Regional Technical Colleges Act, 1992

Functions of governing bodies.

7.—(1) Save as otherwise provided by this Act, the governing body of a college shall manage and control the affairs of the college and all property of the college and shall perform the functions conferred on the college by this Act, and shall have all such powers as are necessary or expedient for the purpose of those functions subject to such policies as may be determined by the Minister from time to time and to the programmes and budget approved annually by the vocational education committee and the Minister under section 13 of this Act.

(2) The governing body may, from time to time, appoint such and so many committees as it thinks proper to assist it in such manner as it shall direct and the governing body may assign to any committee so appointed such duties as it thinks fit.

(3) The acts of a committee established under this section shall be subject to confirmation by the governing body.

(4) In performing its functions, a governing body shall have due regard to the preservation, promotion and use of the Irish language and to the preservation and development of the national culture.

(5) In performing its functions a governing body shall have regard to the attainment of gender equity and of equality of opportunity in education.

(6) In performing its functions a governing body shall have regard to the statutory responsibilities in the provision of vocational and technical education of the vocational education committee.