The Teachers Service Commission has released a new grading system for teachers in all job groups while at the same time upgrading existing cadres.
Below is the breakdown of the new TSC salaries and grading system for teachers.
Current TSC upgrading of teachers led to the scrapping off of some job groups and merging of others. Under the new system of grading tutors, the grade that was previously known as P1, which was under Job Group G, was scrapped off and replaced with Grade B5.
The above grade was designated as the new entry grade for all tutors at the primary school level.
Other grades that followed were re-structured and re-named as follows:
J to C1
K to C2
L to C3
M to C4
N to C5
In addition to grades J to N there was another rank that belonged to the higher band which was designated as P, Q and R. These three were later renamed to:
P to D1
Q to D2
R to D3
Kenyan National Union of Teachers requested for an additional job groups S and T, which the commission granted.
With the new grading, the two categories were named D4 and D5, respectively. The chief principals now fall under category D5 of the new grading system.
The TSC new salary scale for teachers.
According to the TSC salaries circular released, the Teachers Service Commission will enumerate the pay rise of different tutors according to their job groups for both the primary and secondary school tutors. The Kenyan teachers’ new salary scale will be effected on job groups ranging from H, J, K, L, M, and N.
Back Since the signing of the Collective Bargaining Agreement in 2016, the implementation of the three-phase cycle has been in progress, and it is currently at its third phase as per the TSC CBA implementation schedule.
A part from elongating the TSC salary scale for trainers in the Teacher-Scale 13, T-scale 12, and T-scale 9, the commission has also revised some of the allowances such as commuter, hardship, and annual leave. However, all the other subsidies will remain unchanged.
New salary structure for teachers in Kenya
National Treasury Cabinet Secretary has Mr. Henry Rotich has stated that a total of KES 3 billion has been allocated to implement 3rd phase of CBA.
The amount will cater for new recruitment, recurrent expenditure as well as the implementation of this 3rd CBA phase. Below is the TSC salary scale per job group according to the KNUT latest news on teachers pay as per the third phase of the CBA:
For Chief Principal – Ksh. 165, 089 (minimum), and Ksh. 200, 928 (maximum).
For Senior Principal – Ksh. 143,748 (minimum) Ksh. 174,270 (maximum).
Principal GAT I – Ksh. 129,527 (minimum) Ksh. 155,894 (maximum).
Principal GAT II – Ksh. 80,190 (minimum) Ksh. 97,290 (maximum).
For Senior GAT – Ksh. 69,590 (minimum) Ksh. 83,840 (maximum).
For GAT I – Ksh. 61,910 (minimum) Ksh. 71,880 (maximum).
For GAT II – Ksh. 46,020 (minimum) Ksh. 56,590 (maximum).
For GAT III – Ksh. 34,662 (minimum) Ksh. 39,918 (maximum).
For ATS IV – Ksh. 28,323 (minimum) Ksh. 33,662 (maximum).
For P1 – Ksh. 25,692 (minimum) Ksh. 30,304 (maximum).
A number of the tutors will have to walk home empty-handed since their increment was concluded during the first two phases of CBA implementation. Secondary school tutors under the current job group C2, formerly known as job group K with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or any other of its equivalent, will not be receiving any pay rise during this 3rd phase.
This means that the TSC job group k salary scale remains at a minimum of Ksh. 34, 955, and a maximum of Ksh. 43, 694.
At the same time some secondary school teachers salary in Kenya will not be affected as they belong to the non-increment group for the third phase. The other categories of trainers whose salary increment was only scheduled for the 1st and 2nd phase are:
Teachers Service Commission has lined up more than 10 000 posts to be filled by interns, also known as the graduate trainee. The successful applicants will be absorbed into teaching for one year since the internship is scheduled for twelve months.
All teacher’s trainees are entitled to a monthly stipend of Ksh. 10, 000 for primary school trainees and Ksh. 15, 000 for secondary school trainees. However, this amount is subject to statutory deductions where applicable.