How TSC Remunerates, Pays Teachers Salaries; The Role of the Exchequer in determining TSC Teachers Pay Rise; TSC News on Salaries for Teachers 2022-2025
TSC Salaries 2021-2025; Even if teaching is metaphorically equated to a calling, teachers spend quite a fortune, besides time to garner and sharpen their skills before being finally vetted and approved to teach in various primary and secondary schools in Kenya.
Currently, the Commission is demanding that all teachers go back to college for retraining in order to effectively oversee the Implementation of the new Competence-Based Curriculum, CBC.
Primary school teachers have already enrolled for the new Diploma in Primary Teacher Education, DPTE upgrade program that started in August 2021.
In addition to DPTE, both primary and secondary school teachers are expected to undertake mandatory Teacher Professional Development, TPD Refresher modules starting in December 2021 for five years to justify their pay and horn their skills.
In this write-up, we bring to you a detailed guide on how the TSC determines salaries and pay rise for teachers starting 2022
How the TSC determines salaries and pay rise for teachers starting 2022
Unlike in the past when TSC Promotions and Pay rise were unheard of, the last five years have seen teachers especially diploma and P1 teachers with higher qualifications-degrees and high school teachers who had stagnated in Job Group L for more than 15 years get promoted hence receiving better salary perks per month, Remuneration.
The formula, criteria used by the Commission to determine Teachers’ pay is quite fair this beyond reproach.
When determining Teachers’ pay, there are three main factors that are taken into consideration. They encompass; Teachers’ academic Qualifications, length of service and designated roles.
Academic qualifications and TSC Salaries
A graduate teacher with a basic degree in education automatically earns a higher salary than a diploma or P1 teacher.
Also, teachers with advanced studies, masters or PhDs get an extra salary per month to appreciate the great milestones they have made in life.
A teacher with a degree in education for instance earns an extra Kshs 6,000 per month compared to a diploma holder.
A masters degree holder on the other hand, pockets an extra Kshs 2,000 per month translating to Kshs 24,000 annually compared to a degree holder.
Link between TSC Salaries and Teachers’ Length of Service in Kenya
This second parameter is key not only in determining remuneration for teachers but also Promotions.
A teacher who has served the Commission for a longer time gets a higher salary than a newly recruited teacher. This explains the differences in TSC salary scales. A teacher who has been promoted to Job Group L for instance earns less than one who is at the ceiling.
The latest TSC Promotions Results also clearly show that the length of service of a teacher is key to determining whether a teacher is eligible for promotion or not. The year 2021 will be remembered for the massive promotions of teachers after the Commission declared over 10,000 vacancies. During the promotions, TSC rewarded teachers who had served since 2008 but had stagnated in Job group L for over 10 years.
Promoted teachers are automatically given extra salaries and allowances owing to the extra administrative roles assigned to them.
TSC Salaries and the Ex-Chequer System
Since TSC salaries are drawn from the Ex-Chequer, no teacher can receive pay rise without approval of the treasury.
Luckily, Kenyan teachers are set to receive better salary perks starting 2022 after TSC received an extra Kshs 15 billion to effect teachers’ salary rise starting 2022-2023.