The Teachers service commission is about to start recruiting Junior Secondary School teachers from this coming September. And for trainined teachers, it might be time to brush up on your teaching skills and get ready to make a difference in the lives of young minds. Buckle up, because we’ve got some interesting internship positions coming up in a few months.
A Burst of Joy for Junior Secondary Schools!
Guess what? Starting early September, primary schools in Kenya will be welcoming some new faces to their classrooms. Junior secondary school (JSS) and primary schools are all set to receive intern teachers to brighten up the learning experience. This move aims to tackle the teaching challenges, especially with junior secondary schools gearing up to roll out grade 8 in January next year.
The Teachers’ Service Commission (TSC) has been at the forefront of this grand teaching expedition, announcing a whopping 20,000 teaching vacancies across the country. Can you believe it? That’s enough teachers to form a small country!
The Internship Extravaganza
Out of the 20,000 vacancies, a delightful 18,000 interns will be gallantly stepping into the world of junior secondary schools. These fresh-faced educators will bring their passion and zest for teaching, creating a vibrant and engaging atmosphere in the classrooms.
And let’s not forget about our little champs in primary schools. The remaining 2,000 recruits will be assigned to primary schools, all geared up to tackle the challenge of implementing the ever-exciting competency-based curriculum (CBC).
From Interns to Super Teachers!
You might be wondering who these interns are and what they’ll be up to. Good question! The TSC’s Chief Executive, Nancy Macharia, spilled the beans and let us in on the secret. These interns are none other than unemployed registered teachers, eager to shine in their teaching careers.
This internship program isn’t just about throwing them into the deep end. Oh no! These aspiring educators will be receiving top-notch mentorship, coaching, and hands-on teaching experiences. It’s like a boot camp for teachers, preparing them for all the wonderful challenges and joys that come with molding young minds.
The internship period is set to last for a year. So, from September until next year, these teaching enthusiasts will be busy shaping minds, igniting imaginations, and guiding the leaders of tomorrow.
The Sweet Rewards
Now, here comes the exciting part – the rewards! All that hard work and dedication from our intern teachers won’t go unnoticed. Those who make the cut for the Junior Secondary School internship will be smiling all the way to the bank with a monthly stipend of Ksh20,000. Not too shabby, right?
And for our champs taking charge in Primary Schools, they’ll be earning a respectable Ksh15,000 per month. That’s enough to treat yourself to some delicious Kenyan nyama choma and still have some change left for a movie night!
A Call for Permanency
Like a superhero origin story, every intern teacher dreams of becoming a permanent fixture in the education system. Our dear friends at the TSC have a plan up their sleeves too! They’ve asked the government for funds to confirm the permanent and pensionable status for the 20,000 teachers recruited on internship earlier this year.
TSC Chairperson Jamleck Muturi understands the value of job security and motivation. He knows that the teachers could get a bit disheartened if they remain on internship for too long. So, the plan is to make the dream come true in January 2024 if the funds fall into place. Fingers crossed!
A Glimpse into the Future
Ever wondered what lies ahead for the TSC? Hold your breath! In their five-year plan, they’ve got some serious ambitions. Get this – sh 11 billion for promoting teachers, sh 7.9 billion for training teachers on CBC, TPAD, and PC, sh 24 billion for recruiting teachers on internship, and a whopping sh 73.8 billion for recruiting 111,870 teachers on permanent and pensionable terms.
It’s like a budget for a blockbuster movie! This level of commitment shows just how serious they are about making the education system top-notch.
The Countdown Begins
The government has a big task ahead – recruiting at least 25,000 teachers every year for the next five years. They’ve already made quite the splash in January when they recruited 36,000 teachers. So, keep an eye out for more exciting opportunities on the horizon.
With all these amazing prospects, teaching in Kenya is a rollercoaster of joy, growth, and impact. So, if you’re an aspiring educator with a heart full of passion and a mind brimming with creativity, this is your time to shine!
Remember, education is not just about teaching from books; it’s about igniting the spark of curiosity, shaping young minds, and inspiring a generation. So, get ready to embrace this adventure, unleash your inner superhero teacher, and let the journey begin!