TSC intern news today . Junior Secondary School (JSS) intern teachers have denied the new rule by Teachers Service Commission (TSC) that,
Requires them to work for two years before being employed on permanent and pensionable terms.
This is a great shock to Many intern teachers were after TSC said it will confirm them on permanent terms in 2025.
TSC intern news today
Previously, all TSC intern teachers worked for one year and then converted to PnP payroll.
The paradigm shift
However, this changes have risen due to the highest number of intern teachers recently employed by the commission in addition to the struggling economy.
This has made the commission to introduce the two years Service of the intern teachers.
On Monday This week, TSC revealed that the intern teachers will have to wait longer before being converted to permanent and pensionable payroll.
Appearing before the Education Committee in Parliament, TSC Director of staffing Antonina Lentoijoni alongside TSC Director for legal affairs,
Calvin Anyuor, said all 46,000 teachers employed on internship terms will be converted to pnp automatically after serving for two years.
The Commission insists no teacher will be employed on permanent terms first before going through the two year internship process.
TSC says it has 46,000 teachers on its payroll both primary and secondary school including junior secondary who are serving as interns.
Previously TSC defended itself saying its policy allows for teacher internship service to a maximum of two years.
However many intern teachers say this will be demoralising and morale killer especially because of poor pay which does not help baring in mind of the current cost of living.
TSC intern news today
The Commission recruited a total of 40000 intern teachers in February and in August
In January 2022, TSC posted a total of 1,995 intern teachers to schools.
TSC also renewed internship contract for 4,005 teachers whose one year term ended in December 2021.
This brought the total number of intern teachers to 46,000.
TSC plans to recruit another 20,000 intern teachers to help with Grade 8 class which starts in January 2024.
Interns attached to primary schools get a monthly salary of Kshs. 15,000/= while those in secondary schools get Kshs. 20,000/=.
Additionally, those in secondary school lose around sh. 3,000 to deductions while those in primary lose around sh. 2,000.