The Senate is the highest academic body responsible to Council. It is established by the BIUST Act and is responsible for general control and direction of teaching, research and innovations, examinations, conferment of degrees and the granting of other University awards. The Act sets out the objectives of the Senate, which has a delegated responsibility for the academic work of the University. In accordance with the statutes, the Senate chaired by the Vice-Chancellor is mandated to provide Council with a coherent overview of the academic governance of the University. Furthermore, it drives performance, ensures accountability and provides guidance to the Council and Executive Management where interventions are required. During the year under review, the Senate approved the following: Graduation Statistics, Accreditation, Academic Policy Guidelines and the Suspension of Teaching and Learning.