Senior Interns Have a Reason to Smile After Learning This from TSC
Following a recent declaration by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), there is new optimism for senior interns.
The TSC is tasked by the Kenyan constitution with important duties in the field of education, and it is essential in managing numerous facets of the country’s teaching industry.
This includes tasks like scheduling, hiring, promoting, managing rotations, and paying salaries on schedule for teachers.
The TSC leaders have been tirelessly working to obtain increased money to address the worsening teacher shortage and to expand career possibilities in the teaching profession. As a sign of their passion and effort, they are also fighting for higher primary and secondary school teachers’ pay in Kenya.
The legal certification of all teachers who started their careers as trainees as permanent pensionable employees as of 2019 is a positive step for Kenyan teachers.
This important step significantly improves the financial security and job security of these committed educators.
Additionally, TSC launched a recruiting drive in February of this year that attracted some 20,000 trainee teachers, primarily in primary and secondary schools.
This initiative’s main goal is to offer crucial assistance for the nation’s transition to the new Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
There are preparations in place to guarantee that all trainee instructors hired in February eventually land permanent employment with pension benefits, even though some of them are presently on probation. The teaching job market in Kenya is anticipated to be significantly impacted by this transition.
All trainee teachers who are now employed as Senior Interns in primary and secondary schools will get official confirmation of their move to permanent pensionable posts before the start of the 2024–25 academic year, thereby replacing the current teachers.
These measures blatantly demonstrate TSC’s proactive and forward-thinking approach to protecting Kenya’s educational future and ensuring the welfare of its devoted teaching staff.
Thanks to TSC’s recent statements on this subject, the prospects for senior interns have improved.