Senior teachers in both secondary and primary schools have a reason to smile as the Teachers Service Commission, TSC, is set to review salaries and allowances of all senior teachers.
According to sources, TSC might review their salary and allowances soon this year. TSC CEO, Nancy Macharia said that these teachers play a pivotal role in all public schools and therefore deserved to be paid well.
In Primary school, senior teachers fall in job group C5 and they are set to earn 64,331 shillings in the proposed salary increment, an increment of 17,000 at the moment they earn 47,896 shillings per month.
Senior teachers in secondary school will earn 157,656 in the proposed salary increment. Their current salary stands at 115,163 shillings. CEO Macharia said that the commission will also review the salaries of all teachers upwards.
She further said that the salary increment for teachers has already been captured in the 2021-2025 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Last month, the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers, KUPPET, came up with a raft of demands to see increased perks for its members.
In the proposal, KUPPET wants salaries and allowances for its members to be reviewed upwards by the TSC to cushion them against the increased Cost of living
The cost of living has increased rapidly over the last two years affecting the purchasing power of household goods and services. The transport cost has increased beyond the commuter allowance negotiated due to increase of fuel and general overall transport cost”, reads the document.
The KUPPET demands that commuter allowance be increased by 50 percent of the current rate. The commuter allowance shall be paid as per Appendix.
In the proposal, KUPPET also demands that leave allowance be paid based on one’s basic pay i.e., an equivalent of one month’s basic pay for all cadres.
They want an increased leave allowance between 27,325 shillings, 43,694 for the lowest-paid teachers in job group C2. Those in the highest job group, D5, are to get a leave allowance of 152,000 shillings. The leave allowance is payable once a year, with the January salaries.
Here are Teachers’ salaries after TSC Under 2021-2025 CBA
CHIEF PRINCIPALS (T- Scale 15)
These are Heads of Institutions in National and Extra County Schools with over 1000 students. They will get a salary increment of up to Sh9,496. The lowest earner in this group will walk home with a salary of Sh131,380 while the highest earner in this group will earn Sh157,656 per month.
SENIOR PRINCIPALS (T- Scale 14)
Senior Principals head County Schools with over 540 students. These Principals will earn a monthly perk of Sh118,242 and 121,890.
PRINCIPALS (T- Scale 13)
These are Principals heading Sub- County. The lowest earner in this category earns Sh104,644 while the highest earner takes home a monthly salary of Sh104,644.
DEPUTY PRINCIPALS III
These administrators of Sub- County and All Day schools. The lowest earner in this grade pockets a monthly pay of Sh91,041 while, the highest earner will pocket Sh91,041.
SENIOR HEAD TEACHERS, SENIOR MASTER II AND DEPUTY PRINCIPALS IV
Primary schools with enrolment of below 1000 learners are headed by Head Teachers with Grade C5 (T- Scale 10). While, Deputy Head Teacher I at Grade C5 (T- Scale 10) are administrators in Primary schools with enrollment of over 1000 learners. On the other hand, Senior Master III of Grade C5 (T- Scale 10) are administrators in Sub- County and All Day schools.
DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER II
Deputy Head Teacher II Grade C4 (T- Scale 9) are administrators in Primary schools with enrolment of below 1000 learners.