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All Interns to Be Retained on TSC Pay Roll on Permanent and Pensionable Terms

All interns who have been serving in the year 2022 will be absorbed to be permanent and pensionable teachers.

This is according to a memo signed by TSC Director of Staffing Joseph Mugele dated January 11.

“The interviews for the exercise commence on Friday, January 13 and recruitment documents are scheduled for February 6,’ the memo reads.

The Director requested that the interns should not be removed from the payroll.This, he said would help in waiting for their employees under the new terms.

“The Board has resolved that all teachers who were serving on internship programmes in 2022 be absorbed on permanent and pensionable terms of service in the ongoing teacher recruitment process,” Mr Mugele said.

In a statement in December, the commission said 10,000 of the teachers will be employed on permanent pensionable terms while 25,550 will be intern teachers.

“The purpose of this memo is therefore to request that all the 2022 teacher interns should not be deleted from the payroll awaiting the processing of their employment on permanent and pensionable terms of service. Note this advisory and advise your staff accordingly,” he said.

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It said 9,000 of the slots are for permanent secondary school teachers and 1,000 for primary school teachers while 21,550 slots are for intern teachers for Junior secondary schools.

The Commission said another 4000 intern teachers will be hired for primary schools.

TSC also bowed to pressure from Parliament and included biological age as the key consideration in recruiting teachers.

This is the first time age is considered as a parameter of teacher listing in changes contained in an addendum to the guidelines for recruitment issued by the TSC.

The teachers’ employer has also emphasized the length of stay after one qualifies to teach, heralding a complete shift in the manner it seeks to employ teachers.

In the revised score sheet, length of stay and age are given priority at 70 and 25 marks, respectively.

The remaining five marks are awarded based on the strength of academic and professional papers one holds.

Those who qualified as teachers in 2011 and are not yet employed will get 65 marks followed by 2012 who will get five marks less, 60.

The subsequent years have their scores reduced by five marks with those who qualified in 2022 scoring 10 marks, the lowest in that category.

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