The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has sacked four teachers from Busia County after defiling students. The County TSC Director Ibrahim Rugut has told journalists that the affected teachers have already received their dismal letters from the commission after their cases were thoroughly investigated and found culpable, “This year we received four cases which we investigated and were able to prove that the said teachers indeed defiled their pupils and students. They have already received dismissal letters from TSC and are going to be removed from the teachers’ register.”
The director said the affected teachers whose identity has not been disclosed will also not be allowed to teach in any school in Kenya be it public or private, “They may go to private schools and continue with that behaviour that is why we have barred them from teaching in any school in this country.”
Apart from the four teachers, the commission has also suspended or issued a warning to 13 other teachers for engaging in alcoholism at the expense of teaching, “We have cases of teachers who disappear from school for as long as two weeks and after following up with them, we have come to learn that they leave school just to go and drink alcohol. We have suspended some and issued warning letters to others.
This comes at the time the county is struggling to reclaim its lost academic glory it once boasted of in the past. For the last three years, the County has not registered an ‘A’ in the KCSE examinations, a situation that has upset many education stakeholders in the County.