New dis­ci­pline rules by TSC will im­prove teach­ers’ con­duct

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

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

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