The Teachers Service Commission has dismissed 64 teachers for a variety of violations.
In total, 38 teachers were sacked after a disciplinary process, and 26 were fired for falsifying certifications during the recruitment process.
TSC chief executive officer Nancy Macharia noted in a gazette notification dated April 14 that teachers whose names have been deleted from the registry will not be reinstalled unless the commission directs otherwise.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 30 (1) (e) of the Teachers Service Commission Act, Chapter 212 of the Laws of Kenya, the Commission wishes to notify the public that the persons whose names are specified in the schedule herein below have been removed from the register of teachers pursuant to section 30 (2) of the TSC Act,” the notice stated.
Persons whose names have been removed from the record, according to Macharia, are no longer teachers as of the date of the notice.
“No one shall engage in the teaching service unless he or she is registered as a teacher under this Act,” she stated.
She cautioned schools not to allow anyone who have been taken off the register to teach or assist in the classroom.
“Any person who authorizes or employs an unregistered teacher commits an offence and is punishable to a fine of not less than Sh100,000 or to imprisonment for not more than two years, or to both,” she said.
The commission can easily impose an interdiction on a teacher for seven reasons.
There are instances of immoral behavior, disregard of duty, absenteeism, desertion of duty, insubordination, manipulation of public finances, criminal convictions, and so on.
Teachers who are found guilty are deregistered, which means they will no longer be able to participate in activities related to teaching in Kenya.
Sections 30 (4) and (5) of the TSC Act, as well as section 23, specify that a teacher who has been removed from the register may not be returned unless the commission orders so.
TSC de-registered 43 teachers in October of last year for various professional misconducts and advised private and public schools to avoid hiring them.
In May 2021, 52 teachers lost their jobs after being de-registered for indiscipline, and another 50 were sacked in November 2020 for the same reason.
Sexual intercourse, sodomy, lesbianism, and sexual harassment are all examples of immoral behavior.
Professional misconduct involves carelessness of duty, lateness to duty, recurrent absenteeism, desertion, instigation and insubordination.
Drunkenness, fighting, conduct or behavior that, in the commission’s opinion, breaches the Constitution, forgery/presentation of forged papers, mismanagement, misappropriation, and embezzlement of public funds are all examples of infamous conduct.
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