*KNUT Tables Proposal To TSC on How To Solve Cases on Love Affairs Between Teachers and Learners*
A total of 168 teachers have been deregistered recently by the teacher service commission over different misconduct issues. Toping in the list is canal knowledge.
KNUT is calling for a well-designed, systematic and credible investigation to ensure justice for teachers accused of having affairs with students.
In a speech to the press at KNUT House in Nairobi, KNUT General Secretary Collins Oyuu said accused teachers are often not given the opportunity to defend themselves.
In addition, Oyuu proposed the teachers to be offered moral support by the union representatives while appearing for disciplinary hearing.
Oyuu said the accused teachers should be allowed to testify in their defense by having witnesses with them when facing disciplinary actions; because teachers who are often accused are never given the opportunity to have their witnesses.
He also proposed that a sub-committee of TSC and KNUT be formed to look into disciplinary issues so that teachers who are not satisfied with the outcome can be assisted.
Oyuu said that most of the accusations are witch hunt because of this aggrieved teachers should be heard and thorough investigation be conducted before any disciplinary action is taken. Clear disciplinary measures be written in the code of rules to avoid convicting innocent teachers.