The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has highlighted four main reasons why the commission has dismissed 64 teachers.
The registration of 64 teachers has been canceled due to various disciplinary reasons, and some have given forged academic certificates during the recruitment.
According to the data of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), 38 teachers have been removed from the teacher list this month.
According to the commission’s chief executive officer Nancy Macharia, the teachers were removed from the rolls and their registrations were cancelled, following a disciplinary process.
Another 26 teachers were fired or removed from the payroll for presenting forged certificates during the recently concluded recruitment process.
This means that those who were found not guilty of disciplinary violations could indulge in Naal Gyan with their students.
According to TSC data, Siya and Muranga counties had the most teachers accused of profanity in the past three years.
There were 16 cases in each of the two counties. Nakuru came in third with 15 cases of profanity, followed by Kakamega with 13, Busia and Kitui with 12 each and Homa Bay with 11 cases.
According to the TSC, there were ten cases each in Vihiga, Narok, Meru and Bungoma counties.
Other counties with high numbers of impurity cases include Machakos with nine, Kirinyaga and Makuni with eight each, and Kimbu, Kisei, Migori, and Kisumu with seven each. Nyandarua, Tharka Nithi and Kilifi were next with six cases each, while Embu had five cases.
According to TSC data, the highest number of sexual harassment cases were reported in 2019, with 124 teachers fired and their registration cancelled.
In 2020, 101 teachers were dropped from the rolls as compared to 57 cases last year.
Since 2015, TSC has deregistered 485 teachers for engaging in unethical behavior, including being sexual relationships with minors.
Dr Macharia referred to Section 30(1)(e) of the TSC Act in the gazette notice.
“The commission wishes to inform the public that the persons whose names are specified in the schedule have been removed from the register of teachers as per the provisions of section 30(2) of the TSC Act,” said Makharia.
According to the TSC Act, the name of a teacher is removed from the register under the TSC Act cannot be reinstated without being directed by the commission.
It also states that a teacher whose name has been removed from the register ceases to be a teacher for the purposes of the Act from the date of such removal.
According to the TSC report, both the cases of teachers with fake certificates and those who failed in various disciplinary cases were decided on March 11, 2022.
It also means that no teacher will give instruction unless they are registered as a teacher under the TSC Act.
Dr. Macharia referred to Regulation 18(1)(c) and (d) of the TSC Rules as well as Section 45 of the TSC Act.
Macharia had earlier punished school leaders for covering up defects committed by their staff.