Teachers from both primary and secondary schools will be reassigned to other schools across the country as part of a nationwide teacher transfer exercise that began this week.
As the Instructors Service Commission (TSC) rationalizes employment across the country, many teachers are apprehensive about mass transfers next term.
TSC’s delocalization initiative has been a pain in the flesh for teachers throughout transfer times. Teachers have expressed their dissatisfaction with the way the moves are pulling families apart.
Teachers who are married and have reported their marital status would benefit greatly from these moves, as the commission has ordered that they be transferred to the same neighborhood as much as feasible.
According to Commission CEO Nancy Macharia, the goal of this operation is to ensure that before the start of the new academic year, all schools have a balanced teacher-to-learner ratio. Schools will return for the first time on April 25, 2022.
Teachers from both primary and secondary schools will be transferred to different schools across the country as part of the countrywide operation, which began yesterday.
Despite the commission’s various efforts to solve teacher shortages, CEO Macharia indicated in a circular to all TSC regional directors that the situation is compounded by irregular teacher distribution.
The TSC boss further stated that if the problem is not addressed, it will negatively effect learning outcomes in our educational institutions.