The determinants of dispensation of discipline cases of teachers' within the Teachers Service Commission in Kenya
Mwili, Shadrack Mwendwa
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The purpose of the study was to establish the determinants of dispensation of Discipline cases of teachers within the Teachers Service Commission in Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were to determine the effect of the TSC Agents, Staff Training, Policies and Procedures, Employee motivation and resource allocation in the dispensation of discipline cases of teachers. The study design was descriptive and the targeted population was 150 employees which comprised of 24 Commissioners, 26 Discipline Officers and 100 Commission Secretary Representatives. A stratified sampling of 40 was selected comprising of 6 TSC Commissioners, 7 Discipline officers and 27 Commission Secretary Representatives. The questionnaire had closed-ended questions. Descriptive statistics was used to summarize data. All analysis was done using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). A total of 40 respondents completed the questionnaire which represented 100% response rate including 50% males and 50% females. From the analysis ,agents was the highest determinant of the dispensation of discipline cases of teachers within Teachers Service Commission with mean index influence (89% ) followed by effect of employee motivation (85%), staff training (84%), policies and procedures (80%) and resource allocation (77%). In its conclusion, the study established that the dispensation of discipline cases of teachers is determined by the actions of TSC Agents, the level of training of staff, polices and procedures, resource allocation and employee motivation respectively. In order to address the challenges faced in the dispensation of discipline cases of teachers, the study recommended that the commission should regularly sensitize the TSC agents on their respective roles in the dispensation of discipline cases of teachers and the need to understand and comply with the laid down policies and procedures. TSC employees should be adequately trained in their respective jobs, policies and procedures to be made simple, clear, precise and easy to understand. The government should avail adequate financial resources to the commission at all times to be able to adequately motivate its employees to ensure effectiveness in work performance.