Transition of Intern Teachers
Transition of Intern Teachers. The Teachers Service Commission has explained why it chooses to hire intern teachers first, and not permanent and pensionable at once. This going according to employment act, Intern teachers are to be hired from next year 2024.
TSC Chief Nancy Macharia told Parliament on Tuesday that after one year, interns are assimilated as permanent and pensionable.
If we want to hire more teachers, Macharia remarked, “we have to allow ourselves to have more interns, and eventually they will be changed into Permanent and Pensionable.”
If the commission were to directly recruit P and P, the CEO claimed that they could only accept about 8,000 teachers.
“They serve as interns for one year before they progress to be absorbed,” she said. “They will be Permanent and Pensionable in 2025.”
Rebecca Tonkei, a Narok County Woman MP, had asked how long it takes to integrate an intern.
What is the strategy for placing 20,000 new hires on Permanent and Pensionable status, and how long will they be interns? said Tonkei.
Running the sector on interns is not sustainable, according to Lugari MP Nabii Nabwera.
He questioned why TSC didn’t want to hire any teachers with pensions this year.
He asked, “What is the justification for wanting to recruit them in 2024 but not this year?”
All interns who were working in 2022 were converted into permanent teachers who were also eligible for retirement.
This is in accordance with a memo dated January 11 and signed by Joseph Mugele, director of staffing at TSC.
The message at the time stated, “The interviews for the exercise start on January 13 and recruitment documents set for February 6.”
The interns were to remain on the payroll, at the director’s request.
This would aid in the wait for their staff under the new circumstances, he claimed.
10,000 of the teachers will have permanent, pensionable jobs, according to a statement from the commission from December, while 25,550 will be interns.
According to the report, 1,000 permanent primary school teachers and 9,000 permanent secondary school teachers will fill each of the available positions, while 21,550 intern instructors would fill the Junior Secondary School spots.
4000 additional intern teachers will be hired, according to the commission, for primary schools.