Teachers are registered, recruited, transferred, promoted, disciplined, and terminated by the Teachers Service Commission.

As a result, the commission has the authority to take disciplinary action against any teacher who violates the TSC code of conduct-2015, which could result in interdiction.
The following acts, according to TSC, are considered immoral.

  1. Sodomy.
  2. Relationship of love.
  3. Intercourse between two people.
  4. Lesbianism.
  5. Sexual harassment.
  6. Having been exposed to pornographic content.

Evidence

  1. Victims’/witnesses’ written statements
  2. (Handwritten).
  3. Letters of love
  4. Exhibits.
  5. Education officials’ investigation report
  6. (HOI,County or sub-county Directors).
  7. Photographs.
  8. Gifts.
  9. BOM Minutes after either an interview (student,teacher or any witness).
  10. Minutes of the county disciplinary panel.

2.Misconduct in the Workplace (professional misconduct)
Negligence in the performance of a duty

Failure to attend lessons that are on the timetable.
Failure to develop professional papers such as lesson plans and schemes of work.
Allowing exam cheating.
Giving out or awarding fake marks.
Failing to attend school assemblies and scheduled official gatherings.
Failure to escort students to official occasions.

Evidence

Staff meeting minutes.
The report issued by police officers .
Written reports that are submitted by County directors, supervisors, or agents.
Witness’ statement (s).
Minutes of the teacher interview
A report on the investigation.

ii)Persistent Absenteeism

Arriving late for class.
Absenteeism/lateness on a regular basis without formal authority.
Evidence

a copy of the casualty reports
Authorities’ letters indicating a teacher’s absence from duty.
Monthly staff returns are provided.
Absenteeism warning letter(s).
Sign in/out register (daily attendance register).

iii)Failure to Perform a Duty

Desertion of duty, according to the Teachers Service Commission, is defined as being absent from work for 14 days in a row without written permission (weekend and public holidays included). It also contains the following:-
After being released, failing to report to a new station.
Taking a study leave without permission.
Failure to report for duty after a study leave has expired.

Evidence

A letter of study leave with resuming dates.
Staff returns are copied on a monthly basis.
Authorities’ letter(s) reporting desertion/release and reporting to duty at a new station.

iv)Insubordination

This is essentially disobeying supervisory orders, such as those issued by the HoI County and Subcounty Directors.

Failure to react to supervisory letters (s).

Failure to pass over/take over at the time of transfer.

Failure to submit accounting books.
Failure to accept an assignment after being disciplined, deployed, or transferred.
Failure to send teacher correspondence to and from the commission.

Evidence

Agents, directors, and supervisors submitted written reports.
Reports on the investigation
Instructions/directives in the form of letters, as well as evidence of non-compliance.
Witnesses’ statements (es).
Minutes of a school staff meeting.
police reports.
Medical reports.
A disciplinary committee’s minutes.
Minutes from the teacher/witness BOM interview meeting (es).

v) Professional Infamous Conduct

Drunkenness or intoxication during working hours is prohibited.
/Violence/
Acts/behavior that are in violation of Chapter 6

Evidence

Witnesses’ statements (es).
Agents’ written reports
Teacher/witness(es) were interrogated during BOM minutes.
Report on the investigation.
According to police reports.

vi)Forgery, impersonation, collusion, bribery, fraud, and corrupt deals

Paying payments to teachers who are away from duty, such as those who have deserted or who have died.
Teachers who fail to report offenses.
Forgery of stamps and signs.
Registration obtained by deception.
Certificates that have been falsified have been submitted.
Providing false information.
Examination irregularities/misconduct

Evidence

Documents that have been fabricated and copied.
Report on the investigation.
forged signatures and stamps.
Statements made by the fictitious witnesses/experts.

vii)Misappropriation/Mismanagement/Embezzlement of Public Funds, .

On the other side, misappropriation is when a teacher uses public funds for unlawful reasons, while mismanagement is when public funds are handled in an inefficient, irregular, or loss-prone manner. Embezzlement is the misappropriation of public funds entrusted to a teacher. It also contains the following:-

Negligence results in the loss of public cash.
Failure to account for public monies in accordance with the law.

Evidence

Financial reports and minutes presented by BOM.
Promissory notes and audited accounts (annual/interim).
Reports on the investigation

viii)Imprisonment for a criminal offense

Interdiction may be imposed on a teacher if he or she is convicted of a criminal offense, is imprisoned, or is serving a non-custodial term.

It also entails:

Conviction of a learner for a sexual offense or any other offense.
Conviction of a criminal offense that disqualifies the teacher from teaching.
Evidence

Date of arrest/incarceration is shown on the casualty return.
A copy of the charge sheet that details the offense.
Certified copy of court decisions and proceedings.
Authorities’ letters informing about the arrest.

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