A female teacher is entitled to 90 calendar days maternity leave from the date of confinement. This leave is exclusive of annual leave. The application for leave should be submitted to the DEO/MEO/DCE through the head of institution at least one month before the leave is due and must have supporting medical documents.
A male teacher can apply for paternity leave of up to 10 days within the period of spouse’s maternity leave. Where a teacher has more than one wife, he will be entitled to the leave in respect to the one whose name appears in the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) Card. The application for leave should be submitted to the DEO/MEO/DCE through the head of institution attaching a letter of the spouse’s confinement.
If a teacher is unable to attend duty due to illness, he/she will be required to:
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.
Study leave will be granted in line with the policy existing from time to time.Procedure of applying for study leave
Where a teacher under bond obligation chooses to terminate his/her service, he/she will be required to pay in full the total cost of training, the salaries and allowances paid to him/her while on study leave.
Self-sponsored teachers will be required to repay an amount equivalent to the salaries and allowances paid to them while on study leave. The bond will not be applicable to those who have proceeded on unpaid study leave.
A teacher whose spouse is a diplomat will qualify for unpaid leave during the period of the spouse’s assignment of duty outside Kenya. Application for the leave should be accompanied by the letter of spouses posting.
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Thanks for the good work you are doing. Does a teacher on study leave with pay forfeit all the allowances they earn?Reply