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The Further Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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2.—(1) The instrument of government of an institution of further education shall provide for the governing body to consist of not less than 12 nor more than 18 member, of whom—

(a)not less than one-half shall be persons appearing to the Department to be, or to have been, engaged or employed in business, industry or any profession;

(b)one shall be the principal of the institution;

(c)not less than one nor more than two shall be elected by persons employed at the institution from among such persons;

(d)one shah be elected by students of the institution from among such students;

(e)two shall be persons nominated by the board for the area in which the institution is situated;

(f)not more than two may be persons co-opted by the other members of the governing body.

(2) The instrument of government of an institution of further education shall provide—

(a)for the members of the governing body to be appointed by the Department after consultation with such bodies or persons as appear to the Department to be appropriate;

(b)that where two persons are to be elected in pursuance of sub-paragraph (1)(c)—

(i)one shall be elected by teachers employed at the institution from among such teachers; and

(ii)one shall be elected by other persons employed at the institution from among such other persons;

(c)that any election to be held in pursuance of sub-paragraph (1)(c) or (d) shall be conducted in accordance with rules made by the governing body.

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