TSC Alters Intern Teachers Recruitment Policy. Junior Secondary School (JSS) Teachers Service Commission (TSC) interns are dissatisfied with a new rule.
At the moment, the TSC requires them to serve as interns for two years before offering them full-time employment and perks. Formerly, after just one year of employment, intern instructors may become full-time TSC employees.
Several intern teachers were taken aback by this announcement because they had assumed they would be hired on as full-time employees in 2025. The TSC, which is in charge of hiring teachers, argues that this move was made necessary because of the nation’s struggling economy and the enormous number of intern teachers they have hired.
TSC representatives clarified to the Parliamentary Education Committee that all 46,000 of the current intern teachers will need to wait two years to become permanent employees and receive perks including pensions.
It was made very apparent that failing to complete the two-year internship would prevent any instructor from receiving a permanent position.
Verification of TSC interns for 2023.This revelation demoralizes intern instructors, who are already battling with poor salary.
They contend that the remuneration is insufficient to meet living expenses. Teachers are only allowed to intern for a maximum of two years, according to TSC’s previously stated internship policy.
TSC has been hiring a lot of student teachers as interns. They employed twenty thousand interns in February and twenty thousand more in August.
TSC renewed the contract for 4,005 instructors whose one-year tenure ended in December 2021 and assigned 1,995 intern teachers to schools in January 2022. With this, there were 46,000 intern teachers overall.
In the future, TSC plans to hire 20,000 additional intern educators to assist with the Grade 8 sessions, which start in January.
TSC Alters Intern Teachers Recruitment Policy
Currently, each month, interns in elementary schools receive Kshs. 15,000, while those in high schools receive Kshs. 20,000.
However, following deductions, the monthly remuneration of secondary school interns and elementary school interns is reduced by approximately sh. 3,000 and sh. 2,000, respectively.