The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has sacked 36 teachers over gross misconduct. In a gazette notice on Friday, TSC CEO Nancy Macharia said the teachers have been deregistered and won’t teach in any schools. In the notice, Macharia noted that anyone who employs or permits any teacher who isn’t register to teach in their school is liable to a fine of not less than Kshs 100,000 or an imprisonment on a term not exceeding two years or both.
This comes even as the government locked horns with teachers who moved to oppose the new curriculum training, sacking 42 teachers previously who boycotted and disrupted the training. Sexual relations between teachers and learners have also been highlighted, with TSC condemning the acts.
In April, four teachers from Busia County were dismissed after defiling students. The County TSC Director Ibrahim Rugut told journalists that the affected teachers already received their dismissal letters from the Commission after their cases were thoroughly investigated and found culpable. The director said the affected teachers whose identity wasn’t disclosed will also not be allowed to teach in any school in Kenya be it public or private.