Part 15A Special provisions relating to polytechnics

Part 15A: inserted, on 18 December 2009, by section 15 of the Education (Polytechnics) Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 70).

Polytechnic councils

Heading: inserted, on 1 March 2010, by section 16 of the Education (Polytechnics) Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 70).

222AA Constitution of polytechnic councils

(1)

The council of a designated polytechnic must comprise—

(a)

4 members appointed by the Minister:

(b)

4 members appointed by the council in accordance with its statutes.

(2)

A person is not eligible for appointment or election as a member of the council of a designated polytechnic if—

(a)

he or she is subject to a property order under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988; or

(b)

there has been made under that Act in respect of him or her a personal order that reflects adversely on his or her—

(i)

competence to manage his or her own affairs in relation to his or her property; or

(ii)

capacity to make or to communicate decisions relating to any particular aspect or aspects of his or her personal care and welfare; or

(c)

he or she is a bankrupt who has not obtained his or her order of discharge, or whose order of discharge has been suspended for a term not yet expired or is subject to conditions not yet fulfilled; or

(d)

he or she has at any time been removed from office as a member of a polytechnic council under section 222AJ.

(3)

No act or proceeding of, or of any committee of, the council of a designated polytechnic is invalid because of—

(a)

a defect in the appointment or election of a member of the council or committee; or

(b)

a disqualification of a member of the council or committee; or

(c)

a defect in the convening of a meeting; or

(d)

a vacancy or vacancies in the membership of the council or committee.

Section 222AA: inserted, on 1 March 2010, by section 16 of the Education (Polytechnics) Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 70).