Teachers Benefit From Knut’s Retirement Dues Move
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is mandated by the Constitution to be responsible for the registration of teachers, the hiring of teachers, the promotion of teachers, and the oversight of disciplinary proceedings involving teachers in elementary and secondary schools all across the country.
It is customary for educators to remain active in their fields until they reach the age of sixty, at which point they are permitted to begin their well-deserved retirements.
When they reach the age of retirement, teachers are eligible to receive retirement benefits, the amount of which is normally decided by the number of years they worked in the profession and the job position they held at the time they retired.
Nevertheless, it is fairly uncommon for educators to face delays in the receipt of their retirement benefits after they have retired. It is necessary for teachers to make repeated trips to the offices of the Teachers Service Commission in Nairobi as well as the Ministry of National Treasury, which is one of the reasons why these delays have occurred.
Sadly, there are unscrupulous people working within these organizations who take advantage of the situation in order to ask the professors for bribes.
Despite this, there is reason to be optimistic about the future as a result of a recent move taken by the Kenya National Union of Teachers. The union has requested that the National Assembly rethink the law surrounding the pensions of teachers, and they have advocated for the payment of pensions to be handled directly by the TSC.
Instead of receiving their pensions through third parties, James Muuo Ndiku, who serves as the National Treasurer of KNUT, believes that educators’ pensions should come directly from the organizations for which they worked.
It is possible for the National Assembly to put an end to the teachers’ suffering by accelerating the payment of their pensions and gratuities if it pays attention to the request made by the instructors.