The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has interdicted Chebuyusi High School Principal, Mr Boniface Okoth over alleged negligence of duty. Besides Mr Okoth, two other teachers, Mr Anerico Makokha and Mr Antony Wekesa were also interdicted.
The communication came from Ms Mary Rotich, Acting Director, Teacher Management, at the Teachers Service Commission.
The former principal and the two teachers are accused of negligence of duty when they were preparing students to sit for Chemistry and Biology Papers during in last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams. Mr Anerico Makokha had already been transferred to St Mathias Mwitoti Secondary School early this year. Speaking to the Standard on Tuesday after handing over to the Acting principal, Mr Andrew Wanjala (has been deputy in charge of administration), Mr Okoth said he was interdicted over negligence of duties during last year’s KCSE exams.
“I have been given 21 days to respond to the allegations to the disciplinary committee. I wish I was interdicted alone and not with the two teachers who are innocent,” said Okoth. He added: “At least I have been given the opportunity to share a table with my employer for rewarding me with punishment for posting exemplary results over the years as the principal,” he said. Okoth said he was ready to pay the ultimate price following the cancellation of the 190 students who sat for 2017 KCSE exams and exuded confidence that he will be vindicated of any wrong doing saying the school posted genuine results. Early this year, the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) cancelled the school’s results over what they termed collusion in Biology and Chemistry examinations.