REGULATIONS, OFFENCES, NOTICES, INDEMNITY, ETC
—(1) The Minister may make regulations generally for all matters regarding the conduct and efficiency of schools and for carrying out the provisions of this Act and without prejudice to such general powers may make regulations providing for —
the hygienic character and the proper sanitation of schools or buildings;
the methods of enforcing discipline in schools;
the prohibition in schools of the use of any document which appears to him unsuitable or prejudicial to the interests of Singapore;
the prohibition of the importation into Singapore of any school textbooks the use of which appears to him prejudicial to the interests of Singapore;
the prohibition of the use of school premises for any purpose which appears to him prejudicial to the interests of Singapore;
the proper keeping of school registers and books of account;
the medical inspection of pupils in schools and of school premises;
the control and supervision of subscriptions and collections on behalf of schools or pupils;
the conditions under which Government grants-in-aid shall be given or continue to be given;
the provision in any school of a constitution, written scheme or deed of trust setting forth the rules in accordance with which the affairs of the school are to be conducted;
the control of fees and other charges made by schools; and
the prescribing of anything that may be prescribed under this Act.
(2) All regulations made under this Act shall be published in the Gazette and shall be presented to Parliament as soon as possible after publication and if a resolution is passed pursuant to a motion notice whereof has been given for a sitting day not later than the first available sitting day of Parliament next after the expiry of one month from the date when the regulations are so presented annulling the regulations or any part thereof as from a specified date, the regulations or such part thereof, as the case may be, shall thereupon become void as from that date but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder or to the making of any new regulations.
(3) If a breach of any such regulation is committed, every manager of or teacher in any school in which the breach is committed who has committed or abetted the commission of the breach whether directly or through negligence shall be guilty of an offence.
—(1) Any person who —
acts as manager of or teacher in a school which is not registered or exempted from registration under section 3;
in making an application under this Act for the registration of a school or for registration as manager or teacher or for authority to employ an unregistered teacher, makes any false statement which he knows to be false or does not believe to be true or which he makes recklessly or, by the intentional suppression of any material fact, furnishes information which is misleading;
obstructs or impedes the Director-General or any officer lawfully carrying out an inspection of a registered school in the lawful exercise of any of his powers under this Act;
in contravention of section 53 refuses to produce any document or refuses to furnish any information or furnishes any information which is false in a material particular and which he knows to be false or does not believe to be true;
acts as a manager of a school without having been registered as a manager, or as a teacher without having been registered as a teacher or given authority or permission to teach as an unregistered teacher; or
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both.
(2) Any person guilty of an offence under this Act or against the regulations made thereunder for which no other penalty is specifically provided, shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $500 for a first offence or $1,000 for a second or subsequent offence under this Act, and if he is a manager or teacher convicted of an offence under section 20 or 23(3), shall be liable to a further fine not exceeding $100 for every day during which the offence continues after conviction.
63. Whenever in this Act or in the regulations made thereunder provision is made for the service upon any person of a notice in writing, it shall be sufficient service if the notice is served personally or sent by registered post to his last known address, and whenever the person to be served is a supervisor and cannot readily be found it shall be sufficient service to affix the notice to the building of the school of which he is the supervisor.
64. No person shall be charged with any offence under this Act or any regulations made thereunder except on the complaint of the Director-General.
65. The Minister may, from time to time, cancel, vary or add to any of the forms set out in the Schedule.
—(1) Any school, manager or teacher registered under the provisions of the Registration of Schools Ordinance and any Government teacher appointed before the date of the commencement of this Act shall be deemed to have been registered under this Act and such registration shall continue in force but subject to the provisions of this Act relating to the striking off the register of any such school, manager or teacher.
[1955 Ed. Cap. 203.]
(2) When no person has been registered as the supervisor of any school registered at the date of the commencement of this Act the school shall be deemed to have ceased to be registered unless, within one month of such date, a manager has been recommended by the committee of management of the school to be supervisor thereof for the purpose of this Act and duly registered under section 28.
(3) All the estate and interest in any movable or immovable property and all rights, liabilities, authorities, powers, privileges or immunities which hitherto vested in or might be had or exercised by the Finance Board constituted and established under the provisions of the Education Ordinance shall be deemed to have passed to and be vested in or be applicable to and exercised by the Accountant-General.
[1955 Ed. Cap. 202]