TSC Partners With Solution Sacco To Offer Teachers Financial Literacy Training.
Teachers will be trained in financial management in an effort to address the numerous cases of disciplinary action that have been attributed to financial mismanagement.
The training program which is a collaboration between the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and solution Sacco decried the rising number of indiscipline cases that have resulted in the dismissal of some teachers.
Many counties have been experiencing an increase in the number of cases that were directly related to a lack of prudent financial management.
Following the acquisition of loans, the program intends to reach out to teachers in ten other counties where they have branches.
Last month, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) said that some teachers have succumbed to alcoholism, which has resulted in, among other things, absence from work.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) issued guidelines to combat chronic alcoholism and read the riot act to tutors who enjoy their libation.
Absenteeism has been blamed on alcoholism, particularly among male teachers, with many losing their jobs over the years.
While the commission has not provided data on those affected, the fact that the vice has been flagged indicates the scope of the problem.
“TSC treats alcoholism among teachers as a chronic health problem that needs intervention by counsellors, colleagues and close family members and we have put systems in place to help the victims.” Said the commission.
Mr Collins Oyuu, secretary-general of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut), claims that cases of alcoholism have decreased.
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Teachers are frequently defended by union representatives in schools before they are interdicted by TSC.
“Alcoholism is now controlled. There was a time it was a serious issue. Some teachers were notorious to the level of making noise at market centres. They are now polished,” he said.