Our governing body is the Board of Governors and our principal officer is the World Chairman / President
The The Global University of Science and Technology (GUST) Board of Governors and staff members hold advanced degrees, as well as professional positions in their fields of expertise, so they can provide you with the most current information and practices in their subject areas. The President is the Head and Chief Executive of the University.
BOARD OF GOVRENORS
This is the governing body of the University, who exercise guardianship over assets and resources, ensuring their effective management, control and use.
In line with the Committee of University Chairs’ Higher Education Code of Governance, the Board of Governors has agreed on a Statement of Primary Responsibilities. The board is made up of the head of member institutions:
The duties of the Board of Governors
•To fulfill the mission and strategic vision of the academy long-term programs, business plans and key performance indicators, and to ensure that these meet the interests of our communities.
•To delegate authority to the President of the University, for the academics, corporate, financial, estate and personnel management of the academy and to establish and keep under regular review the policies, procedures and limits within such management functions as shall be undertaken by and under the authority of the president.
•To delegate authority under the President, to the Registrar, as a Head of the Academy Administration Services (although Finance and Development/External Affairs report direct to the President), and is responsible for the management and professional development of their staff and for the development of other administrative support. The University other senior administrative officers are under the general direction of the Registrar and are responsible to her for the due performance of their duties, except that they always have the right to make their views on financial, professional, and technical matters known to the President, Boards and the appropriate committees of the GUST
•To ensure processes are in place to monitor and evaluate the performance and effectiveness of the academy against the plans and approved key performance indicators, which are, where possible and appropriate, benchmarked against other comparable institutions.
•To establish processes to monitor and evaluate the performance and effectiveness of the Board of Governors itself.
•To conduct the business of the Board of Governors in accordance with best practice in international learning corporate governance and with the principles of public life drawn up by the Assessment Committee and Engineering Business Advisory Board
•To safeguard the good name and values of the GUST
•To be the employing authority for all staff in the University and to be responsible for establishing a human resources strategy.
•To be the GUST legal authority and, as such, to ensure that systems are in place for meeting all the Academy legal obligations, including those arising from contracts and other legal commitments made in the institution’s name.
•To make such provision as it thinks fit for the general welfare of our communities, in activities with the academy programs.
•To act as trustee for any property, legacy, endowment, bequest or gift in support of the work and welfare of the Academy
•To ensure that the academy policies are followed at all times and that appropriate advice is available to enable this to happen.
The Collegiate Council advises the Board of Trustees on strategic direction and is responsible for ensuring the proper discharge of academic affairs.
Collegiate Council Members:
- The Vice-President
- The Deputy Vice-President
Head of Member Institutions
The Board of Trustees and the Collegiate Council are supported by a number of formal Committees, established in accordance with the University Ordinances. Committees and sub-committees make up an important part of the University’s governance structure, and it is at these committee meetings that formal decisions about the University are made.
The Advisory Council (AC) helping to govern universities more effectively, and they can be a big asset for Board of Governors . External stakeholders from global businesses, industries, government and education provide value in helping to deliver academic programs. The AC is to help ensure the university programs & services are “Industry-Focused Curriculum”, which are relevant and effective for industry and to strengthen the GUST ties to industrial communities as well as building alliances with enterprises & internships agreements, bridging the gap between university and industry.
The council is comprised of experts in and outside the academic field to paint a full picture of the University and give genuine advice and recommendations to better GUST. The council assists the University in applying its vision and mission, setting a path to enhance the University’s image nationally as well as internationally, thus making the GUST, its students and its alumni more competitive on a global scale.
THE UNIVERSITY STAKEHOLDERS
Stakeholders in the University are bodies which jointly have interest in the University and are affected by the object of interest. The students, University staff, proprietor or parents and students constitute the internal stakeholders. The University Stakeholders have expectations which are discharged through various units of the University. They can be Internal or External Stakeholders.
External Stakeholders include the
1) Prospective applicants, their parents and job seekers
2) Parents of current students
3) Alumni/Alumnae and former students
5) Public & Private Corporations
6) Industrialists & Investors
8) Professional Bodies
7) Other Higher Education & Research Institutions
It is pertinent to look into the various channels through which universities function.