the functions of the Council, the members of the Council, meeting and powers of the Council. Furthermore, provision is made for the establishment of the Academic Board, its functions and composition. Clauses 20, 21, 22 and 23 deal with the appointment of the Registrar of the university and his functions, convocation, the internal organisation of the university, property and contracts, respectively.
Mr Speaker, the financial matters of the university are provided under clauses 24 to 28, and contain mainly the funds of the universsity, accounts and audit, annual report, exemption from taxes, duties and other charges and the disclosure of interest.
Clauses 29 to 36 deal with miscellaneous matters. Clause 29 deals with anti- discrimination, while clause 30 deals with student governance by providing for a Student Representative Council which represents duly admitted and registered students of the university.
Clause 31 deals with matriculation. A body to be known as the University of Ghana Appeals Board is provided for under clause 32. This Board will hear and determine matters or acts of omission which conflict with the statutes, breach of employment contract and grievances by students against the university on matters related to welfare and discipline.
Clauses 34, 35 and 36 deal with the transitional provisions, interpretation and repeal of the University of Ghana Act, 1961 (Act 79). However, it saves the statutes, regulations, bye-laws, notices, orders, directors, appointments, policies, instructions, guidelines or any other Act lawfully done under the repealed enactment.
Mr Speaker, finally, the University of Ghana Bill, when passed, will enable the university keep pace with trends and practices in modern chartered universities worldwide.
Mr Speaker, I beg to move.