TSC Sacks 50 Teachers with Schools Set To Reopen
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has sacked 52 teachers on grounds of various malpractices and gross misconduct.
According to the Commission, the sacked teachers went through a disciplinary process that was carried out by TSC between July 2019 and December 2020.
According to reports, most of the teachers sacked were male teachers found guilty of offenses like sexual offenses that were committed during the COVID-19 pandemic period.
Between January and May 2020, reports in the media have indicated that there were 151, 433 teenage pregnancy cases reported.
Apart from carnal abuse offenses, other individuals were involved in criminal activities while others were victims of mental illness. According to TSC the teachers who were sacked are not eligible for hire by any school management board and would only re-join the teaching profession if the Commission rehires them.
The Commission registered 91 new teachers who graduated recently from teacher training colleges and universities.
The newly registered teachers are eligible to apply for jobs that TSC advertises. They are also allowed to teach in primary schools and can also be hired by boards of management in schools.
Recently, Cabinet Secretary for Education Prof George Magoha announced that 27 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) officers lost their jobs after being involved in examination malpractices in the KCSE examination.
The CS also noted that 35 civilians also involved in the examination cheating were nabbed with 53 cellphones confiscated over the same during the period of the KCSE examination.
“We experienced a number of cases where examination officials tried to open the papers with the intention of exposing them to candidates before the actual examinations started.
“We thwarted these efforts in a few centers countrywide, some of which I released to you during my weekly briefs,” said CS Magoha.
Concerning the reopening of schools, Magoha clarified that schools shall reopen on Monday the 10th of May 2021.