Indian origin science teacher suspended by Canadian school for being late

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London, June 3 (ANI): An Indian origin teacher who was giving lessons in science at a Canadian school has been suspended for repeatedly coming late.

Jasbir Dhillon, 40, was suspended after pupils complained he repeatedly turned up late for lessons, the Daily Mail reports.

Dhillon was recorded rushing into lessons on 21 occasions - at times by up to an hour.

Pupils complained about his punctuality at Washwood Heath Technology College in Birmingham, in England's Midlands, and the father-of-two has now been suspended for three months after a disciplinary hearing found him guilty of misconduct.

The General Teaching Council (GTC) panel heard that Dhillon had been warned about his time keeping after a few months in the job in April 2007.

He had also received a previous warning about his poor punctuality from the GTC while working at another school between 2003 and 2004.

Dhillon, who lived 11km from the school, was put on a register in 2008 to keep a record of his attendance and ordered to report to his head teacher.

He complained that his wife had been ill and he had to wake up at 5 a.m. to do family duties including caring for his daughter.

"Your actions show a lack of professionalism and a failure to appreciate the impact your actions may have had on students and colleagues. We are not convinced that you have sufficient insight into the causes of your original misconduct and we cannot be satisfied there will be no repetition of this behaviour," said panel chair Derek Johns. (ANI)

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