A minimum of 1,000 primary school teachers are set to be issued with employment and posting letters this month.
TSC advertised recruitment vacancies in July 2021 for teachers wishing to work with the Commission to apply.
The Commission advertised 1,995 internship posts for both primary and secondary school teachers. 1,038 slots were for primary schools and 957posts for secondary schools.
TSC outlined the following requirements for one to be eligible for recruitment as intern teacher;
a) Be Kenyan citizen;
b) Must be a registered teacher with Teachers Service Commission;
c) Be a 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 were required to produce the following;
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;
c) A copy 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.
TSC said the Intern teachers will work for a period of twelve months without extension.
Though the Commission said this is not a remunerative engagement, interns attached to primary schools and secondary schools will be eligible for a monthly stipend of Kshs. 15,000/= and Kshs. 20,000/= respectively.
TSC also extended internship period for 4,005 teachers who were already serving under internship terms.
TSC further advertised 1,000 additional slots for primary school teachers for employment on permanent and pensionable terms.
The slots were distributed as follows for each county;
1) Baringo county 22
2) Bomet county 21
3) Bungoma county 21
4) Busia county 21
5) Elgeyo Marakwet 21
6) Embu county 21
7) Garissa county 21
8) Homabay county 21
9) Isiolo county 21
10) Kajiado county 21
11) Kakamega county 21
12) Kericho county 21
13) Kiambu county 21
14) Kilifi county 21
15) Kirinyaga county 22
16) Kisii county 21
17)Kisumu county 21
18) Kitui county 22
19) Kwale county 21
20) Laikipia county 21
21) Lamu county 21
22) Machakos county 22
23) Makueni county 21
24) Mandera county 21
25) Marsabit county 21
26) Meru county 21
27) Migori county 21
28) Mombasa county 21
29) Murang’a county 21
30) Nairobi county 22
31) Nakuru county 21
32) Nandi county 21
33) Narok county 21
34) Nyamira county 21
35) Nyandarua county 22
36) Nyeri county 21
37) Samburu county 21
38) Siaya county 22
39) Taita Taveta county 21
40) Tana River county 21
41) Tharaka Nithi county 21
42) Trans Nzoia county 22
43) Turkana county 21
44) Uasin Gishu county 21
45) Vihiga county 21
46) Wajir county 21
47) West Pokot county 21
The 1,000 successful applicants will be issued with their letters of employment as well as posting letters to enable them report to their new stations.
TSC has also made payment for new recruits fast and efficient after moving the casuality to online platform.
By 1st October 2021 TSC said there will be no filling of hardcopy casualty forms but instead school administrators will make use of the online casualty for admitting and posting teachers.
The posted teachers will start at job grade B5 where they will enjoy a salary of sh 21,756 at minimum and sh. 27,195 at maximum.
The teachers will move to job grade C1 after a period of three years as outlined in the Career Progression Guidelines for teachers.