Teachers unions are now calling on delocalized teachers wanting transfer back home to apply immediately.
Both Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) led by Collins Oyuu and Kenya Women Teachers Association led by Benta Opande are asking teachers to place a transfer request.
This comes shortly after Members of Parliament (Mps) unanimously pass a resolution to put an end to delocalization.
Making the decision today the legislatures say the policy is a torture to teachers and has a negative effect on productivity.
Though Teachers Service Commission (TSC) launched the programme to enhance national cohesion, the Mps found out that it only kills teachers morale hence affecting performance.
The House has asked TSC to amend the policy that will see newly recruited teachers being posted within their home counties and those delocalized taken back home.
Now teachers unions have joined the call to end the policy that has received heavy condemnation from teachers.
Speaking in Nairobi, Kewota CEO Benta Opande said the policy has never transformed the management, administration and the quality of education in the country.
“We have reached out to teachers across the country and their worry is, since the introduction of delocalization policy they are yet to see results and have not witnessed any improvement in management and administration of schools,” said Opande.
Opande urged the TSC to abandon the plan since it is still very unpopular and adds no value to our schools.
“We therefore support the National Assembly in their efforts to have the teachers body to abandon this policy,” added Opande.
On the other hand Knut has welcomed the National Assembly decision to end the policy which has been in place since 2017.
The motion “Review of Teacher Deployment Policy” courtesy of Lurambi MP Titu Khamala was fully passed by majority of legislatures today.
Ending teacher delocalization programme is one of President William Ruto’s big promises to teachers during campaigns.
Many teachers have already applied for transfers others with a replacement while others with none. Some teachers have also applied hoping to be considered despite working for less than five years since their posting.
From this latest move by Mps the Commission will have to consider teachers transfer requests without much restrictions like the period the teacher has served and so forth.
According to TSC policy, teachers working in North Eastern region are required to have completed at least three years before they are transferred back to their home counties.
Teachers in other regions are required to work for at least five years before they are considered for transfer to their homes.
“The teacher must have served in a station for a period of not less than three years and five years for North Eastern and other areas respectively since first appointment; unless otherwise authorized by the Commission’s Secretary,” read the TSC Code of Conduct for teachers.
Good of you wabunge indeed we have suffered a lot from this policy but now home here we come
It has not been easy to see my young children and bringing them up myself the way I want especially coz of my small earning
Amen God has answered our prayers Glory be to Him
It’s hard to bring my children up
It’s hard to bring my children up
Delocalisation has brought mental torture to many families including breakups.God is faithful.
God is good. No more impunity
Imagine my children seeing not their father whom they were fond of!They regressed academically as a result.Their prayer have never missed a call to God to reverse delocalization. Here has come an answer to their prayers,since 2018.It may take long but God answers prayers @
It a wonderful move for teachers. It will help teachers have time with their families and do some development
I thank God for this.He has fought the battle for us
Some of those Members of National Assembly,wolves in sheep’ s skin, celebrated delocalisation as they used their powers to influence transfers of teachers who were not dancing to their tune.
Thanks MPs Have worked in a station for 12 years and no sign of a transfer.I applied but recommended with suitable replacement.I Hope this works.
Let the toothless knut illegally taking our meager earnings keep quiet, kudos our mps,
Imgn when a teacher is teaching near your home it is easy to wake up very early ,teach,then attend to an issue,unli when you are delocalized coz you av to miss a day or so to tackle a pressing issue. Our employer TSC approve our transfers,remove that speedgovernor of WITH A SUITABLE REPLACEMENT.
Reunion, God is great
I have suffered a lot with such cruel policy.Thanx a lot our elected leaders.
Kindly,let enquiries be made to the concerned ,the practicability of a deputy principal moving from D1,D2 to D 3 in order to become a principal each grade takes three years on the background
of interviews not being yearly and vacancies being limited bearing in mind that some deputies have already stagnated for ten years in management entry level of D 1, all this, is as a result of career progression ,the career progression is paradoxical and should be done away with
Let tsc consider all applications without number of years because most of time trs minds are at home really this is a punishment
It will be a celebration for me and my family to reunite after the separation.God is great. Thank you TSC _CEO for agreeing to take us to our homes.
There is time for everything, God made us and will not let suffer
The unions need not to take credit they are the problem they signed it and even used it to transfer desenting teacher voices ie Martha Omollo and the pressure group members
This is a good move. The problem will be on how to get teachers for the areas that do not have locals who are trained teachers. Balancing will be very tricky. Some areas will end up being overstaffed. TSC will have a very difficult time. Some schools may not have teachers at all if all the delocalized transfers are effected.
home we go