TSC Boss Dr. Nancy Macharia; speaking to the media.
TSC Boss Dr. Nancy Macharia; speaking to the media.

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has released a new grading system and salary scales for teachers. The grading system for all primary and secondary school teachers has been changed by Teacher Service Commission, TSC. The current TSC upgrading of teachers led to the scrapping off of some job groups and merging of others.

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Under the new system of grading tutors, the grade that was previously known as P1, which was under Job Group G, was scrapped off and replaced with Grade B5.

This grade was designated as the new entry grade for all tutors at the primary school level. Career Progression Guideline, CPG, was adopted by TSC as a way for grading and promoting teachers to various cadres.

Primary teacher II (T-scale): This is the entry scale for primary school teachers. All newly employed teachers fall under this category. All primary teacher II fall under Grade B5.

Primary teacher I (T-Scale 6), This is a promotional scale for primary teachers. For primary teacher II to join this Grade, they must serve for at least three years and promotion is automatic. All primary teachers I fall under Grade C1 which is the grade where secondary teachers II and lecture III belongs.

Senior teacher II (T-scale 7). This is a promotional scale for primary school teachers. It is also an entry grade into administrative cadres. Entry into this grade is competitive and subject to availability to a vacancy.

One must serve as a senior teacher II T- scale 7 to be appointed to this grade for a minimum period of three years. All senior teachers I fall under Grade C3 which is a grade where Secondary Education I, Lecture I, Special Need Education Teacher I belong.

Senior Teacher I (T-Scale 8). This is a promotional scale for institution administrators. Entry to this scale is competitive and subject to availability to the vacancies. One must serve as a senior teacher II T- scale 7 for a minimum period of three years.

All senior teachers I fall under Grade C3 which is the grade where secondary education I, lecture, Special Need Education II belong.

Deputy Headteacher (T-Scale 9). This is a promotional scale for the institutional administrators. It is competitive and subject to the availability of vacancies. One must serve as a senior teacher I at T-scale 8 for a minimum period of three years to be appointed to this grade.

All Deputy Headteacher II fall under Grade C4 which is the grade where senior masters IV, Special Need Education Senior teachers both primary and secondary, Senior Lecturer IV belong.

Headteacher (T-scale 10). This is a promotional scale for primary school administrators. Promotion to this scale is competitive and subject to the availability of vacancies. One must serve as a deputy headteacher II at T-scale 9 for a minimum period of three years to be appointed to this grade. All Headteachers belong to Grade C5

Senior Headteachers (T-Scale 11). This is a promotional grade for institution administrators. Promotion to this scale is competitive and subject to the availability of vacancies. One must serve as a Headteacher II at T-scale 10 for a minimum period of three years to be appointed to this grade

All senior head teachers fall under Grade D1 which is the grade where Deputy Principal III, Senior Master II, Senior Lecturer II, and Curriculum Support Officer belong.

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TSC new salary scales for teachers per job group

  1. Chief Principal – Ksh. 165, 089 (minimum), and Ksh. 200, 928 (maximum)
  2. Senior Principal – Ksh. 143,748 (minimum) Ksh. 174,270 (maximum)
  3. Principal GAT I – Ksh. 129,527 (minimum) Ksh. 155,894 (maximum)
  4. Principal GAT II – Ksh. 80,190 (minimum) Ksh. 97,290 (maximum)
  5. Senior GAT – Ksh. 69,590 (minimum) Ksh. 83,840 (maximum)
  6. GAT I – Ksh. 61,910 (minimum) Ksh. 71,880 (maximum)
  7. GAT II – Ksh. 46,020 (minimum) Ksh. 56,590 (maximum)
  8. GAT III – Ksh. 34,662 (minimum) Ksh. 39,918 (maximum)
  9. ATS IV – Ksh. 28,323 (minimum) Ksh. 33,662 (maximum)
  10. P1 – Ksh. 25,692 (minimum) Ksh. 30,304 (maximum)

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