The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has dispatched the 2021 extension of internship letters to 2020 teacher interns. The Commission has decided to extend the internship contracts for 2020 interns who failed to secure permanent employment in the last recruitment exercise.
“Due to interruption caused by COVID-19 pandemic, I am pleased to inform you that your internship program is hereby extended for a period of one (1) year with effect from 1st January, 2021 to 31st December, 2021.” Reads the letter, in part.
The teacher interns will also be retained at their current teaching stations for another one year.
Earlier, the Commission had barred the current serving intern teachers from applying for the December 6,674 advertised internship posts sending panic among the affected teachers.
See also; TSC guidelines for intern teachers recruitment, score sheet and marking scheme 2020/2021.
The good news for the intern teachers is that their salaries will be scaled upwards. They will now receive a monthly stipend of Kshs. 15,000/= and Kshs. 20,000/= respectively; up from the current Sh10,000 and Sh15,000 respectively. The stipend will be paid subject to statutory deductions where applicable; like the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF).
The interns though have a reason to smile as the government has exempted those earning below Sh24,000 per month from paying the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax.
THE TSC INTERNSHIP EXTENSION LETTER.
Here is a sample of the TSC internship letter for 2021;
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