Government to hire 1000 Teachers as Interns-Apply Now
Public Service Commission chief executive Simon Rotich on Tuesday confirmed that 1000 vacancies are available under the Digital Literacy Programme (DLP), which operates under the State Department for Early Learning and Basic Education.
“Successful applicants will be appointed and deployed to schools where, in addition to acquiring practical skills and knowledge, the interns will be a vital support for the DLP,” Rotich said.
Successful applicants will serve in the schools where they will be deployed, under a contract of 12 months.
“The interns will be paid a stipend by the State department, at a rate as determined by the Public Service Commission,” Rotich said.
Rotich also revealed that successful applicants will be awarded certificates at the end of the 12-month internship period.
Eligible applicants must have graduated not earlier than 2018 and be holders of a Bachelor’s degree in Education with Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a specialty.
Holders of a Bachelor’s degree in ICT or Diploma in ICT or ICT Integration in Education are also eligible to apply.
Those with knowledge and background in networking and infrastructure, information security, applications development and projects management will also be considered.
They must also be able to integrate with Education in terms of E-learning and content development.
Rotich said August 9, 2022 is the application deadline and all applications must be done online via www.publicservice.go.ke or www.psckjobs.go.ke.
Recruitment of intern teachers is part of government efforts to bridge existing teacher deficit in the country.
The 2021 Annual Report of the Teachers Service Commission indicates that teacher shortage in primary and secondary schools stands at 99,213.
The report said 44,134 of that figure is the number of teacher shortage in primary schools.
Under the Medium-Term Plan III of the Vision 2030, the government empowered TSC to recruit 5,000 teachers annually to alleviate teacher shortage.
The Duties include, but not limited to;
- Support of E-Learning and content development in line with the schemes of work
- Provide class support and training of Primary School teachers in use of digital literacy devices
- Support implementation of the Digital learning programme
- Carrying out innovations to enable schools improve on use of digital learning.
- Provide support in safe, secure and ethical use of technology in learning
- Assist teachers by integrating ICT in delivery of teaching, learning and assessment
- Support school staff with development and production of key school policies and procedures
- Provide first line support and maintenance of ICT services in the schools
Duration of Internship
Twelve (12) months-Non renewable
The interns will be paid a stipend by the State department at a rate as determined by the Public Service Commission.
On successful completion of the Internship Programme, the interns will be awarded a certificate by the State department
How To Apply
Interested and qualified graduates are requested to make their applications through the Commission’s job portal accessible through www.publicservice.go.ke or www.psckjobs.go.ke by 9th August, 2022.