By the end of this month, thousands of teachers hired by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will leave their positions.
It’s only a matter of time before the teachers permanently vacate the school grounds because they have their retirement letters in hand from a long time ago.
The contracts of some of the teachers will have expired, while those of others will have reached retirement age.
On June 30, 2022, they will all hang up their boots. After attaining the obligatory retirement age, at least 13,000 teachers will formally retire.
Thousands of instructors who are currently out in the cold will now have job chances thanks to the teachers leaving the service.
TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia stated that the Commission will hire 5,000 instructors in total.
These are the 3 categories of teachers set to retire
a .Those Regular teachers who are past the age of mandatory retirement
By the end of this month, both school administrators and teachers who have reached the required retirement age will have left their positions.
Public employees must retire voluntarily upon reaching 60 years of age, under government policy.
b.school administrators who are on a two-year contract.
According to TSC,a total of 1,025 school heads will retire after their two-year contracts expire.
Back in the year 2020, TSC had hired a total of 1,594 headteachers and principals on a contract basis after they had reached the required retirement age.
These school heads will be discharged, according to the CEO of the Commission, Dr. Nancy Macharia, to make room for new hiring.
However, TSC kept 569 school heads in all, and their contracts were extended till December 2022.
c.Those teachers with impairments / Disability who are old enough to retire
As per to the 2003 constitution act, Persons with Disabilities Act, teachers who have a disability must retire at age 65.
In this month, disabled individuals who are classroom teachers and school administrators who have reached the obligatory retirement age of 65 will quit their positions.
This group of teachers benefits from full salary in addition to the 65-year retirement age increase because they are exempt from PAYE taxes.