TSC ready to recruit all internship teachers in secondary schools; full details and the reason behind the big decision

Teachers Service Commission started  employing internship teachers last year with an excuse of lack of enough funds to employ teachers on a permanent basis. Since then the society has not taken the issue in good faith.  We have different/ mixed reactions from the society whereby some think its the TSC leaders are wasting the teachers while most internship teachers feel like its a good stuff as they can at least earn though its too little

The good news now is that Teachers Service commission is soon to confirm teachers employed as interns on permanent basis if The National Assembly Education Committee’s move in parliament is anything to go by.

TSC intended to recruit 10,000 teachers as interns and 5,000 teachers on permanent and pensionable terms as from next month but Education Committee is opposed to the idea and wants TSC to hire teachers on permanent basis and stop the contact stuffs.

The move by the committee has made the commission to resolve by first confirming on permanent basis the current 6,000 teachers Working as interns in secondary schools. Sources from the Teachers Service commission also indicate that the commission will now employ 9, 000 teacher on permanent and pansionable terms and 6,000 more as interns.

However, the commission may still face serious challenges among them, insufficient funds. Appearing before education committee to defend its budget for the next financial year, TSC CEO Nancy Macharia said the commission was not assured of funds from the treasury to recruit teachers on permanent and pensionable terms hence the need to use the limited resources to recruit interns.

As a matter of fact the majority Kenyan leaders are at the neck of the TSC trying to shun their urge of recruiting more internship teachers this Is the  big reason behind the recruitment of interns. The leaders feel that TSC should think of employing more teachers on permanent and pensionable terms for they are fully trained.

On Wednesday January 19, 2020, TSC boss Dr. Nancy Macharia  appeared before the committee where she said the Commission was willing  to recruit upto10,000 teacher interns this year on permanent and pensionable terms this  to close the wide staffing gaps where she said majority could be in secondary schools. She said the 100% transition policy has overstretched the teaching work force in the country hence need for additional teachers. The TSC boss appeared before the Committee to present the Commission’s budget for the 2020/2021 financial year.

According to  the TSC  secretary Dr. Macharia, TSC has only 2 billion shillings for recruitment against a budget of 15.4bn Shillings.

Internship teachers are scheduled to earn a maximum of 15,000 for secondary school teachers while primary school teachers will warn a maximum of ten thousand shillings only per month as gross salary. Hence they enrolled 10,000 teachers on internship for a period of one year.

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