Some of these teachers are serving in public schools while some are serving in private schools. Those teachers serving in public schools are being paid by the government through Teachers Service Commission (TSC) while those working in private schools are being taken care of by the school owners.
Teachers Service Commission is an independent body that is mandated by the Kenyan constitution to employe, transfer, discipline, pay and promote qualified teachers to the next level.
Teachers through their unions KUPPET and KNUT have been pushing their employer TSC to solve some of the challenges they are facing during their duties.
Some of the complains they have been raising are: peanut salaries, lack of promotions for the qualified teachers, under staffing resulting to heavy work force, current transfer policy formally known as delocalization among other challenges.
In what is now seen as good news that may put a smile on the faces of teachers as they walk to the banks, reports leaks that a successful petition by a breakaway Kenya national teachers pressure group may see teachers being promoted.
The group petitioned Parliament to compel TSC to promote teachers who have acquired extra papers.
Following the successful petition, Parliament has now ordered Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to relook into the CPGs and start promoting teachers with higher qualifications.
Legislature further directed TSC to prepare a budget that will cater for promotions and present it to parliament for consideration in the 2023/2024 financial year.
This was a good news for this group of teachers who have high qualifications as they will now enjoy the new salaries if promoted to the next job groups.