Mass TSC Teacher Transfers Before Completion of First Term 2023
Mass TSC Teacher Transfers Before Completion of First Term 2023. More than 21,544 delocalized teachers will have their transfer requests carried out by the Teachers Service Commission.
The Commission will approve the regional and interregional transfer applications in April and issue the letters in May in order to avoid disrupting the learning process.
This week, it was found that Nairobi City County is the region where instructors seeking transfers are most interested in moving to.
TSC reported that between November 1 of last year and January 31 of this year, 36,277 teachers made transfer requests in a document to the Senate Committee on Education.
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Yet, according to TSC, 14,733 of the teachers were matched and approved, while 21,544 are still pending.
According to TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia, the requirement for equal distribution and effective use of instructors is what drives the movement of teachers from one institution to another.
Transfers are also based on the station’s need for replacement, the requirement for openings, current staffing standards, and medical justifications that have been verified by a licensed physician.
Mass TSC Teacher Transfers
Not all teachers requested to be transferred to their home counties, according to the paper that Director of Legal, Labour, and Industrial Relations Cavin Anyuor signed on behalf of Macharia.
“Some transfer requests are for moves to counties that are not the applicants’ homes. The commission cannot order a teacher to submit an application to be transferred to a specific county because it is an employer.
Similar to the above, the commission cannot reject a transfer request only because a teacher has not requested to be transferred to his or her home county, according to the text.
The employer of the teachers also cautioned against what she called the misconception of the delocalization policy’s reversal, which would require teachers to now teach not only in their home counties but also in their villages.
According to TSC, regions who have not generated enough of their own teachers will experience understaffing if the commission relocates every teacher to their home counties.
According to TSC, locations that have an abundance of teachers will be overstaffed, wasting resources, with desert and semi-arid regions and hard-to-staff areas suffering the most.
The TSC further concluded that before acting on a transfer request, the commission must first make sure that the station a teacher is leaving has a suitable substitute and that there is a vacancy in the selected station.
With the government’s decision to send teachers to their home counties, TSC is putting the delocalization policy into practice.
Also, data provided to the Senate by the commission showed that the majority of teachers favor working in Nairobi City County.
1,885 teachers applied to be transferred to the capital city during that time, while 76 asked to be transferred outside of Nairobi.
By the end of January, TSC had granted about 41 requests out of 1,162 for primary schools and four out of 723 for high institutions.
In the same time frame, only one secondary school teacher left the city while 45 primary school teachers did.
County with the most requests for transfers
With 1,336 teachers, Bungoma county received the most transfer requests from elementary school teachers who wanted to relocate.
There were 1,074 teachers who requested to be transferred outside of Bungoma County.
Secondary school teachers also prefer Mombasa County, with 340 of them applying to relocate to the Coastal City compared to 55 who requested to leave.
Kajiado County also rose to the top counties after receiving 237 requests for secondary school teacher transfers as opposed to 94 requests for transfers outside the county.
486 primary school teachers in the county applied for jobs, as opposed to 434 who asked to be transferred elsewhere.