TSC Takes Action Against 65 Rogue Teachers

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The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has announced the removal and deregistration of 65 teachers from its roster due to undisclosed violations.

As per the notice issued on Friday, April 20, TSC officially delisted and removed 23 teachers effective October 23, 2023, and 43 teachers effective March 8, 2024.

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This decision comes after a thorough investigation into the cases involving these teachers.

KNUT SG Collins Oyuu with TSC CEO Dr Nancy Macharia ; Image/File

In the gazette notice, TSC CEO Nancy Macharia confirmed that the teachers had been found guilty of offenses outlined in section 30 (2) of the Teachers Service Commission Act 2012.

However, specific charges were not disclosed by Macharia or the Commission.

The deregistration of these teachers falls under Section 30 of the Teachers Service Commission Act 2012, which enumerates various grounds for removal from the roster.

These grounds include obtaining registration through fraudulent means, conviction of sexual or criminal offenses, and incapacity due to physical or mental illness.

According to Section 30(5) of the Act, a teacher removed from the roster loses the status of a teacher from the date of removal.

Reinstatement to the roster can only happen at the Commission’s discretion, ensuring strict adherence to professional standards.

Section 44 (b) of the TSC Act underscores the severity of misrepresentation, imposing penalties for falsely claiming to be a registered teacher.

Those found guilty face fines of up to Ksh100,000 or imprisonment, or both, emphasizing the seriousness of such deceit.

Besides, the Act imposes penalties for teaching without registration and for employing unregistered individuals in educational institutions.

These measures aim to uphold the integrity and quality of education provision.

This recent action by the TSC mirrors similar steps taken in previous years.

In 2022, over 100 teachers were deregistered for various offenses.

In 2023, 73 teachers faced dismissal due to disciplinary issues, with their names and details publicly disclosed in a Gazette Notice.

CEO Macharia reiterated that those removed from the roster must cease their teaching activities immediately.

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