THE CONCEPT OF TORT LIABILITY IN EDUCATION: WHAT THE TEACHER SHOULD KNOW

Maureen Koko, Chika Victory Nkemjika

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The study discussed the concept of tort liability as regards to education with a definite focus on its implication for teachers. Torts was simply described as civil wrong which could range from negligence, intentional and strict tort. Tortious liability arises out of breach of duty primarily fixed by the law. This duty is towards persons generally and its breach is redressable by an action for unliquidated damages. School tort liabilities may arise from the following incidents school bus accidents, children injured while crossing school crosswalks, food poisoning from school meals, exposure to hazardous material or chemicals, failure to evacuate children properly, slip and falls on school premises. The study recommended that the teacher should be aware of duties of supervision, duties of instruction, duties to protect and awareness of the health condition of students in the class.

 

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v8i6.3791

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