10 Oct 2014

Fiji teacher sacked over spitting incident

10:11 am on 10 October 2014

A teacher at a school in Fiji has been sacked for spitting at a student.

The Minister for Education, Dr Mahendra Reddy, says the incident was unacceptable and a violation of the right of all students to be treated with respect.

He says people look to teachers to be role models for good behaviour but in this instance the teacher involved failed to meet the required standard.

Dr Reddy says all teachers in Fiji need to uphold the highest standards of personal behaviour, however challenging the classroom environment.