Inspection is a general examination of an organizational unit, issue or practice to ascertain the extent it adheres to normative standards, good practices or other criteria and to make recommendations for improvement or corrective action. It is often performed when there is a perceived risk of non-compliance (UNDP, 2009: 9).
School inspection was also transformed. The earlier system of inspection, directly subordinated to the regional and local authorities, was suppressed. Regional advisory centres were set up and schools in need of professional advice transferred the former inspectors to these centres as professional advisers who could be invited (Abu-Duhou, 1999: 9).