TSC Recruitment Plan to Transit 15,000 Intern Teachers Yearly To PnP
TSC Recruitment Plan to Transit 15,000 Intern Teachers Yearly To PnP. The Teachers Service Commission will transition 15,000 intern teachers per year to permanent and pensionable terms (pnp) following the recent announcement.
They are student teachers in elementary, junior high, and 8.4.4 secondary establishments.
This will help address the present teacher shortage by replacing the teachers who are retiring at an increasing pace.
In December 2022, TSC posted a job listing that featured 35,550 teaching openings. 21,550 of these were for junior high school students to complete internships.
There were 4,000 internship openings at primary schools. Only 10,000 places, including 9,000 in junior high schools and 1,000 in elementary schools, were open during “pnp” terms.
Yet, there is reason for optimism because the Commission has said that it will include a sizeable number of intern teachers in its Program.
TSC provided permanent and pensionable terms of employment in January to all intern teachers hired in 2022.
The Commission claimed that since their information is handled in a document dated January 11, 2023, the teachers do not need to apply.
The Board has resolved that all teachers who took part in an internship program in 2022 would be hired on permanent, pensionable terms of employment as part of the ongoing teacher recruitment process.
In accordance with the TSC Director of Staffing note, the purpose of this email is to suggest that none of the teacher interns for 2022 be withdrawn from the payroll while their applications for employment on permanent and pensionable conditions of service are being processed.
According to TSC, junior secondary school teacher interns are entitled to a monthly stipend of Kshs. 20,000/= while primary school teacher interns are only eligible for Kshs. 15,000.
However, the stipend will be provided subject to statutory deductions where necessary.
The Teacher Internship Program is a 12-month program created to help aspiring teachers develop and maintain their competences.
The program aims to place employed registered instructors in educational settings where they will receive coaching, mentorship, and chances to obtain practical teaching experience.
Requirements for junior secondary schools hiring intern teachers
i) National identification card;
ii) Certificate of Registration as a teacher;
iii) Diploma/Degree certificate and official transcripts;
iv) KCSE certificates or its equivalent (include certificates for attempts if one re-sat exams);
v) KCPE certificate or its equivalent (include certificates for attempts if one re-sat exams);
vi) Primary and Secondary School leaving certificates and other relevant testimonials;
vii) National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) Card (where applicable);
viii) An Affidavit sworn under the Oaths and Statutory Declarations Act, Cap 15 of the Laws of Kenya to explain the variance in names;
ix) Letter of certification of results by KNEC (where applicable).
Requirements for recruiting intern teachers in primary school
a) National identification card;
b) Certificate of Registration as a teacher;
c) Evidence of the completion of Upgrade Diploma in Primary Teacher Education where applicable
d) PTE Certificate;
e) KCSE certificates or its equivalent (include certificates for attempts if one re-sat exams);
f) KCPE certificate or its equivalent (include certificates for attempts if one re-sat exams);
g) Letter of Certification of results by KNEC (where applicable);
h) Primary and Secondary School leaving certificates and other relevant testimonials;