TSC INTERN TEACHERS; CONFIRMATION ON PERMANENT AND PENSIONABLE TERMS AND SALARIES PROCESSING STATUS
The Teachers Service Commission, TSC has announced the recruitment of 5,000 teachers on permanent and pensionable terms and 10, 000 others on internship terms to bridge the glaring teacher shortages in the country.
Besides the Commission is projecting to recruit 40, 000 more teachers. This is good news especially for teacher graduates who are still jobless. However, the big question is “Will the TSC confirm intern teachers soon?”
To be sincere, the Commission is not planning to confirm intern teachers soon. This is because there is no clear budgetary allocation for the confirmation of TSC intern teachers for the 2020/2021 financial year.
Besides, the number of teachers currently employed on internship terms exceeds the 5, 000 tutors who have been budgeted for in the next financial year.
TSC intern teachers’ confirmation on permanent and pensionable terms processing status
Going by what has happened in the past, intern teachers will have to attend TSC recruitment interviews for them to be confirmed on permanent and pensionable terms.
If the Commission decides to “pay” them by awarding them higher marks during interviews as it did for relief teachers, it will be a big sigh of relief for the teachers who are currently earning peanuts and simsim quoted verbatim.
Another glimmer of hope is the Parliamentary education committee. The national assembly education committee recently took the TSC to task over the meager salary paid to TSC intern teachers.
If parliament can pull strings for the over 10, 000 intern teachers as in the year 2010, then the interns can be absorbed on permanent and pensionable terms.
TSC INTERN TEACHERS SALARIES PROCESSING STATUS
In March 2020, the Teachers Service Commission through a Gazette notice announced that over teacher interns had been successfully placed on the TSC payroll.
The TSC at the same time also said that over 2, 000 teacher interns were yet to receive their salaries. The commission in May 2020 again released a FULL LIST OF TEACHERS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN PLACED ON ITS PAYROLL. According to the Commission, the affected teachers had failed to submit crucial documents to facilitate the process.
Most of the affected tutors are those recruited by the Commission on internship terms. The majority of these tutors were hired in November 2019 but by the end of March 2020, 2, 159 TSC intern teachers were yet to be placed on the TSC payroll.
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TSC Casuality Forms
According to data released by TSC, the listed teachers have not submitted their casualities, very important documents showing that they have already reported to their work stations.
The TSC casuality form can only be filled by the school head or principal then sent to the TSC headquarters for processing and placement on the TSC payroll.
TSC employment guidelines expect a newly-recruited TSC teacher to report to his or her work station within two weeks. The school head shall then fill and promptly submit the form for further processing.
If the school head fills the wrong details or the form fails to reach the destination, TSC Headquarters, then the teacher will not receive their salaries until the error is rectified.
A quick glance at the official TSC list indicates that approximately 400 newly recruited teachers are yet to present their Casuality forms to the TSC headquarters.
It indicates the TSC numbers, names, current work station, and TSC payroll processing status.
The TSC payroll for May 2020 salaries has already been closed. This means that the affected teachers will receive their salaries next month if they send the required documents to the Commission.
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