Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has introduced a new deduction targeting Intern teachers both in Primary and Junior Secondary School.
Intern teachers in primary and secondary are supposed to enjoy monthly stipends of Ksh15,000 and Ksh20,000 respectively.
The stipend is paid subject to statutory deductions, where applicable.
Previously the teachers’ was only deducting NHIF for both primary and Junior Secondary interns. Those in primary were being deducted Ksh500 while their counterparts in JSS used to be deducted of ksh750.
In the latest payslip, the commission has introduced mandatory deduction that will be channelled to National Social Security Fund, NSSF.
The commission is now deducting ksh 900 and ksh1080 from salaries of primary and Junior Secondary interns respectively.
After deductions, primary school intern takes home about ksh13,000 while secondary school intern earns sh18,000.
The Teacher Internship Programme is a one-year programme meant to equip and sustain competencies of persons entering the teaching service.
To qualify as a JSS intern teacher, a candidate must be a Kenyan citizen and a registered teacher with TSC. He or She must also be a holder of at least a diploma in education with a minimum mean grade of C+ and C+ in two teaching subjects in KCSE or its equivalent.
Persons with disabilities (PWDs) and teachers from TVET institutions are also qualified to teach as interns.
To qualify as a Public Primary Teacher, a candidate must be a holder of a PI certificate, be a Kenyan citizen and be registered with TSC.