TSC should clarify new rules on teachers house allowances

The decision by the Teachers Service Commission to split teachers’ house allowance into two is baffling.

The house allowances were split into two — rental and special house allowances. Consequently, Sh1,000 has been transferred to this new special house allowance.

Furthermore, the TSC adjusted teachers’ house allowance in September, depending on the location of the teacher’s working station.

TSC should consolidate the two allowances as it was before to lessen teachers’ tax burden.