The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has announced a one-year contract extension for the 4,005 teaching interns. Instead, the commission announced 1,995 new primary and secondary school vacancies for the academic year beginning in January and ending in December 2022.
There are 1,038 positions for primary schools and 957 positions for secondary schools. During the specified time period, the government will employ 6,000 teaching interns. Applicants for internship positions must be Kenyan citizens and registered with the Teachers’ Commission.
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The 1,995 new positions are for both primary and secondary schools and will be available for the academic year beginning in January and ending in December 2022.
There are 1,038 positions for primary schools and 957 positions for secondary schools. The government will employ 6,000 teaching interns in total during the PAY period.
The Teacher Internship Program is a one-year program designed to prepare and sustain those entering the teaching profession. Applications should be submitted electronically via the TSC website no later than Monday, September 27, 2021.
“The remaining 4,005 posts will be filled by the serving teacher interns recruited in 2021 who were not absorbed into the permanent and pensionable terms of service as advertised in the previous recruitments. Details of the distribution of the posts are available in the TSC website,” TSC said.
To quality, an applicant must at the time of application meet the following basic requirements:
a) Be a Kenyan citizen;
b) Must be a registered teacher with Teachers Service Commission;
c) Be a holder of a P1 Certificate for Primary school teachers and a minimum of a Diploma in Education Certificate for Secondary school teachers;
d) Have original academic and professional certificates;
e) Should not have been in previous employment with the Teachers Service Commission, as a teacher on permanent terms;
f) Be ready to be posted to any public educational Institution in Kenya; g) Must have Personal Accident Insurance to cover for personal risks during the internship period.
In addition, successful applicants shall be required to produce;
a) A copy of the National Identity Card (ID) or Passport;
b) A copy of Teacher Registration Certificate/print-out from Teachers Service Commission online portal as evidence of registration as a teacher;
c) A copy of the National Council for Persons with Disability (NCPWD) card (where applicable);
d) A valid certificate of good conduct;
e) Two (2) coloured passport size photographs;
f) A copy of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) card;
g) A copy of the Kenya Revenue Authority Personal Identification Number (KRA PIN).
The Internship period will be for twelve (12) months. MONTHLY STIPEND
This is not a remunerative engagement. However, teacher interns attached to Primary schools will be eligible for a monthly stipend of KShs. 15,000/=, while those attached to Secondary schools will be eligible for a monthly stipend of KShs. 20,0001=.
The stipend will be paid subject to statutory deductions, where applicable. INTERNSHIP CERTIFICATE On successful completion of the Internship Programme, teacher interns will be awarded a certificate.