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Circular: TSC Issues Fresh Details on the Extension of Contracts for Continuing Teacher Interns; Read the full details below

In an official circular by the Teachers Service Commission(TSC), the Commission has finally come out clear on the Extension of continuing Intern teachers’ contract.

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The circular clearly shows that, the 2019 internship teachers’ contract shall be renewed for teachers who were not at a position of securing jobs on permanent and pensionable terms with the Commission in the recently conducted interviews.


Extension of Contracts for serving Teacher Interns;

The commission has authorized the extension of contracts for the serving teacher interns. This affects the teacher interns who were not recruited in the recently concluded recruitment process for regular teachers. The rationale for extension is the fact that the internship programme was disrupted by Covid-19 pandemic which led to closure of schools in March 2020.”

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According to the circular, detailed Lists of Teacher Interns who will have their contracts extended, will be out by 10th December. The teachers will receive contract extension letters on the same date.


“Lists of the teacher interns whose contracts are to be extended together with a template for the contract extension letter will be sent to you by 10th December 2021.”

Official TSC Reporting Dates for Teachers Interns

After receiving their letters they should resume/ report back to school on 4th January while the new interns will be required to report on 11th January 2020.


The serving interns whose contracts are to be renewed will remain in their current stations and are expected to start their new contract on 4th Jan 2021.

This comes at a time when President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed the resumption of learning in all learning institutions.

During his speech on Jamhuri day on December 12, he confirmed that schools will fully reopen in January 2021 as earlier planned.

Preparations for KCPE and KCSE underway

CS Magoha’s special team is also working round the clock to ensure that the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE and the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE are conducted as stipulated in the official schedule.

Details reaching Newspro newsdesk this afternoon indicate that the team flew out of the country last week to assess the progress of the printing of KCPE and KCSE national examinations by the contracted printing house in the UK.

This therefore means that the candidates who are almost through with their second term in schools need to focus their energy on preparing for the tests.

According to the revised education calendar for the candidates, second term will end on December 23 after which learners have a one-week break ahead of the January 4 opening.

KCPE examinations have been scheduled to run on March 22 and 24. Rehearsals will be done on March 19 with mathematics and English papers to be done on first day of the examinations.

Science and Kiswahili subjects will be done on the second day, with Social Studies and Religious Education subjects done on the last day. At least 1.2 million candidates will sit the three days examinations.

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KCSE rehearsals have been scheduled for March 25, with written examinations kicking off March 26. The examinations will run for three weeks and three days.

Releasing the examination timetable, Magoha said marking of the two tests will be spread between April 19 and May 7.

English, mathematics and chemistry papers will be done during the first two days of the examinations. For KCSE, 751,150 candidates will sit the form four national examinations.

Last year, 173,945 personnel were used during the field administration of KCPE examination. Another 6,440 examiners marked the KCPE examinations.

For KCSE, 70,790 personnel were deployed during field administration of the examination. Some 26,597 examiners were involved in marking.

The new examination timetable was released following huge learning disruptions occasioned by Covid-19 that saw schools lose up to nine months study time.

Registered centres

But even with the disruptions, Knec maintained that candidates will not be allowed to change centres they had registered to sit the examinations.

The effects of Covid-19 pushed some parents to transfer their children from some schools.

Knec, however, said that during the exams, the candidates will have to sit the tests from registered centres.

The council said the registration process of candidates was complete, data validated and candidates would have to sit the examination in their registered centres to avoid confusion.

Inside sources at Knec however hinted that focus is still on counties that have had cases of examination malpractice.

Kisii, Homa Bay, Bungoma, Kisumu and Migori counties in Western and Nyanza regions have been put on high alert ahead of examinations.

Machakos, Meru, Isiolo, Turkana, West Pokot, Kericho, Narok, Elgeyo Marakwet, Garissa, Wajir and Mandera counties are also on the Knec radar.

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