TSC Teachers to Retire At the Age of 55 Years .In Kenya, there are over three hundred thousand teachers handling learners in both primary and secondary schools.
Minority of these professionals are serving in public schools while some are also serving in private schools.
Those teachers who are employed in the private schools are being taken care of by the school owners while those working in public schools are being taken care of by the government through the Ministry of Education and Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
Education ministry is currently headed by the new Cabinet Secretary Mr Ezekiel Machogu who inherited power from the former SC professor George Magoha who served during President Kenyatta’s regime.
Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is an independent body that is mandated by the Kenyan Constitution to employe, transfer, discipline, pay and promote qualified teachers to the next level. The Commission is currently headed Dr Nancy Macharia who is the CEO.
According to the constitution, Kenya employed teachers are suppose to retire after attaining the age of sixty years. This means that those who were employed at the age of thirty years are ilegible to serve for a period of thirty years.
In the latest news by Embu Newspaper’s post, a popular Embu politician honorable Steve Simba have suggested that teachers retirement age to be reduced to fifty five years and not the current sixty years.
TSC Teachers to Retire At the Age of 55 Years.
In his argument, Steve Simba stated that at the age of sixty years most teachers get tired to an extent they may not be in apposition to deal well with the young children.
He stated that it looks ackward for a 4-year old child to be taught by a 60-year old teacher.