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  • The Council
    The Council of Cross River University of Technology is the principal organ of the University and is charged with the general control and superintendence of the policy, finance and property of the university, including its public relations. The membership of the Council as provided in the university's law is as follows:
  • Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council;
  • Vice Chancellor;
  • Deputy Vice Chancellors;
  • Representative of the Ministry of Education;
  • persons appointed by the Visitor to represent the interest of the people of Cross River State (one from each   senatorial district of the State);
  • 2 persons to represent Congregation;
  • 2 persons to represent Senate; 
  • Alumni which is represented by the President who was duly elected and sworn into office in accordance with the CRUTECH Alumni Association Constitution and
  • Registrar as Secretary, but not a member

The following shall be in attendance at the meeting of Council: Bursar; and University Librarian

Functions of the Council
The functions of the Council of Cross River University of Technology include to:

  • Govern, manage, and regulate the finances, account, investment, property, business and all affairs whatsoever of the university, and for that purpose appoint bankers and any other officers or agents whom it deems expedient to appoint and cause proper books of  accounts to be kept for all sums of monies received and expended by the university and for the assets and liabilities of the university  so that such books give true and fair view of the state of the affairs of the university and explain its transaction;
  • Cause annual report published by the university together with certified copies of the said accounts as audited;
  • Participate in the making, amendment or revocation of the statutes of the university in accordance with the provisions of the law;
  • Borrow money on behalf of the university;
  • Invest any money belonging to the university;
  • Sell, buy, exchange, lease or accept lease of any real or personal property on behalf of the university;
    vii.provide the buildings, libraries, laboratories, premises, furniture, apparatus and other equipment needed to carry out the work of the university enter into, vary, perform and cancel contracts on behalf of the university;
  • facilitate  other institutions or branches or department thereof and to recognize selected members thereof  as teachers of the university, and to admit the members therefore to any of the privileges of the university and to accept attendance at courses of study in such institutions, branches or departments thereof  in place of such past attendance of course of study in the university and upon such terms and conditions and subjects to such regulations as may from time to time be determined by the university;
  • enter into agreement for the incorporation in the university of any other institutions and for taking over its rights, property and liabilities and for any other purpose not repugnant to the university law;
  • save as otherwise provided, to appoint all members of academic staff, the Bursar, the Registrar and the University Librarian on the recommendation of the appropriate Appointment and Promotions  Committee, on such terms as the Council may determine;
  • appoint all members of the staff other than those for whom specific method of appointment is otherwise provided;
  • provide for the welfare of all persons employed by the university and the wives, widows and dependents of such persons including the payment of money, pensions or other payments and to subscribe to benevolent and other funds for the benefits of such persons;call for reports from the Senate on any matter relating to other instructions and teaching in the university;
  • encourage and make provisions for research within the university;
  • exercise all such powers as are or may be conferred on the Council by the university law or statutes and to carry the law and the statutes into effect;
  • ensure that proper accounts of the university are kept and that the accounts of the university are audited annually by auditors appointed by the Council from the list and in accordance with guidelines supplied by the Auditor General of the State; and that annual report together with certified copies of the audited accounts are submitted to the Visitor not later than four months after the end of the preceding financial year;
  • select a seal, arms and mace for the university, and to have the sole use and custody of the seal;
  • do all such acts, or things, that are incidental to the foregoing powers, as may advance the objects of university;
  • provide for the printing and publication of research and other works which may be issued by the university; and
  • take into consideration, and, if the Council deems it proper so to do, to give effect to reports from the Senate on those matters upon which the Senate is authorized or required by statute or the law to make reports.