TSC- A list of all offences that can lead to a teacher’s interdiction and the evidence required.
TSC- A list of all offences that can lead to a teacher’s interdiction and the evidence required .Teachers Service commission TSC, at a given point may take action against a teacher found to have breached the Code of conduct for teachers.
The teachers’ employer takes any breach of the articles of the Code seriously and may interdict a teacher who violates any one of them .
full list of TSC offences and evidence required for interdiction of a serving teacher, by the Commission:
- when a teacher engages in an Immoral behavior.
These include ,Sexual intercourse,Sodomy,Lesbianism, Sexual harassment flirtation/indecent Act, Love relationship, Exposure to pornographic materials among others .
When a teacher engages in Professional Misconduct
a) Negligence of duty by the teacher
This happens :
- When a teacher willingly neglects to perform any work or careless or improper performance of any work assigned to the teacher.
- When a teacher fails to teach scheduled lessons .
- When a teacher fails to prepare professional documents e. g. schemes of work.
- When a teacher allows examination cheating.
- When ateacher grades fake marks.
- When a teacher fails to perform T.O.D. duties.
- When a teacher fails to attend school assemblies and official
- When a teacher fails to take students for official duty/functions
b) Chronic Absenteeism by the teacher
This happens when :
- there is Persistent/repeated absence from
- Teacher leaves duty without permission
- When teacher reports lateness for duty
b) Infamous Conduct in any Professional Respect by the teacher
This happens when
- There is drunkenness or any form of intoxication during working hours.
- There is fighting in public or any violent
- There is behavior that may bring the profession to disrepute.
- There is Conduct or behavior which contravenes chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.
d) Teacher angages in Forgery/Impersonation /Collusion/Fraud and Corrupt deals/Bribery
- This happens when there is payment of salary to teachers not on duty e.g. desertions, deceased persons.
- There is failure to report offences by teachers.
- There is forged signatures/stamps.
- There is obtaining registration through fraudulent means.
- There is bubmission of incorrect staff returns.
- There is submission of forged certificates.
- There is misrepresentation/falsifying information in some exam
e)When there is mismanagement/Misappropriation/Embezzlement of Public Funds
A teacher may be interdicted under grounds of mismanagement while handling of public funds and /or property in an inefficient, having an
irregular or in any manner likely to cause loss to the institution.
Misappropriation is defined as the is use of public funds for unauthorized purposes by a teacher.
Embezzlement is on the other hand taken as the fraudulent conversion of public funds and property entrusted to a
teacher to personal use.
This happens when
- There is loss of public funds through negligence.
- The is failure to account for public funds as per
e) when there is conviction of Criminal Offense by a teacher .
When a teacher is found being guilty of a criminal offence or Jailed/fine or non custodial sentence :
- As a result of sexual offence or any offence against a learner.
- As a result of a criminal offence which in the opinion of the
In such situations, TSC renders the person unfit to be a teacher.
f) when there is desertion of Duty by the teacher .
This involves the absence of a teacher from duty for 14 continuous days and when there is an unwritten permission.
These days includes the weekends and public holidays.
TSC- A list of all offences that can lead to a teacher’s interdiction and the evidence required