Newly Updated JSS Teacher Salary Structure 2023. The Teachers service commission has made public the salary structure for all teachers handling the junior secondary school. The salary structure affects the recently deployed teachers to junior secondary and those to be deployed in the next teacher recruitment.
The teachers handling junior secondary school were hired earlier this year to help in competency based curriculum implementation.
Previously, the discussion regarding teachers who were to be deployed to junior secondary school had elicited mixed reactions . However, the teachers commission decided the category of teachers to be deployed to junior secondary together with their salary structure.
Newly Updated JSS Teacher Salary Structure 2023
Information from close sources to the Teachers service commission indicate that promotions for primary school teachers is looming. Primary school teachers with higher academic qualifications are set to be promoted and given some administrative roles in junior secondary. This will be a great step and good news for them.
Career progression guidelines has denied these teachers an opportunity for promotions. They have stagnated in the same job groups for quite a long time.
However, it could now act as a sigh of relief for these teachers. They are expected to be promoted soon with better pay.
The status report on teacher preparedness advised on the category of P1 teachers to be promoted to handle junior secondary school. P1 teachers with degrees have so far been promoted to junior secondary school .
The report indicated that the aforementioned teachers have all the required qualifications to handle junior secondary school . These are the only teachers that the commission opted to send from primary school to junior secondary school.
For any teacher to be qualified and get deployment to junior secondary, they must have obtained a minimum of mean grade C+ in Kenya certificate of secondary education.
Additionally, they must have attained a minimum of grade C+ in the two specialized teaching subjects.
These teachers ,once deployed to junior secondary school usually begin at job group C2 with a basic pay ranging between 34,955 and 43,694 shillings per month. Upon completion of three years, they are automatically promoted to job group C3.
In addition, the teachers enjoy the following allowances;
- Commuter Allowance – Ksh. 5,000
- House Allowance – Ksh . 7,500( rates stated apply for those outside a municipality)
- Annual leave allowance – ksh 6,000( paid once a year)
- Hardship allowance – Ksh. 10,900
Once in job group C3, they shall enjoy a basic pay of ksh. 43,154 minimum and 53,943 on the maximum side.
Some teachers were also hired under internship terms. They pocket a monthly stipend of ksh. 20,000 that is subject to some statutory deductions.