Teachers Service Commission - Kenya

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Sick Leave

If a teacher is unable to attend duty due to illness, he/she will be required to:

  • Apply for sick leave through the head of institution within 48 hours for out patient and not later than seven days for inpatient.
  • Attach relevant medical documents signed by a registered medical practitioner.

A teacher on permanent terms of service is entitled to three months sick leave with full pay which can be extended to three months with half pay. Any further extension will be without pay until one is able to resume duty.
A teacher on temporary terms of service will qualify for one month sick leave with full pay and one month with half pay, thereafter no pay until one is able to resume duty.

Where one has been on sick leave beyond six months he/she will be posted from TSC Headquarters upon production of a certificate of medical fitness.
Sick leave not applied for within the stipulated time will be regarded as absence without permission.