TSC defies President Uhuru’s directive in new transfer of 5,000 teachers

Teacher service commission targets 5,000 school heads and teachers in the third phase of delocalisation this year.
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.

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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.

TSC is taking this move contrary to president Uhuru’s order that. August this year, the boss of the country had directed education ministry together with tsc to review delocalisation policy to protect families.

“The ongoing delocalisation program has created some unforeseen challenges that have, in some instances, affected families negatively. We are reviewing the policy guidelines to ensure that the program is not implemented to the detriment of families,” said President Kenyatta

On the other hand KNUT has been on the forefront to oppose transfer of teachers terming it as against ILO standards.

“The position of the union is quite clear. We oppose transfers because they do not conform to the ILO practice standards put in place by Unesco that champion for teachers to teach in their locality,” Sossion told The star

Tsc has always defended delocalisation exercise. In a press statement that was signed by Dr. Nancy Macharia, the commission argued that transferring of teachers is necessary for equitable distribution of teachers.
“TSC exercises this mandate within the framework of the constitution, TSC act, Code of regulations for teachers and the CBA in order to ensure equity in distribution of teachers and optimal utilization of available teachers” said the circular signed by Dr. Nancy Machari

Kuppet Secretary general is on record defending transfer of teachers. Mr. Misiori argues that teachers are free to work in any part of the country
“Kuppet has no problem with teachers being transferred to other counties because the contract we signed allows a teacher to teach anywhere in this country,” Mr Misori said.