Legal Unit

About the Unit

Legal Services Unit of the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) is a specialist unit that provides broad range of professional legal services to the University’s executive, schools, research areas and administrative areas.


To provide legal expertise and services to the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) in order to improve Good Governance System in the University.

Unit Activities

  • Provide legal advice and assistance to University’s central senior administrative team responsible for the management of the University and all other academic, administrative and support staff divisions;
  • Provide technical support in preparation of legislative instruments including enactments  of Acts,  and subsidiary legislation(s) and forward to the Attorney General’s Chambers of the Revolutionary Government of  Zanzibar;
  • Assisting  policy formulation, regulations and by-laws  at the       University in accordance with other laws;
  • Drafting, revising, and developing  all legal  documents  of the University before signing;
  • Contribute to the compliance with laws in the field of the exercise of the rights of the employee team; take part in the development of the collective agreement and provide legal advice to the employee team of the University;
  • Advise on interpretation of laws for the University;
  • Handling of  court cases and Litigate civil cases for the University in liaison with the Attorney General Chambers of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar;
  • Monitor and evaluate implementation of laws and regulations in University schools, departments, units,  and
  • Vetting all legal documents emanating from outside the University in which the University is or will be a party.

Contact information

In-charge Legal Unit

Mr. Mtaib Abdulla Othman
LL.M (ZU), LL.B (ZU)