High Quality National Education.|
Ensuring High Quality Education through Evaluation, Monitoring, Provision of Support and Strategic Partnerships.|
Director of Schools Inspectorate:||Yang Mulia Zainal Abidin bin Haji Kepli|
Address:||11th Floor, Block 2I|
Ong Sum Ping Condominium
Bandar Seri Begawan BA1311
Contact:||Tel : +673 2230100 / 2230132 / 2230133|
Fax : +673 2230131
E-Mail Address : email@example.com
Promote and ensure the delivery of high quality education through effective evaluation and monitoring. |
Coordinate formal and strategic partnerships with schools and other stakeholders, which focus on raising educational standards. |
Build the capacity of schools in providing the highest quality education for all, through support services.|
Support informed policy development by providing high quality, transparent, professional reports. |
Develop the Department of Schools Inspectorate as an organization of distinction.|
|Roles and Functions|
|Evaluator & Monitor: to evaluate and monitor the quality of education.|
|Provide Reports: to report on the latest status on quality and standard of education observed.|
|Quality Assuror: to develop internationally benchmarked evaluation procedures and criteria to meet MoE's standard, and use these in evaluating schools.|
|Strategic Partner: to provide strategic partnerships between JKSS, schools and other stakeholders, which focus on raising schools' effectiveness and improvement.|
| Advisor: to advise, facilitate and disseminate best practices through observation, professional development and research, etc.|
|Code of Conduct|
|Objective and consistent evaluation through the application of consistent evaluation criteria.|
|Fair and honest report, taking into considerations of school context factors|
|Accurate and reliable judgement – reliance on first-hand evidence based judgement on systematic procedures and methodologies.|
|Work with integrity – engaging in dialogue with members of school staff and ensuring its confidentiality.|
|Treat clients with courtesy, respect and sensitivity towards both individual teachers and the school and clarity in the manner in which findings are communicated.|
Acknowledge learners are the ultimate beneficiaries of the evaluation.
|Constitution of Brunei Darussalam – Education Order 2003, Part X|
Duties of Director of Schools' Inspectorate
Education Order 2003 Part X (Section 115) Pg. 1030 stated that:
The Director of Schools' Inspectorate shall:
- be responsible, in collaboration with such authority as the Minister may appoint, for ensuring that an adequate standard of teaching is developed and maintained in educational institutions;
- inspect educational institutions or cause educational institutions to be inspected by an inspector at such intervals as he shall consider appropriate; and
- undertake such other duties in relation to the inspection of educational institution as the Minister may direct or as may be prescribed.
Advisory Powers of the Director
Education Order 2003 Part X (Section 116) Pg. 1031 stated that:
The Director may give advice to the governors, head teachers, principals, or any other person responsible for the management of an educational institution and to teachers, on matters relating to teaching and teaching methods.
Reports by the Director
Education order 2003 Part X (Section 118) Pg. 1031 stated that:
- The Director shall submit to the Minister a report on every educational institution inspected pursuant to section 115, and where the report is made by an inspector, he shall endorse thereon such comments as he may consider appropriate.
- A report on an educational institution submitted under subsection (1) shall be a confidential document but may, at the discretion of the Minister, be made available by the Director to the persons responsible for the administration of the educational institution, any teacher therein and any other person who, in the opinion of the Minister, has a reasonable interest in the institution, and the report so made available may be made available in part or in its entirely.
General powers of Inspectors of School
Education Order 2003 Part X (Section 119) Pg 1031 stated that:
For the purpose of making any inspection of an educational institution the Director or an inspector may-
- At any time enter an educational institution; and
- require the chairman of the board of governors, a governor, principal, head teacher, teacher or pupil of the educational institution or any other person found in the educational institution-
(i) to produce for his inspection any timetable, syllabus or record pertaining to subjects taught or to be taught or nay book, material, document or other article relating to or which in the opinion of the inspector may relate to the teaching carried out on in the educational institution or the management of the educational institution; and
(ii) to furnish the Inspector with such information relating to the teaching in, or the organization of, the educational institution as the Inspector may demand, and which it is within the power of the chairman, governor, principal, head teacher, teacher, pupil or other person to furnish.
Offences and penalties relating to Inspectors
Education Order 2003 Part XIV (Section 131) Pg. 1040 stated that:
- obstructs or impedes the Director or an Inspector, in the exercise of any power conferred by section 115;
- refuses to produce any timetable, syllabus, record book, material, document or other article, or to furnish any information, in contravention of section 119(b); or
- furnishes any information under section 119 (b) which is false in any material particular or which he knows to be false or does not to be true, shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding $30,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or both.
Power to investigate
Education Order 2003 Part XIV Section 113) Pg. 1040 stated that:
(1) The Registrar General, a public officer authorized by the Registrar General in that behalf in writing or a police officer not below the rank of Inspector shall have the power to investigate in respect of the commission of any offence under this Order or any regulations made thereunder.
(2) The Registrar General, a public officer authorized by the Registrar General in that behalf in writing or a police officer not below the rank of Inspector shall in relation to any investigation in respect of an offence under this order or any regulations made thereunder, have all the powers of a police officer under Criminal Procedure Code (Chapter 7) in relation to a police investigation, except that the power to arrest without warrant in any sizeable offence shall not be exercised by the Registrar General or the public officer authorised by him in that behalf in writing.
Power to enter without warrant
Education Order 2003 Part XIV (Section 134) pg 1041 stated that:
Without prejudice to section 133, where the Registrar General, a public officer authorized by the Registrar General in that behalf in writing or a police officer not below the rank of Inspector has reasonable grounds for believing that the object of any search to be conducted on any premises for the purposes of this Order is likely to be frustrated by reason of any delay in obtaining a search warrant under the Criminal Procedure Code (Chapter 7), he may, without the warrant, enter the premises for such purposes by the use of only such force as may be necessary.