Teachers’ New Retirement Age; TSC Clears the Air on Reviewed Teachers’ Retirement Age
The Teachers Service Commission has strongly refuted unfounded claims doing rounds on social media regarding the new retirement age for teachers employed by the government.
This is after fake news indicating that the Commission had reviewed the retirement age for teachers emanated.
According to the rumours, teachers aged 58 and above would be forced to retire early if Coronavirus cases continue spiking in 2021.
The news also indicated that the Teachers Service Commission had already organised a seminar to psychologically prepare the teachers who are likely to be affected for early retirement.
Role of TSC
Employs teachers in Kenya
register trained teachers;
recruit and employ registered teachers;
assign teachers employed by the Commission for service in any public school or institution;
promote and transfer teachers;
exercise disciplinary control over teachers;
terminate the employment of teachers.
review the standards of education and training of persons entering the teaching service;
review the demand for and the supply of teachers; and
advise the national government on matters relating to the teaching profession.
There is a fake article making rounds that TSC is retiring teachers who have attained the age of 58 years and above due to Corona. The fake article from some bloggers is already causing unnecessary anxiety among the teachers.
The same post purports that those who have stagnated will be promoted.
Retirement age is not determined by employers but is anchored on the law through act of parliament. So far the retirement age of public servants and teachers is 60 and 65 years for PWDs in Kenya.
A TSC Official has come out today saying that that is all romour mongering, an unsubstantiated rumour infact.