Powers of the Board
18. (1) Subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, the Board shall have power to organise, regulate, supervise, control and develop Intermediate and Secondary Education within its jurisdiction.
(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the power conferred by sub section (1), the Board shall have the powers-
(i) to prescribe courses of instruction for its examinations;
(ii) to grant recognition to or to withhold or withdraw recognition from Intermediate Colleges and Secondary Schools after considering inspection reports form the Bangladesh Education Directorate in the case of Secondary Schools and in the case of Intermediate Colleges after considering inspection reports from its own Inspection officer or officers deputed in that behalf by the Board;
(iii) to prescribe conditions governing admission of students to and transfer of students from and to Intermediate Colleges and Secondary Schools;
(iv) to prescribe the manner and mode of inspection of Intermediate Colleges and Secondary Schools;
(v) to cause inspection, if necessary, of any institution under its control by the officers of the Board or by any other person or persons it considers suitable;
(vi) to hold, conduct and regulate examinations at the end of the Intermediate and Secondary stage or any other stage thereof;
(vii) to publish the results of examinations held by the Board;
(viii) to grant certificates to persons who have passed examinations held by the Board and to withdraw certificates from them;
(ix) to arbitrate or arrange for arbitration in disputes between teachers and Governing Bodies or Managing Committees of Intermediate Colleges or Secondary Schools;
(x) to submit to the Government its views on any matter with which it is concerned;
(xi) to determine the number, designation and pay and allowances of the officers and staff of the Board, and to appoint such experts and consultants as it may consider necessary for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this Ordinance;
(xii) to regulate and decide all administrative matters including the creation and abolition of posts:
Provided that the Chairman shall have the power to create temporary posts for a period not exceeding six months;
(xiii) to fix, demand and receive such fees as may be prescribed by regulations;
(xiv) to hold and manage endowments and to institute and award scholarships, medals and prizes;
(xv) to enter into and carry out contracts in exercise of powers and performance of duties assigned to it by this Ordinance and the regulations;
(xvi) to make provisions for buildings, premises, furniture, apparatus, books and other means needed for carrying on its work; and
(xvii) to do such other acts and things as it may consider necessary for the purposes of organisation, regulation, supervision, control and development of Intermediate and Secondary Education.
[(2A) Notwithstanding anything contained in clauses (vi), (vii) and (viii) of sub-section (2), if it is not possible to hold and conduct examinations at the end of the Intermediate and Secondary stage or any other stage thereof due to pandemic, epidemic, Act of God or for any other inevitable circumstances as determined by the government from time to time, the government may, by an order in the official Gazette, issue instructions for assessment and grant of certificates without holding and conducting examination or holding and conducting examination with short syllabus, in the manner prescribed in that Gazette, for the students in a particular year.]
(3) The Board may delegate any of its powers to the Chairman or any other officer of the Board or to a Committee or Sub committee constituted under this Ordinance as it may deem fit and withdraw any such delegation:
Provided that no power to make any regulation shall be delegated under this sub section.