TSC has recommended the removal of thirty teachers from its register on account of sexual harassment on learners.The dismissal of the tutors was announced on Monday October 12, 2020, as schools reopened after a closure of close to seven months. Most of those teachers who were sacked According to the Document seen by newspost team are male teachers.
Although those teachers are yet to be formally deregistered, Wababu confirmed that there was enough evidence to warrant their dismissal
“The teachers are in the process of being dismissed, and after the CEO (TSC Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Nancy Macharia)has approved the list, then it will be gazetted; thereby confirming their dismissal”She explained.
She said the offences committed by the teachers included: immoral behaviour and forging of academic certificates among others; as prescribed in the Teachers Code of Conduct.
In the document, the accused teachers all have a case written against their names as evidence of the act they might have caused.
In 2018, the Teachers Service Commission accused teachers in private schools of perpetuating sexual harassment of students.
TSC initial inquiries following reports in the media point to private schools as the most affected.
Article 237 of the Constitution mandates the TSC to carry out all teacher management functions including registration of qualified teachers, maintenance of teaching standards and safeguarding professionalism in the teaching service.
In 2016, a United Nations agency raised a red flag of sexual harassment of learners aged 13 to 17 by teachers.
Unesco said teachers were reported to be perpetrators of sexual harassment with an average of 39 per cent of school principals stating that teacher-pupil harassment had occurred in their schools.