The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has fired 52 teachers after they were found guilty of misconduct and misconduct.
According to the TSC, those teachers received a strict disciplinary hearing by the commission between July 2019 and December 2020.
Reports indicate that most of them were male teachers who were found guilty of sexual offences mostly committed during the Covid-19 epidemic.
Media reports indicate that 151 433 teen pregnancy cases were reported between January and May 2020.
Some of those expelled had committed crimes and others were suffering from mental illness. According to the Commission, those dismissed teachers cannot be appointed by any school governing body and may resume teaching activities if they are reinstated by the commission.
At the same time, the TSC also enrolled 91 newly graduated teachers at teacher training colleges and universities.
Newly registered teachers can apply for jobs registered by the commission. They are also allowed to teach in primary schools or are employed by the school governing body.
27 KCSE officials fired
The news comes as Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha recently announced that 27 KCSE exam officials had been fired after their involvement in the national examinations process.
He said 35 residents, including university students, were arrested and 53 cellphones were confiscated during the KCSE.
“We have come across a number of cases where test administrators try to open the papers with the intention of disclosing them to those who will be drilled before the start of the exams.
“We have thwarted these efforts at a number of institutions across the country, some of which I passed on to you during my weekly reading,” he said.
Magoha also said Kenyan schools would resume learning activities on Monday, May 10.