Some job groups were eliminated and others were merged as part of the current TSC teacher upgrade. The grade previously known as P1, which was under Job Group G, was scrapped and replaced with Grade B5 under the new system of grading tutors. This grade was established as the new entry grade for all primary school tutors.
The other grades that followed were re-structured and re-named as follows:
J to C1
K to C2
L to C3
M to C4
N to C5
Aside from the job groups J to N, there was a higher-level rank known as P, Q, and R. Later, these three were renamed:
P to D1
Q to D2
R to D3
The commission granted the Kenyan National Union of Teachers’ request for additional job groups S and T. The two categories were renamed D4 and D5 in the new grading system. The new grading system now places chief principals in category D5.
Teachers’ TSC designation code
A new grading system was implemented after the Salaries and Remuneration Commission completed the job evaluation process. Teachers were assigned to new job groups as a result of the grading, and the designation codes for each category are listed below.
Grade B5 (T-Scale 5) – Primary Educator II
Grade C1(T-Scale 6) – Primary Teacher I, Secondary teacher II, and lecturer III
Grade C2 (T-Scale 7) – Secondary Educator II, Senior Educator II, Lecturer II, and Special Need Education Educator (for primary schools)
Grade C3 (T-Scale 8) – Secondary Educator I, Special Need Education Teacher I (for primary schools), Lecturer I, Senior Teacher I, and Special Need Education Educator II (for secondary schools)
GradeC4 (T-Scale 9) – Senior Master IV, Special Need Education Senior Teacher (for primary schools), Senior Lecturer IV, Deputy Head Educator II and Special Need Education Teacher I (for secondary schools)
GradeC5 (T-Scale 10) – Senior Master III, Deputy Principal IV, Senior Lecturer III, Deputy Head Teacher, Head Educator, and Curriculum Support Officer II.
Grade D1(T-Scale 11) – Deputy Principal III, Senior Master II, Senior Lecturer II, Curriculum Support Officer I, and Senior Head Educator.
Grade D2 (T-Scale 12) – Senior Master I and Deputy Principal II
Grade D3 (T-Scale 13) – Deputy Principal I and Principals
Grade D4 (T-Scale 14) – Senior Principals
Grade D5 (T-Scale 15) – Chief Principals
The National Treasury Cabinet Secretary, Henry Rotich, stated that a total of three billion Kenyan shillings had been allocated in this third phase. This sum will be used to fund new hiring, recurring expenses, and the implementation of the third CBA phase. According to the KNUT’s latest news on teacher pay as per the third phase of the CBA, the TSC salary scale per job group is as follows:
Chief Principal – Ksh. 165, 089 (minimum), and Ksh. 200, 928 (maximum)
Senior Principal – Ksh. 143,748 (minimum) Ksh. 174,270 (maximum)
Principal GAT I – Ksh. 129,527 (minimum) Ksh. 155,894 (maximum)
Principal GAT II – Ksh. 80,190 (minimum) Ksh. 97,290 (maximum)
Senior GAT – Ksh. 69,590 (minimum) Ksh. 83,840 (maximum)
GAT I – Ksh. 61,910 (minimum) Ksh. 71,880 (maximum)
GAT II – Ksh. 46,020 (minimum) Ksh. 56,590 (maximum)
GAT III – Ksh. 34,662 (minimum) Ksh. 39,918 (maximum)
ATS IV – Ksh. 28,323 (minimum) Ksh. 33,662 (maximum)
P1 – Ksh. 25,692 (minimum) Ksh. 30,304 (maximum)