What are the common mistakes teachers make that are equal to disciplinary action and interdiction?
Teachers are required to be role models and work within the teaching professional code of conduct just like in any other profession to avoid being dismissed from Teachers service commission (TSC).
Here are the common mistakes that can land a teachers in hot soup:
1. Stealing from school or from other colleague teachers
This commonly applies to school heads who manages school resources, if you are found guilty of embezzlement of school funds you will face disciplinary action and you might me sacked and arraigned in court of law.
2. Sexual misconduct
If you are accused of engaging with sexual activities with a student you will face disciplinary action from the county education office and if found guilty you will be deregistered from the service.
3. Drinking alcohol while at work
TSC rules and regulations does not limit a teacher from drinking alcohol but it doesn’t allow drinking within the school compound which will reduce their work efficiency hence teachers who are alcoholic will be summoned before being dismissed.
4. Fighting or assaulting student or member of staff
Teachers should act as role models to students so when teachers engage in physical fight it destroys the image of the school. If teachers engage in fighting they will lose their jobs.
5. Racial discrimination
Schools are meant to create national unity and equality among teachers and students hence racial discrimination is against the TSC code of conduct.
If a school head is found to be discriminating teachers during employment or within the school he will be answerable to it also if teachers discriminate students based on races or other factors they will be summoned before the county education committee before forwarding the case to TSC which may lead to being dismissed.