TSC Revised Salary Scale for Teachers in JSS
In this article, I’ll be giving updates on the New Salary Scale for Teachers in Junior Secondary Schools, qualifications & deployments.
Junior secondary comprises of Grade 7, 8 and 9.
Below are compulsory and optional subjects offered in junior secondary.
2. Kiswahili or Kenyan Sign Language for learners who are deaf
4. Integrated Science
5. Health Education
6. Pre-Technical and Pre-Career Education
7. Social Studies
8. Religious Education – learners choose one of the following:
a) Christian Religious Education
b) Islamic Religious Education
c) Hindu Religious Education
9. Business Studies
11. Life Skills Education
12. Sports and Physical Education
OPTIONAL SUBJECTS (Minimum 1, Maximum 2)
1. Visual Arts
2. Performing Arts
3. Home Science
4. Computer Science
5. Foreign Languages:
10. Indigenous Languages
11. Kenyan Sign Language .
Qualifications and Deployment of Teachers
To ensure that students receive a quality education in junior secondary schools, the TSC has established specific criteria for deploying teachers.
Qualifications for teacher deployment from Primary to Junior Secondary Schools
To qualify, you require the following:
- At leasta C+ (Plus) mean grade at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent;
- At least grade C+ (Plus) in the two teaching subjects at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its
- At least 8 Units in each of the two teaching subjects.
- Must be serving as a primary school
teacher under TSC.
New Salary Scale for JSS Teachers
The Teacher Service Commission (TSC) in Kenya has recently disclosed the new salary scale for teachers teaching in junior secondary schools as part of the competency-based curriculum.
Teachers deployed to handle learners in junior secondary schools will start at job grade C2, with a basic salary scale ranging from sh 34,955 at a minimum to sh 43,694 at a maximum per month.
Career Progression and Benefits
According to the Career Progression Guidelines (CPG), junior secondary school teachers will have possibilities for career progression. They will be promoted automatically to job grade C3 after three years of teaching at this level, in recognition of their expertise and dedication to continuing education.
Teachers who work for the TSC get paid with salaries as well as additional benefits and allowances like pension plans, gratuities, and medical insurance. These advantages support their general financial well-being and guarantee their job security as teachers.
Deployment of Qualified Principals
In junior secondary schools, good school management is crucial to fostering a positive learning environment. The TSC has addressed the requirement for qualified principals in these institutions in addition to employing trained teachers.
Principals of newly established Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) would be paid a basic salary of Sh 34,955. Additionally, they will be eligible for a number of benefits, such as
- house allowance of sh 7,500,
- hardship allowance of sh 10,900,
- commuter allowance of sh 5,000,
- leave allowance of sh 6,000, paid (annually in January)