TSC responds to reduced salaries. In Kenya, the teachers service commission (TSC) is a body that is given constitutional mandate to monitor teachers’ operations and progress while serving in Kenyan institutions of learning. In addition, the commission has the power to recruits, promote and also fire educators where necessary.
The amount of money deducted from educators’ salaries has been told to Kenyans. According a report from a trusted source, many educators received their pay for the month of July on Thursday 27th July but many among them showed their disatisfaction about the deductions on their salaries.
However, the TSC CEO Dr Nancy Macharia has confirmed that despite teachers receiving reduced pay, the proposed 1.5% deductions towards housing levy was not effected. This is because the proposed finance bill was still pending in court.
In addition, Macharia said that on February this year, a legislation was passed to increase NSSF from sh100 to sh1000. NHIF was also to be increased to 2.75% of basic salary. Macharia has therefore told teachers to ne prepared for more deductions.
According to a report that was shared by the local media, educators have been deducted cash towards the National security Fund (NSSF). It is also clear that educatirs have never contributed towards this before. Report shows that teachers’ pension is through provident fund that is based on the job groups they are in. Sadly, the deductions were made for both funds for this month’s salaries.
TSC responds to reduced salaries.