NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 20 – The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) was on Monday expected to launch tough new rules seeking to streamline the education sector and ensure effective service delivery.
The rules are contained in the revised Teachers Code of Conduct and Ethics that also seeks to have teachers declare the source of their wealth and have their accounts subjected to audits immediately they quit service.
According to the rules, no teacher shall act as an agent of any political party or as a contestant and they are expected to account for every hour they spend in schools.
The launch was to take place in a meeting of head teachers in Mombasa where the Commission’s Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia was expected to deliver her maiden address.
According to the rules, no teacher shall make a request to or exert pressure on a learner for sexual activity or favour, or flirt with a learner.
The regulations further stipulate that pupils and students will never be sent to teachers’ living quarters for whatever reason.
The new rules also warn teachers against supporting or opposing any political party during elections, and vouches for fair and honest staff who will observe Chapter 6 of the Constitution on integrity.