Report No. 165
5. Reasonable excuse for non-attendance.-
For the purposes of this Act any of the following circumstances shall be deemed to be a reasonable excuse for the non-attendance of a child:
(i) that there is no approved school within the prescribed distance from his residence;
(ii) that the child is receiving education in a recognised school;
(iii) that the child suffers from a physical or mental defect which prevents him from attendance;
(iv) that such child is exempt from attendance on any other ground as may be prescribed.