TSC To Interdict And Deregister The Following Categories Of Teachers
The Teacher Service Commission (TSC), the employer of teachers has warned teachers against interdiction and deregistration of teachers who fail to comply with its directives.
The commission has passed a stern warning against teachers addicted to alcoholism and substance abuse. Therefore the commission call for sober minds among all registered teachers both TSC employed and those who have not secured TSC job.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has now come up with guidelines aiming at helping the affected teachers to fight alcoholism which seem to pose a serious challenge in the teaching profession which is famously termed as a noble profession.
Teachers who love alcohol and other substance abuse have been put on notice as the commission is determined to curb drunkenness among teachers during and out of duty.
Absenteeism and poor service delivery in teaching and learning have ever since been associated with alcoholism with many teachers having lost their jobs and plunged into abject poverty.
Other than interdiction, the commission has said that it makes a lot of sense to help the affected teachers to break away from the bondage of substance abuse and return to the classroom to help mould youngsters into responsible future productive citizens.
TSC has unveiled several guidelines to curb the problem of alcoholism and drunkenness in the teaching profession including sending the affected teachers to rehabilitation centres for continued monitoring.
Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) has come out for the defence of the teachers where the union has argued that alcoholism has reduced in the recent past.
However, the union urged all the teachers to drink responsibly ad remain sober in their places of work. The union admitted that excessive drinking of alcohol is a big challenge in the country as a whole.
The commission has therefore called upon all schools heads, other teachers and spouses to help the affected teachers to curb the challenge by offering them psychological support.
Additionally, the commission warned against covering up colleagues when to absent from duty by taking their duties and lessons.