In Kenya, Teachers service commission(TSC) is the body that is selected and has a responsibility for hiring and renumeration of teachers .
As per TSC guidelines, the professional secondary school teachers who are newly employed by the commission in Kenya falls under job group K which is the starting point that is currently refered to as Secondary Teacher II or grade C2.
Immediately a secondary school trained teacher has been absorbed by Teachers service communication, the teacher receives an appointment letter that always states that a newly employed teacher remains on probation for a period of not less than six (6) months.
Sometimes the probation period may be extended if the teacher’s performance is not satisfactory.
As per to the current state at TSC secondary school teacher serves for a duration of 3 years after which he/she automatically gets promoted grade C3, initially known as job group L.
The minimum requirements for one to teach in secondary school is diploma but nowadays majority of secondary school teachers are university graduates.
Any newly employed graduate teacher is entitled to a starting salary now of KSH.38000 .
It should however be noted that this figure changes if one used to benefit from HELB loan since some amount is deducted.
With the newly employed teachers under (grade C2 ) initially known as job group K a part from their basic salaries also enjoy commuter allowance of KSH 5000 and rental house allowance of KSH 7500.
Below is a breakdown of the salary for a newly employed graduate teacher in a secondary school is given below:
1 .Basic Salary ksh.34,955
2 . House Allowance ksh 7,500
3 .Commuter Allowance ksh. 5,000.
4 .Total Earnings (before deductions) KSH 47,455.
All the above salaries are also subject to other official statutory deductions which include:
a.Also there is the Childrens and widow’s Pension Scheme which is about Kshs. 699.10.
b.There is also University Loan Recovery of about Kshs. 5000.
c. The Others include those made to teachers’unions such as KNUT and KUPPET, KEWOTA, PAYE plus sacco savings.