More transfer letters have been released by Teachers Service Commission (TSC) for delocalized teachers who had applied for re-routing from November last year.
The Commission has acted and released transfers for teachers including for those whose status were reading ‘pending’.
A good number of transfer letters are now available in the TSC County offices. The Commission is under pressure to ensure all delocalized teachers who applied for transfer are re-routed.
TSC officials had asked delocalized teachers to visit their TSC County Directors offices to confirm if their transfer letters are available.
Teachers are also required to regularly check online for change of their transfer status. Those successful will change from ‘pending’ to ‘acknowledged’ then to ‘approved’.
The Commission had from two weeks ago dispatched transfer letters for teachers whose status was acknowledged online.
TSC Regional Directors acted on most transfer request for delocalized teachers in the regions.
A good number of teachers in various counties confirmed to have received the transfer letters which they picked from their TSC County offices.
TSC had indicated that it will effect transfer requests for 21,544 delocalized teachers before schools reopen.
The Commissions’ plan was to approve the regional and inter regional transfer requests and release the letters early in May.
During the last transfer approvals most teachers who applied for transfers out of their regions were not considered.
The Commission is under pressure to re-route delocalized teachers back home. While appearing before the Senate TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia said that mechanisms have been put in place to transfer the teachers back to their regions easily.
This means factors that initially barred teachers from being transferred like five year rule, or presence of suitable replacement will no longer be used.
Initially the transfers depended on the availability of vacancies in the station, the need for replacement, existing staffing norms and medical grounds certified by a registered medical practitioner.
However Macharia told the Senate Committee on Education that the transfer of teachers from one institution to another is based on the need for equitable distribution and optimal utilization of teachers.
Last week it emerged that Nairobi City County is the most preferred region by teachers seeking transfers.
In a document submitted to the Senate Committee on Education by TSC, a total of 36,277 teachers applied for transfers between November 1 last year and January 31 this year.
TSC says, of the teachers, 14,733 were matched and approved while 21,544 are pending.
I am one of the delicolised teacher and I applied last year. Till now no letter and those who applied last term are getting their letters. What creteria is being used? Plz. I need help since am stressed
It worries me so much that some unscrupulous individuals ask for a tune of up to 50,000/= from teachers who are seeking for transfers. Turkana county is the worst. Please TSC help teachers to go back to their home counties. Transfers should be effected without kiinua mgongo. If you are serious,then kindly follow up on the transfers of teachers in Turkana. Mimi nimechoka,nataka kurudi nyumbani.
Why there is no inter regional transfers in Riftvalley?especially those going to Eastern region.Samburu county being an area of concerns teachers suffering there seriously. Pls Tsc to check on this region.
Why are interregional transfers in rift valley not effected,teachers in samburu county are not being released.which criteria is being used.
Please TSC reroute teachers back to their counties equally. Some are getting from other counties while others are not.
Very depressed in murang’a.l applied on November last year and up to now I’m still waiting.some who met me here got theirs on Feb!!! What is the creteria being used by the TSC?AM stressed.can Nancy intervien pliz.
Very devastated in kwale county,very uncooperative administration,always frustrating teachers,soon i will quite job