Detailed Reason Why Thousands Of Teachers Are Set To Exit TSC Payroll
Thousands of teachers employed by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), are set to retire after reaching the required retirement age. The teachers received their retirement letters a long time ago, and it is just a matter of time before they leave the school premises.
At least 4,600 teachers will be existing TSC members, with approximately 1,538 of them being school administrators whose retirement will make school management more difficult. North Eastern teachers will be permitted to continue working after reaching retirement age, according to the TSC.
TSC invited teachers who had attained the mandatory retirement age of 60 years old in May of this year. The commission was forced to hire teachers on contract after becoming overburdened with a large number of teachers on the payroll from the counties of Garissa, Wajir, and Mandera.
“This mass retirement will result in a dire situation of teacher shortage in the region, which has been experiencing teacher shortage as a result of the recent exodus of non-local teachers.” TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia
As mitigation, TSC will hire retired educators from the area on a three-year contract basis and then prolong the retirement time for educators by three years after they reach the legal retirement age.
This is claimed to be extended to all retired teachers from other regions of the country who could be willing to serve in the North Eastern region. They are instructed to report to the County Directors of the aforementioned counties for data collecting and eventual deployment.
The existence of the teachers from the service will open employment opportunities for thousands of teachers who are unemployed.
Already the commission is in the process of recruiting additional tutors, with a county selection exercise for teachers and filling application for employment forms by successful candidates underway. TSC is similarly expected to replace teachers, who are needed to drive the tight curriculum schedule for next year.