ECDE Teachers to Receive Salary from TSC
ECDE Teachers to Receive Salary from TSC. County governments will now recruit academics in early childhood and development education (ECDE). The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will be responsible for paying their salary and benefits.
Each nursery school kid will also receive Sh1,170 annually from the government if it is added to the final report and approved by the stakeholders.
The Presidential Working Party on School Reforms (PWPER), which modernized the educational system and subsequently requested President William Ruto’s approval, made this recommendation.
According to the education committee, only ECDE instructors will be engaged by counties; but, starting in January 2024, TSC will be required to pay them.
The Counties will use one budget from the National Treasury to hire teachers, and the TSC will use a second budget to pay their salaries.
Grades for Jobs and Pay for ECDE Teachers
ECDE instructors with a diploma go under the C1 employment group, whilst those with a certificate fall under the B5 job group.
The ECDE teacher pay scale.
For individuals with certificates, a base salary of between Sh 27,195 and Sh 33,994 per month is feasible.
A housing allowance of 4,200 shillings, a commuter allowance of 4,000 shillings, and a payment for annual leave of 4,000 shillings will all be available to people who reside in other areas.
A hardship payment of Sh. 8,200 will also be given to people who reside in difficult areas.
The monthly base pay for competent teachers participating in the ECDE program ranges from Sh 21,756 to Sh 27,195.
In addition, they’ll get a housing allowance of Sh. 3,200 (if they live somewhere else), a leave allowance of Sh. 4,000, a commuting payment of Sh.
Living in difficult areas will also qualify recipients for a hardship stipend of Sh. 6,600.
Those who receive a certificate or diploma from the ECDE will also be given access to a comprehensive medical plan that allows teachers to receive first-rate medical care at any licensed medical facility nationwide.
Teachers Hiring Body for ECDE
Only a small number of county governments currently employ ECDE teachers full-time and provide them with pension benefits.
They have been victimized by numerous people who recruited them as “carers” and paid them low wages.
The Council of Governors sought to hire ECDE teachers full-time and pay them sh24387, sh34395 per, and sh46,494 each graduate, despite the fact that most counties do not follow this policy.
Communities take advantage of teachers because of their inconsistently poor compensation.
Once more, the ECDE teachers’ positions will go to TSC. This will be the second effort after the Labor and Relations Court dismissed the first one.
The TSC must hire qualified, registered instructors, register them, and assign them to any public school or institution, according to the constitution.
The County Government is in responsibility of early childhood and vocational education, as per Schedule 4 of the law.
Pre-primary education and child care facilities must be under the control of the county administration, including when it comes to hiring teachers.
On the other side, the majority of ECDE teachers believe that county pay is unfair and difficult to budget for, hence they wish to be exempt from it.
If the proposal is granted, the panel advised the TSC to alter the way it oversees the ECDE instructors.