TSC increases salary deductions. The teachers service commission has introduced a new deduction. The groups of teachers that are expected to be affected by these deductions are intern teachers both in primary and secondary schools.
Intern teachers who serve as educators in primary schools levels are expected to receive a monthly pay of sh15,000. Secondary school interns are also expected to get a monthly pay of sh20,000. This is according to the directives that were given by the teachers service commission (TSC) earlier during the intern teachers recruitment.
However, these monthly earnings are subject to various deductions before educators get their final share.
In the past, the commission only withheld the national health insurance fund (NHIF) from inter teachers both in primary and secondary institutions. Interns who teach in primary schools were subject to a deduction of sh500 every month. Secondary school intern teachers were deducted sh750 towards the fund.
In the most recent payslip, the teachers service commission had included a new obligatory deduction that was to go to NSSF.
Currently, the commission deducted sh900 from primary teacher interns while those in secondary schools were deducted sh1080.
Educators therefore received a lower pay in that payslip. This is because of the additional deductions.
On average, an intern teacher in primary schools went home with sh13,000 while the ones in secondary schools received sh18,000 after the deductions.
Internship program for educators is a program that takes one year and is aimed at preparing new teachers for the profession and their career.
So as to qualify, one must be a Kenyan citizen. In addition, they must be registered by TSC. They must also have hold a degree in teaching from a recognized institution in the country. A minimum of C plus in the two teaching subjects will also be required.
Intern teachers will have ni option but to wait for these deductions to take effect.
TSC increases salary deductions.