The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is an independent body which is mandated by the government to carry out human resource duties within the sector of education on its behalf. With the introduction of new job groups ‘H,’ ‘K,’ ‘L,’ ‘M,’ and ‘N,’ teachers could not be more thrilled as the TSC allowances per job group have also been increased. As a result, the previous three schemes that existed before this Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) implementation has been converted into one. Many a times there have been issues of salary increment for the teachers, leading to several strikes.
The strikes, hopefully soon come to an end with the updated teachers’ salaries. Here is a full review of the classes and the allowance that each of them has been accorded.
TSC hardship allowances per job group
The TSC circular on teachers allowances, which enumerates the rise in teachers allowances in different job groups for both primary and secondary schools, has been released. Below is a detailed distribution of TSC allowances per job group.
TSC new salary structure for teachers in primary, secondary schools, and colleges
Teachers in all aspects of a child’s education have received an increment in their salary and allowances.
Polytechnics and colleges
Deputy principals and principals of colleges and national polytechnics have been considered in the new salary structure
that have been introduced in these institutions for higher learning, the stakeholders in charge will take home between Ksh. 77,840, and Ksh. 93,408. Deputies in these institutions are automatically elevated to grade C3 making them eligible to earn between Ksh. 43,154 and Ksh. 55,945.
Secondary school teachers have not been left out in the new TSC CBA implementation, making it the best news for principals in national schools as their new grade will be D5. Teachers placed under this group will earn from Ksh. 131,380 and Ksh. 157,656 monthly since they are in the highest grading system.
Allowances for other principals have also been revised and increased depending on the school’s category. Principals heading extra-county schools automatically moved to grade D5, with their deputies to D3
secondary school senior headmasters will earn between Ksh. 118,242 and Ksh. 148,841 monthly.
In the newly availed deal CBA of divide and rule, school administrators have gotten a significant boost in their salaries. Teachers all over the country are going to get an increment in their salaries this year.
All school headteachers for boarding and day primary schools,ranked at job group k salary and allowances increased. These automatically moves them to Grade D1 meaning they will be taking home almost Ksh. 77,840 to Ksh. 93,408 at the end of every month.
On the other hand, headteachers in primary schools with a lower number of students will rise to C5, with a salary of between Ksh. 62,272 and Ksh. 77,840. Deputy headteachers in all primary schools automatically move to grade C5.
TSC hardship allowance per job group
With the new CBA having been put into effect as promised, teachers’ interests and needs have been met effectively. As compared to the previous back and forth push between teachers and the government regarding increase in their pay, teachers will emerge as the biggest gainers from the CBA.
Other biggest gainers are deputies and principals of secondary schools. With these pack to take home at the end of every month, we hope student’s performance will greatly improve in this year’s national examination since teachers are now more motivated than before
The agreement according to the implemented phase one of the CBA is as follows depending on the teacher’s grade
TSC house allowance clusters
Following the agreement pertaining to the increase in teacher’s salary increment, teachers from all over Kenya have been smiling on their way to the bank following an improvement in their house allowances. Teachers working in urban areas will take home higher perquisites as compared to those in rural areas.
Those in Nairobi will receive an even higher amount because of the cost of living in the capital, followed by those in major towns. Under the new structure that has been released, P1 teachers who are at job group ‘H’ and work in Nairobi now get Ksh. 6,750, a rise from Ksh. 6,167. Those in towns like Malindi, Nakuru, Kisumu, Eldoret, and Mombasa among other major towns now get Ksh. 4,500, an increase from Ksh. 4,000.
These proposed allowances for teachers effectively came into place form first of July this year, giving them an ample time when looking for the most convenient places to stay.
Teachers working in other counties will get Ksh. 3,850 each month,different from what they previously pocketed, which was Ksh. 3,567. Those in rural parts of Kenya will get Ksh. 3,200 from Ksh. 3,134.
Teachers in job group ‘J’ who work in Nairobi will take home Ksh. 10,000 at the end of each month, up from Ksh. 8,667. Teachers from other counties in the same job group will take home Ksh. 7,500 from Ksh. 6,167. Those in minor towns but in the same job group will get Ksh. 5,800 monthly. Teachers in job group ‘J’ from rural areas will get Ksh. 4, 200 each month
Teachers based in Nairobi who are on job group ‘K’ will get Ksh. 16,500 each month while their counterparts in other major towns will take home Ksh. 12,800. Teachers from other minor counties will earn a house allowance of Ksh. 9,600, while those in rural areas will get Ksh. 7,500.
TSC news on teachers allowances is no longer a thorn in their skin as they have met their end of the bargain. Teachers with the highest paid house allowances are those in job group ‘P,’ ‘Q,’ and ‘R.’ living in Nairobi will now get Ksh. 50,000, while those in major towns will get Ksh. 35,000.
With these new TSC allowances per job group, teachers have nothing much other than smiling all the way to the bank. With rejuvenated zeal for high performance, the teachers can now attend to their core duties, impart knowledge to eager students to improve their lives
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