Hope for teachers. The teachers service commission (TSC) has the constitutional mandate to register, hire, transfer, promote and discipline teachers both in primary and secondary schools across the country. This is because of the powers that the commission is given by the Kenyan government. The commission is headed by CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia.
At they clock 60 years, teachers are supposed to exit the stage and give way to others. This is because they will have attained their retirement age. In rare cases, teachers can petition to retire slightly earlier or later than this age period.
Normally, this is when one starts moving up and down the offices of the commission where they are further being forwarded to the treasury. All this is in attempts to following up on their pension and gratuity.
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This is alongside the fact that earlier arrangements are always made before retirement. It is during this period when required documents are issued to fast track the payment.
In the past, retirees have always been exploited due to the long wait for their retirement benefits. This exploitation is usually by some officials from the teachers service commission and others from the treasury who seek to collect bribes from these teachers. Category of teachers who don’t give these bribes have been noted to be waiting even much longer. Others end up waiting for action on the same to eternity.
However, Incase the latest move by the members of parliament be passed, this trend is set to be reversed.
According to latest news from Taifa Leo, members of parliament are demanding that TSC should henceforth be paying teachers as soon as they retire.
This comes at a time when teachers are seriously seeking to be put under a single agency. This to them is important because they will easily air their views and also receive consultation easily going forward.
The happiness of teachers is guaranteed incase the two initiatives are successfully implemented.
Hope to teachers.