TSC Teacher Recruitment And Intern Confirmation To PnP Terms. The teachers service commission hired over 20,000 intern teachers in February 2023. The teachers were then deployed into junior secondary schools across the country to handle the competency based curriculum.
However, the commission stated that these teachers will serve for a period of 2 years thereafter be confirmed into permanent and pensionable terms. Therefore the teachers are expected to be confirmed into permanent terms in 2025.
To reduce the teacher shortage experienced in junior secondary schools, the commission has stipulated clearly plans to hire an additional 20,000 intern teachers. The teachers are set to be hired before the year comes to an end of this year.
However, this will not complete the shortage as teacher shortage stands at more than 100,000.
The commission, through the CEO stated that it will require a whooping ksh. 4.7 billion shillings for teacher recruitment. Due to the huge teacher shortage, the commission stated that it altered the terms of payment from permanent and pensionable to internship terms.
TSC Teacher Recruitment And Intern Confirmation To PnP Terms
The commission said it would be costly to hire such a huge number of teachers into permanent terms due to the limited budget at their disposal.
However, she affirmed that teachers to be hired to replace those who have exited the service through natural attrition will be under permanent and pensionable terms.
The CEO indicated clearly that all the intern teachers are qualified and assured the public that the teaching quality and standards in our kenyan schools will not be compromised whatsoever .
In the 2023- 2024 Budget policy statement, TSC was allocated ksh. 322 billion. In the year of 2019, the Teachers service commission began the issue of hiring teachers under the internship program.
During recruitment of teachers into permanent and pensionable terms, the intern teachers are usually given preference as they are awarded an extra 30 marks. This ensures that they are almost assured of the jobs.
Primary school interns pocket sh. 15000 while there counterparts in secondary get a monthly stipend of 20,000 subject to statutory deductions.
Despite the teacher shortage, there is a total of more than 300,000 teachers who are unemployed as per the TSC register for registered teachers.
The TSC CEO indicated that more JSS teachers had not been paid all their arrears. However, she clarified that the commission had put plans in place to pay them their arrears in full this month.