We are teachers not caregivers, ECDE teachers bash Murang’a county’s job advert

We are teachers not caregivers, ECDE teachers bash Murang'a county's job advert

ECDE teachers have protested the continued use of the term ‘caregivers’ to refer to them anytime county governments advertise for employment.

The teachers are pissed off by the latest job advertisement by Murang’a county which has announced recruitment of 75 caregivers.

They say they are trained professionals and counties should stop using derogatory terms when seeking their services.

Instead they say should be referred to as ECDE teachers or simply teachers.

Murang’a county is not the only county which has used the term ‘caregivers’ to refer to ECDE teachers other counties including the recent ones Nakuru and Nyamira counties which shortlisted the teachers for interviews.

However some objected saying there is no problem so long as the counties pay them good salaries and allowancies.

“I don’t think its a big deal. Whats in a name, so long as they pay us well I don’t think its such an issue,” said Simon Kioko, ECDE teacher in Kibwezi.

Starting this month ECDE teachers will start to enjoy good pay after an agreement by Council of Governors (CoG).

We are teachers not caregivers, ECDE teachers bash Murang'a county's job advert
Murang’a county employment advert

The governors, complying to an order by the Senate, created a new scheme of service for paying ECDE teachers which take effect this month or latest July.

The Senate Education committee report had said 23 counties have not initiated any process to implement an existing scheme of service for early childhood development education teachers (ECDE).

The committee said only eight counties have fully implemented the scheme of service while 16 have partially done so.

“The 23 counties have not initiated any process to implement the scheme of service. They pay ECDE teachers’ stipend with most of the teachers paid by parents,” said Alice Milgo, who chaired the committee.

Ms Milgo said out of the 42,700 teachers employed by county governments, 13,502 are permanently employed while 28,300 are on contract.

However the governors dropped a scheme of service created by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) after conducting a job evaluation with other stakeholders including TSC and CoG and came with their own.

Below are the new salaries and allowances to be paid to ECDE teachers per county starting this month or latest July.

OFFICIAL ECDE TEACHERS SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES PER COUNTY 2022

MAKUENI COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 962 ECDE TEACHERS

Job GroupBasic PayHousingPensionCommuterGross Pay
F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300024387.5
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

EMBU COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 484 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625030002437.5300022250
H ( diploma)2719538504079.25400035045
K (Degree)3399496005099.1500048594

SIAYA COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 611 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

MIGORI COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 673 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

NYERI COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 807 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625030002437.5300022250
H ( diploma)2719538504079.25400035045
K (Degree)3399496005099.1500048594

WAJIR COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 583 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

MERU COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 1696 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

HOMA BAY WITH A TOTAL OF 1352 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

LAMU COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 120 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625037302437.5300022980
H ( diploma)2719545004079.25400035695
K (Degree)33994128005099.1500051794

BUSIA COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 997 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

NAIROBI COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 870 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625045002437.5300023750
H ( diploma)2719567504079.25400037945
K (Degree)33994165005099.1500055494

MURANG’A COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 1080 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

BOMET COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 1349 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

NYAMIRA COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 906 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

MANDERA COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 411 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

TANA RIVER COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 351 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

GARISSA COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 210 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625030002437.5300022250
H ( diploma)2719538504079.25400035045
K (Degree)3399496005099.1500048594

ISIOLO COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 406 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

KISII COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 950 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625030002437.5300022250
H ( diploma)2719538504079.25400035045
K (Degree)3399496005099.1500048594

KAJIADO COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 877 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

MACHAKOS COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 967 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

KWALE COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 948 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625037302437.5300022980
H ( diploma)2719545004079.25400035695
K (Degree)33994128005099.1500051794

LAIKIPIA COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 795 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625030002437.5300022250
H ( diploma)2719538504079.25400035045
K (Degree)3399496005099.1500048594

KIAMBU COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 1231 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

UASIN GISHU COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 1353 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625030002437.5300022250
H ( diploma)2719538504079.25400035045
K (Degree)3399496005099.1500048594

MOMBASA COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 232 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625037302437.5300022980
H ( diploma)2719545004079.25400035695
K (Degree)33994128005099.1500051794

VIHIGA COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 814 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

SAMBURU COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 530 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

KERICHO COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 1400 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625030002437.5300022250
H ( diploma)2719538504079.25400035045
K (Degree)3399496005099.1500048594

NAKURU COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 372 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625037302437.5300022980
H ( diploma)2719545004079.25400035695
K (Degree)33994128005099.1500051794

KITUI COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 2402 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

MARSABIT COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 428 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

THARAKA NITHI COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 453 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

ELGEYO MARAKWET COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 778 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

BARINGO COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 1669 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

KAKAMEGA COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 2000 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625030002437.5300022250
H ( diploma)2719538504079.25400035045
K (Degree)3399496005099.1500048594

KISUMU COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 755 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625037302437.5300022980
H ( diploma)2719545004079.25400035695
K (Degree)33994128005099.1500051794

TURKANA COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 570 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625030002437.5300022250
H ( diploma)2719538504079.25400035045
K (Degree)3399496005099.1500048594

KILIFI COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 1295 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625037302437.5300022980
H ( diploma)2719545004079.25400035695
K (Degree)33994128005099.1500051794

TAITA TAVETA COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 681 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

NYANDARUA COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 400 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

WEST POKOT COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 1279 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

TRANS NZOIA COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 800 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

NANDI COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 1300 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

KIRINYAGA COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 423 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

NAROK COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 843 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

BUNGOMA COUNTY WITH A TOTAL OF 2000 ECDE TEACHERS

F ( Certificate)1625027002437.5300021950
H ( diploma)2719532004079.25400034395
K (Degree)3399475005099.1500046494

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