Teachers with medical conditions and those above 56 years will not be transferred under the delocalisation policy by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
TSC chief executive Nancy Macharia on Tuesday told the National Assembly Education Committee that only newly recruited teachers will be delocalised.
“Teachers who have proven cases of health or medical conditions already reported to the commission have been exempted from the transfers,” Ms Macharia said.
Also, teachers with alternative abilities have been exempted from the transfers with personal requests being granted subject to availability of vacancies.
In December last year, the commission transferred 3,094 teachers but 360 appealed.
“The appeals were considered and appropriate determination made expeditiously based on the terms and conditions of service,” Ms Macharia said.
MPs told the commission that delocalisation should not be a form of punishment to teachers and that TSC should consider the plight of teachers before transferring them.
“Some transfers are demotivating teachers instead of encouraging them to work. Why for instance should a principal in a school with 1,000 pupils be taken to another school with only 100 students,” asked Kabondo Kasipul MP Eve Obara.