The Teachers Service Commission has hired over 30,000 new junior secondary school (JSS) teachers. The employees have only recently started working at their new schools. The majority of the newly hired teachers have prior experience working with high school students.
More job opportunities were available as the government worked to develop a competency-based curriculum, or CBC. Although there were 21,000 interns, 9,000 permanent, pension-eligible teaching posts were filled.
When will JSS get their first salary?
When hired by the Teachers Service Commission, teachers can anticipate receiving monthly payslips. When their first salary will be issued is a mystery to the vast majority of newly recruited teachers.
Apparently, JSS teachers will get paid towards the end of this month March, because it takes TSC some time to process their applicants.
The teachers were assigned to classrooms when the hiring process was finalized. At the very least, one teacher is assigned to each of the junior highs that have been given the green light to teach the required curriculum.
For the sake of a more even student-to-teacher ratio, several large-enrollment schools have hired more teachers.
When being assigned to a new classroom, a teacher won’t be considered “formally welcomed” until someone from the school fills out a “casualty form” on their behalf.
The usual procedure is to have the institution’s head sign three copies of an admission casualty form.
The principal is responsible for submitting an online form in the event of a teacher casualty. Nevertheless, this is not possible until the teacher’s details have been entered into the TMIS database.
The sub-county director’s office is responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the teacher profiles on the Tmis portal. This is done after a hard copy of a casualty form is delivered to their place of employment. The school’s chief can sign an online casualty form after the sub-county director’s office updates the portal’s data.
TSC usually gets the salary data it requires to process payments. On the fifteenth of each month, the payroll department gets started on paying the teachers.
So, the online casualty form needs to be completed before that time. After that, the Junior Secondary school can announce a possible salary payment date.
KNUT Demands payrise for Primary Teachers Who Assist at Junior High Schools
Since there are not enough freshly hired teachers to meet demand, the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) will push for pay for primary school teachers who have been assisting with teaching in junior secondary schools (JSS).
An Overview of The TSC’s Memo and What it Means for JSS Grade 7 Teachers
Collins Oyuu, the secretary-general of Knut, claims that the Teachers Service Commission owes thousands of Knut members who are qualified to teach in JSS and who have previously provided lessons without compensation .
In February, TSC dispatched 10,000 teachers and 20,000 interns to JSS, but most of the 23,000 public schools only received one or two teachers.
The vast majority of SNE institutions are residential schools, but some schools do integrate pupils with milder disabilities into mainstream classrooms. Primary school children in Kenya receive a yearly capitation of Sh1,420, and those enrolled in SNE receive an additional Sh9,000 on top of that.
In an effort to attract more students, the TSC put out a call for skilled teachers who would be willing to be transferred to JSS. To apply, you need to do so before today. Mr. Oyuu argued that many deserving cases will be overlooked by the commission’s rules.
To qualify, a candidate must have earned a C+ or higher in both of their academic areas of expertise and a C+ or higher in the aggregate on the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.