TSC Ammends Rehabilitation Rules for Alcoholic Teachers
TSC Ammends Rehabilitation Rules for Alcoholic Teachers. The Teachers Service Commission will cover the cost of three months of therapy for school administrators who have ongoing alcohol or drug problems.
On Wednesday in Mombasa, at the 46th Annual National Conference of the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association, TSC Chairman Jamleck Muturi made this declaration.
In order to aid in the rehabilitation of principals and teachers who turn to alcoholism, drug abuse, or other substance misuse as a result of working stress, the TSC, according to Muturi, has established a fully operational wellness center with a skilled medical team.
“Principals work in very challenging environments. According to Muturi, we approach substance abuse, particularly alcoholism, as a disease.
“We will reserve a three-month stay in a rehabilitation facility for such teachers and grant them paid leave.”
Due to increased student enrollment without corresponding increases in funding, principals are currently grappling with challenging situations.
The hiring of Board of Management instructors for subcounty schools, according to Indimuli Kahi, head of Kessha, is not included in the funding that schools get.
He emphasized that subcounty schools are frequently day schools and are not allowed to charge tuition.
When capitation is postponed, Kahi claimed, “These schools struggle because how do you feed the pupils and how do you employ the BOM teachers?
He claims that as a result, the principals experience intense stress, some of them go on to develop alcoholism or substance abuse.
According to Muturi, the commission’s budget increased by Sh24 billion over the 2022–23 fiscal year, to Sh323.7 billion in the 2023–24 fiscal year.
Sh4.6 billion of this would be utilized to hire 20,000 teacher interns in order to help with the teacher shortage.
By the end of the following week, we will advertise for these positions so that those who are qualified can submit applications, added Muturi.
He claimed that the hiring of intern instructors had previously been financed by the government.
Additionally, roughly Sh1 billion has been set aside for the promotion of teachers, especially principals who have trailed for some time.
The TSC chair proclaimed, “We want driven principals.”
The CBC will increase its teacher capacity with an additional Sh1.3 billion in funding.
The commission has also given remote learning training to 163,938 instructors across the country.
This suggests that a teacher at Machakos High School could be able to lecture students at Kanga High School virtually.
This is designed to assist in addressing the nation’s current teacher shortage, according to Muturi.
This goes above and beyond what the government is already doing to hire more teachers.
During the fiscal year 2022-2023, the government hired 30,550 educators for junior secondary schools.
9,000 regular teachers with pension rights were contrasted to 21,550 intern instructors.
Thus, a school with one stream got one teacher, while a school with three streams got three teachers.
Muturi pushed principals to be clever and inventive in how they used the limited resources they had in order to be effective and efficient.
He urged them to find innovative ways to make money in order to replace the inadequate government funding.
As a project, “a school can raise chickens and sell them or the eggs they lay,” Muturi continued.