Hunan University expels six professors for unauthorized leave

17:01, January 20, 2011      

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It is not a rare occurrence for teachers to leave their posts without being authorized and not come back from abroad on time in China's colleges. However, a university has never expelled a large number of teachers, even professors, for these reasons. Hunan University has become the first to take such a drastic action, according to the Changsha Evening News.

Recently, a total of 26 teachers, including six professors, of Hunan University were notified that they were laid off because they left their posts without authorization. This is the first time that a university has expelled so many teachers at the same time in China.

There are more than 1,300 teachers teaching in Hunan University, however quite a number of them did not pay their attention to their own work and did part-time jobs outside school. Some even did not come back to school on time when they were sent to abroad.

Regarding this, the Hunan University formulated some rules about such things according to relevant laws to strengthen the administration of teachers in the last year.

The new rules say teachers doing effective part-time jobs outside university, leaving posts without being authorized, being absent from duties and not coming back on time without being authorized are all employees who break the labor discipline. The university will consider those employees who are do not come back to their posts from abroad for six successive days and are absent from duties for more than 15 days as having withdrawn voluntarily.

By Wang Hanlu, People's Daily Online


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