Management of Private Higher Educational Institutions and the Role of the Chief Executive

The Chief Executive sits in an invidious position between, on the one hand, the owners of the institution who are his employers and the other, the Ministry of Education whose directions he is by law required to observe. The Act makes him the chief administrator of the institution, but provides no indication as to how he is to relate to the board of directors of the company that owns the institution. He is responsible for student discipline, but his decisions regarding individual students may be subject to appeal to the Registrar General. He is given the power to report directly to the Minister on matters that may warrant the closing down of the institution and the cessation of its operations.

The one day programme deals with the legal obligations placed on the office of the Chief Executive and provides useful guidance on how to minimize conflicts between his two masters through adequate contracting provisions and well-drafted regulations of the institution.