Teachers who secure job with Teachers Service Commission under internship programme are required to serve for a period of one year.
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.
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. 19,050.00.
Here is a Breakdown of secondary school intern teacher in a secondary school
No. Break down Amount (Ksh)
1 Special Salary 20,000.00
2 NSSF Deduction 200.00
3 NHIF Deduction 750.00
4 NET Pay (After deductions) 19,050.00
However, Kenya Kwanza Alliance presidential flag bearer William Ruto has pledged radical reforms to revolutionize the education sector if he secures victory in the August 9 general election.
Addressing an education forum at the Catholic University of East Africa (CUEA) on June 23, 2022, Ruto promised to abolish the teacher delocalization policy and replace it with one that appreciates teachers as a national resource.
Through the education charter, Ruto plans to introduce a one to two-year paid National Internship Program for all students graduating from learning institutions through a collaboration scheme with the private sector.