The conversations continue into recent comments made by National Parent Teachers Association (NPTA) First Vice President Clarence Mendoza.

He expressed concern about the dress code of teachers, which he claimed was responsible for male students in secondary schools inappropriately touching female teachers.

He made the comment as his closing statement during Wednesday’s Joint Select Committee (JSC) inquiring into the current levels of violence among students in schools.

TTUTA’s Second Vice President Curla Robinson Thomas in an interview with CNC3 this morning said that while teachers are expected to dress professionally they must also be comfortable.

She highlighted that teachers are forced to work in humid conditions in some schools where there is no air conditioning. She said this might dictate how they dress.