Board of Trustees
- Five Member Institutions:
- One position for Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of Tanzania (CVCPT);
- One position for head of one of the public universities/university colleges;
- One position for one of the research institutions;
- One position for head of one public technical colleges;
- One position for head of one private technical colleges;
- The Permanent Secretary or his/her delegate from the Ministry responsible for Education, Science and Technology;
- The Permanent Secretary or his/her delegate from the Ministry responsible for ICT infrastructure and Communications;
- The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of or his/her representative or nominee from the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA);
- The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of or his/her representative or nominee from the Tanzania Telecommunication Company Limited (TTCL).
The tenure of office of members of the Board of the Registered Trustees shall be three years, provided that members may be re-appointed for further three year terms consecutively which, in total, shall not exceed nine years.
Rules Governing the Board of Trustees
The following rules are observed in relation to the Board of the Registered Trustees:
- The Board of Trustees shall be the highest policy and decision making body of TERNET Trust in respect of all TERNET Trust matters as provided in the Trust Deed and in the Trust Rules;
- Subject to the provisions of the Trustees’ Incorporation Act, any other applicable written law and the Trust Rules, the Trustees shall be registered and governed by the provisions of the Trust Deed and, if any, Trust Regulations and Rules made thereunder.
- The Registered Trustees shall, hold and own in trust all the property of TERNET Trust and ensure the preservation, maintenance, development and proper or intended charitable purposes and use of such property;
- The Trustees shall, through the Executive Secretary who shall also be the Secretary to the Trustees whether acting together as Board of Registered Trustees of TERNET Trust or otherwise, have the sole custody of the Common Seal of TERNET Trust and shall have power to use the same in accordance with the provisions of the Trust Deed and Rules;
- The Board of Trustees shall have power to require any person and any officer, office bearer, employee or agent of TERNET Trust to produce for the Board’s use, inspection or, as the case may be, repossession of any material, data, document or any other information in relation to or concerning the property of TERNET Trust or any part or aspect thereof;
- The Board of Trustees shall have power to formulate and make major policy decisions concerning the Trust property, movable and immovable, assets and liabilities of TERNET Trust on the basis of proposals, recommendations and/or advices of the Executive Committee and/ or, as the case may be, of the Secretariat;
- The Registered Trustees shall have power to sue on behalf of and defend actions brought against TERNET Trust in courts of law and in tribunals of arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution actions or proceedings and, in that behalf, to retain the services of legal counsel;
- Subject to any applicable written law, the Trust Deed and Trust Rules, in the pursuance of its objects, exercise of its powers and performance of its functions under the Trust Deed and Trust Rules, the Board of Trustees shall be independent of any other organ of governance of TERNET Trust;
- For the avoidance of doubt, the budget of income and (capital and recurrent) expenditure of the Board of the Registered Trustees shall be one and the same as that of TERNET Trust and all administrative and general executive functions of the Board of Trustees shall be executed through the Secretariat, the Executive Committee and the Annual General Meeting or any of the committees other than the Executive Committee in accordance with the provisions of the Trust Deed, Trust Regulations and Rules, if any, and these Rules.
- The Board of Trustees shall establish procedures for (its)/their own meetings.