college for teaching degree, honours or post-graduate classes and such other persons as may be declared as teachers by Regulations;

(p)               “University” means the University of Education, Lahore as constituted under this Ordinance;

(q)               “Syndicate” means the Syndicate of the University; and

(r)                 “Vice-Chancellor” means the Vice-Chancellor of the University.

 

 

CHAPTER II

THE UNIVERSITY

3.         Incorporation.- (1) There shall be established a University to be called the University of Education, Lahore.

            (2)        The University shall consist of the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, members of the Syndicate and the Academic Council.

            (3)        The University shall be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal and may by the aforesaid name sue and be sued.

            (4)        The University shall be competent to acquire and hold property both movable and immovable and to lease, sell or otherwise transfer any property which vests in or has been acquired by it.

 

4.         Powers of the University.- The University shall have the powers to-

                    (a)                    provide for instruction in such branches of teacher education, as it may deem  fit and to make provision for research and for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in such manner as it may determine;

 

                    (b)                    prescribe courses of studies to be conducted by its Divisions and the constituent colleges;

 

                    (c)                    hold examinations and to award and confer degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions to and on persons who have been admitted to and have passed its examinations under prescribed conditions;

 

                    (d)                    confer honorary degrees or other distinctions on approved persons;

 

                    (e)                    provide for such instruction, for persons not being students and fellows of the University as it may determine, and to grant certificates and diplomas to such persons;

 

                     (f)                     confer degrees on persons who have carried on independent research under prescribed conditions;

 

                    (g)                    admit educational institutions to its privileges and to withdraw such privileges under prescribed conditions;

 

                    (h)                    inspect Divisions or constituent colleges and other educational institutions associated or seeking association with it;

 

                     (i)                     accept the examinations passed and the periods of study spent by students of the University at other Universities and places of learning as equivalent to such examinations and periods of study in the University, as it may determine, and to withdraw such acceptance;

 

                     (j)                     co-operate with other Universities and public authorities in such manner, and for such purposes as it may determine

 

                    (k)                    institute Professorships, Associate Professorships, Assistant Professorships and Lectureships and any other posts and to appoint persons thereto;

 

                     (l)                     create posts for research, publication, extension, administration and other related purposes and to appoint persons thereto;

 

                   (m)                   recognize selected members of the teaching staff of colleges and Divisions or educational institutions admitted to the privileges of the University or such other persons as it may deem fit, as teachers;

 

                    (n)                    institute and award fellowships, scholarships, exhibitions, bursaries, medals and prizes under prescribed conditions;

 

                    (o)                    establish Divisions, Schools, Colleges, Departments, Centres, Museums and other centres of learning for the development of teacher education and research and to make such arrangements for their maintenance, management and administration as it may determine;

 

                    (p)                    control the residence of the students of the University and the colleges, to institute and maintain halls of residence, and to approve or license hostels and lodgings;

 

                    (q)                    supervise and control the discipline of the students of the University and the colleges, to promote the extra-curricular and recreational activities of such students and to make arrangements for promoting their health and general welfare;

 

                     (r)                    charge and receive such fees and other charges as it may determine;

 

                    (s)                    take disciplinary action against, and impose penalty on, students in the prescribed manner;

 

                     (t)                     make provisions for research and advisory services and with these objects to enter into arrangements with other institutions or with public bodies under prescribed conditions;

 

                    (u)                    enter into, carry out, vary or cancel contracts;

 

                    (v)                    receive and manage property transferred and grants, bequests, trusts, gifts, donations, endowments and other contributions made to the University and to invest any fund representing such property, grants, bequests, trusts, gifts, donations, and endowments or contribution in such manner as it may deem fit;

 

                   (w)                   provide for the printing and publication of research and other works; and

 

                    (x)                    do all such other acts and things, whether incidental to the powers aforesaid or not, as may be requisite in order to further the objects of the University as a place of education, learning and research.

