TSC hands 41 teachers life ban for misconduct

TSC chief executive Nancy Macharia. FILE PHOTO | NMG
TSC chief executive Nancy Macharia. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Forty-one teachers have been banned from teaching for life due to misconduct.

Teachers Service Commission (TSC) chief executive Nancy Macharia said the deregistered tutors would not be allowed to teach in any school in Kenya be it public or private institution.

The blacklisted teachers, who are all male, had been accused of deserting duty, having sexual relations with their students, insubordination, negligence, examination cheating and financial embezzlement.

The TSC said the offences were committed between 2015 and this year. Most of the teachers were kicked out due to sexual relations with learners.

Last year, 22 teachers, who had sex with their students, were banned while in 2015, 126 teachers were deregistered due to misconduct in which 100 had sexual relations with their students.

“Further, it is notified for general information that pursuant to Sections 30 (4) & (5), 23 (2) of the Act: Where the name of a teacher is removed from the register of teachers, such a person shall not be reinstated except by direction of the commission,” said Ms Macharia.

“A person shall not engage in the teaching service unless such a person is registered as a teacher under the Act.”

An institution that that hires unregistered teacher is guilty of an offence and liable for a fine of not less than Sh100,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or both.