TSC Addresses Striking Junior Secondary School (JSS) Teachers

Ezra Manyibe | 1 week ago
Teachers Service Commission (TSC) chair Nancy Macharia (right) leads a past teachers' procession. |Courtesy| TSC|

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has called for striking Junior Secondary School (JSS) and interning teachers to return to work.

This comes after JSS teachers took to the streets across the country demanding permanent and pensionable employment - and increased wages.

In a statement dated Tuesday, May 14, 2024, TSC stated that the internship programme was established to help the tutors gain professional experience.

The commission further noted that the Forum for Good Governance and Human Rights petitioned the Court challenging the Teacher Internship Programme. The Court ruled in favour of the petitioner but subsequently stayed the judgement until August 1, 2024.

"The Commission calls upon the teacher interns engaged under the programme to obey the court order and go back to school as teaching and learning in all public schools formally resumed on 13th May 2024," the statement read in part.

"The Commission remains committed and responsive to issues affecting the Teaching Service".

Since the reopening of schools on Monday, May 13, teacher interns across the country demanded improved wages, claiming that the current Ksh17,000 per month per tutor is meagre.

Demonstrations have been witnessed in Nyeri, Nyamira, Kisii, and Nairobi counties among others.

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