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119 disciplinary cases received against teachers

The Ministry of Education has received a total of one-hundred and nineteen cases against teachers during the first four months of this year.  This was revealed by the Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Hon. Dr Mahendra Reddy at the 117th Principals’ Association Conference at Novotel in Lami today. Dr. Reddy said the number of cases the ministry […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

May 20, 2016 2:18 pm

The Ministry of Education has received a total of one-hundred and nineteen cases against teachers during the first four months of this year. 

Education Minister  Dr. Mahendra Reddy. (DEPTFO)
Education Minister Dr. Mahendra Reddy. (DEPTFO)

This was revealed by the Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Hon. Dr Mahendra Reddy at the 117th Principals’ Association Conference at Novotel in Lami today.

Dr. Reddy said the number of cases the ministry has received is alarming.

REDDY: “The number of cases we received in 2016 from January to April, in only one term, is quite alarming, a total of 119 cases. 51 relating to Secondary schools for which investigations were carried out…this excludes few cases which are solved at District and school levels.”

Dr. Reedy said some of the cases involve unprofessional conduct, mismanagement of funds, inflicting corporal punishment, extra-marital affairs, acts of carelessness, abuse of office, absenteeism, verbal sexual harassment and sexual relationships.

REDDY: “While most of you are trying your utmost best to deliver the vision and mission of the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts, some of us are also failing in our responsibilities as school heads. This is reflected in the increasing number of complaints and cases being referred to our offices daily.”

Dr. Reddy said this is a serious concern for the school heads and teachers are supposed to be role models.

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