TSC Tasked to Confirm Intern Teachers After 1 Year of Service
TSC Tasked to Confirm Intern Teachers After 1 Year of Service. Following new measures by the Education Taskforce, it is a huge relief for instructors employed on internship terms by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
The taskforce report, which was submitted to and unveiled by President William Ruto on Tuesday 1st August 2023 at State House, states unequivocally that teachers shall serve on internship terms for a maximum of one year before being converted to permanent terms.
The commission had previously proposed a regulation allowing for a maximum of two years of internship duty. With this policy, a teacher will be hired for a one-year internship term that is renewable for another year.
Following President William Ruto’s decree on the immediate adoption of the proposals of the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms (PWPER), existing intern teachers will benefit the most.
As a result, all teachers who were hired on internship terms and whose terms ended in December have a good chance of being hired in January 2024.
Despite these recommendations, it should be highlighted that TSC’s July budget fell short of the amounts requested to confirm intern teachers whose contracts expire this year.
Mr. Jamleck Muturi, the TSC chairperson, has pleaded with the government to grant funding for teacher confirmation.
Muturi stated that if teachers work on internships for an extended period of time, they will become disheartened. This occurred during his lecture at the Kenya School of Government at the introduction of the TSC 2023-2027 strategic plan.
Muturi said that the administration intends to confirm the intern teachers in January 2024 if the necessary funds are available.
There are currently about 20,000 TSC intern teachers that were accepted in February 2023.
In July, the government added 20,000 more intern seats, which are currently undergoing paperwork verification.
The present intern instructors in the aforesaid procedure will most likely be assigned to schools in early September 2023.
Teacher Interns at primary schools are paid a’stipend’ of Sh15,00, while those in secondary schools are paid Sh20,000.