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The New code of Ethics and Regulations ALL Teachers MUST know.

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Dr. Nancy Macharia

THE TEACHERS  SERVICE COMMISSION  (CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICS FOR TEACHERS)  REGULATIONS,  2015.

THE TEACHERS SERVICE COMMISSION ACT

(No. 20 of2012)

IN  EXERCISE of the  powers   conferred  by  section   48  of  the Teachers Service Commission  Act,  (No.  20 of 2012)  and  section  37 (1) as read together  with section 52(1) of the Leadership  and Integrity Act,  2012,  the  Teachers  Service   Commission  makes  the  following Regulations:-

THE CODE  OF CONDUCT AND ETHICS  FOR TEACHERS, 2015

PART I-PRELIMINARY

  1. I. This Code may  be  cited  as the Code  of Ethics  for  Teachers,     Citation.

2015.

  1. In this Code, unless the context otherwise requires-  Interpretation.

“Act”   means the Leadership and Integrity Act, 2012;

“asset”   means  a  thing,  tangible   or  intangible,  owned,   whether

wholly  or  in  part,  or  controlled by  a teacher,  which  has  an  actual  or determinable economic value  and can be sold, exchanged or otherwise used  or  applied   to  meet  an  obligation  or  acquire  something  else  in return;

“bid  rigging” refers to a benefit that is  given  or received  for not submitting   a  tender,   proposal,  quotation   or  bid;  or   withdrawing  or changing a tender,  proposal, quotation or bid;  or  submitting  a tender, proposal,  quotation  or bid with  a specified  price  or with  any  specified  inclusions or exclusions;

“conflict of interest” refers  to instances  when a teacher’s personal

interest clashes with his or her official duties;

“client”  means   a person   to  whom   services   are  rendered   by  a teacher  and includes learners, parents and other members  of the public;

“employer” means  a person,  institution  or entity  that engages the services of a teacher;

“harmful  sexual activity” means  any act of a sexual nature that may cause physical, emotional or psychological  torture which  includes but not limited to flirtation, sodomy, sexual intercourse, lesbianism, defilement,  indecent touching, rape, sexual assault;

“learner”    means    a   person    undergoing    instruction    in    an educational  institution; “pornography”  means explicit depiction of sexual subject matter electronically  or otherwise;

“pornographic   materials”  includes  but  not  limited  to  material such  as  literature,  photography,   or  other  printed  or  visual  material depicting  sex  organs  or  sexual  activity  in  a way  that  is  designed  to arouse sexual excitement, erotic stimulation rather than education;

“teacher”  means  a person  who has been trained  as a teacher  as provided for in  law and registered as a teacher;

“unethical  behaviour”  refers  to  any   action   or  omission   that contravenes the provisions, spirit and tenor of this Code;

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“values” refers  to norms, principles  and standards of behaviour expected  of  a  teacher  as  amplified  by  Articles   10  and  232  of the Constitution of Kenya  and the Commission’s core values;

“Secretary” refers to the Chief Executive Officer of the Teachers Service Commission appointed pursuant  to Article 250 (12) of the Constitution of Kenya;

“sex  toy”  means  an object  or device  that  is  primarily  used  in facilitating human sexual pleasure;

“Sexual   harassment”   refers   to   an   act   by   a   teacher   who persistently  makes any sexual advances or requests including  gestures, cat  calls, jokes  or comments  including  innuendos, regarding  another person’s sexuality  if the person doing it knows or ought to know or has reasonable grounds to know, are unwelcome;

“subversive  activity”  means any act which by  its nature, upsets public order, peace and security and shall include anything done to endanger, undermine or is detrimental to public policy and interest; and

“vacancy”  means  an existing and available post for recruitment, transfer and promotion  at the Commission.

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tsc.go.ke websitehttps://tsc.go.ke/index.php/media-centre/downloads/category/54-codes-of-regulation

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