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Four Staff, Including Acting Head of School Suspended For Child Abuse

A statement from the Ministry of Education said heads of schools and teachers have been reminded on numerous occasions that the Ministry will neither condone nor tolerate any breach of the Civil Servants Code of Conduct and MEHA Policies.
19 Nov 2020 17:47
Four Staff, Including Acting Head of School Suspended For Child Abuse

The Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts today suspended four staff including the Acting Head of a prominent Government School upon receiving complaints of child abuse.

A statement from the Ministry of Education said heads of schools and teachers have been reminded on numerous occasions that the Ministry will neither condone nor tolerate any breach of the Civil Servants Code of Conduct and MEHA Policies.

 The Ministry has disciplinary measures in place and will institute without hesitation disciplinary action against all officers found in breach of the Civil Servants Code of Conduct and MEHA Policies, the statement said.

 Investigations will continue while the four remain suspended.

“As custodians of all children in schools, it is paramount that children’s safety and wellbeing remains a priority for all Heads of Schools and teachers,” Minister for Education Rosy Akbar said.

She warned all staff that the Ministry has no place for officers who inflict harm and subject children to inhumane and degrading treatment in schools.

Read more in tomorrow’s Fiji Sun about what the students encountered.



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