TSC To Absorb On Permanent Terms All Intern Teachers Who Served In 2022
The Teachers’ Service Commission will employ all teachers who served as interns in 2022 on a permanent and pensionable basis.
A memo from the commission’s acting director of staffing Joseph Mugele said the cohort will be absorbed in the ongoing teacher recruitment as the
government seeks to recruit 35, 550 teachers this month to address the teacher-student ratio gap.
“The interviews for the exercise commence on Friday, January 13 and recruitment documents are scheduled for February 6,” reads the memo dated January 11, 2023.
As such, Mugele requested the human resources director not to remove the interns from the payroll.
“The purpose of this memo is therefore to request that all of the 2022 teacher interns should not be deleted from the
payroll awaiting the processing of their employment on Permanent and Pensionable terms of service,” he stated.
The recruitment of the 35,550 teachers is the first phase of absorbing a planned 116,000 teachers,
President William Ruto said in October after TSC CEO Nancy Macharia revealed the commission was short of 114,581 teachers.
Last month, TSC noted that 10,000 of these will be employed on permanent pensionable terms while the other 25,550 will be on internship.
The 10,000 teachers would further be distributed, with 9,000 of them allocated to secondary schools and the rest to primary schools.
As for the interns, 21,550 slots are reserved for junior secondary schools
while the remaining 4,000 will be dispatched to primary schools.