Universities Act, 1997

Chapter IV

Staff of University

Chief officer.

24.—(1) A governing authority shall, in accordance with procedures specified in a statute, appoint in a whole-time capacity a person to be chief officer of its university, who shall be called the President or Provost or by such other title as the governing authority determines, and the person so appointed shall be the accounting officer for the university.

(2) For the purposes of section 19 of the Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act, 1993 , the expression “accounting officer” shall include a chief officer of a university to which this Act applies.

(3) The Fourth Schedule shall apply to the chief officer.