Teachers Service Commission - Kenya

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Retirement on Medical Grounds

A teacher may apply to retire or be called upon to retire on medical grounds and he/she should attach supportive medical documents.

Procedure

  • The Commission will write to the Director of Medical Services (DMS) to convene a medical board.
  • The Medical Board will assess the teacher and give a recommendation to the DMS who in turn advises the Commission.
  • The Commission will retire the teacher on medical grounds.

Retirement in the Public Interest

A teacher may be retired in the light of his/her usefulness to the teaching service or any public assignment and all other circumstances of the case, such retirement is desirable in the public interest.

  • NB: Teachers who retire qualify for lumpsum and monthly Pension.

Resignation on Marriage Grounds

A married female teacher who has served for a minimum of period of five (5) years on P&P terms can resign on account of marriage.

One is entitled to a marriage gratuity paid at a rate of 1/12 of a month’s pensionable emoluments for each completed month of pensionable service subject to a maximum of one year pensionable emoluments.

 

Termination of Service

An appointment of a teacher either serving on temporary or probationary terms may be terminated by either the Commission or the teacher, with either party giving one month’s notice in writing or paying one month’s basic salary in lieu of notice.

An appointment on P&P terms may be terminated by either the Commission or the teacher, with either party giving three (3) month’s notice in writing or paying one (1) month’s basic salary in lieu of notice.

In case of temporary appointment, NSSF benefits are administered as per NSSF Act Cap 258.

A male teacher who was a contributor to WCPS qualifies for a refund of the amounts contributed.