Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct is a set of policy, outlining the norms, rules, responsibilities and proper practices of Teacher Education Institutions. More specifically we can say that Code of Conduct is an Institution’s mission, values, and principles, linking them with standards of professional conduct. The code articulates the values that Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) wishes to foster in staff, students and co- workers and in doing so, defines desired behavior.
The code of conduct is recognized and endorsed by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) and other policies relating to the promotion of safe, conducive and positive teaching and learning environment. The mandate of MEYS includes regulating, legislating, monitoring, coordinating and providing adequate resources with an enabling environment, to ensure effective and quality performance, higher standards, transparency and accountability among teachers and members within the teaching profession. The code of conduct sets the standards of professional behavior for teachers, administrator and co- workers in their relationship with learners, their colleagues and parents. It also provides principles to guide professionalism and promote a positive learning environment and well-being of the learners.
Ursuline Women’s Teachers’ Training College, Lohardaga strives to enable the students to become integrated persons, and torchbearers of future generation, face the challenges of life, recognize the human dignity and contribute to the building up the nation. In accordance with this vision the institution has set some guiding principles and code of conduct for teachers, students, administrator and other staff members as the following-
1. Guiding Principles and Code of Conduct for Teachers-
1.1. Commitment and Attitude towards their Profession:
i. Help students to develop an awareness and understanding of their own rights and respect for the rights of others.
ii. Not to stigmatize or humiliate students.
iii. Not to give information regarding, any learner or sensitive matter of the institution to media over telephone.
iv. Be good role models in their dedication and honesty.
v. Be punctual for the class and duty.
vi. Prepare the lesson at the earliest in order to promote safe and conducive learning environment.
vii. Be faithful in maintaining the attendance register (their reporting and departure time).
viii. Maintain the attendance register of students.
ix. Be faithful in writing an application for leave.
x. each according to the approved syllabus.
xi. Not engage in any form of malpractices.
xii. Honestly present each student’s performance and examination results.
xiii. Empower learners to develop self-esteem and academic excellence.
xiv. Be appropriately attired and presentable.
xv. Exercise reasonable care in the use of college property like computer, library books,LCD projector, table and chairs, laboratory equipments, attendance register etc.
xvi. Maintain accountability and transparency at all levels.
xvii. Reach as well as leave the college at the stipulated time everyday.
1.2. Commitment and Attitude towards Learners:
It is in accordance with the convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, the Child Rights Act (CRA) (1999) and other Human Rights,
i. Participate in co-curricular activities for the benefit of the learners.
ii. Promote safe and conducive learning environment.
iii. Promote an atmosphere of trust.
iv. Treat students with respect regardless of race, colour, language, religion, national and other status.
v. Ensure that learners are treated with dignity and respect their rights fully protected.
vi. No use of languages or behaviour towards students that is not appropriate, arassing, abusive, sexually proactive or culturally inappropriate.
vii. Not to use physical punishment on students.
viii. Be impartial.
ix. Accept the learner’s strengths and weaknesses.
x. Appreciate good efforts and performances of the students.
2. Guiding Principles and Code of Conduct for Administrator:
a. At all-time maintain a professional relationship with all teachers and learners, recognizing that all are equal and foster learner’s intellectual, physical, emotional, social and spiritual potentials.
b. Provide CCTV for the safeguarding of the students and teachers.
c. Not to allow any student and teacher to remain in the campus after 5. 00 pm.
d. Provide sick room for the students.
e. Parents will not be entertained during the class hour, unless it is urgent.
f. Students will take gate pass from the principal if they go out during class hour.
g. Eliminate all forms of discrimination at all times.
h. Employ positive methods of corrective discipline.
i. Encourage learners, staff, non-teaching staff and co-workers to develop as active, responsible and efficient individuals.
j. Promote team work, respecting their professional capacity and interest, and be prepared to offer advice and assistance.
k. Maintain confidentiality of information about the stakeholders obtained in the course of professional service.