TSC Mass Transfer Requests In The Following Regions
TSC Mass Transfer Requests In The Following Regions. Official data from the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) reveals that Nairobi City County is the location that teachers requesting transfers prefer the most following a government initiative to implement the delocalization policy.
According to data provided by the commission to the Senate Committee on Education, 36,277 teachers applied for transfers nationwide between November 1 of last year and January 31 of this year. 14,733 of these transfer requests were matched and granted approval, whereas 21,544 are still waiting.
In contrast to the 76 teachers who asked to be transferred outside of Nairobi during the same period, 1,885 teachers applied to be transferred to the capital city.
Only 41 of the 1,162 requests for elementary schools and four of the 723 requests for secondary schools had been approved as of the end of January.
Only one secondary school teacher departed the city during the same period, compared to 45 primary school teachers.
While 1,336 primary school teachers requested to be transferred there, 1,074 other teachers requested to leave Bungoma County.
The fundamental provisions of the agreement to undo the delocalization policy are contained in the non-monetary collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that the teachers unions reached with the TSC. It became a campaign talking point when the Kenya Kwanza Alliance vowed to do away with it if elected.
With thousands of teachers being transferred as a result of the policy’s implementation in 2018, teachers’ unions complained that the program had disrupted the lives of teachers by relocating those who were deemed to have “overstayed” at the same work station.
Kajiado County also rose to the top counties after getting 237 requests to transfer teachers in secondary schools as opposed to 94 requests to leave the area.
486 primary school teachers applied for jobs in the county, as opposed to 434 who asked to be transferred somewhere else.
The document, which was signed by Mr. Cavin Anyuor, the director for legal, labor, and industrial relations, on behalf of CEO Nancy Macharia, states that the transfer of teachers from one institution to another is based on the need for equitable distribution and optimal use of teachers, availability of vacancies in the station, the need for replacement, existing staffing norms, and medical grounds certified by a registered medical practitioner.
Senator Alexander Mundigi of Embu County requested the breakdown of the instructors who were transferred into and out of Embu County, and this paper was created in response to his questions.
According to TSC data, 1 157 teachers applied to be deployed in the county, while 357 others looked for work elsewhere.
229 of these have already departed the county, while 244 were brought in. Others are awaiting authorization.
The commission verifies that there is a vacancy in the chosen station and that the station a teacher is leaving has a qualified replacement before approving a transfer, according to Ms. Macharia.
For the sake of all students, she said, “the commission is able to assure equitable distribution of teachers around the nation” in this manner.
Many requests to depart counties that the TSC deems “hard-to-staff” were made, but few teachers requested to be transferred to the counties.
In contrast to the 94 secondary school teachers and 246 primary school teachers who sought to leave the area, only nine secondary school teachers and 134 primary school teachers in Samburu County registered for deployment.
In Turkana County, 129 secondary school teachers requested transfers, but just 23 wanted to go there. Since then, an equal amount of teachers have been employed and 37 have left the county.
Similar to Nairobi, Mombasa County is a preference among secondary school teachers, as seen by the 340 applications received versus the 55 withdrawal requests.
“Not every teacher who wants to move back to their home county will apply. There are some requests for transfers to counties other than the home counties. The commission cannot order a teacher to submit an application to be transferred to a specific county because it is an employer. Similar to that, the commission cannot reject a request for a transfer just because a teacher hasn’t asked to be sent to his home county, according to the paper.
In answer to Senator Mundigi’s queries, Ms. Macharia cautioned against interpreting the reversal of the delocalization program to imply that “teachers now must not only teach in their home counties but also in their villages.”
She argued that counties with low teacher production would experience severe understaffing, whereas counties with high teacher production would experience overstaffing and resource waste.
The majority of casualties would be discovered in arid and semi-arid areas, as well as in locations with few manpower.