New TSC Grading System and Salaries For teachers In 2022/2023

New TSC Grading System and Salaries For teachers In 2022/2023 – Education Trends

 

In the recent amendments, there was a three-phase salary increase  that was approved by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

Going by the  “solidarity forever for the union makes us strong” cries that the most teachers  have been using on the streets will finally come to a stop with the implementation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

These are the highlight New TSC salaries and grading system

Given below are  the breakdown of the new TSC salaries and grading system for teachers.

The  Current TSC upgrading of teachers led to the scrapping off of some job groups and merging of others.
With the new system of grading tutors, teachers grades  that was previously known as P1,  was under Job Group G, that was scrapped off and replaced with Grade B5.
This   grade was designated as the new entry grade for all tutors at the primary school level.

Equally other grades that followed were re-structured and re-named as follows:

J to C1

K to C2

L to C3

M to C4

N to C5

Additionally  to the  grades  J to N there was another rank that belonged to the higher band which was designated as P, Q and R.

The three  grades were later renamed to:

P to D1

Q to D2

R to D3

As per to the Kenyan National Union of Teachers, there was a  request for an additional job groups S and T, which the commission granted.

With  the new grading, the two categories were named D4 and D5, respectively. The chief principals now fall under category D5 of the new grading system.

The TSC new salary scale for teachers

According to the TSC salaries circular released, the Teachers Service Commission will enumerate the pay rise of different tutors according to their job groups for both the primary and secondary school tutors. The Kenyan teachers’ new salary scale will be effected on job groups ranging from H, J, K, L, M, and N.

 

Back Since the signing of the Collective Bargaining Agreement in 2016, the implementation of the three-phase cycle has been in progress, and it is currently at its third phase as per the TSC CBA implementation schedule.

 

A part from elongating the TSC salary scale for trainers in the Teacher-Scale 13, T-scale 12, and T-scale 9, the commission has also revised some of the allowances such as commuter, hardship, and annual leave. However, all the other subsidies will remain unchanged.

 

The New salary structure for teachers in Kenya

In this 3rd phase, Henry Rotich, the National Treasury Cabinet Secretary, stated that a total of three billion Kenyan shillings had been allocated. This amount will cater for new recruitment, recurrent expenditure as well as the implementation of this 3rd CBA phase. Below is the TSC salary scale per job group according to the KNUT latest news on teachers pay as per the third phase of the CBA:

New salary structure for teachers in Kenya

In this 3rd phase, Henry Rotich, the National Treasury Cabinet Secretary, stated that a total of three billion Kenyan shillings had been allocated. This amount will cater for new recruitment, recurrent expenditure as well as the implementation of this 3rd CBA phase. Below is the TSC salary scale per job group according to the KNUT latest news on teachers pay as per the third phase of the CBA:

 

For Chief Principal – Ksh. 165, 089 (minimum), and Ksh. 200, 928 (maximum)

 

For Senior Principal – Ksh. 143,748 (minimum) Ksh. 174,270 (maximum)

 

 

Principal GAT I – Ksh. 129,527 (minimum) Ksh. 155,894 (maximum)

 

Principal GAT II – Ksh. 80,190 (minimum) Ksh. 97,290 (maximum)

 

For Senior GAT – Ksh. 69,590 (minimum) Ksh. 83,840 (maximum)

 

For GAT I – Ksh. 61,910 (minimum) Ksh. 71,880 (maximum)

 

For GAT II – Ksh. 46,020 (minimum) Ksh. 56,590 (maximum)

 

For GAT III – Ksh. 34,662 (minimum) Ksh. 39,918 (maximum)

 

For ATS IV – Ksh. 28,323 (minimum) Ksh. 33,662 (maximum)

 

FoP1 – Ksh. 25,692 (minimum) Ksh. 30,304 (maximum)

 

The TSC salaries 

Most teachers  will have to walk home empty-handed since their increment was concluded during the first two phases of CBA implementation.

The Secondary school teachers under the current job group C2, formerly known as job group K with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or any other of its equivalent, will not be receiving any pay rise during this 3rd phase.

 

It therefore  means that the TSC job group k salary scale remains at a minimum of Ksh. 34, 955, and a maximum of Ksh. 43, 694.

 

Additionally some secondary school teachers salary in Kenya will not be affected as they belong to the non-increment group for the third phase. The other categories of trainers whose salary increment was only scheduled for the 1st and 2nd phase are:

 

Equally the Teachers  Service Commission has lined up more than 10 000 posts to be filled by interns, also known as the graduate trainee. The successful applicants will be absorbed into teaching for one year since the internship is scheduled for twelve months.

 

The teacher’s trainees are entitled to a monthly stipend of Ksh. 10, 000 for primary school trainees and Ksh. 15, 000 for secondary school trainees.

Equally this amount  of money is subject to statutory deductions where applicable.

 

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