About 5,000 school heads and teachers will report to new institutions in January, as the Teachers Service Commission on Friday commenced the third phase of transfers this year. The move is expected to revive wars between the TSC and teachers’ unions. The transfers will affect more than 3,000 institutions. It targets 195 long-serving school principals, deputy principals and thousands of teachers who operate within their locality and those who have served in one institution for more than nine years.
Those transferred are expected to report to their new stations next year as schools reopen. Schools will close next Friday, October 26. The first term will start on January 2. Also to be shifted are secondary school heads managing the county and subcounty schools, who were not affected in the first and second phase of the transfers. Sources say the TSC has turned a deaf ear to the presidential directive that ordered the Education ministry to review the delocalisation programme.