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TSC on the spot as thousands of interns go 3 months without pay

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TSC Interns Unpaid: The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is on the spot after thousands of interns clocked the third month without getting paid. Under the TSC guidelines, interns posted to secondary school are entitled to Sh. 15,000, which decreases to about Sh. 10,000 after statutory deductions.

has been summoned to appear before a Senate committee next week to explain the rationale behind a three-month non-payment of stipends to some 10,000 teachers contracted under its internship programme.

Now, the TSC’s top officials have been summoned by parliament to explain the delayed payments. The TSC is also expected to explain why the commission has employed teachers with university degrees as interns, earning less than some non-teaching staff at the schools where they offer their service.

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Commission chairperson Lydia Nzomo and CEO Nancy Macharia will appear before the Senate Education Committee chaired by Bomet Senator Christopher Langat to clarify the nature of internship contracts.

In a statement sought by Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip, TSC has been required to state when the commission plans to pay the intern teachers, as per the contractual agreement.

“What plans are in place to ensure they are paid their stipend on a monthly basis without fail going forward and the measures that the national government is putting in place to ensure the interns are gainfully employed once the internship comes to an end,” said Loitiptip in a statement to the committee.

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“After they have received their training for a period of one or two years, what consideration will they be given when the TSC recruitment is done?” posed  Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot. TSC Interns Unpaid.

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