The Teacher Service Commission announced the extension of contracts for serving interns for another year.

In a circular to all regional directors, TSC director of staffing Rita Wahome said successful applicants will be part of the 6,000 interns expected in schools from January to December 2022.

“The remaining 4,005 posts will be filled by the serving teacher interns recruited in 2021 who were not absorbed into the permanent and pensionable terms of service as advertised in the previous recruitments. Details of the distribution of the posts are available in the TSC website,” Ms Wahome said.

This comes barely a week after TSC invited applications from qualified  candidates to fill1995 posts, 1,038 are for primary schools while 957 interns will be posted to secondary schools.

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The current intern teachers are not required to make another application online. However they will renew their accident insurance policy for another year.

This is part of the National Government post COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Programme.

The TSC Internship programme is a short term programme lasting for one 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.

Interested  candidates, who meet the required  qualifications, should make their applications online  through the TSC  Website:

ELIGIBILITY FOR INTERNSHIP

To qualify, an applicant must at the time of application  meet the following  basic requirements:

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a) Be Kenyan citizen;

b) Must be a registered teacher with Teachers Service Commission;

c)  Bea holder of a P1 Certificate for Primary Schools and a minimum of a Diploma in Education Certificate for Secondary Schools;

d) Hold original academic and professional certificates;

e) Should not have been in  previous employment with the Commission,  as a teacher on permanent terms;

f)  Must not have served as teacher intern under TSC (teacher) Internship Programme;

g)  Be ready to be posted to any public educational institution in Kenya;

h) Must have a Personal Accident Insurance to cover for personal risks during the internship period.

In addition to the above, successful applicants shall be required to produce;

a) A copy of the National  Identity Card (ID) or Passport Certificate;

b)  A copy of Teacher Registration Certificate/ print-out from TSC portal evidencing registration as a teacher;

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c) Acopy of NCPWD card (where applicable);

d) A valid Certificate of Good Conduct;

e) Two (2) coloured  passport size photographs;

f) A copy of NHIF card;

g) A copy of KRA PIN.

DURATION OF INTERNSHIP

The Internship period will be for twelve (12) months without extension.

REMUNERATION

This is not a remunerative  engagement.  However,  interns  attached  to primary  schools  and secondary schools will be eligible for a monthly stipend of Kshs. 15,000/= and Kshs. 20,000/= respectively.

The stipend will be paid subject to statutory deductions, where applicable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

For detailed information on application procedure and the available vacancies per County and institution, you are advised to visit the TSC Website: http://www.tsc.go.ke/ under Careers or http://www.teachersonline.go.ke by Monday 27th September 2021

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