The ongoing TSC interviews have received a low turn up for the applicants all over in this country as many schools are calling on anybody who needs to fill the vacancy even though they did not apply.
Most of them decided to skip the interview for fear of missing out in the next recruitment by TSC.
Many jobless teachers have termed this exercise as a waste of time and resources.
The intern applicants who failed to turn up for the interview said that the TSC offered very low salaries for them which is Ksh. 15,000 for high school teachers and Ksh. 10,000 for primary teachers of which they said to be very low as compared to other government agencies which pay Ksh. 25,000.
Additionally, the interns are required to have their personal insurance which has made them freak away. To make matters worse too, the salary is also subjected to statutory deductions including NHIF, NSSF and even HELB. This has shown teachers remaining with very few coins which can not cater for his/her needs.
Some applicants claimed that in some schools, they are paid a salary of over Ksh. 20,000 which is untaxed which they have seen as a fair deal than working as an intern teacher in other parts of kenya.
In Kisii County, a teacher in the panel told these who appeared for the interview to tell other applicants to turn up for the interview as the panel can not sit and wait to interview people who are not there.
As it has been highlights, it’s evident that may schools have received a low turn up for the interviews which can be attributed to the above discovered challenges.
Therefore, TSC should device a modality of dealing with its interns by providing a ample atmosphere for them to exercise their pedagogy willingly.