—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the functions and duties of the Council shall be —
to register and regulate private education institutions and persons who offer or provide any service relating, whether directly or indirectly, to private education;
to encourage, promote and facilitate the development of the private education sector in Singapore;
to establish, implement or support quality accreditation or certification schemes and other measures to enhance the standards of the private education sector, or the education sector generally, in Singapore as the Council deems appropriate;
to publish and disseminate information on matters relating to the Council’s functions and duties;
to advise the Government or other public authority on national needs and policies in respect of private education matters generally, and to implement national policies relating to private education or to persons regulated under this Act; and
to perform such other functions and discharge such other duties as may be conferred on the Council by or under this Act or any other written law.
(2) In addition to the functions and duties imposed under subsection (1), the Council may undertake such other functions and duties (not incompatible with those specified in that subsection) as the Minister may, by order published in the Gazette, assign to the Council and in so doing —
the Council shall be deemed to be fulfilling the purposes of this Act; and
the provisions of this Act shall apply to the Council in respect of such functions and duties.
(3) Nothing in this section shall be construed as imposing on the Council, directly or indirectly, any form of duty or liability enforceable by proceedings before any court to which it would not otherwise be subject.