Lists of 14,613 delocalized teachers transferred by TSC

Lists of 14,613 delocalized teachers transferred by TSC

At least 14,000 teachers will begin the new term in new schools after the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) approved their applications for regional and inter regional transfers authorised by CEO Nancy Macharia.

The approvals come before the lapsing of the deadline given to the TSC by the National Assembly’s committee on education to reverse the delocalization policy that saw teachers posted away from their homes.

The teachers have to report to their new stations before schools open on the 23rd of this month.

The change of guard in schools across the country is starting ahead of the opening of the first term of this academic year.

At Kamusinga High School, one principal gives way to another. While the new principal is getting the office on acting capacity, other secondary schools will be receiving new principals by 16th January, that is next Monday.

TSC is undertaking mass transfers of teachers both at primary and secondary schools under the reversal of the delocalization policy that has been in existence since 2017.

In a circular the commission’s Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia has instructed the commission’s secretary and all regional directors to facilitate the transfers of 14,613 teachers to new stations before the schools re-open on the 23rd of this month.

Of these, 10,934 transfers will affect primary school teachers, while 189 deputy head teachers will be transferred, and 1,948 head teachers will be changing stations.

Another 1,316 secondary school teachers and 226 principals will also be beneficiaries of the transfers.

The TSC had been given until the end of this month to allow teachers to serve in their own regions, a departure from the policy instituted by the commission that demanded that delocalised teachers serve at least three years in the Northern Eastern region, and five years in other regions before qualifying for a transfer.

A total of 12,019 transfers will be conducted at the regional level by the TSC regional directors, 2,594 transfers will be inter-regional transfers effected from the national headquarters.

While moving the teachers, the officers both at the regional and national headquarters will consider gender balance, the age and health of the teachers and the teachers disability in placing them in their new schools.

The transfers are the first annual teacher transfers to be conducted by the TSC since the COVID-19 pandemic led to a halt in the exercise.

It is also the largest number of transfers to be undertaken by the TSC in years, effectively bringing to an end the controversial delocalization polity that had caused friction between teachers, the TSC and the teachers’ unions. 


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