(1A) In this section, "interested persons" means, in relation to a school-
(a) the owners of the school;
(b) the managers of the school;
(c) the teachers of the school;
(d) persons who are not owners, managers or teachers of the school but manage or take part in the management of the school; or
(e) the students of the school. (Added 27 of 2004 s. 4)
(1) The following schools and the interested persons of such schools shall be exempt from this Ordinance- (Amended 27 of 2004 s. 4)
(a) any school entirely maintained and controlled by the Government;
(aa) any school which solely provides regulated courses within the meaning of the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance (Cap 493); (Added 50 of 1996 s. 43)
(b) any school which provides education which is solely religious; and
(c) any school which has been exempted from either of the repealed Ordinances by notification in the Gazette and the exemption of which has not been withdrawn.
(2) The Chief Executive in Council may, by order published in the Gazette, withdraw wholly or partly the exemption conferred by subsection (1) on any school and the interested persons of the school. (Amended 55 of 2000 s. 3)
(3) The Chief Executive in Council may, by order published in the Gazette, exempt from all or any of the provisions of this Ordinance- (Amended 55 of 2000 s. 3)
(a) any school or class or description of school; and
(b) the interested persons of such school or class or description of school,
on such conditions, if any, as he thinks fit.
(4) An order under subsection (3) exempting a school from section 10 shall not preclude the making of an application for registration of the school or the registration or provisional registration of the school, and if the school is registered or provisionally registered the exemption shall cease to have effect.
(5) The Permanent Secretary may, by order in writing, exempt from all or any of the provisions of this Ordinance- (Amended 3 of 2003 s. 11)
(a) any school which provides education consisting only of a series of lectures, or a course of instruction in a particular subject or topic;
(b) any school which provides less than 10 hours of academic instruction each week; and
(c) the interested persons of any school referred to in paragraph (a) or (b),