Under the statute,
there are five statutory bodies: the University Council; Senate;
Institutional Forum (IF); Student Council and the Convocation.
The Council, under the Higher Education Act, the SU Statute and any other applicable legislation, has an oversight responsibility over academic and operational issues, as well as
institutional policy and strategy. The Council governs, among other
things, the assets of the University, determine the conditions of
service of staff and top management, and determine the University's
admission and language policy.
The Senate is
responsible for the University's academic programmes, the acquisition
of qualifications and academic staff. The ten faculty boards, each
chaired by the dean, are the committees of the Senate. The Institutional
Forum (IF) was created to advise the Council on request. Both the
Senate and the IF makes recommendations to the Council that has the
The convocation consists
of all the graduates (alumni of the SU), all academic staff of the
University and academic staff who was in service of the SU until their
The Student Council is annually elected by the
students for a period of office of 12 months from September to August
the following year. The Student Council is subject to the authority of
The Senate, IF, Student Council and the Convocation
all appoint representatives to the University Council. Council members
are also nominated to serve in the Senate and the Institutional Forum.