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Provisions to assist persons to take advantage of educational facilitiesN.I.

Provision of awards by boardsN.I.

50 .F1  Paras. (1), (2) rep. by 1998 NI 14

(3) A board may make suchF2. . . awards as it considers desirable for the purpose of enabling or encouraging persons to take advantage of educational facilities available to them being awards of such amount, to, or in respect of, persons of such description and granted on such conditions as have been approved by the Department.

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F1certain functions transf. by SR 1999/481

[F3Provision of awards by DepartmentN.I.

51 .F4  (1)  The Department may make—

(a)awards to, or in respect of, persons in respect of their attendance at—

(i)approved postgraduate courses at universities, colleges or other institutions; or

(ii)other approved courses, being courses which, in the opinion of the Department, are comparable to postgraduate courses; and

(b)such other awards as it considers desirable for the purpose of enabling or encouraging persons to take advantage of educational facilities available to them.

(2) Awards under this Article shall be of such amount, and be made to, or in respect of, such persons on such terms and conditions, as the Department may determine.]

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F4certain functions transf. by SR 1999/481

[F5Provision of transport for, and payment of travelling expenses of, certain pupilsN.I.

52 .F6  (1)  A board shall make such arrangements for the provision of transport and otherwise as it considers necessary or as the Department may direct for the purpose of facilitating—

(a)the attendance of pupils at grant-aided schools; and

(b)the attendance of relevant pupils at institutions of further education;

and any transport provided under such arrangements shall be provided free of charge.

(2) Arrangements made by a board under paragraph (1) (other than arrangements made in pursuance of a direction of the Department) shall be subject to the approval of the Department.

(3) A board may, in accordance with arrangements approved by the Department, provide transport for, or pay the whole or part of the reasonable travelling expenses of—

(a)pupils attending grant-aided schools; and

(b)relevant pupils attending institutions of further education,

for whom the board is not required to make provision under arrangements made under paragraph (1).

(4) In paragraphs (1) and (3) “relevant pupils” means pupils of a class or description specified by the Department for the purposes of this Article.

(5) Any arrangements under paragraph (3) shall include provision—

(a)for the board to make charges (payable by the parents of the pupils concerned) in respect of transport provided under that paragraph; and

(b)as to the cases in which, and the extent to which, such charges are to be remitted by the board.

(6) With a view to assisting in the prevention of accidents, a board may carry into effect such measures as may be set out in a scheme framed by the board and approved by the Department.]

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F6certain functions transf. by SR 1999/481

Provision of board and lodging otherwise than at schoolN.I.

53.  (1)  Where a board is satisfied with respect to any pupil who has not attained the age of eighteen years and is ordinarily resident within its area—

(a)that primary or secondary education suitable to his age, ability and aptitude and to any special educational needs he may have can best be provided for him at a particular grant-aided school; and

(b)that such education cannot be so provided for him unless board and lodging is provided for him otherwise than at that school,

the board may provide such board and lodging for him.

(2) In providing board and lodging for a pupil under paragraph (1) a board shall, as far as practicable, give effect to the wishes of the parent of the pupil with respect to the religious denomination of the person with whom he is to reside.

(3) Where a board provides board and lodging under paragraph (1) for a pupil, the parent of the pupil shall, subject to paragraphs (4) and (5), pay to the board the cost to the board of providing the board and lodging.

(4) A board may remit the whole or part of the cost payable under paragraph (3).

(5) Paragraph (3) shall not apply where the board and lodging is provided for a pupil to facilitate special educational provision for him.

(6) Any sums payable to a board by virtue of paragraph (3) may be recovered summarily by the board as a debt due to it.

Payment of whole or part of cost of board and lodging otherwise than at school for pupils aged 18 and overN.I.

54.  Where a board is satisfied with respect to any pupil who has attained the age of eighteen years and is ordinarily resident within its area—

(a)that secondary education suitable to his age, ability and aptitude and to any special educational needs he may have can best be provided for him at a particular grant-aided school; and

(b)that such education cannot be so provided for him unless board and lodging is provided for him otherwise than at that school,

the board—

(i)shall, in any case where the board and lodging is provided for a pupil to facilitate special educational provision for him, pay the whole of the cost of such board and lodging;

(ii)may, in any other case, pay the whole or part of the cost of such board and lodging.

Art. 55 rep. by 1997 NI 15

Art. 56 rep. by 1989 NI 20

Provision of books and materials and payment of examination fees by boardsN.I.

57.  Para. (1) rep. by 1989 NI 20

(2) A board may, with the approval of the Department, pay any necessary fees in connection with examinations taken by pupils attending any grant-aided school.

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