TSC fires 36 teachers

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) on Friday fired 36 teachers across the country over misconduct.

TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia who confirmed the happenings said the affected teachers have been removed from the register.

In a statement to Media Houses Ms Macharia revealed that the fired teachers will not be allowed to teach in any school countrywide.

TSC takes action

“It is notified for general information that pursuant to Sections 30 (4) and (5), 23 (2) of the Act: Where the name of a teacher is removed from the register, such a person shall not be reinstated except by direction of the commission,” reads the statement in part.

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Some of the reasons behind the sack include desertion of duty, having sexual relationships with students, insubordination and negligence.

TSC had earlier on sacked 42 teachers for failing to attend training on competency based curriculum (CBC) in April and disrupting the exercise in various centres across the country.

TSC CEO Nancy Macharia

Teachers from Kakamega, Bungoma,Kajiado, Kitui, Machakos, Garissa, Kisii, Nyamira, Vihiga and Kwale Counties were among those shown doors by their employer for failing to take part in CBC training.

Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Secretary Wilson Sossion accused the Ministry of Education for not using proper channels to replace the 8-4-4 system with CBC.

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Sossion decision

Sossion argued that the new curriculum could be good, but the threshold and the laid down procedures were not followed, rendering the subsequent roll-out of the exercise illegal, null and void.

The tough talking legislator insisted that the National Assembly did not approve the new curriculum.

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“There was no national conference to validate a summative evaluation of the existing curriculum. Let KICD bring forth any evidence the new curriculum was approved by Parliament,” Sossion challenged KICD.

The push and pull between the Ministry of Education and Knut saw some members of the union boycotting the training which attracted the punishment from TSC.

KNUT boss Wilson Sossion


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