The deployed practicing primary school teachers will start getting a higher salary immediately, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has hinted.
The P1 teachers were deployed to start teaching Grade 7 learners who are part of the junior secondary school section.
Already the first cohorts had there documents verified and were issued with deployment (posting) letters to junior secondary.
The Commission has opened application exercise afresh for teachers who missed a chance during the first deployment.
“The Commission has extended the period of application for deployment to Junior Secondary Schools. The portal has been re-opened. Primary school teachers with requisite qualifications are encouraged to apply. Use the following link https://tsconline.tsc.go.ke/tsc-teacher/login to access the portal. Deadline for application is 22nd March 2023,” said TSC.
However now TSC wants details for the deployed teachers submitted early enough to allow it process their new salary points.
This the Commission wants done before it closes its payroll on 15th March 2023. In a circular dated 17th February 2023 TSC gave directives to its agents to allow timely placing of the deployed teachers into the new job groups.
“Immediately the teachers are deployed to JSS, the County Directors shall initiate posting on the Posting, Entry/ Exit Reports Module to the Sub-County. The Sub-County Director shall post the teachers to JSS,” said TSC CEO Nancy Macharia in the circular.
TSC also ordered Heads of Institution releasing the teachers to immediately exit them through the submission of Exit Reports to enable the receiving Head of Institution to submit the Entry Report.
All these processes, it said must be conducted online through the Posting, Entry/Exit Reports Module as the Commission no longer recognizes nor process hard copy casualties.
“Where the teacher is retained in the same station, the Head of Institution shall exit the teacher from primary school and submit Entry Report for the JSS,” said Macharia.
Most deployed teachers are primary school teachers in job group C1 followed by those who are in job group B5.
Salary for a deployed C2 teacher
Basic salary 34,955
House allowance (other areas) 7,500
Leave(paid only in January) 6,000
Those deployed (with degree certificates) will be placed at job group C2 where they will serve for a period of three years before being moved automatically to job group C3.
Those B5 teachers with diplomas will however start at job group C1 where they will serve for a three year period then they will be elevated to job group C2 automatically.
TSC has also deployed primary school headteachers who have junior secondary domiciled in their stations.
TSC Sub County Directors have issued the headteachers with deployment letters to serve as Principals of junor secondary schools.
Nowonder are transferring service to county gvt
I wish Tsc would not close out those of us with a pre-university course, a degree course secondary option but a mean grade of c-kindly consider us.
Do Cl KCE holder with 3rd divi and aTPC cert qualify for has?
I wish the tsc would find a way to motivate those with qualifications but in primary having stagnated in c3 for years.they are adamant.not willing to move to jss since there isn’t any financial benefits associated with deployment
TSC should eliminate the persistent teacher shortage by considering teachers who got mean grade C and proceeded to get B. Ed . Children in grade 7 are not learning. Nevertheless this are better teachers compared to P1s.
What about teachers who trained in Ecde and have stagnated in one job group?
Let me hope the process is not ending soon.. Some of us are still persuing a degree course