Teachers living with disability in Kenya receive the TSC Disability Guide Allowance. This is to assist them to perform their duties well without being disadvantaged in any way.
TSC expects all these teachers to be registered with the National Council for Persons with Disability (NCPWD). Hence, the commission together with NCPWD determines the type, nature and degree of disability.
As a teacher with special needs, it is important to note that you are required to do the following in order to be identified by the commission;
~Declare disability at the time of employment.
~Declare disability that occurs in the course of employment
~Register and obtain a disability registration certificate from the NCPWD which shall be subjected to scrutiny before acceptance
~Declare their disability status once registered by the NCPWD within a reasonable period acceptable to the Commission which shall be determined from time to time.
The Teachers Service Commission values equality and therefore does try to promote it. Teachers living with disability across all grades receive the disability guide allowance to help them in their jobs. In addition, these teachers are exempted from paying the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) Tax.
Primary school teachers are required to have an entry grade of B5 while the secondary school teachers require C1 and C2 for diploma and degree certificate holders respectively.