TSC Summoned to Appear before the Senate Education Committee to Explain the Fate of the 10,000 TSC Intern Teachers
How Much does a TSC intern teacher earn?
The Teachers Service Commission has been summoned to appear before the Senate Education Committee to explain the fate of the 10, 000 TSC interns.
The Senate Education Committee is chaired by Bomet Senator Christopher Lang’at.
The Committee has vowed to take the Teachers Service Commission to task following the delayed payment of salaries for some TSC intern teachers.
According to the Senators, some interns are yet to be paid their salaries yet they have worked for three months.
The Committee therefore wants the TSC to issue clear recruitment and payment shedules for TSC intern teachers.
Contributing to the motion Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot wants the Commission to outline the fate of the 10, 000 interns at the end of their contract.
He suggested that due to their sacrifice, they should be given priority when TSC wishes to recruit teachers on permanent and pensionable terms given the meagre pay that the Commission is offering them.
The Senate Education Committee will also like to understand the rationale behind the low stipends for TSC Interns.
The Committee has failed to understand how graduate teachers can earn a salary lower than that of the subordinate staff in schools where they are offering their services.
It is shocking that teachers working on BOM terms are earning more than the TSC interns.
TSC Salaries for Intern Teachers
Below is a breakdown of the salary of a TSC intern teacher
Secondary School TSC intern teacher
Gross salary: Kshs 15, 000
Statutory deductions: Personal Accident Cover( Kshs 1, 200), HELB (Kshs 3, 000 for beneficiaries), NHIF (Kshs 800), NSSF (600) and PAYE (1, 741)
Net pay: Kshs 10, 000.
Primary school TSC intern
Gross salary: Kshs 10, 000
Statutory deductions: Personal accident cover (1, 200), HELB (3,000 for beneficiaries only), NHIF (Kshs 800), NSSF (600) and PAYE (1, 741)
Net pay: Kshs 6, 000.