In a recent interview, the CEO of the Teachers Service Commission discussed the future of the organization’s internship program and how it will benefit newly hired teachers.
All of the teachers we employed last month under internship terms will be verified after a year of service.
The number of teachers needed by the Commission is high so that they can send them to schools that are severely understaffed.
Many of our teachers will need to start out on internships before being confirmed on permanent, pensionable contracts as a means of addressing this pressing issue.
Twenty thousand (20,000) faculty members will be on permanent, pensionable contracts by 2025. Intern teachers are required to work for a full year.
Rebecca Tonkei, a woman representative for Narok County, came to parliament to inquire about the length of time it takes to integrate an intern.
TSC’s CEO, however, has stated that the company is avoiding hiring teachers permanently because every single one of its 2022 intern teachers has been offered a permanent job with TSC beginning in January 2023.
TSC online recruitment portal
This policy shift will result in the temporary hiring of teachers before their eventual permanent incorporation.
We believe that by adopting this culture, we can help alleviate the current educational crisis.
Because of this, the Kenya Kwanza government will be able to hire the 300,000 teachers they have set as a priority.
HIRING OF NEW TEACHERS IN INTERNSHIPS IN 2023
Legislators have been notified by the Teachers Service Commission of the agency’s plans to expand the teaching force. The commission announced its intention to hire 20,000 intern teachers in July 2023.
Newly hired teachers will be sent to JSS institutions in an effort to alleviate that level of education’s critical teacher shortage.
Igembe North’s lawmaker, Julius Taitum, has asked TSC to replace the elevated teachers immediately. Some primary school teachers who have been promoted to middle school have not yet been replaced.
CATEGORIES OF TEACHERS EXEMPTED FROM TRANSFERS
Teachers above the age of 56 and those with special needs.
TSC has had to relocate teachers who were promoted through a competitive process in order to provide schools with qualified administrators, and it has also instituted measures to account for the proximity of schools to the home County.