The Teachers service commission is the body that is delegated with the responsibility of hiring and renumerating teachers in Kenya.
As per to TSC guidelines, the professional secondary school teachers who are newly employed by the commission in Kenya falls under job group K which is the starting point that is currently referred to as Secondary Teacher II or grade C2.
Immediately a secondary school trained teacher has been absorbed by Teachers service communication, the teacher receives an appointment letter that always states that a newly employed teacher remains on probation for a period of not less than six (6) months.
Sometimes the probation period may be extended if the teacher’s performance is not satisfactory.
As per to the current state at TSC secondary school teacher serves for a duration of 3 years after which he/she automatically gets promoted grade C3, initially known as job group L.
The minimum requirements for one to teach in secondary school is diploma but nowadays majority of secondary school teachers are university graduates.
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.