A section of teachers is set to lose part of their salaries as TSC adjusts their payslips. Teachers from Nyandarua county, Murang’a, Kandara, and Kigumo sub-counties are set to get adjusted salaries that will see them miss thousands of shillings from their payslips after a long time.
In July 2021, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) adjusted salaries for newly promoted teachers. This is after an outcry from the affected teachers and through the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers – KUPPET.
Earlier, the Commission had paid the newly promoted teachers at Senior Masters IV, T-Scale 9 (C4), a monthly payment of between Sh52,308 and Sh55,604. This has now been adjusted to between Sh55,604 and Sh65,333.
During the preparation of the Conversion tables, the salary scales were structured in a manner that a teacher would attain the 4th Notch in the fourth (44) Year as per the CBA review cycle.
This was in anticipation that every Fourth year, the Commission would review the salary component of the CBA in each review cycle and teachers will convert to new salaries before attaining the 7th notch.
Promoted 1,341 Deputy Principals I in T-Scale 13 (D3) were the biggest beneficiaries. These teachers are now pocketing a monthly basic salary of 104,644 shillings.
Also, to be increased will be their commuter allowances to 14,000 shillings monthly. This is not all as their leave allowance is now be 10,000 shillings per month. The highest house allowance paid to these teachers will now stand at 50,000 shillings monthly.
The 1,096 Deputy Principals II T-Scale 12 (D2) were also to receive increased perks. The teachers will receive a monthly pay of 91,041 shillings. This will come with an increase in monthly Commuter allowance (to Sh13,000), Annual Leave Allowance (to Sh10,000), and monthly House Allowance (to Sh50,000).