Recruitment of TSC Interns to Happen In January 2023
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is set to recruit primary and secondary school interns in January next year.
The Head of State revealed this when he said that intern teachers are part of the 30,000 teachers who are set to be employed in January 2023.
President William Ruto spoke on Wednesday the 12 of October after he had overseen the opening of Komarock South Primary School whose construction had been funded by Embakasi Central NG-CDF. He had revealed that his administration would fulfil the promise made to teachers over employment.
“We have agreed with the Teachers Service Commission that from January they will have recruited 30,000 more teachers. Some will be employed on permanent terms while some will be interns so that we progressively bridge the teacher gap,” said President William Ruto.
After being recruited, the teachers will be then posted within their Sub-Counties following the new TSC recruitment and deployment policies.
Dr William Ruto revealed that this would mark the first phase of recruiting more than 116,000 teachers in a bid to bridge the existing staffing gap in public schools.
The shortage of teachers in schools was among the key campaign issues of Kenya Kwanza.
There are more than 350,000 trained teachers who have not yet been absorbed into the Commission’s payroll with some of those working in private schools. This also reflects the state of unemployment across the country with teachers being among the most absorbed when compared to other professions.
TSC recruits more than 6,000 teachers every year on internship terms with primary school interns being paid Kshs. 15,000 while their secondary school counterparts take home Kshs. 20,000.
In the more recent recruitment drive, the Commission received 356,000 applications for the 14,460 vacancies advertised by TSC.
Secondary school teaching vacancies received the most applicants with 219,311 teachers expressing their interest in the 4,000 declared vacancies.
For the 1,000 advertised vacancies, TSC received 136,833 applications.