The Congress is the body that directs the overall policies of ASRIC including formulation and review of Work Programmes, approves Action Plans, Funding and Resource Mobilization Strategies in accordance with the AU Policies. It develops its internal guidelines and rules of procedures in line with the relevant AU legal instruments; elect the Bureau and sets-up its sub-committees, among others.
It is the apex body of ASRIC as stipulated in Article 6-1 of the Statute and it is responsible to the Specialized Technical Committee on Education Science and Technology (STC-EST).
The Congress shall meets once every year in ordinary session.
An extra-ordinary Congress can be called by the Bureau if there are matters of urgent attention;
A quorum for the Congress can be formed if there are more than 15 voting Members; and
In the event consensus is not reached and voting is required, this can be obtained by simple majority.