TSC Mass Recruitment underway as 30,000 teachers are set to exit service by December 2020; Latest TSC News
Even as the Teachers Service Commission, TSC is planning to recruit 5000 teachers on Permanent and Pensionable Terms, there is a looming teacher shortage crisis as 30, 000 are set to exit service by December after attaining the retirement age.
According to the TSC terms and conditions, a teacher is allowed to practice until she or he attains the age of 60.
The majority of the tutors set to retire are currently serving as senior teachers, masters, deputies, or heads.
This will thus leave the teaching sector understaffed especially now that many teachers have been stuck in job group L for decades on end.
For now, the Commission can enjoy the rollercoaster but come January 2021 when schools resume, schools will fall short of approximately 30, 000 tutors.
6000 teachers have already exited service in the past three months among them chief principals of national schools and senior principals in extra- county and county schools. Having attained the mandatory retirement age, some have already handed over necessitating deputies to take over schools in an acting capacity.
This will not however last long since the majority of the deputies are approaching their retirement age or do not qualify for confirmation as principals.
This, therefore, leaves many schools with limited management. The Commission has since directed deputies and heads of county and sub-county schools to be deployed by the County and regional education directors.
TSC PROMOTIONS 2020
Having directed county and regional education directors to deploy teachers to fill the administrative positions that will be left vacant once the teachers retire.
This comes at a time when the Commission is trying to rectify erroneous promotions and conversions of teachers to higher grades, an error that has cost the Commission an arm and a leg.
Last month, the Commission announced its plan to recover hefty salary perks paid to teachers who were erroneously promoted since the year 2017, a move that KUPPET has strongly opposed saying that the affected tutors should not be victimized for they are innocent.
TEACHERS’ NEW SALARIES
Administrators who will exit service by December will have a taste of new higher salaries for the remaining six months.
TSC has already confirmed that teachers’ money the July 2020 pay rise is still intact and will be released at the end of July. The tutors will thus enjoy better salaries but for a short while before they get replaced.
Below is a quick breakdown of the New TSC Salaries for school administrators after the implementation of the July 2020 Salary Increment:
SENIOR SECONDARY TEACHER I AND SENIOR TEACHER I
This category encompasses teachers in secondary schools in grade C3 (former L). It is a promotional grade for teachers in secondary schools. Senior teacher I on the other hand refers to administrators in primary schools with an enrollment of over 1,000 learners. These tutors have been earning a salary range between Kshs 41, 343, and Kshs 51, 927. They will now earn between Kshs 43, 154, and Kshs 53, 943 effective July 2020.
DEPUTY HEADTEACHER II
These teachers fall in Grade C4 T-Scale 9. This is a promotional grade for administrators in primary schools with an enrollment of less than 1, 000 learners. These teachers currently earn between Kshs 45, 287 and 51, 632
HEAD TEACHERS, DEPUTY HEADTEACHER I AND SENIOR MASTER III
Teachers in this category fall in Grade C5, T-Scale 10. It encompasses headteachers in Primary schools with an enrollment of below 1, 000 learners, deputies in Primary schools with an enrollment of over 1,000 learners, and senior masters in Sub-county and day schools. The lowest-paid teacher in this category will now earn Kshs 62, 272 up from Kshs 51, 632 effective July 2020.
SENIOR HEAD TEACHERS, SENIOR MASTER II AND DEPUTY PRINCIPALS IV
Teachers in this category fall in Grade D1 T-Scale 11. It encompasses senior headteachers in primary schools with over 1, 000 learners, and administrators in county secondary schools with over 540 students.
These tutors will receive a salary increment of up to Kshs 3, 137 effective July 2020.
DEPUTY PRINCIPALS III
This category encompasses administrators in sub-County and day schools. The lowest earner in this category will receive a monthly salary of Kshs 91, o41, and the highest earner Kshs 91, 041 after a salary increment of Kshs 8, 324, and 3, 141 respectively effective July 2020.
PRINCIPALS T-SCALE 13
These are principals in sub-county and day schools. They currently earn a monthly salary between Kshs 93, 850, and Kshs 102, 807.
The lowest-paid principal in this category will get a salary increase of Kshs 10, 794 hence a news monthly salary of Kshs 104, 644 while the highest-paid will get an increase of Kshs 1, 837 and a monthly salary of Kshs 104, 644.
SENIOR PRINCIPAL T-SCALE 14
These principals are in charge of county secondary schools with over 540 students. They will receive a salary increment of between Kshs 3, 721, and Kshs 8, 993.
Their new salary will range between Kshs 118, 242, and 121, 890 per month effective July 2020.
CHIEF PRINCIPALS T-SCALE 15
These are principals in national or extra county secondary schools with over 1, 000 students.
These teachers will get a salary increment of up to Kshs 9, 496. Therefore, the lowest-paid principal in this category will earn Kshs 131, 380 while the highest-paid will pocket Kshs 157, 656 per month effective July 2020.