10 PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT THAT CAN CAUSE INTERDICTION OF A TEACHER BY TSC.

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The teaching profession.

Teaching is a noble profession in society that requires teachers to be highly disciplined. A teacher is an important person designed to facilitate learning.

Therefore learning will not be possible until teaching takes place. And teaching is a deliberate structuring of an environment to facilitate learning in schools, colleges or universities.TSC Makes New Changes That Cause Panic Across All Unemployed Teachers

Teacher education is an important part-custodial that all of the professionals undergo pre-practice training to acquire discipline skills. Inthe this sense, teacher also learn about the professional code of cguidest which guide them on how to conduct order elves to do their work well.

There are 10 offences with evidence that get teachers interdicted by TSC agents

OFFENCES, CLAUSES BREACHED AND EVIDENCE REQUIRED FOR INTERDICTION

Below are offences that can lead to a teacher being interdicted by TSC. There are two broad categories of the offences whichbehaviouroral behaviour and Professional misconduct.

1.  IMMORAL BEHAVIOR
Includes;

(a) Sexual intercourse

(b) Sodomy

(c) Lesbianism

(d) Sexual harassment/indecent Act

(e) Love relationship

(f)  Exposure to the learner’s to pornographic materials

CLAUSE BREACHED

(a) (i) (a) (ii) (a) (iii) (a) (iv)

REQUIRED EVIDENCE

(i) Handwritten statement from victims/witnesses

(ii) Exhibits

– Love letters

– Photographs

– Gifts

– Agreements

– Court proceedings

– Investigati  reports by heads of institutions, county Directors or Sub-county Directors.

– Minutes of interviewing of learner’s/ teachers and other witnesses.

– County discipline panel minutes.

2. PROFESSIONAL MISCInvestigateONDUCT

A. NEGLIGENCE OF DUTY

(a) Willful neglect to perform any work or careless or improper performance of any work assigned to the teacher at school.

(b) Failure to teach scheduled lessons.

(c) Failure to prepare professional documents e. g. schemes of work.

(d) Allowing /facilitating examination cheating.

(e) Grading fake marks.

(f) Failure to perform T.O.D. duties.

(g) Failure to attend school assemblies and official meetings.

(h) Failure to take students for official duty if assigned/functions.

CLAUSE BREACHED

(b) (i)

REQUIRED EVIDENCE

(i) Staff meeting minutes.

(ii) Police reports

(ii) Written reports by agents/County Directors/Supervisors.

(iii) Statements from witnesses.

(iv) Minutes where teacher and witnesses were interviewed.

(v) Investigation reports.

(vi) Statement from witnesses.

B. CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM

(a) Persistent/repeated absence from duty without permission

(b) Lateness for duty

CLAUSE BREACHED

(b) (iii)

REQUIRED EVIDENCE

(i) Casualty returns

(ii) Letters from authorities teacher’s the teacher’s absence.

(iii) Monthly staff returns.

(iv) Warning/show cause letter orderrs for absenteeism.

(v) Daily attendance registthe ers/clock in register.

C. DESERTION OF DUTY

Absence from duty for 14 continuous days ( without written permission) including weekends and public holidays. These may include:

(a) Failure to report for the posting after the expiry of study leave.

(b) Proceed on study leave without approval.

(c) Failure to report to new station after release.

CLAUSE BREACHED

(b) (iv)

REQUIRED EVIDENCE

(i) Casualty returns.

(ii) Letters from relevant authorities reporting the teacher’s desertion/release or reporting for duty.

(iii) Letter granting study leave stating when to resume duty.

(iv) Monthly staff returns.

D. INSUBORDINATION

Failure to obey official instructions from supervisors e.g. Commission Secretary, Heads of Institution, County Directors and Sub-County Directors . e.g.:

(a) Failure to respond to letters from supervisors.

(b) Failure to take up posting after disciplinary process/transfer/deployment.

(c) Proceeding on transfer without formal release.

