TSC SET TO EMPLOY 5,000 TEACHERS ON PERMANENT AND PENSIONABLE BASIS AND 10, 000 INTERNS ( AMIDST PROTESTS BY THE EDUCATION PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE)
The Teachers Service Commission is planning to recruit 5000 teachers on permanent and pensionable terms and 10,000 interns this year.
Appearing before the parliamentary education committee, TSC Boss Dr Nancy Macharia defended the move to continue employing teachers on internship/ contract basis saying that the Commission does not have enough funds to recruit teachers on permanent and pensionable terms.
The parliamentary education committee was of the idea that the Teachers Service Commission should recruit teachers on permanent and pensionable basis.
The contested TSC internship programme kicked off in 2019 with the Commission recruiting 10, 000 TSC interns.
A secondary school TSC intern teacher is paid Kshs 15, 000 per month while a primary school teacher receives Kshs 10, 000 per month.