Government increases Teachers salaries. Good news to teachers as the government buys the idea of increasing their salaries by 10%. This increment will majorly affect those teachers who have worked in the ministry for at least 3 years.
Consequently, the 3-year-or-more category of teachers will be the first beneficiary for this august increments, backdated to July 1. Also, alongside the salary increments, teachers will also enjoy promotions from current job group to the next higher work group.
Apart from the income increase, this category of teachers will be provided with a range of benefits tagged to the new job groups assigned. The TSC boss Dr. Nancy Macharia asked the teachers to be patient as the commission is devoted to guaranteeing the implementation of the various level promotions.
At the same time, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) announced a new revision on the wage structure for senior teachers. For instance, the category of teachers at C1 qualification will shift to C2 group.
Later, that category of teachers at C2 and C3 will be promoted to C3 and C4 respectively by the commission. The month of August is therefore special to such teachers, as double benefit will be on there disposal: pay rise alongside promotions.
Government increases Teachers salaries
The ultimate salary rise as proposed in the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) 2017 – 2021 was to be achieved fully by July 1 2023. Some of the affected category in this agreement included:
- Principals of secondary and primary schools
- Assistant principals from all institutions
- Students undertaking masters programs
- Secondary school teachers
In Kenyan regular elementary schools, a total of 2,733 positions are currently unfilled for principals. The number of teaching positions vacant in secondary schools that are eligible for advancement remains at 1,330.
Deputy principals II have 1,725 slots unoccupied with their deputy principals III counterparts being assigned 224 positions. Only 208 positions are left for the senior master II category.
However, the aforementioned reforms would only be accomplished if the Treasury funds the commission with approximately Ksh 2.2 billion. According to Macharia, all officials should expect a wage boost between 7 and 10 percent.
According to the salaries and remuneration commission (SRC), Treasury has consequently released ksh.21.7 billion for the financial year 2023/24. Various civil servants will be affected by this pay rise, with state officers in the executive getting Ksh.126 million of the whole share.
Government increases Teachers salaries.