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| Qualifications for conventional principal
Advanced class certificate of a teacher or first class certificate (upper secondary school and lower secondary school principals need advanced class certificates)
More than 5 years of geducation-related jobh experience.
It is necessary to fulfil both requirements above.
These regulations were revised in 2000, eliminating the necessity of a teaching certificate from the qualification.
The two types of cases that a citizen will be accepted as a principal without a teaching certificate are as follow:
More than 10 years of geducation-related jobh experience (Article 20, Clause 2)
gIf there is a particular need for improved school management,h in addition to the above requirements, ga person that is viewed as having equivalent qualities to persons who fulfil qualifications mentioned in Article 20 can be appointed or employed as principalsh (Article 22)
gAppointment of a citizen as the Principalh is the latter case. Appointments are made by appropriate authorities who have appointment rights.