The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has terminated the employment of 73 teachers due to various disciplinary cases presented against them.
In an official notice published on Friday, September 22, the Commission’s CEO, Nancy Macharia, released the names of the dismissed teachers, along with their respective TSC numbers, case numbers, and removal dates.
Macharia clarified that those individuals listed are no longer permitted to work as teachers, effective from the removal date.
Ten out of the 73 dismissed teachers were removed from their positions on the Board of Management (BOM).
As per TSC guidelines, these teachers are prohibited from participating in the teaching service unless registered under the Teachers Act. Consequently, they cannot teach or offer assistance within any educational institution, aligning with the Code of Regulations for Teachers.
“A person shall not engage in the teaching service unless such a person is registered as a teacher under this Act,” the Act explicitly states.
Furthermore, it emphasizes that once a teacher’s name is struck off the register as per this Act, re-registration can only occur under the Commission’s direction.
Macharia cautioned schools against hiring unregistered teachers, indicating that doing so is an offence that carries a penalty of not less than Ksh100,000, a two-year jail term, or both.
The TSC also detailed the termination procedure for a teacher’s appointment, specifying that a one-month written notice or a month’s basic salary in lieu of notice is mandatory for termination.
Permanent and pensionable appointments follow a three-month notice or one-month basic salary in lieu of notice.
In temporary appointments, National Social Security Fund (NSSF) benefits are administered per the NSSF Act Cap 258.