By Andanje Wakhungu
Teachers within Malava and Matete sub-counties of Kakamega County have been asked to abide by the Teachers Service Commission’s guidelines if they want to stay in service. The new sub-county director TSC in charge of Matete David Agwanda Omondi said this while addressing the teachers and principals during a two-day induction workshop for new teachers held at Kivaywa school, he pointed out that the workshop was handy to principals considering that they were the custodians of their various schools and hence should be taken through on the due process to be taken one their teacher go astray.
“Discipline has been an issue in most of our schools but we hope that with such workshops being held our young teachers who are still new in the profession will abide by them and do the right thing as far as the teachers service commission code of regulations and conduct stipulates, we are all doing this for the benefit of the learner and it is our total commitment to see to it that our teachers are professionals while plying their trade”
The Director who is newly deployed to the sub-county from Turkana and Kibish stated that teaching was a very respected profession that should also have a great degree of discipline and urged his teachers to follow the guidelines to the latter.
The country is currently understaffed and we cannot afford to start losing some of our young teachers due to indiscipline cases, as it will drastically affect our learners’ performance, we are the mirror of society and should reflect that from the word go because our parents have entrusted their children unto our care for proper nurturing and we cannot afford to let them down lest we lose a whole society.
He urged the principals to know which offences can be handled at the school level internally and which ones need outside interventions and that as an office we are here to guide them whenever such matters arise adding that their core aim was to ensure that our tomorrow leaders who are learners get the best out of us”