Confirmed: TSC Extends Internship contracts For Current interns
The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has confirmed that it will extend the internship contracts for the current intern teachers for another one year. The extension of contract applies to all the current intern teachers who never secured permanent and pensionable TSC employment in the October 2020 recruitment.
Through a memo written to the county directors of education, TSC directed that serving intern teachers who did not secure permanent employment will have their contracts extended for another one year.
“The Commission has authorized the extension of contracts for the serving teacher interns. This affects the teacher interns who were not recruited in the recently concluded recruitment process for regular teachers,” the memo reads.
The reason TSC gives for extension of internship contracts is that the internship programme was disrupted by Covid-19 pandemic which led to closure of schools in March 2020. This denied intern teachers a chance to practice their teaching career fully, prior to employment on permanent and pensionable terms.
The current intern teachers were blocked from applying for the 6,674 advertised internship posts that were advertised at the beginning of December 2020.As a matter of coincidence, the contracts of the serving intern teachers was to end in December 2020.
The current serving interns are supposed to collect their contract extension letters from their corresponding county directors, as they sign a contract extension form. They are expected to report at their current schools on January 4th 2021 for term two, alongside the learners.
As per the new contract, the intern teachers in primary schools will earn ksh. 15,000 up from ksh. 10,000 while their counterparts in secondary schools will take home 20,000 up from ksh. 15,000. They will be expected to renew their personal accident insurance covers for another one year. next