Government Directs Only Willing Interns To Submit Details For contract Renewal.

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Willing Interns Asked to Submit Details to Heads for contract Renewal

 

 

 

Willing Interns Asked to Submit Details to Heads for contract Renewal

 

 

 

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has instructed school heads to commence the renewal of internship contracts for primary and secondary school intern teachers. The offer for the extension is for those teachers willing to renew their contracts for the period from January 1, 2024, to January 31, 2025.

 

 

 

The directive includes submitting details using an attached template, and those interested are required to provide a copy of personal accident cover for the engagement period to the TSC Sub-County Director by December 7, 2023, at 4:00 pm.

 

 

 

This directive follows protests from junior secondary school (JSS) intern teachers who are against the renewal of their internship contracts. The teacher interns are advocating for conversion to permanent and pensionable terms, arguing that serving a one-year internship is sufficient.

 

 

 

 

TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia clarified that TSC would renew contracts for current intern teachers in January 2024, and the earliest absorption into permanent and pensionable terms would be in 2025.

 

 

 

 

Macharia ruled out converting the existing 46,000 intern teachers to permanent and pensionable terms due to budget constraints.

 

 

 

She emphasized that the conversion would occur automatically after two years of service, and the terms would change depending on the recruitment month. TSC plans to recruit an additional 20,000 intern teachers to support Grade 8 classes starting in January.

 

 

 

 

Interns attached to primary schools receive a monthly stipend of Kshs. 15,000, while those in secondary schools get Kshs. 20,000. However, there are protests and demonstrations from JSS intern teachers opposing the renewal of internship contracts for another year.

 

 

 

 

 

The interns are pushing for permanent employment terms after serving for a year, and the Kenya Union of Post Primary Teachers (Kuppet) has threatened industrial action in January if TSC fails to convert the teachers to permanent and pensionable terms.

 

 

 

 

Willing Interns Asked to Submit Details to Heads for contract Renewal

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