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Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) announces a phased increase in teacher salaries

Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) announces a phased increase in teacher salaries.

Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) announces a phased increase in teacher salaries

The recent announcement by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) regarding the phased increase in teacher salaries is a positive development for educators in Kenya. The new framework, which introduces various TSC teacher job categories and salary levels, is a step in the right direction towards recognizing the important role that teachers play in shaping the future of the country.

The phased increase in teacher salaries, set to commence in 2024 as part of a signed Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), demonstrates a commitment to addressing the longstanding issue of inadequate remuneration for teachers. This move is expected to boost the morale of teachers and improve retention rates within the profession.

The implementation of the compensation system for TSC teachers in 2024 will occur in two stages, with the first phase starting on July 1, 2023, and the second phase targeting active instructors on July 1, 2024. This phased approach allows for a smooth transition and ensures that teachers can anticipate and plan for the changes in their salaries.

Significant changes in pay grades are evident across various titles within the TSC, including Chief Principals, Senior Principals, Principals, Deputy Principals, Senior Masters, Lecturers, and teachers in various other positions. This demonstrates a commitment to addressing salary disparities and ensuring that all teachers are fairly compensated for their work.

The commission has also introduced remunerative and reimbursable allowances for teachers, specifically catering to travel expenses and per diem allowances upon application. These allowances will provide additional support to teachers and recognize the various expenses they may incur in the course of their work.

These changes are expected to significantly benefit primary and secondary school teachers, aligning with Kenya’s economic growth trajectory. By improving the remuneration and allowances for teachers, the government is not only investing in the education sector but also recognizing the invaluable contribution of teachers to the development of the country.

The phased increase in teacher salaries and the introduction of remunerative and reimbursable allowances are positive steps towards acknowledging the hard work and dedication of teachers. This move is expected to have a positive impact on the teaching profession and ultimately contribute to the overall improvement of the education system in Kenya.

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