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Gutu teacher fired for improper association

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A teacher who was based at Chiguhune Primary School was recently fired by Education officials after he was found guilty on charges of improper association. Sources say the teacher was served with dismissal letter on Thursday evening last week.
Sources privy to the case say the accused one Mr Masuka was alleged to be in love with a grade seven pupil in his class of 2013. Following a tip from other students, the school head together with his deputy carried preliminary investigations and forwarded the case to Gutu district officials whereupon it was forwarded to the head office in Harare for determination.
However, sources who spoke to this reporter argue that Masuka was just victimised by the headmaster and other teachers since there was no clear case of abuse by Mr Masuku on the child.
Cases of improper association are said to be increasing in Gutu with Masuka being the 37th teacher to be fired in Gutu district alone. This has left many neutrals with more questions than answers as to whether the statutory regulations governing the education sector are doing any good to the sector or the Education officials is being shown the reality that employing non-n professionals is not the solution to addressing the shortage of teachers as most of the culprits found on the wrong side of the law are University graduates who would not have prior knowledge of the statutory instruments governing their conduct at work.
Efforts to get a comment from the Provincial Education Director were fruitless.Local
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