TSC has Banned 23 Teachers for Life
TSC has Banned 23 Teachers for Life. The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has taken decisive action to cancel the registration of 23 teachers in response to a series of disciplinary cases. The Director General of TSC, Nancy Macharia, issued a notice revealing the removal of these teachers from the teachers’ register, citing their culpability for the offenses charged against them.
Despite omitting specific charges in Machario’s notice, the TSC provided details such as the TSC number, case number, teacher’s name and date of removal. This move is in line with Section 23 of the Teaching Services Act, which provides guidelines for removing lecturers from the register.
The legal framework relating to such dismissal as set out in Section 30 (2) of the TSC Act emphasizes that a teacher removed from the register shall not be reinstated unless ordered by the Commission. In addition, a disqualified teacher is prohibited from teaching in any institution.
The statement emphasizes that teaching services cannot be provided by natural persons not registered according to the law, and deregistration is considered the termination of their teaching status. Additionally, those who employ de-registered teachers face serious consequences with potential fines of at least Ksh 100,000 or imprisonment of up to two years, or both.
This recent action by the TSC follows a pattern of strict measures, as evidenced by the cancellation of registration of over 100 teachers in 2022 for various offences. The Commission’s commitment to maintaining the integrity and professionalism of the teaching profession is evident in these disciplinary actions.