TSC Announces Internship Advertisement Dates As New Documents Required

The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, opted to recruit teachers for an internship program in a bid to address the teething…

 TSC Announces Internship Advertisement Dates As New Documents Required

The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, opted to recruit teachers for an internship program in a bid to address the teething staffing gaps in public primary and secondary schools.

This program would see intern teachers hired to work along the ones on permanent and pensionable terms. whereas both categories execute similar teaching tasks, the monthly perks for teacher interns are much lower compared to their counterparts on permanent terms.

Internships are essential for ensuring that students apply their classroom learning in the real world. It exposes students to a variety of career areas, supporting them in the acquisition of relevant skills.

TSC released a list of nine documents to be presented by intern teachers during the Primary and Secondary Schools teacher’s recruitment. This was made available for intern teachers to submit during the recruitment of teachers for primary and secondary schools.

Teachers hired by the TSC through the internship program must work there for a year (1 year). However, whenever TSC advertises job vacancies for permanent positions, intern teachers are encouraged to apply.

Teachers who secure jobs with TSC under the internship program 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

Requirements

According to TSC, among other requirements, those who are seeking to be employed on internship should, generally:

  1. Be below 35 years of age
  2. Have a Personal accident insurance cover
  3. Be available during the contract period

Qualifications

Graduate Teachers

Applicants must have a minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) at KCSE and C+ (plus) in each of the two teaching subjects or two principles and one subsidiary pass at ‘A’ Level. In addition, they must have:

  1. A Bachelor of Education Degree with two (2) teaching subjects.
  2. A Bachelor of Science or Arts Degree plus a Post Graduate Diploma in
  3. Education (PGDE) with two teaching subjects.
  4. Bachelor of Science with Education
  5. Bachelor of Arts with Education with two teaching subjects.
  6. Bachelor of Education holders with a mean grade of C Plain and C Plain in the two teaching subjects at KCSE and have undertaken a Diploma in Education or gone through the A level system in the relevant area(s) are eligible.

Applicants must present original and legible photocopies of the following, among other relevant documents

  1. National Identification card
  2. Certificate of registration as a teacher
  3. PTE certificate
  4. KCSE certificates or it is equivalent (include certificates for attempts if one re-sat exam)
  5. Proof of payment for the Statement of confirmation of results by KNEC (where applicable)
  6. National Council of Persons with Disability (NCPWD) Card (where applicable)
  7. Sworn Affidavit where names appearing on the submitted documents differ

Documents Required For Secondary Intern Teachers

  1. National Identification card
  2. Certificate of Registration as a teacher
  3. Diploma/Degree certificate and official transcripts
  4. KCSE certificates or its equivalent (include certificates for attempts if one re-sat exam)
  5. KCSE certificates or its equivalent (include certificates for attempts if one re-sat exam)
  6. Primary and Secondary School leaving certificates and other relevant testimonials
  7. National Council of Persons with Disability (NCPWD) Card (where applicable)
  8. Sworn Affidavit where names appearing on the submitted documents differ
  9. Proof of payment for the Statement of confirmation of results by KNEC (where applicable)

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