Recently Employed Interns To Report In January2022, Here Is The Reason

TSC is planning to announce another mass intern recruitment of 4,000 teachers come December this year.

To fulfill the aim of 6,000 intern teachers in January, the Teachers Service Commission intends to hire 4,000 more intern teachers.

The commission said in July that it will hire 6,000 instructors on an internship basis.

2,000 teachers were hired as part of the government’s initiative to help youths. TSC will now try to make up for the shortfall by announcing more job openings.

Therefore, TSC is planning to supply all the 6,000 intern teachers in January so that they can start working in their respective stations. Therefore, this means that all those teachers who have already secured vacancies with TSC will have to wait a little longer, till January before they receive their appointment letters.

This comes at a time when hundreds of thousands of unemployed teachers are scrambling for limited internship opportunities, as TSC has made internships the only sure way to land permanent positions.

When interviews for the new recruitment drive are called, unemployed teachers will face fierce competition for the 1038 internship slots available in primary schools and 957 in secondary schools.

The application closed last week, and TSC officials in the counties are now producing the merit lists that will be used to shortlist interviewees.

The Commission’s regional directors are expected to transmit system-generated lists of applicants to TSC headquarters by October 18th 2021. Internship contracts were also extended for another year.

“The applicants will be summoned to sign the agreement and be issued with the offer of internship letter only after clearance at the headquarters and vetting,” reads a circular signed by TSC director of staffing Rita Wahome.

There are more than 300,000 qualified but unemployed teachers in the country, with a tutor shortage estimated at 100,000.

The tremendous level of interest in the internship program contrasts sharply from when it was first presented in 2019.

10,000 jobless instructors, when the vast majority of them shied away from it. This was mostly due to the pitiful monthly stipends of Sh10,000 and Sh15,000 for primary and secondary school interns, respectively.

Since then, the amounts have been raised to Sh15,000 and Sh20,000. However, the 30 percent automatic marks that interns receive during recruiting for permanent work remain the key draw for unemployed grads.

To solve the significant teacher shortage in schools, the internship program was established.

The interns will report to their schools in January, when the third term begins.

TSC has been hiring 5,000 teachers each year, but the need has persisted since the adoption of a 100 percent transition from primary to secondary schools.

The TSC will grant interns marks depending on the quality of their degrees or certificates, as well as the amount of time they have been unemployed since graduation, according to the scoring sheet.

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