Nancy Macharia Declares 15824 TSC Teachers Transfered
Nancy Macharia Declares 15824 TSC Teachers Transfered.By April of current year, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) had relocated 15,824 delocalized teachers.
When Dr. Nancy Macharia, the CEO of TSC, appeared before the Senate National Cohesion Committee to respond to inquiries on the recruitment and transfer of teachers, she mentioned this.
Additionally, Macharia stated that other movements for instructors who applied are on the way, but other factors must come into play first.
But when senators demanded a return to the delocalization policy, it was stunning. They claimed that certain counties wouldn’t have enough teachers if teachers were permitted to return to their preferred home counties.
If there are openings and the instructors wish to move, the commission sends them back to their home counties. Mrs. Macharia informed the committee that as of April, the commission had relocated 15,824 teachers to the locations they desired.
According to Mr. Mandago, it was improper for the National Assembly to order TSC to revoke its delocalization program. According to him, the action is in violation of Article 10(2)(b) of the Constitution, which states that “human dignity, equity, social justice, inclusiveness, equality, human rights, non-discrimination, and protection of the marginalized” are national ideals and guiding principles of government.
He remarked, “As the upper house, we need to review that choice again and vote against it.”
According to the Kenya Kwanza platform, “We will replace this policy with a nationalization program that will give teachers who want to work in other parts of the country an incentive to do so,” in order to assist teachers in dealing with the issues brought on by delocalization.
Last week, more than 50 elementary school teachers spent the night camped out in front of the Tharaka Nithi County TSC office in Chuka town. Since May 10, they had been there to request a transfer back to their own sub-counties.
In the counties of Embu, Meru, and Kitui, teachers from the Tharaka North, Tharaka South, and Chiakariga subcounties are employed. However, after the delocalization strategy was abandoned by the administration of President William Ruto, they requested to be relocated to their original sub-counties.
They were informed that the only posts available were in the Igambang’ombe, Maara, and Chuka sub-counties when they brought their move letters to the TSC office in Tharaka Nithi County.
According to statements made to the media by the teachers, they will remain at the county TSC office until their demands were met. The office was forced to close as a result of their protests.
There are many schools in Tharaka North, Tharaka South, and Chiakariga sub-counties with as few as four teachers, according to a teacher from Tharaka North sub-county who has been teaching in Kitui County. This teacher claims that their bosses are sending their buddies there because of the substandard salary.
He claimed that they had solid proof that teachers from other counties had cheated their way into positions in places that were short on staff, harming the local population.
For various reasons, we requested to be transferred to schools close to our homes, and we won’t attend schools in distant counties, he claimed.
The majority of the young teachers, according to Mrs. Jane Mwangi, a Tharaka South native who teaches in Meru County, want to transfer to schools close to their homes so they may be with their spouses and establish families.
Because they earn so little money, she claimed that the majority of the teachers’ marriages have failed because they are unable to visit their spouses at home frequently enough.
She added that some of the teachers are leaving difficult areas since they won’t be able to repay their substantial loans if they lose their hard-earned salary.
a person like myself. Because I’ve always had to work away from my spouse, even though I’m married, I’ve never truly loved being married, Mrs. Mwangi said.
They will continue to camp out in front of her office until she heard their calls, according to Mr. Mutinda Muriungi, who works in Tigania East in Meru County. He claimed that the county TSC head had refused to speak to them.
The teachers’ demands must be met, said Njeru Mutani, executive secretary of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Tharaka Nithi County chapter, and Ndia Gwatia, executive secretary of the Tharaka district, who joined them on Tuesday morning.
The instructors need to be relocated closer to their families, according to Mr. Mutani, who also serves as a national director for Knut. He claimed that they have spent many years working away from their homes.
Teachers are paid very little, according to Mr. Mutani, and they must rent homes since they are unable to live away from their families.
According to Mr. Gwatia, the county TSC office erred in sending instructors to the Tharaka South, Tharaka North, and Chiakariga sub-counties, which harmed the local populace.
“Teachers from other sub-counties and even the neighboring Meru and Embu counties are asking to be taken to Tharaka South, Tharaka North, and Chiakariga sub-counties because of the hardship allowances, but the locals must be given priority,” stated Mr. Gwatia.
Rosemary Sokotian, the head of the county TSC, was out of the office when they spoke with her, but she made a commitment to address the issue quickly, according to Mr. Gwatia.
Despite our best efforts, we were unable to contact the county deputy TSC head.