It is now official that Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has extended the contract for the serving intern teachers for a year.
In a memo seen by this writer, the teachers employer indicated that serving intern teachers that did not secure permanent employment will now serve for one year.
“The Commission has authorized the extension of contracts for the serving teacher interns. This affects the teacher interns who were not recruited in the recently concluded recruitment process for regular teachers,” read a TSC memo.
TSC said extension is owing to the fact that the internship programme was disrupted by Covid-19 pandemic which led to closure of schools in March 2020.
This comes barely fortnight ago after TSC barred the current serving intern teachers from applying for the 6,674 advertised internship posts in December. This left serving interns with several unanswered questions bearing in mind that their current contract was to elapse by the end of this month(December, 2020).
However TSC renewed their contract for another year starting January 4th next year. The teachers will continue to work in their current station.
The employer has also increased their pay under the new agreement.
Interns teaching in primary schools will earn 15,000/- up from 10,000/- which they earned this year while Secondary school intern teachers will take home 20,000 up from 15,000/-.
However the teachers will renew their accident insurance cover for another year.
In addition TSC had advertised additional 6,674 internship posts in December.
TSC has invited applications from qualified candidates to fill 4,676 posts posts for Secondary Schools and and 1,998 posts for Primary Schools.
Interested and qualified candidates were requested to make the applications ONLINE through the Teachers Service Commission Website www.tsc.go.ke under Careers” or www.teachersonline.go.ke by Monday, 14 December, 2020.
For detailed information on application procedure and the available vacancies per County and institution, you are advised to visit the TSC Website: www.tsc.go.ke
Teachers Service Commission had cautioned that manual Applications will not be considered. TSC is an equal opportunity employer and persons with disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.