TSC sacks a teacher as 45 more get suspended over exam irregularities

As 2018 KCSE kicks off today, TSC has acted on errand teachers who participated in irregularities in last year’s examination.

According to TSC report seen by Nation, one teacher has been sacked and 45 more teachers suspended. A total of 21 teachers will serve suspensions of six months while one teacher has been suspended for five months. Of those suspended for six months, six are principals.

Three others will serve four month-suspensions with four more getting suspended for three months.

Two teachers will serve two-month suspensions and a further six will serve one-month suspensions. Eight teachers have been pardoned over the allegations and will thus walk Scot free.

Of the teachers that were under investigation, 29 were from primary schools while the rest were in secondary schools.

TSC has taken the move at the time when the ministry of education has laid down stringent measures to see to it credible examination is administered. Last year a total of 1,200 KCSE candidates had their results cancelled last year.

A total of 664,585 candidates will sit for KCSE 2018 examinations across the country.

During the examination, there will be 10,078 centre managers, supervisors will be 10,460, invigilators (37,978) security personnel (20,156) while drivers will be 5,039 and their total dues will be Sh705 million.