Teachers relocated to Pick transfer letters in their respective counties
Teachers relocated to Pick transfer letters in their respective counties. Teachers Service Commission (TSC) authorities advise teachers who have been delocalized to go to the county directors’ offices to learn more about the transfer letters that are now available.
Teachers whose status was confirmed online have received transfer notifications from the Commission.
Most transfer requests for localized instructors were handled by TSC Regional Directors.
Numerous educators who obtained their transfer letters from the relevant TSC County offices have attested to receiving them.
The bulk of transfers were authorized, especially for teachers whose moves were accepted, according to Commission authorities.
Before the start of the new school year, TSC had announced that it will approve transfer petitions for 21,544 delocalized
The Commission planned to release the letters and approve the requests for intra- and interregional transfers at the beginning of May.
The majority of teachers who requested relocation outside of their zones during the most recent transfer approvals were ignored.
Pressure on the Commission to return delocalized teachers to their homes is growing. Processes have been put in place, according to TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia, to make it simpler to send the instructors back to their home areas. In front of the Senate, she said this.
As a result, considerations like the five-year cap and a dearth of qualified replacements that previously prevented teachers from being transferred would no longer be taken into account.
At first, transfers were determined by employment opportunities at the station, the need for a replacement, current staffing standards, and medical justifications that had been approved by a doctor.
However, Macharia informed the Senate Committee on Education that the requirement for an equitable distribution and effective use of instructors is what drives the movement of teachers from one school to another.
It was discovered this week that Nairobi City County is where instructors looking for transfers are most keen to relocate.
36,277 teachers requested transfers in a document submitted to the Senate Committee on Education between November 1 of last year and January 31, according to TSC.
According to TSC, 14,733 of the teachers were matched and approved, while 21,544 are still pending.
Not all teachers desired to be transferred to their home counties, according to the document that Macharia’s Director of Legal, Labour, and Industrial Relations Cavin Anyuor signed on the company’s behalf.
“Some transfer petitions ask to move applicants to counties where they do not now reside. The commission is unable to compel a teacher to submit an application for relocation to a specific county because it is an employer. According to the wording, the commission cannot reject a transfer request solely because a teacher hasn’t requested to be transferred to his or her home county, similar to what was said above.
The employer of the teachers also released a statement cautioning against the “misconception” that the delocalization policy had been reversed and that teachers were now required to teach not only in their home counties but also in their villages.
TSC asserts that regions who haven’t generated enough of their own teachers will be understaffed if the commission moves every teacher to their home counties.
According to TSC, regions with a teacher shortage and difficult-to-staff locations will be most negatively impacted by overstaffing and resource waste.
The TSC also came to the judgment that the commission must verify that there is a vacancy at the station where a teacher is departing and that a suitable substitute is available before granting a transfer request.
The government’s decision to send teachers back to their home counties has led to TSC initiating the delocalization scheme.
Furthermore, information provided to the Senate by the commission showed that the majority of teachers favor working in Nairobi City County.
During that time, 1,885 teachers asked to be transferred to the city while 76 asked to be transferred elsewhere.
By the end of January, TSC had properly received four out of 723 petitions for higher education institutions and 41 out of 1,162 requests for basic schools.
In contrast to the 45 primary school teachers that left the city during the same time period, just one secondary school teacher did so.
Bungoma, with 1,336 teachers, received the most transfer requests from secondary school teachers.
A total of 1,744 teachers requested to be transferred outside of Bungoma County.
Secondary school teachers like Mombasa County as well; 340 of them have applied to relocate there, compared to 55 who wish to leave.
After receiving 237 requests for secondary school teacher transfers as opposed to 94 requests for transfers outside the county, Kajiado County also rose to the top counties.
In the county, 486 primary school teachers applied for jobs, as opposed to 434 who requested transfers.
The Head of Institution (HOI), Sub County Director (SCD), and County Director (CD) have all issued warnings to the delocalized professors who transfer without securing a formal release.