Teachers Service Commission has finally bowed to pressure and revised the salaries for intern teachers as from next recruitment.
In the new proposal salary structures seen by newspoa, a primary teacher serving in the one year contract will earn up Ksh.15,000 an increase of 5,000 from the previous year.
However, those in secondary schools will be eligible to take home a monthly stipend of Kshs. 20,000, an upgrade up from Ksh 15,000. The stipend will be paid subject to statutory deductions, where applicable.
This comes a time when TSC intends to invite qualified candidates to fill 12,000 teacher internship posts, 4,000 posts and 8,000 posts for Primary Schools and Secondary Schools respectively before the end of the year.
This is part of the National Government post COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Programme, announced vide the seventh Presidential Address on the coronavirus pandemic on 23 May, 2020.
The TSC Teacher Internship programme is a short term programme lasting one (1) year that supports efforts by teacher training institutions to equip and sustain the competencies of persons entering teaching service.
The programme specifically, targets unemployed teachers who will be assigned to learning institutions where their teaching experience will be enhanced through exposure to direct practical work experience.