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TSC Primary Teacher II T-Scale 5 (Grade B5); Requirements, Salary 2024

This is the entry grade for primary school teachers.  

Read also: TSC Basic Salary, Allowances For Teachers in Grade B5


To qualify for appointment to this grade, a teacher must:- 

  • have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum mean  Grade C (Plain) or other recognized equivalent qualifications;  
  • have a Primary Teacher Certificate (PTE) or its approved equivalent; have been registered as a teacher and in possession of a valid Teaching  Certificate;  
  • meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution; and 
  • any other requirement the Commission may deem necessary.    


This is the entry grade for primary school teachers. The duties of a teacher at this  level shall be to:- 

  1. prepare lesson plans, lesson notes, timetables, schemes of work and  maintain academic standards in the school to ensure that the syllabus is  covered in time for evaluation;  
  2. teach the subjects of specialization and impart knowledge, skills and  attitudes to the learner;  
  3. evaluate learners in subjects of specialization and prepare them for national  and other examinations;  
  4. introduce new ideas and programmes to ensure improvement in teaching  and  
  5. learning in the subjects of specialisation;  
  6. ensure consistency and improvement in curriculum delivery through  teamwork and collaborative planning;  
  7. serve as a role model and maintain learner discipline to create a conducive  environment for learning;  
  8. provide guidance and counselling services to learners to instil norms and  values for harmonious co-existence; 
  9. ensure safety and health of learners; 
  10. ensure cleanliness of the school compound and tidiness of learners; xi. participate in workshops/seminars/symposiums to share ideas, and enhance  knowledge in the subject areas; 
  11. engage learners in curricular and co-curricular activities so as to identify,  nurture and develop talents;  
  12.  organize remedial actions to support learners with performance gaps; and xiv. any other duty as may be assigned. 

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