TSC complete list of P1 teachers per county deployed to to teach in secondary schools October- 2021

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has continued to release deployment letters for practicing P1 teachers to teach in secondary schools.



TSC has released more letters in the month of October for PTE teachers who graduated with Bachelors in Education (Secondary option) to start teaching their new subject areas.



Some happy teachers have reported receiving their letters of promotion after waiting for long. However teachers are lamenting over slow pace in issuing the letters. For example in the last one month TSC issued 14 letters in Embu , 23 in Kisii, 10 in Machakos, 13 in Kwale, 25 in Kitui and 23 in Vihiga.


Despite teachers meeting most requirements for deployment, TSC has emphasized on teachers meeting the minimum units required for one to be eligible to teach in high school.


TSC will deploy 1,000 teachers to teach in secondary school. The deployed teachers will start at job grade C2 and later move to C3 upon completion of three years as stipulated in Career Progression Guidelines.


“Successful candidates under this category shall be appointed at T-Scale 7, Grade C2 under the Career Progression Guidelines for Teachers and shall be deployed to secondary schools where vacancies exist,” TSC said in the advert in July 2021.


The Commission advertised 1,000 deployment posts in July this year for practicing P1 certificate holders to apply.






Grade TSC Scale    Basic Pay

Minimum             Maximum

B5  5        21,756                  27,195

C1  6         27,195                33,994

C2  7        34,955               43,694

C3  8          43,154            53,943

C4   9         52,308         65,385

C5   10         62,272       77,840

D1 11         77,840           93,408

D2 12         91,041       109,249

D3 13        104,644       125,573

D4 14         118,242      141,891

D5 15          131,380     157,656


TSC highlighted the following requirements for one to qualify for promotion and deployment to secondary school;

i) Be a Kenyan citizen;

ii) Be a holder of a P1 Certificate;


iii) Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with 2 teaching subjects;


iv) Must have attained at least c+ (Plus) mean grade at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent and C+ (Plus) or it’s equivalent in the two teaching subjects;


v) Must be serving under Teachers Service Commission.


Already a total of 2,000 P1 graduate teachers were promoted to teach in secondary schools in the last two years.


TSC had advertised 1,000 deployment posts in 2019 and another 1,000 in September last year and has finished issuing deployment letters for the the successful applicants.

The Commission posted teachers with both Art and Science combinations to secondary schools.


Though some teachers complained on the Commission criteria on deploying teachers TSC said deployment will be done based on availability of teaching vacancy.


However most teachers are still hopeful the Commission will lower grades and use less stringent terms to allow them teach in junior secondary schools.



In July 2021 TSC improved salaries of teachers. The salary changes were as a result of a CBA signed between the Commission and teachers unions Knut, Kuppet and KUSNET


From July 2021 a deployed teacher at C2 takes home shs 34,955 at minimum in basic pay and shs 43,694 at maximum.


The teacher enjoys a commuter allowance of shs 5,000 a house allowance of shs 7,500 for those who are not in any municipality and a leave allowance of shs 6,000 paid once yearly. Those in hardship areas enjoy hardship allowance of shs 10,900.


The teacher will then move automatically to Grade C3 after completing three years as outlined in CPG.


In C3 he will earn shs 43,154 basic pay at minimum and sh 53,943 at maximum.

TSC is currently facing huge teacher shortage. The Commission will require at least 36,000 new teachers to teach in junior secondary.



TSC announced that only high school teachers will be trained to handle Grade 7, 8 and 9 which are the junior secondary classes.


TSC said at least 60,000 high school teachers will, in March and April next year, be trained in preparation for the rollout of junior secondary.



Primary school teachers used to get automatic promotion after graduation in institutions of higher learning. The teachers would receive acknowledgment letters which would be followed with changing of job group.


However this changed in 2014 after TSC stopped Schemes of Service and adopted Career Progression Guidelines (CPG) for teachers. Most primary school teachers have been receiving acknowledgement letters but without any promotion.



The affected teachers include;

1) Diploma and Degree in Special Needs Education


2) Diploma and Degree in Early Childhood Development Education


3) Diploma and Degree in Education (Primary option)


4) Diploma in Education (Secondary option)


5) Degree in Education (Secondary option) but lacking C+ at KCSE or C+ in teaching subjects.


TSC is currently implementing Teacher Professional Development (TPD) as a form of promoting teachers. According to TSC teachers will be issued with a renewable teaching certificate after every five years.


Teachers will study 6 TPD modules for a period of 30 years. The modules are divided into chapters. Teachers will pay for the modules which cost sh 6,000 yearly.



Mount Kenya University, KEMU, Riara University and Kenyatta University were picked to train the teachers.


Other allowances teachers are enjoying from July 2021 are highlighted below.



Grade TSC Scale Commuter Allowance p.m

B5   5   4,000

C1   6      4,000

C2    7     5,000

C3    8      6,000

C4     9     8,000

C5    10       8,000

D1    11     12,000

D2    12       12,000

D3     13    14,000

D4     14       14,000

D5    15         16,000


Grade TSC Scale Annual Leave Allowance p.m

B5   5 4,000

C1   6  4,000

C2   7   6,000

C3  8   6,000

C4   9   6,000

C5    10   6,000

D1   11  10,000

D2   12 10,000

D3   13 10,000

D4   14 10,000

D5  15 10,000



Grade TSC Scale Hse1 Nairobi Hse2 -Major Municipalities- Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii and Kitale Hse3 -Other former Minor Municipalities Hse4 – alI other areas

BS 5 6,750 4,500 3,850 3,200

C1 6 10,000 7,500 5,800 4,200

C2 7 16,500 12,800 9,600 7,500

C3 8 28,000 22,000 16,500 13,000

C4 9 28,000 22,000 16,500 13,000

C5 10 35,000 25,500 18,000 15,400

D1 11 45,000 28,000 21,000 16,800

D2 12 45,000 28,000 21,000 16,800

D3 13 45,000 28,000 21,000 16,800

D4 14 45,000 28,000 21,000 16,800

D5 15 50,000 35,000 25,000 20,000




Grade TSC Scale Hardship Allowance p.m

B5 5 6,600

C1 6 8,200

C2 7 10,900

C3 8 12,300

C4 9 14,650

C5 10 17,100

D1 11 27,300

D2 12 27,300

D3 13 31,500

D4 14 31,500

D5 15 38,100



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