EDUCATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
—(1) A council to be called the Educational Advisory Council (referred to in this Act as the Council) shall be constituted in Singapore.
(2) The Council shall consist of —
the Director-General as Chairman;
all other members of the Finance Board;
the medical officer of schools appointed under section 51;
the Director of Social Welfare;
eight representatives of such educational institutions, organisations or associations, including trade unions of teachers, as are approved by the Minister for that purpose, such representatives to be nominated by their respective institutions, organisations or associations; and
six other persons to be appointed by the Minister.
(3) The Minister may appoint a secretary to the Council.
(4) The Council shall elect a Vice-Chairman from among its members. The Vice-Chairman shall hold office only so long as he is a member of the Council:
Provided that the Vice-Chairman may by notice in writing to the Minister resign from his office as Vice-Chairman and shall on such resignation forthwith cease to be Vice-Chairman.
(5) Every member of the Council appointed by the Minister shall unless the Minister otherwise directs hold office for a period of 3 years:
Provided that the Minister may at any time revoke the appointment.
(6) Every member of the Council nominated in accordance with subsection (2)(e) shall unless the Minister otherwise directs hold office for a period of 3 years:
Provided that the institution, organisation or association nominating such a member may at any time revoke the nomination.
(7) On the expiry of the period of office of a member nominated in accordance with subsection (2)(e), the Minister shall request the institution, organisation or association which nominated the member or someother institution, organisation or association approved by the Minister forthat purpose, to nominate a representative to be a member of the Council.
(8) On the expiry of the period of office of a member of the Council appointed by the Minister, the Minister may reappoint the member for a further period.
(9) On the death, bankruptcy, inability to act, resignation, absence from Singapore for more than 3 months or revocation of the nomination or appointment of any member of the Council nominated or appointed in accordance with subsection (2)(e) or (f), he shall forthwith cease to be a member of the Council and a new member shall be nominated or appointed in accordance with subsection (2)(e) or (f), as the case may be.
(10) No act or proceedings of the Council shall be questioned on account of any vacancy on it.
—(1) The Council shall meet at least 4 times in every year in the months of March, June, September and December, and may meet at such other times as may be considered necessary.
(2) The quorum of the Council shall be 12.
(3) Subject to the provisions of this Act the Council may regulate its own procedure.
11. The Council shall advise the Minister upon any matter of educational policy or development which may be referred to it by the Minister or which it may itself propose.
—(1) The Council may appoint from among its members a Standing General Purposes Sub-committee and determine the number of members and the functions of the sub-committee.
(2) In addition to the Standing General Purposes Sub-committee the Council may, subject to any directions of the Minister, appoint such and so many other sub-committees consisting either wholly or partly of members of the Council as the Council thinks fit.
(3) The Council may delegate to the Standing General Purposes Sub-committee or to any sub-committee appointed under subsection (2) such of its functions as the Council thinks fit for the purposes for which the sub-committee was appointed.
(4) The Director-General or such other person as he may from time to time appoint shall be a member of every sub-committee appointed under subsection (2).