Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will start hearing cases of recently interdicted teachers who were teaching in the volatile North Eastern region from December this year.
Education News has learnt that the teachers started receiving the invitation letters for the hearing of their disciplinary cases starting this month, with the Commission asking them to appear in person together with any witnesses during the hearing, which will be held at the Commission’s headquarters in Nairobi’s Upper Hill.
The teachers are expected to know their fate within 28 days of the time their cases are heard.
They have been directed to present their original copies of their academic and professional certificates, last payslips, national identification number, and certificate of registration as a teacher during their hearing dates.
“You are also advised to bring your letter of interdiction together with any documents that may be useful in your defence. You are advised to contact the Teachers Service Commission if the decision of the case is not communicated to you within 28 days from the date of the hearing,” reads the letter signed by one F. Kanyoro on behalf of the Commission Secretary Dr. Nancy Macharia.
In reaction, Kenya Teachers in Hardship and Arid Areas Welfare Association (KETHAWA) has informed the Commission in a letter date November 1, 2023 signed by the National Secretary that it will accompany all the teachers during the hearing of their cases on various dates.
“These teachers, who are also our members, have unequivocally requested our welfare association KETHAWA to accompany them as key witness in their defence. The purpose of this letter is therefore to notify you that our officials will accompany our members in all their defence cases at the venue and time indicated in their invitation letters,” reads the letter.
On varied dates in the month of September and October 2023, the Commission interdicted a number of teachers from the larger North Eastern region, who have also presented a petition before the National Assembly requesting its intervention in their reinstatement and transfer to safer areas.
By Roy Hezron
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