The Teachers Service Commission is an independent constitutional Commission given the mandate to oversee the teaching human resource within the public education sector.
The commission recruits ,deploys and renumerates teachers as well as ensuring discipline and proper conduct within the teaching workforce. The following are some of the offences that can lead to Disciplinary measures being instituted against a tutor:
- Chronic absenteeism which includes persistent absence from duty without permission repeatedly and lateness to attending duty.
- Desertion of duty which includes misdeeds such as absence from duty for 14 continuous days without written permission,failure to report for duty after expiry of study leave as well as proceeding for study leave without approval.
- Insubordination this includes but not limited to:
- Ignoring to respond to letters from superiors.
- Failure to take up posting after disciplinary process, transfer and or deployment
- Proceeding on transfer without formal release from the former station.
- Failure to forward correspondence by teachers to and from the commission.
- Failure to handover/takeover an institution upon 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
- Failure to submit required reports within the stipulated periods.
- Failure to adhere to health and safety rules.
- Failure to complete and submit appraisal report on time
- Refusal to discuss Appraisal Report with the supervisor; or
Any other form of insubordination that in the opinion of the Commission warrants disciplinary action
4. Negligence of duty this includes intentional improper performance of any duty assigned to a teacher,missing out to teach scheduled lessons,willful failure to prepare professional documents, being party to examination malpractices, awarding fake marks, failure to perform duties as a Teacher on duty, Not attending school assemblies and official meetings without permission.
5. Infamous conduct such as drunkenness or any form of intoxication during working hours, engaging in public fights , pecuniary embarrassment including but not limited to financial obligations as they fall due.
6.Forgery/Impersonation/Collusion/Fraud and corrupt deals which includes causing payment of salary to teachers not on duty, failing to report offences by teachers, forging signatures, certificates and falsifying information.
7. Immoral behaviour such as penetrative acts with learners, sexual harassment, love relationships and exposing learners to pornographic materials.