Despite being awarded staggering 30 marks several interns were unable to secure permanent jobs. This has left the intern teachers worried as the next recruitment will come after their contract has expired. Now this group of teachers who missed out on the recently concluded employment have a reason to smile has it has been confirmed that their contract will be renewed at the end of the year.
TSC is also planning to recruit more intern teachers to secondary schools at the end of the year to help curb teachers shortage in public schools. Report from the commission indicate that over 1,000 interns missed out on July employment.
The government’s move to introduce the contraction for the teachers has been of really great importance as majority have been absorbed to curb on the shortages that have arised mostly from the surging 100% transition and Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) program.
This comes a time when several reports suggest that job security is the only problem in the Kenyan market. Many of the learned young Kenyans lack a friendly working environment from their employers due to fear of being sacked and pressure of employing their close members. This has been a lifelong problem that has made Kenya a place full of unemployment cases in every survey.
Majority of the students in university are reportedly the practising teachers who, some, didn’t wish to be one. But they ironically opted to be involved in such a career because of the advice from the society that that is the only course one will be sure of permanent and pensionable employment.
According to internal surveys, there is still need for more teachers on contract, and those not absorbed still stands a high chance of being renewed for another year. But they aren’t enough whatsoever. The government should move with speed to hire more so as to replace those who, by merit, got a chance to be employed in the just concluded recruitment