The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has created three difficult situations for teachers who want to transfer from their current station.
TSC has received several transfer requests, mainly from teachers who have been affected by partition and want to return to their home countries.
As a result of the referral, the Board has established conditions that must be met in order for the referral to be considered.
The TSC responded after questions were raised about the right of separated teachers to move or change their current station.
The commission’s response comes as the Kenyan government plans to hold a meeting with the TSC on the threat of Kwanza Delocalization.
DP Rigathi Gachagua said last week that a meeting will be held by the Council to discuss how delocalized teachers will be transferred to their districts.
However, the TSC said that the transfer policy guidelines are ahead of the scheduled meeting.
TSC indicated in an email dated October 16, 2022 that at least five years must be completed to be considered for transfer.
The commission also said the teacher must accept Swops’ replacement and both must apply to show they want to move to the new station.
Part of the TSC email reads… Note that to be eligible for a single transfer, teachers must have the same subject affiliation, have completed the mandatory five-year term, and both must demonstrate interest.
TSC policy states that teachers working in the North East region must complete a minimum of three years before being transferred.
Teachers from other regions must work for at least five years before moving home.
However, unaffiliated teachers should expect good news after the meeting between TSC and Ruto government officials is over.