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NATIONAL CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT CENTRE ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

INTERPRETATION.

   1.   Interpretation.

ESTABLISHMENT, OBJECTS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM CENTRE.

   2.   Establishment and incorporation of the centre.

   3.   Functions of the centre.

   4.   Powers of the cen re.

   5.   Seal and documents of the centre; signatures of chairperson and members.

   6.   Custody and use of the seal.

THE COUNCIL.

   7.   Membership of the council.

   8.   Functions of the council.

   9.   Disqualification for membership of the council.

   10.   Chairperson of the council.

   11.   Term of office of appointed members.

   12.   Filling of vacancy.

   13.   Meetings of the council.

   14.   Transaction of business by circulation of papers.

   15.   Validity of proceedings.

   16.   Establishment of sub-committees.

THE ACADEMIC STEERING BOARD.

   17.   Academic Steering Board.

   18.   Functions of the board.

   19.   Chairperson and secretary of the board.

   20.   Meetings of the board.

   21.   Transaction of business by circulation of papers.

   22.   Validity of proceedings.

   23.   Functions of subject panels.

STAFF.

   24.   Appointment of staff.

   25.   Remuneration, etc. of the staff.

FINANCIAL PROVISIONS.

   26.   Funds of the centre.

   27.   Borrowing powers.

   28.   Estimates.

   29.   Accounts.

   30.   Audit of books of account.

   31.   Report of the centre's activities.

   32.   Investment of funds.

GENERAL.

   33.   Dealings with the centre.

   34.   Contracts.

   35.   Service of documents.

   36.   Exemptions.

   37.   Nonapplication of Companies Act.

   38.   Standing orders.

CHAPTER 135
NATIONAL CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT CENTRE ACT.

Commencement: 1 April, 1973.

   An Act to provide for the establishment of the National Curriculum Development Centre, to make provision for its constitution, management and functions and for other matters related thereto.

INTERPRETATION.

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "board" means the Academic Steering Board established under section 17;

   (b)   "centre" means the National Curriculum Development Centre established under section 2;

   (c)   "chairperson" means the chairperson of the council appointed under section 10(1);

   (d)   "council" means the Council of the National Curriculum Development Centre established under section 7;

   (e)   "director" means the director of the centre appointed under section 24(1);

   (f)   "financial year" means the period of 12 months ending on the 31st"> day of December in each year;

   (g)   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for education;

   (h)   "secretary" means the secretary of the council designated under section 7(2);

   (i)   "subject panel" means a panel of teachers, inspectors and professional staff of the centre appointed under section 18(3) .

ESTABLISHMENT, OBJECTS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM CENTRE.

2.   Establishment and incorporation of the centre.

   There is established a centre to be called the National Curriculum Development Centre which shall, in that name, be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in its corporate name and, subject to this Act, may do and suffer all other acts and things as bodies corporate may lawfully do and suffer.

3.   Functions of the centre.

   (1) The functions of the centre shall be—

   (a)   to investigate and evaluate the need for syllabus revision and curriculum reform at primary, secondary and tertiary levels of education, in preschool and post-school education and in teacher education;

   (b)   to initiate new syllabuses, to revise existing ones, to carry out curriculum reform, research, testing and evaluation, to bring up-to-date and improve syllabuses for school and college courses;

   (c)   to draft teaching schemes, textbooks, teachers manuals and examination syllabuses, in cooperation with teaching institutions and examining bodies;

   (d)   to design and develop teaching aids and instruction materials;

   (e)   to devise, test and evaluate examination questions and methods of examining students with other appropriate teaching and examining bodies;

   (f)   to organise and conduct in-service courses of instruction for the acquisition of knowledge and professional skill by persons intending or required to teach new courses developed at the centre;

   (g)   to organise and conduct courses in the objectives and methods of curriculum development for persons required to participate in curriculum development work;

   (h)   to hold seminars and conferences on curriculum development projects and problems;

   (i)   to collect, compile, analyse and abstract statistical information on curriculum and matters related to curriculum;

   (j)   to publish information, bulletins, digests, periodicals or other written material concerning curriculum and other matters related to curriculum;

   (k)   to disseminate and promote general and better knowledge and understanding of new curriculums, teaching methods and teaching aids.

   (2) The centre may have such other functions as the Minister may, from time to time, specify by statutory order.

4.   Powers of the centre.

   The centre may do all such things as are calculated to facilitate, or as are incidental or conducive to, better carrying out its functions and may, in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing—

   (a)   acquire, take or lease, purchase, hold and enjoy any property and sell, let or otherwise dispose of the property;

   (b)   subject to section 27, borrow or otherwise raise money on such security as may be necessary and, for that purpose, charge all or any of the property of the centre;

   (c)   charge fees for any courses, seminars or conferences conducted or held at the centre which are not initiated by the centre;

   (d)   charge for any publications or apparatus sold or distributed;

   (e)   charge for accommodation or other services provid

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