OVERSEAS EXAMINATIONS COMMISSION ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Preliminary

   1   Short title and commencement

   2   Interpretation

 

Overseas Examinations Commission

   3   Establishment of Overseas Examinations Commission

   4   Object of Commission

   5   Functions of Commission

   6   Ministerial directions

 

Administration

   7   Appointment of officers and other employees

   8   Pensions, gratuities and other retiring benefits

 

Financial Provisions, Accounts and Reports

   9   Funds and resources of the Commission

   10   Borrowing powers

   11   Power of Minister of Finance to guarantee loans to Commission

   12   Power to invest moneys

   13   Exemption from taxes and duties

   14   Accounts and audit

   15   Annual reports and estimates

   16   Power of Minister to require returns

 

Regulations

   17   Regulations

   18   Amendment of First and Second Schedules

 

Transitional Provisions

   19   Transfer of money, property, liability, etc

      SCHEDULES

 

THE OVERSEAS EXAMINATIONS COMMISSION ACT

Act 24 of 2005.

   AN ACT to make provision for the establishment of an Overseas Examinations Commission for the proper administration of all overseas and regional examinations and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[The date notified by the Minister bringing the Act into operation]

Preliminary (sections 1-2)

1   Short title and commencement

   This Act may be cited as the Overseas Examinations Commission Act, 2005, and shall come into operation on a day appointed by the Minister by notice published in the Gazette.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "appointed day" means the day appointed by the Minister pursuant to section 1;

   "chairman" means the chairman of the Commission or any person for the time being performing the functions of the chairman;

   "Commission" means the Overseas Examinations Commission established under section 3;

   "examining body" means an examining body specified in Part II of the First Schedule;

   "examination materials" includes syllabi, notes for guidance of teachers and students, and specimen examination papers;

   "former institution" means the Overseas Examinations Committee;

   "functions" includes powers and duties;

   "specified examinations" means the examinations specified in Part I of the First Schedule.

Overseas Examinations Commission (sections 3-6)

3   Establishment of Overseas Examinations Commission

   (1) There is hereby established, for the purposes of this Act, a body to be called the Overseas Examinations Commission which shall be a body corporate to which section 28 of the Interpretation Act shall apply.

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