(d) Failure to forward correspondence by teachers to and from the Commission.

(registered hand over to hand over/take over an institution upon transfer.

(f) Failure to submit books of accounts.

CLAUSE BREACHED

(b) (vi)

REQUIRED EVIDENCE

(i) Written reports by agents/County Directors/Supervisors.

(ii) Letters giving directives/instructions and evidence of failure to adhere. Statement from witnesses.

(iii) Minutes of the full BOM, minutes where the teacher and witnesses were interviewed.

(in the ) Minutes of disciplinary panel.

(v) Investigation reports.

(vi) Staff meeting minutes.

(vii) Police reports.

(viii) Medical reports.

E. INFAMOUS CONDUCT IN ANY PROFESSIONAL ASPECT

Infamous conduct include;

(a) Drunkenness or any form of intoxication during working hours.

(b) Fighting in public or behaviour that may bring the profession to disrespect.

(c) Conduct or behaviour whichChaptervenes chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

CLAUSE BREACHED

(c) (i) (c) (ii) (c) (iii)

REQUIRED EVIDENCE

(i) Written reports by agents.

(ii) Show cause letters.

(iii) Stordersatement from witnesses.

(iv) Minutes of the full BOM minutes where the teacher and witnesses were interviewed.

(v) Investigation reports.

(vi) Police reports.

Medical reports.

F. FORGERY/IMPERSONATION/COLLUSION/FRAUD AND CORRUPT DEALS/BRIBERY

(a) Causing payment of salary,y to teachers not on duty e.g. desertions, deceased persons.

(b) Failure to report offences by teachers.

(c) Forged signatures/stamps.

(d) Obtaining registration through fraudulent means.

(e) Submission of incorrect staff returns.

(f) Submission of forged certificates.

(g) Misrepresentation/falsifying information.

(h) Some exam malpractices/irregularities.

CLAUSE BREACHED

(d)

REQUIRED EVIDENCE

(a) Sample signatures/rubber stamps.

(b) Copies of forged documents/certificates.

(c) Confirmation of certificates by the issuing bodies e.g. KNEC, universities.

(d) Investigation reports.

(e)  Statements by those impersonated/witness/experts in the related fields.

G. MISMANAGEMENT/MISAPPROPRIATION/EMBEZZLEMENT OF PUBLIC FUNDS

Mismanagement is handling of public funds and /or property in an inefficient, irregular or in any manner likely to cause loss to the institution.

Misapprthe operation is the use of public funds for unauthorized purposes by a teacher.

Embezzlement is the fraudulent conversion of public funds and property entrusted for a teacher to personal use.

Loss of public funds through negligence.  Failure to account for public funds as per the Law.

CLAUSE BREACHED

(e)

REQUIRED EVIDENCE

(i) Financial reports presented to BOM and minutes.

(ii) Final audited accounts/Annual audited reports/interim audited accounts, promissory notes.

(iii)  Investigation reports relevant financial and accounting documents.

H. CONVICTION OF CRIMINAL OFFENCE

A teacher is interdicted upon conviction (being found guilty of a criminal offence). Jailed/fined or non custodial sentence.

Conviction of a sexual offence or any offence against a learner.

Conviction of a criminal offence which in the opinion of the Commission renders the person unfit to be a teacher.

CLAUSE BREACHED

(f)

REQUIRED EVIDENCE

(i) Confirmed guide casualty return showing the date arrest/imprisonment.

(ii) Copy of charge sheet showing nature of the offence.

(iii) Certified copies of court proceedings and judgment (CPJ).

(iv) Letters from authority reporting the arrest/reports.

Parting shot.
Teaching is a calling, and no one enters it without his or her inner voice telling him or her that. Of course, there are always some imposters, but the massive majority have their hearts in the right place. How cool is that for the students? Why Teaching Is The Best Job In The World

Let us(teachers) uphold professional integrity and do the work that God has given us in the best way possible. Remember God will judge the teacher harshly.

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