TSC Rolls out Newretirement programe.The Teachers Service Commission had announced new retirement program for teachers who are over 50 years and Above .
The county and sub county directors have already taken teachers through a sensitization program that will be important to prepare teachers for retirement.
This is as contained in a memo released by the Teachers Service Commission to count and sub-county officers.
In the next three years , around 85, 000 teachers and other civil servants are likely to exit the teaching profession.
With the above number of retiring officers from the government, many Kenyans are also expected to server more pain as they will be required to their pension to be processed which is projected at 210 billion annually.
TSC Rolls out Newretirement programe
The constitution of Kenya requires that any person holding a public office must retire upon reaching the mandatory age of retirement.
Currently , the teachers in Kenya retire at the age of 65 years as those with disabilities retire at the age of 65 years.
There is a new proposal from the government that is Interdiction to reduce the age of retirement of teachers from the current 60 years to 55 years .
Incase the proposal sails through , it means that the those who are living with disabilities will too be affected by these changes.
The proposal to change that the age of retirement of teachers and others officers from 60 to 55 years is meant to ensure that the country creates more job opportunities for the youths.
Previously, in Kenya teachers and other government officers retired at the age of 60. years. However, in 2009 the age of retirement was increased to 60 years since the government was battling with the payment of pension for these teachers.
Once the above the proposals sail through, now it will mean that a good numbers of civil servants who are expected to retire in the next five years will have to go home earlier.
Most Kenyans have welcomed the above far-reaching implications even of there are other implications including burdening a government already struggling with finances through a heavier pension bill.