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[ Act No. 3075, March 16, 1923 ]

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION FOUR AND ADD A NEW SECTION TO ACT NUMBERED TWENTY-SEVEN HUNDRED AND SIX ENTITLED "AN ACT MAKING THE INSPECTION AND RECOGNITION OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES OBLIGATORY FOR THE SECRETARY OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Legislature assembled and by the authority of the same:

SECTION 1. Section four of Act Numbered Twenty-seven hundred and six is hereby amended to read as follows:

"SEC. 4. Whenever the Secretary of Public Instruction is satisfied, in view of the data and information furnished him, that the petitioning school or college is sufficiently equipped to give adequate instruction to the public, he shall grant to the petitioning corporation the necessary authority for opening such school or college, but such authority shall be subject to revocation at any time when the Secretary of Public Instruction is satisfied that such school or college is not properly managed or does not carry out its curriculum, or that the teachers and assistant instructors of said institution do not maintain the standards hereinafter provided for or are incompetent in their work, or that fraud has been committed in making the application.

"It shall be the duty of the Secretary of Public Instruction from time to time to inspect, either himself or through his duly authorized agent, all schools or colleges to which he has granted permits to open, and to see that the same are properly maintained and kept to the standards hereinafter provided in this Act."

SEC. 2. A new section is hereby added after section eleven of said Act, which shall be known as section twelve and shall read as follows:

"SEC. 12. Any person or group of persons who shall open direct, maintain, or manage a private school or college as defined by this Act, and shall advertise, publish, or otherwise announce, verbally or by means of signs, cards, letterheads, or advertisements or through any other form of publicity, that such person or group of persons has applied for authority to open a private school or college, or for the recognition of such school or college, when he has not actually so applied, or that such private school or college has been duly authorized, when in reality the same has not been so authorized, or such authority has been cancelled; or that it is recognized, when in reality it has not been recognized or such recognition has been withdrawn, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not exceeding five hundred pesos, or by imprisonment not exceeding six months, or both, in the discretion of the court: Provided, That in the 1 case of corporations or partnership, the president, secretary, director, administrator, or manager shall be held responsible for the violation."

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect on its approval.

Approved, March 16, 1923.

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