Revised TSC Disability Guide Allowance In All Job Groups/Grades
Teachers with disabilities are given an additional of TSC Disability Guide Allowance.
This allowance applies to employees with disabilities who require personal assistants to perform their duties in their workplace.
All teachers who are living with disability are required to be registered with the National Council for Persons with Disability for them to get TSC disability guide allowance.
The Commission in collaboration with the National Council for persons with Disability (NCPWD) determines the type, nature and degree of disability.
It is important to note that any employee with special needs shall be required to:
Declare disability at the time of employment,
Declare disability that occurs in the course of employment,
Register and obtain a disability registration certificate from the NCPWD which shall be subjected to scrutiny before acceptance,
Declare their disability status once registered by the NCPWD within a reasonable period acceptable to the Commission which shall be determined from time to time.
On the other hand, teachers with Disability are exempted from paying the Pay As You Earn Tax (PAYE).
Interestingly, the commission pays same amount of disability guide allowance to teachers across all grades. This simply means that Teachers Service Commission does not discriminate against at all.
The entry grade for teachers in primary schools is B5 while the entry grades for teachers in Secondary schools are C1 and C2 for diploma and degree certificate holders respectively.
Teachers Service Commission (TSC) for the first time has set aside 5% for the July advertised vacancies for the teachers with disabilities.
The commission has directed county directors to see to it that 5% of the recently advertised posts are reserved for the recruitment of teachers with disabilities across the country.
“The Commission shall ensure that 5% of all the advertised slots are reserved for the recruitment of teachers with disabilities in accordance to the provisions of Constitution and the Law,” read a statement from the commission.
This affirmative action is of the employers moves to ensure that the recruitment process is fair to all applicants irrespective of their condition.