The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has released a list of 73 deregistered teachers as of July 2022. According to the Commission, the teachers have been removed from the register of teachers for committing a number of offenses.
Among the offenses committed by these teachers were misappropriation of funds, an intolerable code of conduct, immoral behavior, and chronic absenteeism. TSC, therefore, felt that they have breached the code of conduct and regulations.
“Pursuant to section 30 of the TSC Act (2012), the Commission wishes to publish names of teachers who have been removed from the Register of Teachers. Further, under the law, these teachers cannot engage in teaching in any learning institution,” stated TSC.
TSC maintains that after hearing the cases of teachers, they were left with no option but to withdraw their TSC certificates. Having been deregistered, their numbers were revoked and therefore they are not allowed to teach in any learning institution.
The deregistered teachers were granted a virtual hearing by TSC before being declared guilty. Also present was their witness. The commission is said to be conducting investigations on teachers accused of having sexual relations with learners.
A teacher can be deregistered by The Teachers Service Commission if he/she:
- If a teacher dies
- If he/she obtains registration fraudulently
- If he/she has been convicted of a sexual offense or an offense against a learner
- Has been convicted of a criminal offense that renders the person unfit to be a teacher
- Is found unfit to teach following disciplinary proceedings
- Suffers from physical or mental illness or infirmity which renders the person incapable of performing the duties of a teacher.
- When a teacher’s name is decentered, it is published in the Kenyan Gazette