Universities carry out their functions through the statutory organs in the University, as listed below;
The University Council is responsible for policy matters, ﬁnance and properties of the University including public relations. It is noteworthy to mention that Council operates through other committees with several responsibilities.
The University Senate organises and controls teaching in the University, and promotes university research. It sees to the disciplining of students; awards degrees, diplomas and certiﬁcates; recommends to Council persons found Worthy for the award of honorary degrees, and grants fellowships and prizes.
Senate has boards and committees which include:
a. Admissions Committee
b. Examination Board Committee
c. Scholarship Committee
d. Curriculum Committee
e. Research Grants Committee
f. Development Committee
g. Publications Committee
h. Time-Table Committee
i. Committee on Award of Honorary Degrees
j. Ceremonials Committee
k. Board of School of Postgraduate Studies
l. Career Board
m. Library Board
The University Convocation comprises:
a. High ranking officers of the University: the Chancellor, the Pro-Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor and other principal ofﬁcers.
b. Academic Staff
c. All staff registered according to the provisions of the law (Alumni).
The membership of Congregation includes
a. The Vice-Chancellor
b. Full time members of the Academic Staff
c. The Registrar
d. The Bursar
e. Every Administrative Staff who holds a degree of any University recognized for the purpose by the statute.
Congregation elects two members of the Cotmcil as may be provided by statute or regulations. Congregation expresses its opinion on any matter affecting the interest and welfare of the University.
THE UNIVERSITY STAKEHOLDERS
Stakeholders in the University are bodies which jointly have interest in the University and are affected by the object of interest. The students, University workers, proprietor or government bodies, parents and students constitute the stakeholders. The University Stakeholders have expectations which are discharged through various units of the University. They can be Internal or External Stakeholders. In contemporary Nigerian universities, the students and staff form the internal Stakeholders of the University.
External Stakeholders include the
1) Prospective applicants, their parents and job seekers
2) Parents of current students
3) Alumni/Alumnae and former students
5) Host communities
6) Other Universities
It is pertinent to look into the various channels through which universities function.