Website for Teachers Seeking Swops Launched by TSC
Website for Teachers Seeking Swops Launched by TSC. A new website has been created to make it simple for instructors looking for Teachers Service Commission (TSC) county and inter-region transfers.
The new website, where teachers can log in and publish a transfer need and look for suitable exchange partners, was described by Collins Oyuu, the general secretary of Knut.
Using the website www.swop.co.ke, which is maintained by a private company called Azahub Limited, teachers can communicate with their swop partners, according to a circular dated July 24, 2023, given to the secretaries of the Knut branch, Oyuu.
The REPEAL of the delocalization policy, which had negative effects on a number of teachers, their families, and education in general, prompted this action. According to Oyuu, you can utilize this platform as you see fit.
The goal of the most recent measure is to address the issue of teachers missing transfers because a replacement is not available.
Recently, TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia was questioned by the National Assembly Education Committee about the movement of delocalized professors.
Dr. Macharia estimates that by the end of June, 46,962 delocalized teachers had made transfer requests, and the commission had successfully moved 20,055 instructors back to their respective counties.
Upon application, 17,942 primary school teachers moved, as opposed to 10,967 post-primary teachers, of whom just 2,113 were affected.
This, according to the TSC boss, was brought on by a shortage of acceptable replacements.
The commission also disclaimed responsibility for moving tutors throughout the country, saying that it was able to do so because there were few competent substitutes and job opportunities, notably for school heads, in many of the counties.
The need for equitable distribution and the best use of the teacher’s resources, the existence of a vacancy at the proposed station, the requirement for a replacement, the staffing standards in effect at the time, and medical justifications are all factors that Dr. Macharia claims to consider when deciding whether to transfer a teacher.
Eve Obara, a Kabondo Kaspul MP, claims that effective teacher utilization and equitable distribution are in jeopardy, and that non-local heads of schools have encountered antagonism that resulted in their transfers.
Some teachers are made to leave the classroom when they refuse to take part in delocalization. We have to guarantee the safety of the instructors for those who are unable to accept delocalization, Obara said.
Teachers from other regions had to be recruited due to a lack of local instructors in arid and semi-arid (Asal) and difficult-to-staff locations, which frequently resulted in requests for transfers back to their home counties.
Committee Chairman Julius Melly claims that despite their repeated requests, the corporation does not give teachers the opportunity to apply for the positions.
In some cases, teachers who went to your website to request a transfer did not come back. Others are being bullied out of their schools by the community while some refuse to go back. What measures are you taking to deal with these problems? Melly said.
The message was sent to the 210 executive secretaries of Knut branches by the secretary general of Knut.
July 24th 2023
To: ALL Executive Secretaries:
RE: SWOP SERVICES TO OUR TEACHERS,
This is to inform all our teachers of the existence of a platform called www.swop.co.ke managed by a company by the name Azahub Limited which enables teachers to connect with their swop partners. This was done after the REPEAL of the delocalization policy which had negative effects on many teachers, their families and education in general. This platform can be accessed on a need basis.
The platform is easy to navigate and can cause quick solutions to those in need. Kindly cooperate with this team visiting your schools which shall be coordinated by Peter Rotich of ICT KNUT. Please share this information with teachers in your respective branches.
We look forward to your sincere cooperation.
Yours in service,
COLLINS HENRY OYUU
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