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December 2019 lists of transferred/ delocalized teachers per county. Busia County.

The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, established 36 job groups for teachers under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, CBA. The placement of the tutors in the various job groups is guided by the Career Progression Guidelines developed by the Commission. Basically, the Career Progression Guidelines place the teachers in two categories; the Administrators and the classroom teachers/ Non- administrators.

ADMINISTRATORS

This is the managerial category of teachers in public schools and colleges. For Secondary schools the administrators are: Principals, Deputy Principals and Senior Masters. Primary schools schools have Head Teachers, Deputy Head Teachers and Senior Teachers as Administrators. While, Tertiary institutions/ Teachers’ colleges have: Principals, Deputy Principals and Senior Lecturers in this category.

NON- ADMINISTRATORS

According to the Career Progression Guidelines, all Secondary School Non Administrators fall in the Secondary Teacher Category. For Primary Schools, the non administrators are aggregated into the Primary Teacher Category. While, Tertiary Institutions’ administrators are placed in the Lecturers’ band.

ENTRY GRADES AND PROGRESSION OF PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

The entry grade for Primary school teachers is Grade B5 (T- Scale 5; Primary Teacher II): The designation code is G99JE. This is the entry grade for primary school teachers. The basic requirements for this grade are: having a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum mean Grade C (Plain) or other recognized equivalent qualifications; and must be in possession of a Primary Teacher Certificate (PTE) or its approved equivalent

A teacher in this grade can progress to the next Grade which is C1 (T- Scale 6); with the designation thus Primary Teacher 1. Among other requirements, to get promoted to this grade one must have served as Primary Teacher II T-Scale 5 for a minimum period of three (3) years.

ENTRY GRADES AND PROGRESSION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

Secondary School Teacher III (T- Scale 6; Grade C1) is the entry grade for secondary school teachers who are holders of Diploma in Education. To get placed into this grade one must be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum mean grade of C+ (Plus) or its equivalent, have a Diploma in Education (with two teaching subjects) or its equivalent and have attained a minimum grade of C+ (plus) in the two teaching subjects at KCSE level; among other requirements. A teacher in this grade can be promoted to the next Job group; Grade C2. The three basic requirements for this grade (Grade C2) are: One should be: in possession of a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum mean grade of C+ or its equivalent, in possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with two teaching subjects; or a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant area with two teaching subjects plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and having a minimum grade of C+ (plus) in the two teaching subjects at KCSE level.

Secondary School Teacher II (T- Scale 7; Grade C2) is an entry grade for secondary school teachers who are holders of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or its equivalent. A teacher in this grade can be promoted to Secondary School Teacher I (T- Scale 8; Grade C1) . To qualify for appointment to this grade, a teacher must have served as Secondary School Teacher II T-Scale 7 for a minimum period of three (3) years; among other requirements.

FULL LIST OF THE CURRENT TEACHERS’ JOB GROUPS/ GRADES

And here is the full list of all the 36 current teachers’ grades as established by TSC;

Primary School Teachers’ Job Grades

S/NO. Category Designation Title Grade T-Scale
1 Primary Teacher Primary Teacher II B5 5
2 Primary Teacher Primary Teacher I C1 6
3 Senior Teacher Senior Teacher II C2 7
4 Senior Teacher Senior Teacher I C3 8
5 Deputy Head Teacher Deputy Head Teacher II C4 9
6 Deputy Head Teacher Deputy Head Teacher I C5 10
7 Head Teacher Head Teacher C5 10
8 Head Teacher Senior Head Teacher D1 11

Secondary School Teachers’ Job Grades

S/NO. Category Designation Title Grade T-Scale
1 Secondary Teacher Secondary Teacher III C1 6
2 Secondary Teacher Secondary Teacher II C2 7
3 Secondary Teacher Secondary Teacher I C3 8
4 Senior Master Senior Master IV C4 9
5 Senior Master Senior Master III C5 10
6 Senior Master Senior Master II D1 11
7 Senior Master Senior Master I D2 12
8 Deputy Principal Deputy Principal IV C5 10
9 Deputy Principal Deputy Principal III D1 11
10 Deputy Principal Deputy Principal II D2 12
11 Deputy Principal Deputy Principal I D3 13
12 Principal Principal D5 13
13 Principal Senior Principal D4 14
14 Principal Chief Principal D5 15

Tertiary/ Teachers Training Colleges Tutors’ Job Grades

S/NO Category Designation Title Grade T-Scale
1 Lecturer Lecturer III C1 6
2 Lecturer Lecturer II C2 7
3 Lecturer Lecturer I C3 8
4 Senior Lecturer Senior Lecturer IV C4 9
5 Senior Lecturer Senior Lecturer III C5 10
6 Senior Lecturer Senior Lecturer II D1 11
7 Senior Lecturer Senior Lecturer I D2 12
8 Deputy Principal Deputy Principal IV C5 10
9 Deputy Principal Deputy Principal III D1 11
10 Deputy Principal Deputy Principal II D2 12
11 Deputy Principal Deputy Principal I D3 13
12 Principal Principal D3 13
13 Principal Senior Principal D4 14
14 Principal Chief Principal D5 15

IMPLEMENTATION OF TEACHERS ANNUAL INCREMENT ON IPPD SYSTEM

The Commission adopted the award of annual increment for teachers as per the Teachers Code of Regulation (2015) Part IV clause 83 and 84. The mapping was undertaken in two categories.

CATEGORY 1:

GRADES CONVERTED HORIZONTALLY IN JULY
* This cadre includes the following:-

  1.  Job group “G” who were converted to Grade B5 – Primary Teacher II.(The entry grade of primary teachers was upgraded to ‘H’ thus treated as category 1 in award of annual increment)
  2. Job group “J” who were converted to Grade C1 – Primary Teacher I/ Secondary Teacher III/ Lecturer III
  3. Job group “K” who were converted to Grade C2- Senior Teacher II a/ Secondary Teacher II/Lecturer II
  4. Job group “L” who were converted to Grade C3 -i.e. Senior Teacher I/ Secondary Teacher I/Lecturer I

Note: Teachers in Job group “H” who were converted to Grade C1 were upgraded and thus treated as category 2.

* Annual increments for teachers whose grades were converted horizontally were effected as follows;

  • (i)RETAINED their incremental month as at June 2017.
  • (ii) RETAINED date of Current appointment/post as at 30th June 2017.
  • (iii) The increments were granted for only the qualifying salary points as at June 2017. However, teachers at the maximum salary points in June 2017 were not awarded the increment.

CATEGORY 2:

GRADES UPGRADED FROM 1ST JULY 2017
This cadre includes the following;

  • > Former Job Group “H” upgraded to Job Group “J” then converted to Grade C1
  • > Former Job Groups “G,H,J” converted to Grade C2- Senior Teacher II b
  • > Former Job Groups “G,H,J,K,L” converted to Grade C4 Deputy Head-Teacher II or Grade C5 – Head-Teacher
  • > Former Job Group “M” and above, that is;- Grade C5 up to All Senior D5 i.e. categories of masters/ Senior Lecturers/Deputy Principals and Principals

* All teachers who benefited from the upgrading were treated as follows;-

  • (i) The date of current appointment was changed to 1st July 2017
  • (ii) Adopted July as their incremental month.
  • (iii) The teachers in this category will earn their next increment in July 2018

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