LEAVE SCHOOL GIRLS ALONE

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    Tharaka Nithi County TSC director Abukar Hassan adresses teachers during a KUPPET forum at Chuka in Tharaka Nithi County. PHOTO/DOMENIC NTOOGO

    Tharaka Nithi County Teachers Service Commission director Abukar Hassan has cautioned teachers against being implicated in sexual relations with students warning they would definitely lose their jobs.

    The director expressed concerns over the ever growing cases of teachers taking advantage of vulnerable students seducing them into engaging in sexual activities, an act that contravenes TSC’s code of conduct for teachers.

    “You should desist from sexual activities with the learners as the commission will be very ruthless in dealing with such cases.” Mr. Hassan told the teachers, during a Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers forum held in Chuka town, Tharaka Nithi County on Saturday.

    Apart from losing their jobs, he added that those found guilty will be de-registered from the commission’s register, barring them from engaging even in private practice as they are unfit to interact with learners.

    His concerns come in the wake of increased sexual violence against students in the county where by a Chief Mbogori high school teacher who was arraigned in court last month for defiling a form two student in his office.

    TSC’s code of conduct for ethics of teachers states that; A teacher shall not engage in any sexual activity whatsoever with a learner, regardless of whether the learner consents.

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