TSC employed teachers who are qualified and already teaching in primary schools have begun to be transferred to secondary institutions by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
At the moment,the teachers’ employer has issued five deployment letters to teachers in the following Counties Nairobi County, two to Nakuru County, three to each of Kilifi, Kiambu, Makueni, Embu, and Kajiado Counties, and five to Kilifi, Kiambu, and Makueni.
Even without TSC not advertising for any deployment posts this year, the letters have been distributed.
The new TSC deployed the PTE teachers using a generated merit list from prior applicants in previous years, despite the fact that it did not advertise for the deployment roles this year.
The commission had advertised for 1,000 deployment posts in 2019; 2020; and 2021.
The commission promotes primary school teachers who have advanced their education through deployment.
It is only teachers with degrees in secondary education are employed; those with diplomas and degrees in primary education or ECDE are not taken into consideration.
Basic pay for a deployed teacher in job group C2 ranges from Ksh34,955 to Ksh43,694 at its highest.
Additionally, these teachers receive a commuting allowance of Ksh 5,000, a house allowance of Ksh 7,500 for those who do not live in a municipality, and an annual leave allowance of Ksh 6,000.
In addition a hardship stipend of Ksh10,900 is also paid to teachers who work in these areas.