, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 20 – The Teachers Service Commissions (TSC) says 40 teachers face de-registration should they be found guilty of engaging in exam irregularities.
Speaking during the release of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary School Education (KCSE)results, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nancy Macharia said the teachers will be deregistered if found culpable as well as the institutions that engage them after being struck out.
“We will take stern action against them. We shall dismiss and deregister them so that they do not step in any our schools in Kenya either in public or private schools,” she stated.
The TSC boss further put on notice teachers in private schools saying that they are subject to the law, warning that those found to be abetting cheating will also be deregistered.
Speaking during the event, Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi attributed this behaviour to teachers’ failure to teach their students. “Some of our teachers are not teaching and so exam time becomes a desperate time.”
Matiangi further issued a warning to private schools saying that if they are found to have hired a deregistered teacher, the institution will also be deregistered.
“We will pursue these cases and we will act without mercy. We will not compromise on the quality of education of our children,” said the CS.
The TSC boss also intimated that re-organization of school heads has been completed and teachers in primary and secondary schools who have stayed in one station for 9 years and above will be moved.