President William Ruto has given assurance to Junior Secondary School interns that they will be employed after completing a two-year service. He emphasized that this is a government practice, and the intern teachers should trust the process.
During a media roundtable at State House, the President stated that JSS intern teachers will commence their work in January, fulfilling the prerequisite of a two-year internship before permanent employment.
Ruto highlighted that the government is implementing similar internship processes in various sectors. He affirmed that JSS intern teachers will be a priority for employment after their two-year internship, addressing concerns about their current employment terms.
The Teacher Service Commission had initially hired these teachers on a one-year contract, with their contracts now being renewed for an additional year.
Despite facing challenges, the President emphasized the significance of the internship as part of the learning and job process, and JSS intern teachers are expected to proceed with their internships in January.
“We sat with TSC and signed a Memorandum of Understanding that says the teachers have been accepted as interns,” Knut Secretary General Collins Oyuu stated.
“Our proposal was for one year but now saying the contracts might be renewed… That will not happen.”