TSC chairman, Baran Sori, says the breaching of the professional and personnel code of conduct has brought distrust, shame, disrespect and ridicule to the teaching profession.
“Such behaviour will not be tolerated and teachers caught in such actions shall be suspended without pay and terminated from the Teaching Service,” warns Sori.
“I remind teachers that parents have very high trust on you to take responsibility to care, protect and teach their children in your charge and any action contrary to this trust is bad for the teaching profession.
“Teachers, you are role models to students and are expected to display high level of behaviour and dressing so that your good conduct will influence students, whom you teach to emulate and become good citizens. This is the virtue of your teaching profession.”
Meanwhile, Sori has promised that the Commission will ensure current major issues and concerns faced by teachers are eradicated effectively and efficiently.
“The Commission does not have money in the 2017 Budget Appropriation to address these issues, but lack of budget support will not prevent the Commission from carrying its legislative roles and responsibilities to ensure members of the Teaching Service continue to provide education to the children of PNG.”