INSPECTION OF REGISTERED SCHOOLS AND EXAMINATION OF UNREGISTERED PREMISES
51. The Minister may by notification in the Gazette appoint by name or office —
any officer of the Ministry of Education to be an inspector of schools;
any medical officer to be a medical officer of schools; and
any public health inspector to be a health inspector of schools,
each of whom for the purpose of this Act shall be deemed to be an inspector of schools.
52. It shall be the duty of the Director-General to cause to be inspected by an inspector of schools periodically every registered school for the purpose of ascertaining whether the provisions of this Act and any regulations made thereunder are being complied with and whether the school is being properly and efficiently conducted.
—(1) For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act and any regulations made thereunder it shall be lawful for the Director-General or any officer empowered under section 5 or any inspector of schools to enter any school premises and to examine all documents found on those premises and to remove them for further examination.
(2) If the school premises or any building therein is closed and if none of the registered managers nor any of the registered teachers or unregistered teachers of the school can be found to open those premises or building then the Director-General or any officer empowered under section 5 or any inspector of schools may enter therein using force if necessary.
(3) In the case of instruction given by means of correspondence delivered by hand or through the postal services the Director-General may require to be submitted to him a copy of all documents used, or intended to be used, for the purpose of instruction.
(4) The Director-General at any time and any officer empowered under section 5 while lawfully carrying out an inspection of a registered school may require any registered manager of, or registered teacher or unregistered teacher authorised or permitted to teach in, any registered school or any pupil of the school or any person found within the school to produce for his inspection any document in his possession or under his control which relates to the management or teaching or pupil activities of the school and to furnish the Director-General or that officer with such information relating to the management or teaching or pupil activities of the school as the Director-General or that officer may demand and which it is within the power of the person to furnish and in the case of a teacher to produce for inspection his certificate of registration or his authority or permit to teach under this Act.
—(1) If it appears to the Director-General that any provisions of this Act or any regulations made thereunder have not been complied with in any school or that any school is not being properly or efficiently conducted, he may, without prejudice to any other powers vested in him, by notice in writing addressed to the supervisor direct him to take within a time to be stated in the notice such measures as are in the notice specified, in order that the provisions may be complied with or that the school may be properly or efficiently conducted.
(2) The Director-General may in his discretion in any particular case cause a copy of any such notice to be sent to each of the other managers of the school.
(3) The supervisor of any school receiving the notice may, within the time specified in the notice as the time within which the measures specified are to be taken, appeal to the Appeals Board as provided in section 56.
—(1) The Director-General or any officer empowered under section 5 or any inspector of schools or any other person specially authorised in that behalf by the Director-General may enter, accompanied by such persons as he may consider expedient and using force for that purpose if necessary, any house, building or other place which he has reasonable cause to believe is occupied by an unregistered school and may search for and seize and remove any document or other article which may appear to him to be the property of or to have been used in connection with the unregistered school.
(2) For the purpose of any entry or search under this section the Director-General or any officer empowered under section 5 or any inspector of schools or other authorised person under subsection (1) may break open any outer or inner door of the house, building or other place or any locked receptacle therein which he has reasonable cause to believe contains any document or other article which is the property of or has been used in connection with the unregistered school.