The Teachers Service Commission has hired, placed slightly over 8,000 TSC intern teachers on its payroll.
Confirming the good news TSC Head of Communications Boss Ms. Beatrice Wababu said that the 8 141 2019 TSC interns have been receiving their salaries and no intern has been left out.
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At last there is a glimmer of hope for all secondary school teachers who were employed under the TSC internship program in 2019.
According to sources within the Commission, secondary school TSC interns will be absorbed by the Teachers Service Commission soon.
This move follows the parliamentary education committee’ s proposal that the Commission should focus on employing teachers on permanent and pensionable terms as opposed to the internship program.
Schools heads are currently collecting data on teachers currently employed on internship or contract basis for further action.
This is great news for the interns who had been forced to live from hand to mouth owi g to the meagre monthly salary that the Commission had promised to pay them for the next one year.
A secondary school TSC intern teacher gets paid Kshs 15, 000 a month while a primary school TSC intern teavhwr pockets only Kshs 10, 000.
The meagre earnings and tough conditions for TSC internships had already discouraged some teachers from applying for available TSC internship posts/vacancies.
Below are facts about TSC internships
FACTS YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT TSC INTERNSHIPS 2019
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The Teachers Service Commission has advertised 10, 300 vacancies for interns who will be posted to serve in both public primary and secondary schools next month to plug acute shortage.
This is a commendable move towards the right direction since it will reduce the teacher-student ratio from the current 1:60 to around 1:40.
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It is also well-timed since the government is promoting a 100 % transition of learners from primary to secondary schools.
However, before applying for the job, here are a few facts about internships.that you need to be aware of:
INTERNSHIP: QUICK FACTS
1. Teachers on internship are likely to serve anywhere in Kenya where their services will be required. However, they are free from the highly dreaded delocalization threat.
2. All graduates are advised to apply.
3. TSC has not clarified whether those who shall take up the intern positions will be given priority in mass permanent recruitment. The commission has just confirmed that those who will be on internship may get absorbed on permanent terms based on the availability of funds and their performance.
4. You do not have to serve as an intern. Internship is optional, therefore you have an option of applying or not.
5. The schools(as good practices dictate) should support the interns by providing accommodation and food where possible. This will go along way in motivating them to be effective given the meagre pay (stipend)
6. Certificates will be offered to all interns. This is a plus for teachers especially those aspiring to be promoted for it is a kind gesture towards the Teachers Service Commission.
7. Payment of salaries for teachers on internship is prompt. This is a better option compared to being employed on BOM terms where payment of salaries depends on the “principal’s mood.”
8. Internship is a long-term contract. Once the contract has been signed, it cannot be terminated. This means that the interns MUST serve in a given station for one year, period.
9. Interns will be paid Kshs 15, 000- secondary and Kshs 10, 000- primary. However, this is subject to statutory deductions.
9. 4,300 posts are available for primary school and 6, 000 for secondary schools.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Those who wish to apply must meet the following requirements:
. Must be a Kenyan Citizen
. Must possess original academic and professional certificates
. Should be currently unemployed
. Should not be previously employed by the TSC on permanent terms
. Must be TSC registered
. Should be a holder of a P1 Certificate for those wishing to serve in public primary schools and a minimum of a Diploma for secondary schools
. Be ready to serve in any public school within Kenya where services are required
. A valid certificate of Good Conduct.
. A National Identity Card or Passport
. A copy of KRA Pin Certificate
. TSC Registration Certificate
. Two coloured passports
. Personal accident insurance cover.
HOW TO APPLY
For a detailed explanation on how to apply visit the TSC Website- www.tsc.go.ke
NOTE: THIS RECRUITMENT EXERCISE IS FREE OF CHARGE. THEREFORE, TSC WISHES TO CAUTION ALL INTERESTED APPLICANTS AGAINST FRAUDSTERS WHO MAY WISH TO TAKE ADVANTAGE AND EXTORT CASH FROM THEM.