 

5.         Jurisdiction of the University.- (1) The University shall exercise the powers, conferred on it by or under this Ordinance within the territorial limits in the province of the Punjab and in respect of the constituent colleges:

            Provided that Government may, in consultation with the University, by general or special order, modify the extent and scope of the aforesaid powers of the University with regard to such territorial limits or institutions.

            (2)        All Government Colleges of Education (GCEs), Government Colleges for Elementary Teachers (GCETs), Provincial Education Assessment Center (PEACE), and Provincial Institute of Teacher Education (PITE), shall become the constituent institutions of the University.

            (3)        The University may admit to its privileges under prescribed conditions, an educational institution falling within the territorial limits of another University, whether inside or outside Pakistan; provided that the consent of such other University and the sanction of Government is first obtained.

 

6.         Integration of Educational Institutions with University and Transfer of Institutions from University to Government.- (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any other law, notification, contract, agreement or instrument, Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, integrate with the University any educational institution situated anywhere in the province or transfer any College, Division or Department of the University to Government.

            (2)        On the publication of a notification under subsection (1)

(a)                all rights, properties, assets and liabilities vested in or undertaken by Government or the University in respect of such educational institution, institute, institution or Department shall respectively become the rights, properties, assets and liabilities of the University or the Government, as the case may be; and

 

(b)               all persons serving in connection with the affairs of such educational institution, institute, institution or Department in any capacity shall stand transferred for service under the University or Government, as the case may be, on such terms and conditions as Government may determine:

            Provided that such terms and conditions shall not be less favourable than those admissible to them immediately before their transfer to the University or Government.

 

            (3)        Any question arising under the provision to sub-section (2) shall be referred to Government and the decision of Government on such question shall be final.

 

7.         University open to all teachers and employees in the Government schools, colleges and other institutions.- The University shall be open to all teachers and employees in the Government schools, colleges and other institutions. Also the University shall be open to all persons of either sex and of whatever religion race, creed, class or colour and no person shall be denied the privileges of the University on the ground of religion, race, caste, creed, class or colour:

 

            Provided that nothing in this section shall be deemed to prevent religious instruction being given to the students in their own religious faiths in such manner as may be prescribed.

 

8.         Teaching in the University.- (1)All recognized teaching in various courses shall be conducted by the University or the constituent Colleges in the prescribed manner and may include lectures, tutorials, discussions, seminars, demonstrations as well as practical work in the laboratories, hospitals, workshops and farms, and other methods of instruction.

 

            (2)        The authority responsible for organizing recognized teaching shall be such as may be prescribed.

 

            (3)        The courses and the curricula shall be such as may be prescribed.

 

            (4)        A degree shall not be awarded to a student unless he has passed the examination in the subjects as may be prescribed.

 

            (5)        The provisions of sub-sections (3) and (4) shall take effect from such date as may be fixed by the Vice-Chancellor.

 

 

CHAPTER III

9.         Officers of the University.- The following shall be the officers of the University: —

(a)                the Chancellor;

(b)               the Vice-Chancellor;

(c)                the Directors;

(d)               the Principals of the Constituent Colleges;

(e)                the Director of Administration and Finance; and

(f)                 such other persons as may be prescribed.

 

10.       Chancellor.- (1) The Governor of the Punjab shall be the Chancellor of the University.

 

            (2)        The Chancellor or his nominee shall preside at the convocation of the University.

 

            (3)        Where the Chancellor is satisfied that the proceedings of any Authority or the orders of any officer are not in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance, the Statutes, the Regulations or the Rules, he may, after calling upon such Authority or officer to show cause why such proceedings or orders should not be annulled, by order in writing, annul such proceedings or orders.

 

            (4)        Every proposal to confer an honorary degree shall be subject to confirmation by the Chancellor.

 

            (5)        The Chancellor shall have the power to assent to such Statutes as are required to be submitted to him by the University or withhold assent or refer them back to the University for reconsideration.

 

            (6)        The Chancellor may remove any person from the membership of any Authority if such person –