REGISTRATION OF TEACHERS
35. No person shall teach or be employed as a teacher in a school other than a school exempted from the provisions of this Act unless he is either a registered teacher or is authorised or permitted to teach under Part IX.
36. Application for registration as a teacher shall be made to the Director-General in the Form 4 set out in the Schedule and shall be accompanied by the documents therein specified.
37. Subject to section 38 on receiving an application duly made for registration as a teacher, and after such inquiry as may be necessary the Director-General shall if satisfied register the applicant and issue to him a certificate of registration in the Form 5 set out in the Schedule or authority to teach as an unregistered teacher in accordance with section 41 or a permit to teach in accordance with section 44.
38. The Director-General may refuse to register a person as a teacher if the applicant —
is not of good character;
has been convicted before any court of competent jurisdiction in Singapore or in Malaysia or in any part of the Commonwealth, of an offence punishable with imprisonment or of an offence under this Act or under any previous written law relating to education or the registration of schools or under any similar law in force at any time in Malaysia;
has previously been refused registration as a manager on grounds which would also have precluded his registration as a teacher, or has been refused registration as a teacher under this Act or any previous written law relating to education or the registration of schools or any similar law in force at any time in Malaysia;
has been struck off the register on the cancellation of his registration as a teacher under this Act or under any previous written law relating to education or the registration of schools or under any similar law in Malaysia, unless the cancellation of his registration as a teacher has taken place because of his resignation or because the school in which he was employed has ceased to exist;
is unable to furnish evidence of medical fitness to the satisfaction of a medical officer of schools appointed in accordance with section 51;
has at any time under any written law made a statement false or misleading in a material particular in an application for registration as a teacher or in information supplied in connection with the application;
is likely to influence his pupils in a manner prejudicial to their welfare or to the public interest; or
does not possess the minimum qualifications prescribed in the regulations made under this Act.
39. The Director-General may cancel the registration of a teacher —
on any of the grounds on which he would have been entitled to refuse registration under section 38;
if he is satisfied that the teacher has been guilty of professional misconduct;
if he is satisfied that the teacher is not competent to perform the duties of a teacher; or
if the teacher has contravened any of the provisions of this Act or any regulations made thereunder.