TSC: THE ROLE OF THE PRINCIPAL IN EXIT/ WHAT THE PRINCIPAL/ HEAD TEACHER IS SUPPOSED TO DO DURING A TEACHER’S EXIT FROM THE SERVICE:
The head of institution/ Principal/ Head teacher plays an integral role during a teacher’s exit from the teaching profession/ service, The head teacher is supposed:
- To report all exits promptly to avoid overpayments to the teacher.
- To forward all requests/applications for exit from teaching service.
- To Advise teachers on exit management.
- To issue clearance certificates to teachers exiting service.
- To liaise with next –of- kin to facilitate payment of death gratuities.
- To report all cases of absenteeism/desertion.
Regulation 168 of the Code of Regulations for Teachers (2015) states that “A Head of Institution who fails to report a teacher’s exit from service shall be liable to disciplinary action and shall be surcharged to the extent of any loss occasioned to the Commission.
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