Currently Serving Interns to Be Confirmed, TSC Gives Timeline
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has requested funding from the government in order to guarantee the terms of permanent and pensionable employment for intern teachers.
TSC Chairperson Jamleck Muturi said today during the launch of the TSC 2023–2027 strategic plan at the Kenya School of Government that the teachers will lose motivation if they work on internships for too long.
If the Commission receives the necessary funding, it has a plan to confirm the teachers in January 2024, according to Muturi.
TSC plans to spend sh 11 billion for teacher promotions, sh 7.9 billion for CBC, TPAD, and PC training, sh 24 billion for internship recruitment, and sh 73.8 billion for hiring 111,870 teachers on permanent and pensionable terms.
TSC hired 20,000 intern teachers in February. Primary school interns are given a “stipend” of Sh15,000, while secondary school interns are given a’stipend’ of Sh20,000.
TSC Commissioners, led by its Chairperson Jamleck Muturi and Secretary Dr. Nancy Njeri Macharia, were present.
Current Serving Interns to Be Confirmed, TSC Gives Timeline
Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi, CS for Education Ezekiel Machogu, and PS for Education Belio Kipsang were also present. Others included representatives from the teachers’ union and the parents’ organisation.
The launch occurs at a time when TSC has modified its goal, vision, and core values statements.
It also occurs at a time when the Commission has 20,000 internship positions listed. For junior secondary school teachers, TSC has posted 18,000 internship positions, and for primary school teachers, 2,000 more.
Teachers anticipate receiving a pay rise this month as well. President William Ruto has stated that teachers will receive a wage increase of 7% to 10%.