List of Over 500 Heads Set To Retire in December After 2 years Retention by TSC
The Teachers’ employer, TSC, has finally defended its move to extend, on contract,the services of over 500 heads of institutions who were to retire in 2021. TSC has now confirmed that the extended contracts of the more than 500 heads of institution will end in December this year ( click here to see their list).
Responding to questions raised by nominated Member of Parliament (MP) and former Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Hon. Wilson Sossion regarding post retirement engagement of certain Head teachers by the TSC, the Commission’s CEO Dr. Nancy Njeri Macharia stated that it was impossible for the commission to conduct interviews and manage the transition of the heads of institutions in the middle of the pandemic considering the tight Covid-19 prevention protocols that had been put in place.
Several County Directors and other field officers have hinted that the extension option affected head teachers of primary schools as well as principals of secondary schools and teachers’ colleges.
Dr. Macharia maintains that the TSC is not bound by the provisions of the Public Service Commission Act and being an independent Commission,the terms and conditions of service for TSC employees are guided by the Constitution,the TSC Act,the Employment Act and the Code of Regulations for Teachers (CORT).
Macharia stated that no funding will be required for their post retirement remuneration since the teachers have not been replaced; and that they will be paid pension up-to the date of compulsory retirement and service gratuity for the contract period.
Below is the list of the 569 school heads from across the country whose contracts were extended.Click to view full list.