The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) which is the teachers employer has recently de-registered 43 teachers over various professional misconducts and has warned private and public schools against hiring them.
In a Gazette Notice that was dated 22nd October 2021, the TSC chief executive, Nancy Macharia said that the affected teachers will immediately cease from being bonafide teachers. Nancy Macharia said that in exercise of powers conferred by section 30 (1) (e) of the TSC Act, the Commission notified the public that the people whose names are specified in the Schedule herein below have been removed from the Teachers Register.
TSC boss, Macharia has also warned school heads of learning institutions against employing the removed teachers as they risk being jailed. She stated that it was against the law to employ teachers who are not registered and the school heads found doing that shall be liable to a fine of not less than Sh 100,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both.
According to TSC Act of section 30 (4) and (5) and section 23, a teacher who is removed from the register shall not be reinstated except by the direction of the Commission. The Acts also state that the affected teachers will cease to be teachers with effect from the date of such removal and are not authorised to engage in the teaching service unless such a people re-registered as a teacher by TSC.
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