The new salary scale for teachers who will teach in junior secondary schools in the competency-based curriculum has been revealed by the teachers’ employer.
There has been a lot of concern on who will handle learners in junior secondary schools at grades 7, 8 and 9. The Teacher Service Commission (TSC) has finally settled on the category of teachers to teach in junior secondary and their new salary scale.
According to the Teacher Service Commission(TSC), primary school teachers with various higher academic qualifications and who have not yet secured promotion as per the Career Progression Guidelines (CPG) will be given priority to handle learners in grades 7, 8 and 9 in junior secondary schools.
According to the Status Report on Teacher Preparedness for Competence Based Curriculum Implementation, the commission said that P1 teachers who have a diploma in education and above will be deployed to handle learners in junior secondary schools.
Currently, TSC only deploys primary school teachers with Bachelor’s degrees in Education (Secondary option) to teach in secondary schools. To be deployed to teach in secondary schools a teacher must have attained at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE in the two teaching subjects.
Those who will be deployed to handle learners in junior secondary schools will start at job grade C2 at a basic salary scale of sh 34,955 at a minimum and sh 43,694 at a maximum per month. They will automatically be moved to job grade C3 upon completion of three years as stipulated in CPG.
They will also enjoy:
- a commuter allowance of shs 5,000,
- a house allowance of shs 7,500 for those who are not in any municipality and
- an annual leave allowance of shs 6,000.
- Teachers in hardship areas will enjoy a hardship allowance of shs 10,900.
In job grade C3, they will earn a basic salary of sh 43,154 at a minimum and sh 53,943 at a maximum per month.