All public school administrators are required to submit six clearance documents to be in line with Chapter six on Leadership and integrity. Among the administrators required to submit these documents include Headteachers and Principals, their deputies together with senior teachers. The deadline for submission of the documents will be 15th of May, its not yet clear whether it will be extended though many have complained about the duration being too short.
Many teachers have complained about the cost and hassles to get cleared. “Its very expensive to get these documents, personally I had to travel to Kwale Huduma centre thrice to get cleared because of the long queues. Also talking about the documents themselves its very expensive to acquire them, for examples I had to part with 1500/- just to get cleared with Helb yet their is Certificate of good conduct, paying judges among others which is expensive. So to me it has really caused financial strain cause I had to spend 7500/- to get all these documents, its something I had not budgeted for” Said one of the headteachers in Lungalunga sub-county.
Among the documents required include a certificate of good conduct, a clearance certificate from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, a clearance certificate from Helb among others. A clearance certificate by KRA is issued freely at KRA offices and Huduma centres. After TSC is through with administrators all teachers will follow.