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Membership

The Association shall consists of Ordinary, Honorary and Associate members.

A. Ordinary Members

The number of Ordinary Members shall be unlimited.

They shall be engaged in the practice of and /or research into one of the neurological sciences or retired there from.

They shall hold recognised qualification in Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuropsychiatry, Neuroradiology, Neuropathology, Neuropharmacology, Neurobiochemistry, Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology or in one of the Neurosciences which is acceptable to the Executive Council.

They shall be entitled to vote at meetings and to hold offices.

B. Honorary Members

The distinction of Honorary Membership shall be conferred on persons within and outside Africa for outstanding personal and professional contribution to the advancement of neurosciences in Africa and the World at large.

They (Honorary Members) shall be elected by the Association on the recommendation of the Executive Council. Honorary Members shall not be entitled to vote at meetings nor to hold office.

They shall not be required to pay entrance fees nor subscriptions.

The number of Honorary Members shall not exceed twenty (20).

C. Associate Members

The number of Associate Members shall be unlimited.

They shall have made such contribution to the advancement of Neurological Sciences as the Executive Council shall hold acceptable.

Applicants for Associate Membership shall be in possession of a Medical or Dental degree or a high qualification which is acceptable to the Executive Council. The Executive Council may at its discretion invite an outstanding person not in possession of such a qualification to become an Associate Member.

Residents in Training in the disciplines specified for admission into Ordinary Membership (Article IV Section lA) shall be eligible for Associate Membership.

Associate Members shall not be entitled to vote at meetings nor to hold office.

They shall not be required to pay fees of any description.
Election

Candidates for election into Ordinary Membership shall be nominated by at least two (2) members of the Association (one a Proposer, the other a Seconder) in writing to the Honorary Secretary at least 4 weeks before the Association Congress.

The Executive Council shall review such nominations prior to the General Meeting and shall make recommendation for admission to Ordinary membership to the General Meeting of the Association from amongst candidates nominated.

Voting shall be by show of hands or by secret ballot at meetings unless the Chairman who shall normally be the President shall direct otherwise. A simple majority shall prevail.