Salary Increment For Intern Teachers Explained. The Teachers Service Commission, or TSC, reports that instructors who were hired this year in February for internship terms would not receive pay raises in July.
This is so because the teacher’s job is subject to contractual restrictions and is consequently not eligible for a pay raise.
Primary school intern teachers receive a monthly compensation of 15,000 Shillings, while junior secondary school intern teachers receive a stipend of 20,000 Shillings.
All teachers who are permanently employed by TSC and who are qualified for pension benefits are required to receive an annual pay rise. This shows that the commission’s staff members get their annual pay raises.
However, not every permanent, pensionable teacher employed by TSC gets a pay increase each year. The teacher’s employer asserted that despite what a teachers’ union alleged, the annual increase had never been terminated.
The 2015 Code of Regulations for Teachers, which defines annual wage increases for all teachers, will continue to be in effect, according to TSC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Nancy Macharia.
Salary Increment For Intern Teachers Explained
According to Section 84 of the Code of Regulations for Teachers, the commission must give teachers annual raises at regular intervals until they reach the highest compensation threshold for their occupational group.
The code additionally states that TSC must compensate new teachers according to their grades when they are first hired.
The Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers, KUPPET, has urged the SRC and the Teachers Service Commission, TSC, to adhere to teachers’ salary increments by the end of July 2023.
According to KUPPET secretary general Akelo Misori, teachers are overburdened by high taxes which has resulted in a high cost of living despite the government’s promise to increase the salaries.
“KUPPET demands immediate action by SRC and TSC to conclude the salary increment for teachers that has already been agreed between the union and the President,” Misori said.
While teachers bear the cost of higher taxes and high inflation, regrettably and in spite of guarantees, TSC and SRC are continuing in circles. Added he.
On Tuesday, July 18, Misori gave a speech at a news conference held at the Nairobi offices of KUPPET. The National Governing Council of the union attended a meeting in May hosted by President William Ruto. After the Finance Bill was passed, he reaffirmed the government’s promise to giving teachers a pay increase of at least 10%.