The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has deregistered 23 teachers due to a series of disciplinary cases.
TSC Chief Executive Officer, Nancy Macharia, issued a notice confirming the guilt of these teachers without specifying the charges they faced.
In the notice Macharia provided details such as TSC number, case number, teacher’s name, and date of removal.
“In exercise of powers conferred by section 30 (1) (e) of the Teachers Service Commission Act, the commission wishes to notify the public that the persons whose names are specified in the Schedule herein below have been removed from the Register of Teachers pursuant to the provision of section 30 (2) of the Teachers Service Commission Act,” the notice read in part.
As per the law, a teacher removed from the register cannot be reinstated unless directed by the Commission.
Besides, a dismissed teacher is prohibited from engaging in teaching services in any institution (private or public).
The statement emphasized that individuals must be registered as teachers under this Act to participate in the teaching service.
“A person shall not engage in the teaching service unless such a person is registered as a teacher under this Act.”
The notice also warned that anyone employing a deregistered teacher would be deemed guilty of an offense and could face a fine of not less than Ksh100,000 or imprisonment for up to two years, or both.
In 2022, TSC took similar action by deregistering over 100 teachers found guilty of various offences.