THE INTERMEDIATE AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ORDINANCE, 1961

(EAST PAKISTAN ORDINANCE NO. XXXIII).
  [21st September, 1961]
 
 
     
   
 
CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
 
  Definitions  
2. In this Ordinance, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context-



(a) “Board” means the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dacca, established under sub section (1) of section 3 and shall include a Board established under sub section (1) of section 3A;

(b) “College” means an institution recognised for Intermediate standard and includes a college, having Intermediate and Degree classes and affiliated to the University of Dacca 1[ , Rajshahi or Chittagong] for Degree classes and recognised by the Board in respect of the Intermediate sections;



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(d) “Chairman” means the Chairman of the Board;



(e) “regulations” means regulations made by the Board under this Ordinance;



(f) “notification” means a notification published in the official Gazette;



(g) “Intermediate Education” means education pertaining to classes XI and XII and includes-



(i) Arts;



(ii) Science;



(iii) Technology;



(iv) Commerce;



(v) Islamic Studies;



(vi) Humanities;



(vii) Home Economics;



(viii) Agriculture;



(ix) Industry;



(x) Military Science;



(xi) Nursing; and

(xii) Such other types of 3[ technical] and special education as may be determined by the Board, subject to the approval of the Government:



Provided that the Government may, by notification, declare any of the types of education referred to above not to be Intermediate Education for the purposes of this Ordinance;



(h) “Secondary Education” means education pertaining to classes IX and X and includes-



(i) general education;



(ii) education in Science subjects;



(iii) technical education;



(iv) industrial education;



(v) agricultural education;



(vi) commercial education;



(vii) health education;



(viii) education in Home Economics;



(ix) education for the physically handicapped;



(x) education for the mentally retarded and defectives; and



(xi) such other types of 4[ technical] and special education as may be determined by the Board subject to the approval of the Government:



Provided that the Government may, by notification, declare any of the types of education referred to in sub clauses (iv) to (x) not to be Secondary Education for the purposes of this Ordinance;

5[ (i) “Intermediate College” means an institution with classes XI and XII and includes Intermediate sections of Degree Colleges affiliated to any University established by or under any law for the time being in force and recognised by the Board in respect of Intermediate sections;]



(j) “Secondary School” means an institution comprising classes IX and X in which Secondary Education is imparted;



6[ (jj) “President” means the President of Bangladesh;]



(k) “Principal” means the head of the teaching staff of an Intermediate or Degree College by whatever style he may be designated; and



(l) “Headmaster” when used with reference to a Secondary School, means the head of the teaching staff, by whatever style he may be designated.
 
 
 
1 The comma and words “, Rajshahi or Chittagong” were substituted for the words “or Rajshahi” by section 4 of the Intermediate and Secondary Education (Amendment) Ordinance, 1977 (Ordinance No. XVII of 1977)

2 Clause (c) was omitted by section 4 of the Intermediate and Secondary Education (Amendment) Ordinance, 1977 (Ordinance No. XVII of 1977)

3 The word “technical” was substituted for the word “vocational” by section 4 of the Intermediate and Secondary Education (Amendment) Ordinance, 1977 (Ordinance No. XVII of 1977)

4 The word “technical” was substituted for the word “vocational” by section 4 of the Intermediate and Secondary Education (Amendment) Ordinance, 1977 (Ordinance No. XVII of 1977)

5 Clause (i) was substituted by section 4 of the Intermediate and Secondary Education (Amendment) Ordinance, 1977 (Ordinance No. XVII of 1977)

6 Clause (jj) was inserted by section 4 of the Intermediate and Secondary Education (Amendment) Ordinance, 1977 (Ordinance No. XVII of 1977)

 
 

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