Sori: Teachers having sexual relationship to be terminated


TEACHERS who abuse their position of trust and have sexual relationships with female students will be terminated, Teachers Service Commissioner Baran Sori says.
Sori told The National that teachers engaged in sexual relationships with their students was not just a serious offence but also criminal in nature.
He made this statement after three male secondary high school teachers in New Ireland were terminated for having sexual relationships with their students.
“The three teachers were charged with the offence by a senior provincial school inspector after complaints were raised and the matter was referred to the provincial education board, who recommended their immediate dismissal,” Sori said.
“What they did was abused the position of trust and tarnished the good name of the profession
“Last Wednesday, the Teaching Service Commission terminated the three teachers’ employment.”