The following week is the start of the primary and secondary schools’ half-term break, and many teachers are looking forward to their next payment so they can happily spend that time with their families.
Teachers receive their paychecks early in June since it is the month when the government’s fiscal year ends and the new one begins.
Many educators are looking forward to getting paid this week. However, specifics suggest that this June will be distinct from the others.
Sources claim that TSC payroll is still in operation, which implies that teachers will have to wait longer for their payments to be processed.
The economy is still shaky, according to the state’s vice president, Rigathi Gachagua, who just last week announced that the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) must first raise enough money before paying employees and meeting other obligations.
It’s possible that the state of the government’s finances is to blame for the delay in teacher remuneration. Teachers should plan on receiving their salary on days that fall on other months’ calendars.
In this budget, the Kenya Kwanza administration has allocated TSC a larger share of the Education docket funds.
Half of the total Sh628.6 billion budgeted for the education sector—or Sh316.7 billion—will go to TSC in the fiscal year 2023–2024.
The appointment of 20,000 intern teachers will also cost TSC 4.8 billion.
Last year, TSC received Sh2.5 billion to assist in teacher hiring.
According to TSC CEO Nancy Macharia, the commission will undertake the promotion of teachers into several job categories after raising Sh2.2 billion.
However, 1.1 billion have been set aside by the government for teacher advancement.
She added that the commission need Sh2.1 billion to fund teacher professional development.
According to submissions Macharia made to the National Assembly’s Committee on Education and Research, recruitment will ensure that the objectives outlined in the Bottom-up Economic Transformation Agenda are realized.
As stated by Macharia, “These teachers are expected to both ease the teacher shortage in our public schools and, more importantly, guarantee that students receive a high-quality education.”
She claims that simply employing interns will have a lot of negative ripple effects.
The enormous number of young people who are currently unemployed will firstly find work thanks to this. Second, improve school quality and living standards for many houses around the country, she said.
TSC Reveals When Teachers Will Receive June Salaries