In Kenya, the authority charged with selecting and compensating teachers is the Teachers Service Commission.
The beginning point for professional secondary school teachers who are freshly hired by the commission in Kenya falls under job group K, which is also known as grade C2 or Secondary Teacher II according to TSC criteria.
An appointment letter that always says that a newly hired teacher remains on probation for a period of not less than six (6) months is given to the teacher as soon as they have been absorbed by Teachers Service Communication.
In some cases, if the teacher’s performance is subpar, the probationary period may be prolonged.
According to TSC’s current policy, secondary school teachers work for three years before automatically being promoted to grade C3, which was formerly known as job group L.
The minimal required to teach in a secondary school is a diploma, however most secondary school instructors today hold advanced degrees.
Along with their base pay, newly hired teachers in (grade C2)—originally known as job group K—also receive a commuter allowance of KSH 5000 and a rental housing allowance of KSH 7500.
Any newly employed graduate teacher is entitled to a starting salary now of KSH.38000 .
It should however be noted that this figure changes if one used to benefit from HELB loan since some amount is deducted.