The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) among other roles is responsible for recruiting and remunerating its employees;teachers ,across the country.
As most newly employed teachers are making a debut in the proffesion they should be conversant with the basic salary and allowances they will pocket at the end of the month after a thorough classroom engagement with the learners.
With the introduction of online systems in posting,transferring ,deploying and remunerating teachers by the Commission ,newly employed teachers have a reason to smile because unlike in the past they will have their first salary processed and debited to bank accounts by the end of the first month (September).
According to the TSC-Employment letters,all recently employed teachers will have to undergo a probation period of not less than six months before signing a permanent and pensionable employment contract with the employer.However the commission can terminate the employment of a teacher because of the following reasons
As per the Teachers Service Commission a graduate teacher falls in Job group k,Grade C2 with a designation of Secondary teacher II.
Upon completion of three years in the service ,the teacher will receive an automatic promotion to Job group L which is also known as Grade C3.
A newly employed teacher under Job Group K(Grade C2) will receive a rental house allowance of Ksh 7,500 and a commuter allowance of Ksh 5,000.Teachers posted in these hardship areas will receive hardship allowances equivalent to their job group/grade.
After all deductions are made ,a newly employed graduate teacher will take home a sum amount of Ksh 38,000.
Below are common deductions made to the basic salary of a newly employed teacher :-
- HELB loan refund(Only to beneficiaries).
- Widows and children’s pension scheme (WCPS).
- Contribution to teachers Unions E.g KNUT ,KUPPET etc.
- Pay As You Earn Tax.