TSC Offences and Misconducts Leading to Teacher Interdiction
The Kenyan Constitution’s Article 237 established the Teacher Services Commission (TSC) as a statutory agency to oversee the country’s teaching industry.
Teachers in Kenya must be registered, licenced, and subject to discipline by the commission.
TSC Misconducts and Offences That Lead to Teacher Interdiction
Any attitude or action that violates the principles and ethics of the teaching profession is referred to as professional misconduct. This covers carelessness, ineptitude, disobedience, and unprofessional interactions with students. Any educator who is determined to have engaged in professional misconduct is subject to interdiction by the TSC.
Teachers are not above the law, and the TSC has the authority to impose sanctions for any criminal offences they may have committed. Criminal acts include, among others, theft, fraud, assault, and drug misuse.
A significant violation that could result in a teacher’s TSC interdiction is sexual misbehaviour. Sexual assault, harassment, and other inappropriate sexual actions against students are all considered sexual misconduct. Any teacher found to have engaged in sexual misconduct is subject to interdiction and may be prosecuted.
Neglect of duty
Any failure on the part of a teacher to do their prescribed tasks is referred to as neglect of duty. This includes not creating lesson plans, not marking papers, and being absent without authorization. Duty neglect may result in TSC interdiction.
Breach of confidentiality
Teachers have a responsibility to protect the privacy of any sensitive information they may come into contact with while performing their duties. A breach of confidentiality may result in TSC interdiction.
Abuse of authority
Principals and head teachers are among the teachers who are expected to exercise their power in a responsible manner. Any misuse of power, including intimidating or persecuting pupils or other instructors, may result in TSC interdiction.
The teaching profession does not accept dishonesty of any kind. This encompasses cheating, plagiarism, and record-keeping fraud. Any educator found to have committed dishonesty faces prohibition by the TSC.
Abuse of drugs is a serious infraction that can result in TSC interdiction. Any teacher detected selling or using drugs or alcohol on the school grounds or while classes are in session is subject to interdiction.
Misuse of school funds
It is expected of teachers who are given access to school finances to utilise them appropriately and for their intended purposes. The TSC may interdict someone for misusing school finances, such as embezzlement or misappropriation.
Inability to adhere to TSC rules
All teachers are required to adhere to the rules and regulations established by the TSC. The TSC may impose an interdiction if you don’t follow these rules. This includes skipping required training sessions or failing to renew teaching licences.
The TSC may interdict any teacher found guilty of the aforementioned offences and misconducts. To avoid being reprimanded by the TSC, teachers must respect the integrity of their profession and uphold high standards of behaviour.