Primary school instructors play a crucial role in all students’ growth, development, and educational pursuits.
They are responsible for establishing a reasonable basis for understanding numerous abilities, such as reading and writing.
Teachers must be excited about their work to attain more significant results.
Providing them with the proper motivation is one method to ensure they perform their duties with vigor.
Elementary school teachers have been among the lowest-paid state officials in Kenya in recent years.
Fortunately, the teachers’ union’s negotiations appear to have borne fruit in the end.
The introduction of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) will result in significant compensation increases for Kenyan primary school teachers.Primary school instructors are typically responsible for educating students in grades one through six, or around ages 6 to 11.
The government hires teachers for elementary schools to work at elementary public schools.
Alternatively, they may be engaged by the proprietors or administration of private elementary schools.
The TSC is responsible for compensating all public school trainers based on their evaluation.
The responsibilities and obligations of primary school teachers.
The specific roles and obligations of a primary school tutor are as follows:
- Connecting the curriculum’s criteria to daily learning objectives
- Coach students according to the educational objectives established in the curriculum.
- Inform the parents or guardians of the student’s progress.
- Developing and implementing the various classroom tasks, tools, and materials.
- Observing and evaluating each student’s progress and successes
- Managing a safe and sanitary educational environment
- Maintaining the physical and emotional health of all students on an individual basis.
- The recent reforms in the education sector have been highly advantageous for Kenyan educators in general.
The TSC’s implementation of a grading system has yielded nothing but positive results, including a salary raise for graduate teachers.
Initially, teachers were rated based on job categories G, J, K, L, M, N, and P; however, the new approach required a regrouping.
The new TSC remuneration structure is listed below, identifying all beneficiaries and their respective take-home pay.
1. Job group P-Grade D1
It consists of all primary school principals in day and boarding schools worldwide. The new salary range for this group will be Ksh. 77,840.
2. Job group N-Grade C5
Principals of elementary schools with a small student body were downgraded to grade C5, along with their deputy principals.
They will receive between Ksh.62,272 and Ksh.77,840 under this group.
3. Job group M-Grade C4
It comprises day school assistant principals who have been promoted to this grade.
The new compensation range for this group of coaches is between Ksh.52,308 and Ksh.65,385.
4. Job group L-Grade C3
The remuneration of primary school teachers in this employment group, also known as senior instructors, will be increased to a range between Ksh. 43, 154, and Ksh. 55, 945.
5. Group K – Grade C2
Upgraded senior primary coaches will receive a new salary range between Ksh. 34, 955, and Ksh. 43, 694.
This group of coaches consists of tutors for immediate special education needs.
6. Job Group J-Grade C1:
The pay increase will result in a minimum income of Ksh. 27,195 and a maximum salary of Ksh. 33,994 for instructors at grade C1.
7. Job Group G, Grade B5
Since the entry-level position was eliminated, all P1 teachers were placed in occupational group G.
All instructors in this category have been automatically promoted to the grade B5 classification.
Primary school teacher’s allowances
Teacher stipends for elementary schools. Here’s how it breaks down:
1. Hardship allowances
With the continuous implementation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), principals and assistant principals will be among the first to receive the new hardship allowance.
The amount of this allowance is determined by the instructor’s grade.
The grade and allowances are B5-Ksh.6,600, C1-Ksh.8,200, and C2-Ksh.10,900, C3-Ksh.12,300, C4-Ksh.14,650, and C5-Ksh.17,100.
2. Housing allowance for a teacher.
According to the latest primary school teachers’ salary increase, B5 instructors in Nairobi earn a home allowance of Ksh. 6,750, while teachers in other key cities such as Nakuru, Mombasa, Eldoret, Malindi, and Kisumu receive Ksh. 4,500.
The home allowance for instructors working in different countries will be Ksh 3,850, while those living and working in rural areas will receive Ksh 3000.