TSC Delocalization Policy for Teachers on its Way Back
TSC Delocalization Policy for Teachers on its Way Back. The delocalization program was first implemented by the Teachers Service Commission five years ago. After a while, it was lifted, allowing teachers to request transfers to locations far from where they originally worked. The policy, though, might be headed back.
The national assembly parliamentarians were heavily criticized by the senators for their decision to scrap the delocalization program and permit teachers to request transfers back to their home counties.
The senators made suggestions that they would debate bringing back the delocalization program. The TSC CEO made this statement when testifying before the Senate National Cohesion Committee to address concerns about teacher transfers and recruiting. The senators brought up the subject of teacher delocalization policy, much to the surprise of the TSC CEO and the teachers.
Return Of TSC Teacher Delocalization Policy
The senators have criticized TSC for allowing teachers to be relocated back to their home counties and appear to be pushing for the delocalization strategy to be reversed. They contend that the relocation has resulted in a shortage of local teachers in some locations, which has led to understaffing. Transfers are often approved by the commission based on a number of criteria.
For instance, there must be a vacancy and a teacher interested in the position before a transfer can be made. The transfer is then allowed after taking other aspects into account. According to the TSC CEO, 15,824 teachers had already been returned to their home counties as of April.
Mr. Mandago, the senator from Uasin Gishu has criticized the national assembly for first approving the delocalization policy. He added that if this is allowed to continue, there would be greater issues with both understaffing and overstaffing.
The senator acknowledged that the action is against Article 10(2)b of the Constitution. In the interest of the Kenyan child, who has a right to a free and equitable education, he said that the topic would be brought up in the house as the upper house, discussed, and accepted.
The Kenya Kwanza government pledged in its manifesto to address all issues impacting teachers head-on. The delocalization approach, which has caused some families to disintegrate due to being split up, has been criticized by teachers.
The senators asserted that they would substitute a nationalization policy in its place to permit teachers to work anywhere in the nation.
Our media department is constantly monitoring the situation. We’ll keep you informed once the upper house debate is brought up and arguments around the reinstatement of the delocalization policy begin.For developments on the subject, keep checking the website.