The TSC will dismiss 1,025 school principals whose two-year contracts expire in July.
After they reached the obligatory retirement age of 65, the Commission hired 1,594 headteachers and principals on a contract basis in 2020.
The school heads will be released, according to Dr Nancy Macharia, the Commission’s CEO.
TSC’s retention of 569 school heads and extension of their contracts till December 2022 has raised questions.
Macharia said it was impossible for TSC to conduct interviews and oversee the transition of heads of institutions in the midst of the epidemic because of the tight timelines.
TSC employees’ terms and conditions of service are guided by the Constitution, the TSC Act, the Employment Act, and the Code of Regulations for Teachers, according to Macharia(CORT). TSC is not bound by the provisions of the Public Service Commission Act because it is an independent Commission.
She stated that because the teachers have not been replaced, no financing will be required for their post-retirement remuneration, and that they will be paid a pension up to the date of obligatory retirement and a service gratuity for the contract duration.
However, Macharia plans to conduct a new recruitment to replace the school heads whose contracts will expire in July.
In September last year TSC advertised mass recruitment of school administrators for primary and secondary schools and teacher training colleges as well as field officers.
They included Principal, Deputy Principal II and III, Curriculum Support Officer I and II, Senior Lecture I and II, Senior Master II, III and IV, Secondary Teacher I and II, Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher I and II, Senior Teacher I and II, Primary Teacher I.
Applicants were required to upload the following documents during applications;
a) Letter of appointment to the current grade
b) Letter of appointment to the current responsibility
c) Certificate of good conduct from Directorate of Criminal Investigations
d) Clearance certificate by Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
e) Clearance application from Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission
f) Clearance certificate from a Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
g) Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)