A teacher at the Ratu Latianara College in Serua has been dismissed by the Ministry of Education for spitting at a student.
The Minister for Education, Dr Mahendra Reddy (pictured), described the incident as unacceptable and a violation of the right of all students to be treated with respect.
“We look to our teachers to be role models for good behaviour and in this instance, the teacher involved failed to meet the required standard. Following consultations with the Minister for the Public Service, I have terminated this individual’s employment,” Dr Reddy said.
Dr Reddy said he wanted to make it clear to all teachers in Fiji that they needed to uphold the highest standards of personal behaviour.
“However challenging a classroom environment may be at times, there is no excuse for teachers to breach the values of the Civil Service and normal standards of behaviour,” he added.
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