Standard Media Group has apologized for misinforming the public concerning the employment of 8141 intern teachers on permanent and pensionable terms.
On Friday day last week, standard newspaper reported that the teachers’ employer had confirmed over 8,000 teachers on permanent basis, a move that angered the commission.
Through, the head of communication Beatrice Wababu, the commission on the same day of publication called out the popular newspaper that is owned by Standard Media Group for misinforming the general public.
“It has come to my attention that the hardcopy edition of today’s Standard newspapers has reported that TSC had hired 8141 intern teachers on permanent basis”, said Wababu.
She further stated that the alleged information was incorrect and unfortunate.
“The same is being addressed”, she added.
It is increasingly clear that SG has taken a humble pie and apologised to the Teachers Service Commission.
In a story headlined ‘Clarification and apology: TSC new recruitments’, the media set the record straight.
“We apologise to the commission for the error”, read part of the story.
Placed on payroll
Teachers Service Commission has so far placed 8,141 interns on payroll. Last year the commission recruited 10, 300 and so far due to the missing documents, 2,159 of them are yet to be put on payroll.
Also yet to be placed on payroll are 149 teachers who were hired on permanent and pensionable terms. So far 8,920 of the 9,069 teachers who were employed on permanent and pensionable terms are on payroll.