The Paphos Technical School, with support from the Education Ministry, has expelled six students following two separate incidents. The students, who have the right to challenge the decision, have already found new schools within the Paphos district and are expected to resume their classes soon.
Why did the Paphos Technical School expel six students?
The Paphos Technical School, backed by the Education Ministry, expelled six students following two separate incidents. One led to severe injuries of two students, while another involved a student accidentally injuring a teacher with a thrown chair. The expelled students have the right to legally challenge the decision.
Incident Leads to Expulsion
In a recent development, the Education Ministry ratified the decision made by the Paphos Technical School’s teachers’ association to expel six students. The school director, Stefanos Eleftheriou, confirmed this action. Despite their expulsion, the students have been allowed to seek new beginnings in alternate educational institutions within the Paphos district.
Students’ Quick Transition
The six students in question did not wait long to continue their educational journey. Eleftheriou, in a conversation with the Cyprus News Agency (CNA), mentioned that most of them have already found new schools. They are expected to resume their classes by the upcoming Monday, allowing for a swift transition following the disciplinary measures.
Justification of Actions
The teachers’ association’s decision came as a result of an incident around 20 days ago, which led to two students sustaining severe injuries. Further complicating the matter, one of the expelled students was also involved in a separate incident where a thrown chair injured a teacher. The student involved claimed the act was accidental and not intended to harm.
Medical and Legal Follow-up
Following the chair-throwing incident, the injured teacher required immediate medical attention and was taken to the A&E department of Paphos General Hospital. After receiving the necessary treatment, the teacher was discharged. Legally, the expelled students still hold the right to challenge the expulsion decision, and an appellate body is set to review the case to ensure fairness and proper procedure.
Oversight and Advocacy
During the review process, both a school representative and the parents of the students will have the opportunity to present their arguments. The review aims to scrutinize the decision meticulously, considering whether the expulsion was justified and if all protocols were followed accurately.
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- The Paphos Technical School, with support from the Education Ministry, has expelled six students following two separate incidents.
- The expelled students have the right to challenge the decision and have already found new schools within the Paphos district.
- The Education Ministry ratified the expulsion decision made by the Paphos Technical School’s teachers’ association.
- The six expelled students have already found new schools and are expected to resume their classes soon.
- The expulsion decision was made following incidents that resulted in severe injuries to students and a teacher being injured by a thrown chair.