Good News Announced To All Current Intern Teachers.
All currently employed instructors who are serving under internship terms have now received the assurance that they won’t work as interns for longer than two years in a row.
Dr. Nancy Macharia, the head of the TSC, has informed the Senate National Cohesion Committee that the commission intends to hire these educators.
In order to address concerns raised by the comments about teacher transfers and hiring intentions, Macharia testified before the Senate.
Some senators encouraged TSC to stop hiring teachers on permanent contracts, suggesting the commission hire instructors on a contract basis in order to address the nearly 100,000-strong teacher shortage.
The Senate further requested Macharia to investigate any legal matters that need to be clarified or amended in order to hire instructors on contract terms.
Due to the commission’s small budgetary allotment from the federal government, senators continued to argue that it should hire teachers on a contract basis.
The head of TSC rejected this idea, explaining that the commission was prohibited by law from keeping teachers under internship conditions for such a long period of time.
Good News Announced To All Current Intern Teachers
Macharia also informed the senators that the TSC could only keep teachers on staff for a maximum of two years before they were confirmed on a permanent basis and qualified for retirement.
Dr. Macharia also informed the Senate that the commission was unable to hire more teachers due to its tight financial allotment.
The commission has to be provided with funding in order to fully address the teacher shortage.
Dr. Macharia also informed the Senate that not all of the 36,000 newly hired teachers had received their full salaries.
The sensitivity of the payroll issue, she continued, necessitates careful examination of the files.
There were certain payment terms and lengths of service for hiring teachers who were employed under contract.