The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will release more teachers especially those delocalized from their current working stations.
The Commission will approve and transfer teachers to areas they have requested once schools have closed.
TSC will effect both regional and inter regional transfer requests. However teachers with replacements will have upper hand when Regional Directors start approving the requests.
TSC is hard pressed to transfer delocalized teachers back to their home regions. Pressure is mounting from different quarters for TSC to effect the transfers.
The Commission is however not able to immediately transfer the tutors back home because not all have applied for transfer hence complicating the exercise.
TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia and with her team will appear in the Senate tomorrow to respond to the sitting of the Senate held on Thursday, 16th February, 2023, where Senator 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 –
1. 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;
2. 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;
3. 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
4. Spell out measures in place to address challenges faced by the TSC in implementing the reversal of delocalization of teachers’ policy by Government.
TSC was given till 31st January by Parliament to ensure all delocalized teachers who applied for transfers have been moved unconditionally.
While appearing before MPs, TSC board chair Jamleck Muturi and head of legal affairs Calvin Anyuor, were ordered to ensure the lawmakers decision on delocalization of teachers is implemented.
The Education Committee chaired by Tinderet MP Julius Melly gave the commission up to end of January to ensure all teachers who had been delocalized have been re-routed back to their areas.
Melly told the commission not to belabour the matter but to ensure it tables a report on how it plans to implement the said move after the National Assembly made a decision on the said policy.
On 25th January the National Assembly Speaker, Moses Wetang’ula, added a punch to TSC after he ruled that the delocalization policy is illegal as there was no parliamentary approval to the policy.