RE: REQUEST FOR RESPONSE TO A STATEMENT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE REVERSAL OF DELOCALIZATION OF TEACHERS POLICY IN EMBU COUNTY
The Senate Standing Committee on Education is established under standing order 228(3) of the Senate Standing Orders and is mandated to consider all matters related to education and training.
Standing order 53(1) of the Senate Standing Orders provides that a Senator may request for a Statement from a Committee relating to any matter under the mandate of the
Committee that is of county-wide, inter-county, national, regional or international concern.
Pursuant to this provision, at the sitting of the Senate held on Thursday, 16th February, 2023, Sen. Alexander Munyi Mundigi, MP, requested for a Statement from the Standing Committee on Education regarding the reversal of delocalization of teachers’ policy in Embu County by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
In the Statement, the Senator requested the Committee to –
- State the number of requests received by the TSC from teachers wishing to transfer to schools in their home counties following the reversal of delocalization of teachers’ policy by Government, stating why it has taken inordinately long to comply with the Government directive;
- Inform the Senate how many requests by teachers to be transferred to their home counties have been granted, giving a breakdown per county and further state when the pending requests will be processed;
- State reasons why the TSC is authorizing the transfer of teachers from other counties to Embu County, while not approving similar requests by teachers whose home county is Embu even after the said teachers requested the TSC to be transferred back to their respective sub-counties in Embu; and
- Spell out measures in place to address challenges faced by the TSC in implementing the reversal of delocalization of teachers’ policy by Government.
The purpose of this letter is to invite you to a meeting of the Committee to be held on Wednesday, 8th March, 2023 at 9.30 am to deliberate on the aforementioned issues. The meeting will be held in Committee Room 5, Main Parliament Buildings.
We request that you submit written responses to the issues, on or before Monday, 6th March at 4:00 p.m. by email, on the address firstname.lastname@example.org and copy to email@example.com
Attached is a copy of the Statement and Hansard for the Plenary Session of the Senate held on Thursday, 16th February, 2023 at 2.30 p.m. for your information.
Mr. Humphrey Ringera, Research Officer (Cell phone: +254 722 985 682, email:firstname.lastname@example.org is the Clerk to the Committee and is responsible for all arrangements relating to this matter.
J.M. NYENGENYE, CBS
CLERK OF THE SENATE