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The Teaching Service Commission notes that there have been many articles and comments in the press
regarding the reinstatement of teachers who were previously on suspension as well as the disciplining of
The relevant procedures to discipline teachers and other officers under the purview of the Teaching
Service Commission, for issues such as irregularity, unpunctuality, physical and verbal abuse, sexual mis-
conduct and failure to deliver the curriculum, are as follows:
1. Allegations of misconduct/acts of indiscipline regarding teachers/officers are to be addressed to
the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, by Principals, Schools Supervisors or
Parents. The Permanent Secretary then appoints an investigating officer to enquire into the alle
gations made against the teacher/officer. This includes requesting written statements from
2. The allegations of misconduct/acts of indiscipline are brought to the attention of the Commission
by the Permanent Secretary. If the allegations are grave enough to warrant suspension, the
teacher/officer is suspended by the Commission until the outcome of the investigation and any
disciplinary hearings that may ensue.
3. When a prima facie case for misconduct/indiscipline is made based on the findings of the
investigating officer, a Disciplinary Tribunal comprising three people is set up to hear the case.
4. The case against the teacher/officer is prosecuted by legal officers of the Ministry of Education.
5. If after hearing the matter the Disciplinary Tribunal finds that the teacher/officer was guilty of mis
conduct/indiscipline the Commission decides on a penalty befitting the misconduct/indiscipline
in accordance with the existing Regulations.
6. If at the hearing the Disciplinary Tribunal finds that the case against the teacher/officer was not
proved then no further action can be taken against the teacher/officer and if the teacher/officer
was suspended pending the outcome of the Disciplinary Tribunal hearing, the Commission has
no alternative but to reinstate the teacher/officer.
The Commission notes that in some cases that reach the Tribunal stage, the case is not proved as stu-
dents who were witnesses were not allowed by their parents/guardians to attend and give evidence. This
often happens where the students have left primary school where the alleged incident happened and have
moved on to secondary school.
The Commission takes this opportunity to remind all stakeholders that all allegations of misconduct/acts
of indiscipline against a teacher/officer that appear to be a criminal offence should be reported to the
respective Police Division in a timely manner. This is in addition to written reports to the Principals, District
Education Offices (Schools Supervisors) and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education.
Once the Commission becomes aware of allegations of misconduct/acts of indiscipline, the Commission
MONTREAL---Dario Benedetto scored three sec-
ond-half goals and Club America of Mexico beat
the Montreal Impact 4-2 on Wednesday night to
win the Concacaf Champions League title.
Club America won the two-game series 5-3 after
tying Montreal 1-1 last week in Mexico City.
It was America s first victory in the Champions
League era since 2009, but the Mexico City side
won the previous version five times. It will take
play in the Club World Cup in Japan in Decem-
Oribe Peralta also scored in the second-half for
the Mexican team.
"We talked in the locker room (at halftime)," Club
America coach Gustavo Matosas said through an
interpreter. "We knew we had possession of the ball,
we were playing well and we just had to have patience.
The quality of my players showed today. They scored
the goals we needed. I also congratulate Montreal.
They have a great team and they had a good per-
Andres Romero and substitute Jack McInerney
scored for Montreal, the first Canadian team to reach
the final after dramatic wins in the quarterfinals
over Mexico s Pachuca and Costa Rica s Alajuelense.
"I thought we were the better team in the first
half, but when you give a team like that good looks
at goal, they re going to punish you," Impact mid-
fielder Dilly Duka said. "They were all over us in the
A capacity crowd of 61,004 had Olympic Stadium
vibrating even before the kickoff as the Impact fans
"Allez Montreal" song drowned a sizable contingent
of America supporters.
"Our team was put together two months ago and
we came together and had a good run. Club America s
history, talent, payroll, speak for themselves. You
give them a chance and they re going to punish you."
The Impact got the early goal they wanted when
Ignacio Piatti dribbled through two defenders on
the right side and fed fellow Argentine Romero, who
took a few steps to the left and then put a low shot
across his body that beat goalkeeper Moises Munoz
in the eighth minute. (AP)
MILAN---One point is all Juventus needs.
Even if second-place Lazio beats Atalanta on Sun-
day, a draw against Sampdoria tomorrow would leave
Juventus 12 points clear with four matches remaining
and the better head-to-head record.
Sealing the title would be the first step of a possible
treble for Juventus, which also faces Real Madrid in
the Champions League semifinals and will play Lazio
in the Italian Cup final.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri faces a difficult
decision on whether to rest some players this weekend,
with the first leg of the Champions League semifinals
against Real Madrid on Tuesday.
Juventus was rocked when Antonio Conte quit in
the offseason and further stunned when he was
replaced by Allegri, who had been fired by AC Milan
several months earlier and appeared to be the antithesis
of the beloved former coach.
However, little has changed in the league as Juventus
is once again storming to the title, while Allegri has
steered Juventus into the Champions League semifinals
for the first time since 2003.
One of the main orchestrators of Juventus success
this season has been Carlos Tevez.
The Argentine scored another two goals on Wednes-
day to help Juventus to a 3-2 win over Fiorentina
and take his tally to a league-leading 20 Serie A goals,
28 in all competitions.
Tevez has been transformed into a leader on and
off the field, a far cry from his arrival two years ago
when he was perceived as a risky signing following
a bad time at Manchester City, which had seen him
suspended for refusing to come on as a substitute.
"He s fantastic," Gianluigi Buffon said. "From the
start of the season he s helped us win games. He s
dragging us to the title. We ll be forever grateful."
Tevez could be playing his last few matches for
Juventus. There is speculation that he could return
to Boca Juniors, although the forward insists he has
not decided yet whether he will do so this year or
Juventus seeks a
point at Sampdoria
to start title party
Mexico's Club America wins
Concacaf Champions League
Club America in full celebratory mode.
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