TSC CEO ADVISES TEACHERS: NO MORE TRANSFERS OR LEAVES.
For teachers, TSC departs. In order to facilitate the planning and execution of the national exams in 2023,
Teacher transfers and departures will come to an end thanks to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA), and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations are now being administered and monitored by teachers.
Around 1,415,315 applicants will sit for the KCPE exam, and another 903,260 will sit for the KCSE exam.
Additionally, 1,282,574 Grade Six pupils will take the KPSEA.
However, TSC will begin transferring teachers in large numbers in December for those who don’t have suitable replacements.
Ezekiel Machogu, the education minister, stated last month that 26,871 teachers have not yet been transferred back to their home counties as a result of a lack of suitable placements.
Only 20,055 of the 46,926 primary and secondary school teachers who had applied to return to their home counties as of June 30 had been successful.
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The TSC will ensure that the station the teacher is leaving has a suitable replacement and that the station to which the teacher has requested a transfer has a vacancy, Mr. Machogu said in front of the Senate.
To the advantage of all students, this would enable the commission to supervise the fair distribution and effective use of instructors across the nation.
Transfer rules have previously been changed. It is not in use anymore.
According to Mr. Machogu, in order for the TSC to fulfill its obligation to transfer and post teachers, it must “ensure equitable distribution and optimal utilization of teachers in all public basic education institutions to ensure that learners throughout the country have access to quality education as required by Article 43 of the Constitution.”
TRANSFER CRITERIA FOR TSC
The CS claims that TSC employed delocalization, whereby instructors were transferred to institutions outside of their home towns, to:
Promote national unity and cohesion, prevent managerial conflicts of interest, and address teacher shortages in particular areas of the country.
The TSC also takes into account the following factors:
the existence of openings at the proposed station, the requirement for a replacement, current staffing policies, medical concerns, and other factors.
This is done to prevent widespread teacher evacuations, which could endanger students and interrupt classroom instruction, he said.
TSC received 35,959 applications from elementary-level instructors seeking transfers, but only 17,942 have been made, leaving 18,017 on hold since there aren’t enough competent replacements.
Only 2,113 out of 10, 967 post-primary teachers who asked for transfer were accepted.
The Commission has refused to transfer foreign instructors employed at North Eastern notwithstanding their protests.
In letters of regret to the teachers, the TSC explained that there aren’t enough qualified replacements, therefore it can’t transfer the teachers.