Teachers employer has disclosed the new pay scale for teachers teaching merit based curriculum in junior secondary schools.
There is a lot of concern over who will handle the learners in junior secondary schools in classes 7, 8 and 9. Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has finally settled on the category of teachers and their new pay scale for teaching in Junior Secondary.
According to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), primary school teachers with various higher educational qualifications and who have not yet secured promotions as per the Career Progression Guidelines (CPG) are required to handle learners in grades 7, 8 and 9 in juniors. will be given priority. secondary schools.
As per the status report on teacher preparedness for competency based curriculum implementation, the commission stated that P1 teachers with Diploma in Education and above would be deployed to handle the learners in junior secondary schools.
At present, TSC deploys only primary school teachers with a bachelor’s degree in education (secondary option) to teach in secondary schools. To be posted to teach in secondary schools a teacher must have obtained an average grade of at least C+ in KCSE in two teaching subjects.
Those who will be posted to handle the learners in Junior Secondary Schools, the job will start from grade C2, with basic pay scale minimum 34,955 and maximum 43,694 per month. They will automatically be transferred to Job Grade C3 on completion of the prescribed three years in the CPG.
They will also get a commuter allowance of ksh 5,000, house allowance of ksh7,500 and an annual leave allowance of Rs 6,000 for those who do not reside in any municipality. Teachers in difficult areas will get hardship allowance of ksh 10,900.
In job grade C3, they will earn a minimum salary of Rs 43,154 and a maximum of Rs 53,943 per month