NATIONAL COUNCIL ON EDUCATION ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

 

National Council on Education

   3   Establishment of National Council on Education

   4   Functions of Council

   5   Policy directions

   6   Appointment of officers and other employees

   7   Pensions, gratuities and other retiring benefits

 

Financial

   8   Funds and resources of the Council

   9   Power to invest moneys

   10   Accounts and audit

   11   Annual reports and estimates

 

National Education Trust Fund

   12   National Education Trust Fund

   13   Exemption from taxes and duties

   14   Regulations

      SCHEDULE

 

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON EDUCATION ACT

[Date of Commencement: 9th March, 1993]

Act 7 of 1993

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the National Council on Education Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "Board of Management" has the same meaning as in the Education Act;

   "chairman" means the chairman of the Council;

   "Council" means the National Council on Education established under section 3;

   "functions" includes powers and duties;

   "Fund" means the National Education Trust Fund established under section 12;

   "public educational institution" has the same meaning as in the Education Act.

National Council on Education

3   Establishment of National Council on Education

   (1) There shall be established a body to be called the National Council on Education which shall be a body corporate to which section 28 of the Interpretation Act shall apply.

   (2) The provisions of the Schedule shall have effect as to the constitution of the Council and otherwise in relation thereto.

4   Functions of Council

   (1) The functions of the Council shall be to-

   (a)   advise the Minister on policy matters relating to education in Jamaica;

   (b)   in respect of every public educational institution owned by the Government, nominate for the purpose of appointment as members of the Board of Management of such institution, such number of persons as may be prescribed;

   (c)   assist in the preparation of plans and programmes for developing and maintaining an effective and efficient educational system;

   (d)   monitor and evaluate the implementation of the plans and programmes referred to in paragraph (c) and, in respect thereof, make to the Minister such recommendations as it thinks fit;

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