Tranquil Teacher to be Disciplined

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EDUCATION Minister Anthony Garcia says a teacher at the Tranquillity Government Primary School is expected to face disciplinary action after voice recordings have gone viral.

In the recordings, the standard five teacher allegedly threatens and insults students in a classroom.

After a visit to the school on Tuesday, Garcia told the media that he and ministry officials, was left “disturbed” by the situation and had a “painful feeling in our stomachs”.

Garcia said the teacher in question will be served with a letter by the Teaching Service Commission to have her removed from the classroom and for her to work from the staffroom.

The Minister said, “It seems to us that apart from the rants of that teacher, there is a general feeling of indiscipline among not only students but teaching staff.

“It has been made clear to us that some teachers don’t seem to be able to conform to the regular standards of good performance.

“We have been told about late coming, we have been told about absences, we have been told about a general lethargy in terms of the performance of some members of staff.”

Garcia said the Ministry will meet with school supervisors and the director of school supervision to try and solve the issues at the school.

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