New teachers retirement age as revealed by TSC. TSC has now pushed retirement age for teachers working in arid and semi arid areas ahead by three years.
The teachers service commission has confirmed a rise in retirement age for teachers. As a result of this retirement age increment,the commission has sent contract letters to teachers who have already retired.
Among the counties affected by these changes include;
- Garissa county
- Wajir county
- And also Mandera county
The chief executive officer of the teachers service commission, Dr Nancy Macharia,has given priority to the teachers from the north eastern area in the latest advancements on retired teachers. This has come up because it has been noted that many teachers do not prefer these places. This applies especially to those teachers coming from outside these places.
According to Macharia, the ongoing mass teacher retirement is going to create a big gap for teachers on these areas. She also noted that the areas are already experiencing a teacher shortage which was brought about as a result of departure of teachers who were not locals.
So as to serve as a compensation, the teachers service commission is going to hire teachers who already retired from these areas and allow them to work for the commission in a three years contract. Afterwards, teachers will be granted three extra years of retirement as soon as they reach their official age for retirement.
In a news release dated May 18,2023, Macharia pointed out that in the three counties (garissa, Mandera and wajir),the teachers service commission was convinced to hire teachers on a fresh short term contract.
All teachers who have attained this retirement age are required to hand over their details to county TSC offices. This applies to teachers from the mentioned counties who want to receive letters.
As soon as the budget is fully passed, intern teachers are expected to receive letters. These letters will lead them to these places on a term that is permanent and pensionable.