New discipline rules by TSC will improve teachers’ conduct
According to the Teachers Service Commission, the new guidelines on disciplinary cases will be concluded in shorter time. This aims at reducing cases of immorality, neglect of duty, absenteeism, desertion of duty, mismanagement of public funds at the schools and conviction of criminal offences — because they will attract interdiction. This will reduce cases of brutality against students s reported in various parts of the country. Shortening the hearing period of disciplinary cases will allow room for punishment for those found guilty and pardon the innocent. Henceforth, the TSC will now allow interdicted teachers to bring witnesses to the disciplinary hearing sessions and they will also have a chance to appeal decisions they feel are unfair. When a teacher is found guilty, his or her name will be removed from the teachers’ registry.
RHODA OKUMU Kisumu