Babu Owino Intervenes To Have JSS Interns Into PnP Terms. Babu Owino, the Member of Parliament for Embakasi East, is pleading with the government to provide junior secondary school (JSS) intern teachers under contract with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) permanent and pensionable status.
Owino highlights how important it is that the government solve the disparity between the large number of teachers who are employed and the problem of their low pay.
Owino challenges President Ruto’s administration’s assertions that it employs 50,000–100,000 teachers, accusing them of deceiving the people. Teachers in primary schools currently make Ksh13,000, less Ksh2,000 in deductions, for a net salary of Ksh11,000.
Babu Owino Intervenes To Have JSS Interns Into PnP Terms
In contrast, junior secondary school interns earn Ksh17,000, while board of management teachers receive salaries ranging from Ksh15,000 to Ksh20,000.
Owino highlights the financial challenges faced by teachers earning Ksh17,000, emphasizing the need to support families, pay rent, buy food, and invest in the education of their own children.
He suggests that elementary school teachers should be paid at least Ksh50,000, with the possibility of earning more than Ksh500,000. This is a significant salary increase.
Owino suggests junior secondary school teachers make between half a million and a million Kenyan shillings, with a minimum pay of Ksh200,000.
Owino claims that high school teachers ought to be paid more than Ksh300,000, with a two million maximum wage being appropriate.
In general, the MP supports a comprehensive reform of teacher pay to alleviate the financial hardships experienced by educators across the board.