Many Clauses under TSC guidelines on the conduct of teachers have undergone review among them teacher absenteeism and the consequences.
Education system currently has been commendable right from the time the just concluded CBA was enacted into implementation by the Teachers Service Commission.
Latest observations indicate that teaching and learning activities in schools has indeed been improving drastically, ranging from the daily work execution rate per allocated period of each lesson, close monitoring of school activities by relevant bodies from the ministry of education as well as the foreseen credibility of the national exams that has been going on in the last four years due to the strict measures implemented during administering of exams.
With basics on teachers’ professionalism , it is clear that each teacher is entitled to mandatory knowhow and awareness over what is expected of them in every school learning environment in Kenya.
When a teacher is absorbed by TSC, he/she is always reminded to be vigilant over the TSC’s code of conducts and professionalism .
All TSC teachers are expected to take the initiative of understanding the commission’s regulations in teaching and learning in order to avoid being vulnerable to misconducts and hence interdiction/ sacking.
key ammended clauses teachers should note.
1.The consequences accompanied by absenteeism from school without permission
2.The 14 days consecutive period the teacher missed school were being counted from the day the teacher did not physically appear in school up to the 14th day.
The Teachers’ employer noted that some teachers could stay away from school doing their business but later reappear in school on the thirteenth day and this deletes the counting process of the days the teacher illegally kept away from school on weekdays.
To curb the above malpractice,the commission came up with measures to control control the teachers absenteeism by introduction of lessons attendance registers which are always updated everyday by class secretaries – indicating the exact time the teacher enters the classroom and the time the teacher leaves after each lesson.
The commission has given priority to the details captured by the student in the attendance register showing , the minutes the teacher loses by either attending the lesson late / leaving the class before time .
N/B:TSC indicates that the above ignored time is calculated by the deputy head teachers then the information is submitted and stored by the Sub County director of education.