Cop verification of teachers now must in church schools

KOLKATA: Teachers in all Christian schools in the state will now have to go through a compulsory police verification process and medical check-up while girls’ schools will soon have to employ female guards on the campus. Also, all these schools will have to stop recruiting teachers from external agencies on contract.
A meeting of the West Bengal Association of Christian Schools — counting 700 Catholic and Protestant schools as its members — held at the Methodist School in Dankuni on Saturday took these decisions to enhance security on campus in the wake of several recent cases of sexual abuse of students. Many of those accused in the recent cases include third-party recruitments (PT or dance teachers hired on contract from other agencies) and, in at least one case, the sexual orientation of a teacher was a matter of debate.


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