Function of the College
1. The College shall function both as a teaching and an examining body and shall provide courses of instruction in academic and professional subjects for the students of the College and for other appropriate persons.
2. Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, the functions of the College shall include:
a. To provide full-time and part-time courses of study instruction, training and research in all branches of Health Technology such other fields of learning relevant to the needs of the community and the development of the State and Nigeria as the College may from time to time determine;
b. To hold or arrange examinations and grant or arrange for the granting of degrees, diplomas, professional certificates and other distinctions to persons who have pursued a course of study approved by the College may be determined;
c. To establish such schools, facilities, institutes, research centres, extra-moral departments and other teaching and research units and departments within the College as may from time to time seem necessary or desirable for carrying into effect the provisions of this law;
d. To institute professorship, readership, lecturership and other posts and offices and to make appointments thereto;
e. To institute and award fellowship, scholarships, bursaries, medals, prizes and other titles, distinctions, awards and forms of assistance;
f. To mount exhibitions and displays designed to foster an appreciation of trends in and the scope and requirements of Health Technology;
g. To provide amenities for and make such other provision for the residence, recreation, security and welfare of the staff, students and other members of the College;
h. To grant honorary degrees, fellowships or academic titles;
i. To provide courses of instruction, learning and other facilities in academic and professional subjects for students of the College and for others;
j. To demand and receive from any student or any other person attending the College for the purpose of instruction, such fees as the College may from time to time determine;
k. To hold public lectures and to undertake printing, publishing and bookselling;
l. To erect, provide, equip and maintain laboratories, lecture halls, theatres, auditoriums, libraries, halls of residence, refectories, workshops, bookshops, sick bays, clinics, sport grounds, playing fields and halls and other buildings, facilities or things (whether in Nigeria or elsewhere) necessary or suitable or convenient for any of the objects of the College;
m. To provide such courses of instruction either alone or in association with such universities and other institutions whether in Nigeria or not as the College may determine;
n. To encourage and make provision for research in the College;
o. Subject to section 62 of this Law, to acquire, hold, grant charge or otherwise deal or dispose of interests in property whether movable or immovable;
p. To enter into contracts, establish trust, act as trustee, solely or jointly with other person, and employ and act through agents;
q. To make gifts for any charitable purpose;
r. To accept gifts, legacies and donations but without obligation to accept the same for a particular purpose unless it approves the terms and conditions attaching thereto;
s. To operate its own bank account and subject to any limitations or conditions imposed by statute, to invest any moneys appertaining to the College by way of endowment whether for general or special purposes and such other moneys as may not be immediately required for current expenditure, in any investments or securities or in the purchase or improvement of land, with power from time to time to vary any such investments, and to deposit any money for the time being uninvested with any bank on deposit or current account;
t. To borrow, whether at interest or not and if need be upon the security of any or all of the property movable or immovable of the College, such moneys as the Council may from time to time in its discretion find it necessary or expedient to borrow;
u. To provide full and part-time courses of study, instruction, training and other facilities both in the academic and professional fields and in such branches of learning that may be relayed to Health Technology as the College may determine;
v. To institute such offices as the purposes of the College may require and to appoint persons to or remove them from such offices, for good cause and prescribe their condition of service and code of conduct;
w. To enter into agreement for the incorporation within the College or otherwise, any other institution and for taking over rights, assets and liabilities;
x. To procure contribution to the fund of the College and to raise money by way of sell or provision for reward or otherwise such books, stationary, literature or other goods and services and in such other manner as the College may deem fit or expedient and consistent with the objects of the college;
y. To do anything which it is authorized by this Law statute to do; and
z. To do all such acts or things, whether or not incidental to the foregoing powers, as may advance the objects of the college.
2. Without prejudice to the provisions of paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of this section, the College may, by a special arrangement, agreement or affiliation with any universities and any other institutions of higher learning or both, prepare its students for the degrees, diplomas, certificates or other distinctions of such universities or institutions.
3. The examinations conducted by the College shall be moderated by the universities and institutions to which the college may be affiliated and always in accordance with guidelines which may, from time to time be issued by the Community Health Practitioner’s Registration Board of Nigeria and West African Health Examination Board or such other relevant body authorized by law.
4. Subject to the provisions of this Law and of the statute and without prejudice to subsection (2) of section 27 of this law, the powers conferred on the college by subsection (1) of this section shall be exercisable on behalf of the college by the Council or by the academic board or in any other manner which may be authorized by statute.
5. The powers of the College to establish further schools within the College shall be exercisable by statute and not otherwise.
Status, Constitution and Power of the School
1. The schools listed in the First Schedule to this Law, shall each be a body corporate and any school established by statute shall like the listed in the said first schedule as aforesaid, be a body corporate, and provision shall be made by statute with respect to the constitution of any school so established.
2. The schools listed in the first schedule to this Law, and any school established by statute, shall have power to own and, manage its own properly.
3. The schools in the first schedule to this Law, and any other school established by the College:
a. shall be subject to the control of the academic board as regards academic matters; and
b. shall be subject to the overall control of the council as regards non-academic matters.