List of TSC Offences, Evidence Required and Punishment

OFFENCES AND EVIDENCE REQUIRED FOR JN’IERDICTION

The following are the common offences for which a teacher can be interdicted as stipulated in the TSC Act 2012 third schedule and the supportive evidence required to support each offence:-

S/N
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OFFENCE
Immoral  Behavior
•    Sexual intercourse
•    Sodomy
•     Lesbianism
•    Sexual harassment/flirtation/Indecent /\ct”‘
•     Love  Relationship                                      >
•     Exposure  to pornographic  materials..
Clause breached
(a)    (i)
(a)     (ii)
(a)    (iii)
(a)     (iv)
EVIDENCE
•     Handwritten         statements from victims/witnesses
•    Exhibits
–     love letters
–    Photographs
–     Gifts
–    Agreements
–     Court proceedings
•    Investigation      reports     by heads        of        Institutions, County   Directors   or   Sub­ County  Directors.
•     Minutes   of   BOM   following interview                                 of
pupils/students,     teachers and other witnesses
•     County     Discipline     Panel minutes
2.
a.
Professional  Misconduct Negligence  of duty (b(i) l •     Staff  meeting minutes
•    Willful  neglect  to  perform  any  work or  careless  or improper  performance of  any   work  assigned  to the  teacher
•     Failure  to teach scheduled  lessons
•     Police reports
•    Written  reports  by agents/ County
Directors/ Supervisors
•    Failure    to        prepare    professional documents  e.g. schemes  of work
•    Allowing  examination  cheating
•    Statements  from witnesses
•     Minutes      of      the       BOM, minutes  where  teacher  and
•     Grading  fake marks witnesses were interviewed
•    Failure  to perform T.O.D.  duties •     Investigation  reports
•    Failure  to attend  School  assemblies •    Statement  from witnesses
and  official  meetings
•     Failure  to  take  students  for  official
duty/functions
b.          Chronic  Absenteeism Persistent/repeated  absence  from  duty without  permission
•    Lateness for duty
(b)(iii) •     Casualiy  returns
•    Letters        from        relevant authorities     reporting     the teachers absence
•    Monthly  staff  returns
•    Warning/show              cause letters for absenteeism
•     Daily  attendance  registers/ 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:
•     Failure   to  report   for  posting   after expiry  of study leave
•     Proceed    on    study    leave    without approval
•     Failure to report  to new station  after release
(b)(iv) •     Casualty returns
•     Leiter      from      authorities reporting                   teacher’s desertion/         release        or reporting for duty.
•     Letter  granting  study  leave stating    when    to    resume duty
•     Monthly  staff  returns
d.         Insubordination
Failure    to    obey    official/instructions from     supervisors     e.g.     Commission Secretary Heads of Institutions,  County Directors    and    Sub-County    Directors e.g.:
•     Failure   to  respond   to  letters   from supervisors
•     Failure   to   take    up    posting    after disciplinary
(b)(vi) •    Written        reports       by agents/County Directors/ Supervisors
•     Letters                       giving directives/    instructions and   evidence   of   failure to adhere
•    Statement                   from witnesses
process/transfer/ deployment
•     Proceeding     on     transfer     without formal  release
•     Minutes     of     the
BOM,     minutes the          teacher
Full where
and
•     Failure   to  forward   correspondence
by     teachers     to     and     from     the Commission
•     Failure    to    handover /takeover    an institution  upon  transfer
•     Failure to submit  books  of  accounts
•     Failure   to   adhere    to   recruitment guidelines
•    Teaching      without       a       teaching certificate
•     Proceeding   for    other    assignments not   organized   by   the   Commission without  formal  release
witnesses                    were interviewed
•     Minutes   of   disciplinary panel
•     Investigation  reports
•    Staff  meeting minutes
•     Police  reports
•     Medical  reports
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•   Failure    to    release    a    teacher    to
proceed  on transfer
•    Administering  corporal  punishment
•    Failure  to  submit  probation   report in    respect    of    a    newly    recruited teacher   at   the  expiry   of   probation period
•    Excluding  a  teacher  from  the   time table   without   authority   from   the Commission
•     Pecuniary                    embarrassment including,  but  not  limited  to  failure to   honour   financial   obligation   as they fall due
•     Failure   to  submit   required   reports within the stipulated  period.
•    Failure   to   adhere   to   health   and safety rules
•    Failure    to    complete    and     submit Appraisal Repor
•     Refusal  to  discuss  Appraisal  Report with the  supervisor;  or
•    Any  other  form  of  insubordination that      in     the     opinion      of      the
Commission   warrants    disciplinary
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e.          Infamous          conduct          in          any
professional  respect e.g.
•     Drunkenness      or     any     form     of intoxication  during working hours.
•    Fighting   in   public   or   any   violent behavior      that     may     bring     the profession  to disrepute
•    Conduct       or       behavior       which contravenes  Chapter  Six  (6)  of  the Constitution;  or
(c)(i)
(c)(ii)
(c)(iii)
•    Written reports by agents
•    Show eause  letters
•    Statement from witnesses
•    Minutes   of   the    full   BOM, minutes  where  the  teacher and         witnesses         were interviewed
•    Investigation  reports
•    Police reports
•    Medical reports
f.          Forgery /impersonation/collusion/ Fraud and  corrupt  deals/Bribery
•    Causing     payment     of     salary     to teachers  not  on duty  e.g.  deserters, deceased  persons
•    Failure     to     report     offences     by teachers.
•    Forged signatures/stamps
•    Obtaining       registration       through fraudulent  means
•    Submission      of      incorrect      staff
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(d) •    Sample   signatures/rubber stamps.
•    Copies            of            forged documents/  certificates
•    Confirmation  of  certificates by   the   issuing  bodies  e.g. KNEC,  universities
•    Investigation reports
•    Statements        by        those impersonated/witness/ experts     in     the     related
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returns
•    Submission  of forged certificates
•    Misrepresentation/falsifying information
•    Some           exam           malpractices/ irregularities
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. (e) •     Financial  reports  presented to BOM and   minutes
•    Final    audited     accounts/ Annual    audited     reports/ interim   audited   accounts, promissory  notes
Misappropriation is use  of  public funds for     unauthorized      purposes     by     a teacher. •    Investigation               reports relevant       financial       and accounting  documents.
Embezzlement      is      the       fraudulent conversion      of     public     funds     and property    entrusted    to   a    teacher    to personal use.
•    Loss     of     public     funds     through
negligence
•    Failure  to  account  for  public  funds as  per the Law
h. Conviction of Criminal  Offence
A      teacher      is      interdicted       upon conviction    (being   found    guilty   of   a criminal  offence).    Jailed/fine  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
(f) •    Casualty    return    showing the                  date                 of arrest/imprisonment
•    Copy      of      charge      sheet showing nature of offence
•    Certified    copies    of    court proceedings   and   judgment (CPJ)
•     Letters      from       authority reporting                             the
arrest/ reports
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