It is not only children who are sexually harassed by teachers, because there are also hundreds of incidents of teaching staff harassed by pupils.
During the past financial year, the Department of Education dealt with 633 cases where teachers were harassed.
In a series of social media posts, warnings have been issued to all those guilty of the crime, but experts say the government’s actions speak of a reluctance to resolve the crisis.
According to a report to the parliamentary committee, 32 teachers were fired because of their involvement in sexual harassment, of which there are several incidents of rape.
Of all the incidents brought against teachers, only 101 cases were subject to disciplinary hearing, of which only 67 were found guilty.
Concerns have been expressed about the large increase in incidents while action against the culprits is only a small percentage.