The Teachers Service Commission of Kenya is an Independent government Commission established under the Constitution of Kenya to manage human resources within the education sector. It is based in the capital city, Nairobi with offices in the counties.
Teachers are crucial to the learning process. Every year, we get new evidence from a new country on how much value an effective teacher adds. This is one area where the evidence lines up with intuition: Even without a bunch of value added measures, most of us would readily admit that without good teachers, we wouldn’t be where we are today
Teachers are paid basic salary and added other allowances to make up net pay.
In Kenyan a teacher employed by TSC can be paid two types of allowances either remunerative or reimbursable.
Reimbursable allowances are usually refunded upon application, while remunerative are those that are paid together with salary.
The following are allowances that are automatic;
Allowances payable upon application includes:
1. Responsibility Allowance
2. Special Duty Allowance
3. Reader Allowance
4. Interpreters Allowance
5 Special School Allowance
Following the implementation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) signed by TSC and Teachers unions, teachers have been smiling all the way to bank since July.
TEACHERS HOUSE ALLOWANCES
The House allowances as shown in the picture below will be paid in categories with the teachers’ work stations coming into play to determine the rates. Teachers serving in urban areas have an advantage and will, therefore, receive higher house allowances ass compared to their counterparts in rural areas
July TSC circular on teachers allowances, enumerates the rise in teachers allowances in different job groups for both primary and secondary schools. Below is a detailed distribution of TSC allowances per job group