Teacher removed from service for assaulting student

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The education department in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has removed a primary schoolteacher for assaulting one of his students, official sources said here on 3rd March 2024.

A letter issued from the office of district education officer (male) Mukhtar Ahmed Khan on 2nd March, Sohail Akhtar, senior primary schoolteacher, posted to government primary school No 1, Kotnajibullah, and later transferred to government primary school, Gulu Bandi,on a complaint, was suspended from service on March 18, 2023, following registration of an FIR against him for his alleged involvement in immoral activities.

A two-member departmental inquiry comprising principal government higher secondary school, Dingi, Sajjad Hussain Shah and principal government high school, Sera-i-Gadai, Dr Imtiaz Ali probed the complaint and found that `the evidence gathered during the investigation conclusively established that the teacher committed heinous crime of sexual abuse and rape against his student.

The inquiry also found that the teacher caused severe emotional/psychological harm to the victim, tarnished the noble profession of teaching, and recommended stern action against him.

On the basis of the yearlong inquiry, the district education officer imposed a major penalty, ordering his removal from service under rule 4 (b) sub-rule III of the Khyber Pakthunkhwa Government Servants Efficiency and Disciplinary Rules, 2011.

Acknowledgement: Published in Dawn News on 4th March 2024.


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