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Teachers To Acquire Financial Literacy Lessons From TSC-Solution Sacco Partnership

Teachers will acquire financial literacy lessons, in an effort to address the numerous disciplinary cases that have been attributed to what TSC terms poor financial management skills.

The training program, which will be conducted by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), in partnership with solution Sacco, has been occasioned by the rising number of indiscipline cases that have resulted to dismissal of several teachers.

Many counties have been experiencing an increase in the number of cases that were directly related to a lack of proper financial management and irrational acquisition of loans.

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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 the tutors.

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, counsellors, colleagues and close family members and we have put systems in place to help the victims.” Said the commission.

Collins Oyuu, secretary-general of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut), claims that cases of alcoholism have decreased.

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.

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