The Academic Senate is the highest organ responsible for academic affairs, research, and education within the institute. Though it can invite any other person, the Academic Senate is composed of:

· The Vice-Chancellor of INATEK, Chairperson;

· The Deputy Vice-Chancellors of INATEK

· Deans of Faculties and Directors of specialized centres attached to INATEK

· A full professor by faculty elected by his/her colleagues

· Heads of Departments;

· An ordinary lecturer per faculty or per centre elected by his or her colleagues;

· The Director of the Library of INATEK;

· A student in charge of Academic Affairs in the students’ Union of INATEK;

· A student per Faculty elected by his or her fellow students.

The Academic senate’s powers and duties are:

· To devise strategies, academic and research programmes and timetable, submit them to the Board of Governors for approval before their implementation;

· To devise programmes and strategies aimed at providing education that is proper to the

· Rwandans;

· To devise the academic regulations governing conditions for admission, behaviour, conditions for sitting examinations, different academic awards conferred by the Institute, and submit them to the Board of Governors for approval;

· To consider the decisions taken in relation to examinations and other tests and submit them to the Board of Governors for approval;

· To make proposals for recruitment, staff development and if need be, punishments of professors and lecturers and forward them to the Board of Governors for approval.

· To make proposals on the salaries and privileges accorded to academic and research personnel of INATEK;

· To direct and supervise academic, research and education activities in Faculties, departments and centres of INATEK;

· To make proposals on establishment, splitting, removal or merging of Faculties, specialized centres and departments and submit them to the Board of Governors;

· To make proposals on the splitting, merging or closure of INATEK and forward them to the Board of Governors;

· To prepare an annual report on all activities related to academic affairs, research, and education of INATEK and submit it to the Board of Governors;

To carry out any other activity as may be assigned to it by the Board of Governors.