TSC as finally given in to pressure from the public and reviewed intern teachers salary. If there were a group that was most disadvantaged in the previous salary scale then it’s the primary intern teachers. Their pay was merely 10,000. Following the latest review of intern salary by TSC, the primary intern teachers now take 15,000 before deductions. The table below gives an insight of the new intern teachers salary after the latest review.
Teachers who secure job with Teachers Service Commission under internship programme are required to serve for a period of one year. In the latest review however the contract is renewable.
However, it is important to remember that if TSC advertises employment vacancies on permanent terms, intern teachers are eligible to apply.
Unsatisfactory performance or failure to conform to the standards of conduct prescribed for the Internship may lead to termination of the internship at the initiative of the Commission or an Officer or Agent of the Commission.
According to TSC internship agreement, Internship will be non-remunerative. However, interns will be paid a stipend as may be determined by the Commission from time to time. In this regard, the Commission will make budgetary provision on an annual basis.
As already indicated early, intern teachers in primary schools earn up to Ksh. 15,000. This amount is subjected to two deductions; National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Kes. 200.00 and National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) kes. 750.00. Total deductions sum up to Kes. 950.00.
After all deductions have been made, the teacher takes home Kes. 14,050.00.
Here is a Breakdown of secondary school intern teacher in a secondary school
|Break down||Amount (Ksh)|
|4||NET Pay (After deductions)||14,050.00|
PAYMENT OF STIPEND TO INTERNS, ENTITLEMENTS, INSURANCE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Internship will be non-remunerative. However, interns will be paid a stipend as may be determined by the Commission from time to time. In this regard, the Commission will make budgetary provision on an annual basis.
The Commission will deduct the following and any other statutory deductions where applicable from the stipend payable to the Intern;
- Pay as You Earn (PAYE);
- National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF).
Other Personnel entitlements
An Intern will be entitled to the following: –
- One (1) month sick leave with pay;
- Fifteen days (15) annual leave with pay.
All interns will be required to have a Personal Accident Insurance to cover for personal risks during the internship period.
They will also be required to register with the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) or other reputable medical insurance firm.
To ensure confidentiality of the Commission’s information, safety of learners and property that may be assigned to them, the intern will be required to provide information including;
- A valid Certificate of Good Conduct;
- National Identity Card (ID) or copy of passport and a copy of KRA PIN Certificate;
- Two (2) coloured passport size photographs;
- Teacher Registration Certificate; and
- Sign for documents, tools/equipment issued to them.
DISCONTINUATION/TERMINATION OF INTERNSHIP
Generally, unsatisfactory performance or failure to conform to the standards of conduct prescribed for the Internship may lead to termination of the internship at the initiative of the Commission or an Officer or Agent of the Commission.
Specifically, An Intern may be discontinued from the programme on any of the following grounds;
- Any serious breach of the duties and obligations which in the view of the hosting Institution would justify separation before the end of the period of internship;
- Absence from the hosting institution continuously for two (2) or more days without permission or reasonable cause;
- Engage in unethical conduct such as but not limited to immoral behaviour, professional misconduct and being of infamous conduct as stipulated in the CORT.
- Performance is not satisfactory and not in line with the relevant provisions of the Code of Regulations and Code of Conduct & Ethics for teachers;
- Is charged in a court of law with a criminal offence;
- Wilfully destroys the property of the hosting institution;
- If at any time a hosting institution sustains a loss that is attributable to the gross negligence;
- Refuses to obey lawful instructions.
- The Commission may terminate the interns contract for whatever reason by giving thirty (30) days written notice.
In any event that the Internship may be discontinued by the Intern, he/she will;
- Submit a written letter of resignation/ termination of the contract to the Commission through the Supervisor by giving thirty (30) days Written Notice.
- Giving a two (2) weeks’ Written Notice before taking up employment offered to him/her before the expiry of the agreed internship period.
Note that, the Commission reserves the right to terminate the contract with an intern at any point during the internship period.