REGISTRATION OF SCHOOLS
21. Subject to section 3, no school shall be carried on unless it is registered under this Act.
—(1) The Director-General shall cause every Government school to be registered.
(2) An application for the registration of a school other than a Government school shall be made to the Director-General by a person intending to become a manager of the school and the Director-General may grant the application with or without conditions, or may refuse the application giving reasons for his refusal.
(3) Every such application shall be substantially in the Form 1 set out in the Schedule and shall be accompanied by applications for registration as managers of and teachers in the school, as the case may be, completed in accordance with sections 31 and 36 respectively by every person named in the application as managers of, or as teachers in, the school.
—(1) Upon an application for the registration of a school the Director-General after such inquiry as may be necessary shall —
register the school;
inform the applicant in writing of the conditions, if any, under which the school may be registered; or
if the application is refused, specify the provision of this Act under which the application is refused.
(2) The conditions referred to in subsection (1) may include the acceptance by the persons proposed as managers of the school of a constitution, written scheme or deed of trust providing for the management of the school and the administration of the property and revenues as proposed by the Director-General in each case and the execution of the constitution, written scheme or deed of trust by the proper parties thereto.
(3) When a school is registered, the Director-General shall issue to the supervisor thereof a certificate of registration in the Form 2 set out in the Schedule in which shall be specified the premises in which the school may be conducted and the supervisor shall cause a copy of the certificate together with a list drawn up in such languages as may be determined by the Director-General of the names of the —
registered teachers; and
unregistered teachers, if any, who are authorised or permitted to teach in that school,
to be exhibited in a conspicuous place in every building in which the school is to be conducted.
(4) No school shall be opened for instructional purposes until the certificate of registration has been issued by the Director-General and exhibited with the list referred to in subsection (3).
24. The Director-General may refuse to register a school if —
adequate educational facilities already exist in the area in which it is proposed to open the school;
the proposed school premises constitute a dangerous building or are or are likely to be structurally unsuitable for use as a school;
the fire precautions in the proposed school premises are inadequate;
the proposed school premises are insanitary or for reasons of health unsuitable for use as a school;
the area provided for the open air recreation of pupils is inadequate or unsatisfactory;
the proposed school does not conform to the regulations made under this Act;
the proposed fees are excessive, having regard to the cost of maintaining and conducting the proposed school and the standard of education to be provided;
the qualifications and experience of the proposed teachers are not adequate to ensure the efficient conduct of the proposed school;
the proposed salaries of the teachers are not adequate to ensure the efficient performance of their duties;
the proposed school is designed to accommodate more than 1,200 pupils in any one session;
the constitution of the proposed committee of management is not such as to ensure the efficient administration of the proposed school;
the supervisor recommended by the proposed committee of management is not a fit and proper person to act as a supervisor;
the proposed school has previously been refused registration or the registration thereof has been cancelled either under this Act or under any previous written law relating to the registration of schools;
the proposed school is likely to be used for a purpose detrimental to the interests of Singapore or of the public;
the proposed school is likely to be used for the purpose of instruction detrimental to the interests of the public or of the pupils;
the proposed school is likely to be used as a meeting place of an unlawful society;
the name under which the school is to be registered is against the interests of Singapore; or
in the application for registration a statement has been made or information has been furnished which is false in a material particular or by reason of the omission of a material particular.
—(1) The Director-General may cancel the registration of any school —
if satisfied that the school has ceased to exist;
if the supervisor of the school has failed to comply with a direction addressed to him under section 54;
if satisfied that the committee of management of the school is not efficiently administering the school; or
if satisfied that discipline in the school has not been or cannot be adequately maintained.
(2) If the registration of all the managers of a school has been cancelled, the Director-General shall cancel the registration of the school.