NAIROBI, KENYA: The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has deregistered 41 teachers from its professional list because of disciplinary cases.
This brings to 63 the total number of teachers who have been struck from the teaching roll in two years.
The names are published in a gazette notice that reveals the teachers were removed from the roll between August last year and January this year.
TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia said the decision to remove the teachers from the commission's roll was made in exercise of its powers under section 30 (2) of the TSC Act.
“The TSC notifies that the persons whose names are specified here below have been struck off the register of teachers in accordance with Section 30(2) of the Act and the regulations,” reads the gazette notice by Dr Macharia.
Dr Macharia said where the name of a teacher is removed from the Register of Teachers, such a person shall not be reinstated except by direction of the commission.
“A teacher whose name has been removed from the register shall cease to be a teacher for purposes of the Act with effect from the date of removal,” said Macharia.
She said that the deregistered persons shall not engage in the teaching service unless such a person is registered as a teacher under the Act.
Dr Macharia said that under the TSC Regulation the Act, anyone who violates the law shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of not less than Sh100,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or both.
And this also affects persons who hire deregistered teachers.
Anyone who gives a job to such teachers would be committing an offence.
Last year, TSC gazetted 22 teachers that it said would no longer be allowed to teach in Kenya, unless admitted by TSC.