Article 1 Purpose

The purpose of this regulation is to define the structure and powers of Center of Lifelong Learning (CELL) of Nigerian Turkish Nile University.

Article 2 Scope

The center by using the scientific potential, conducts works based on the request of individuals, institutions or organizations. The center in addition to the seminars organized for the staff and students of the University also organizes seminars, courses, advisory programmes and projects to interested third parties. Center aims to improve on teaching of various international languages at professional level. At the same time, the center performs activities to maintain the relationship with the university graduates and facilitate their employment when necessary.

Article 3 Field of Activity

With the purpose to realize the goal envisaged in Article 1 of this directive, within its field of activity the center undertakes:

• Organization of seminars and courses: seminars and courses to develop the individuals, institutions or organizations;
• Counseling services; in order to transmit new ideas and practices within organizations and individuals;
• Realization of projects; implementation of projects in different areas of expertise;
• Organization of Graduate Degree Programs through qualification courses and accredited training modules;
• Organization of accredited programs for teachers, lecturers, medical staff, lawyers and other related professional groups.
• Organization of Language Teaching; Examine and teach language courses in professional level

Article 4 Governing Bodies

The Governing Bodies of the center are as follows:
a. Executive Director
b. Deputy Director(s)
c. Advisory Board
d. Specialist(s)

Article 5 Executive Director and Duties

The Executive Director is appointed by the Vice-Chancellor. The Executive Director provides the management of the center in accordance with the provisions of this Directive and is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for its implementation. He prepares an activity plan at the beginning of each year and submits a report twice a year on the center’s activities.

The duties of the Executive Director of the Center in accordance with paragraphs a, b and c of Article 3 of this directive are as follows:

• Represents the Center;
• Calls the meeting of the Advisory Board, prepares the agenda and chairs the meeting;
• Manages the work program and provides its coordination;
• In order to achieve the realization of agreements with the business world; ensures regular and continuous dialogue with them;
• Performs the evaluation the work of the Center
• Determines the objectives to be achieved in the collaboration between the university and the industry sector in order to contribute to the development of Nigeria.
• After having received the opinion of the respective units, determines the prices in the framework of the Center’s activity.

Article 6 Deputy Director and Duties

The Deputy Director is elected by the proposal of the Administrative Board and the Vice-Chancellor’s approval. In order to achieve certain goals, the Director has the right to delegate certain competencies or all of them to the Deputy Director, provided that the final approval is made by the Director. The Deputy Director is responsible to the Director. The Deputy Director assists the Director and oversees the jobs done within and services rendered by the center, according to the decisions made by the Advisory Board of the CELL.

Duties of the Deputy Director of the Center are as follows:

• Organizing seminars, conferences, panels and fairs in order to prepare students for the business world;
• Organizes visits to schools or other respective institutions for delivering credited courses;
• Developing courses and following the process of preparation of courses for respective institutions and organizations.

Article 7 Advisory Board and Duties

The members of the Advisory Board are appointed by the Vice-Chancellor for a period of two years, after having received the opinion of the Executive Director and are composed of a member from each faculty and a member of the administrative units related to the Vice-Chancellor’s Office. According to the need the number of members of the Advisory Board can grow to a number equal to the number of programs. If one member is unable to exercise his duties in his stead is appointed a new member. At the end of the two years term, members may be reappointed again.

The task of the Advisory Board consists of advising the Executive Director on specific issues within the Center’s activities that require specific knowledge and expertise. In order to evaluate the demands from the business world and take accurate decisions under the chairmanship of the Executive Director of the Center, the Advisory Board meets at least twice a month or when deemed necessary the Center Director may meet with members individually.

Article 8 Center Specialist and Duties

The Center Specialist is appointed by the Vice-Chancellor upon the proposal of the Executive/Director of the Center. The specialist performs all necessary work in the Center, under the supervision of the Executive Director.

Article 9 Principles of Work

In order to provide input to the University Center:

• Establishing a proper system of work for all participating parties,
• Provides the continuity of the work;
• Defining the contribution of parties in the activities;
• Reviews proposals coming from various parties in the market, similar science branches, departments, courses and market demands
• Shares with the University, the revenue obtained from the Center’s services.
• Equipping the participants in the program organized by the Center with the “Certificate of Participation”
• Equipping the participants in the program with “Certificate of Achievement”. provided they have successfully passed the exam.

Article 11 Financial Mechanism

Workshops and Courses

The income obtained by the organized programs after the expenses are deducted is distributed in the rate: 60% University, 35% staff who runs the seminar or course. 5% of the remaining is stored for motivation reward.
For programs organized in cooperation with other institutions; after the costs are reduced (official tariffs, prices of seminars, etc.) the profit is divided in equal parts between the University and another institution. 5% of the benefit of the University in this case preserved for motivation reward.
For real and legal persons commercial prices shall be applied.
In special seminars, the Vice-Chancellor may decide the application of a tariff different from other standards for specific institutions and organizations.
In the case of free of charge seminars, which aim to contribute to the society and its interest in the topic, the academic staff that runs the seminar or course is paid an amount equal to the payment of normal teaching time agreed between CELL and teaching staff.
In each program CELL has the right to put up to 10% of overall students (2 students min) for each course for free.
All staff and student of Nigerian Turkish Nile University who wants to enroll in any of the program will have 50% discounts.
All sister companies of Nile University, close relatives of our staff and student, partners and collaborators institute will have up to 25% discount for any of the programs.
For any of the program fee, it does not include transportation feeding services. These costs will be calculated in the end of each program.
The payment of examination for the granting of the “Certificate of Achievement” for participants in the program is determined by the Directorate of the Center.

Professional projects and counseling service

The University staff can implement applicative projects and can offer counseling services. The income from the projects and consultancy services are divided into 60% to the University and 35% to the person who has carried them. 5% of the income is saved for motivation reward. The costs are covered by the party which benefits from the project or counseling service. If it is not covered then the distribution of the income is done after the expenses are deducted.

Research Projects

In the case of research projects funded by national or international funds at the university, the project coordinator may decide to give a reward of up to 10% of profits to the mastermind of the project, assistants if any, and all other persons in the project.

Language Centers

Language centers, lecturers, software for language teaching, laboratories supposed to be controlled by Deputy Director on behalf of Executive Director. Teaching staff for language courses can take salary %35 of total income of teaching program. If the staff is full time staff they will take salary on monthly basis.

Article 12 Center Expenses

All expenses of the Center are covered by the University.

Article 13 Motivation Reward

With the aim of increasing motivation and enhancing employees’ activities within the CELL the motivation reward is distributed at the end of each project for the team worked for all projects.

Article 14 Other Provisions

For unregulated issues in this Directive, the other provisions in force at Nigerian Turkish Nile University shall be applied.

Article 15 Entry into force

This Directive shall enter into force after the approval of the Board of Trustees of the University.

Article 16

Implementation of this Directive is ensured by the Vice-Chancellor of Nigerian Turkish Nile University.