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The Further Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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Eligibility and tenure of office

4.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the instrument of government of an institution of further education shall provide for—

(a)the eligibility of persons for membership of the governing body;

(b)the tenure of office, and removal from office, of members of the governing body.

(2) If it appears to the Department that the affairs of the governing body of any institution of further education have been or are being mismanaged—

(a)the Department may by order remove all or any of the members of the governing body (other than the principal of the institution); and

(b)new members shall be appointed to the governing body in place of those so removed.

(3) Where the Department exercises the power conferred by sub-paragraph (2) to remove members of the governing body, it shall give notice in writing of such removal to any members so removed and to the governing body.

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