Nationwide teacher transfer exercise began week and will see teachers from both primary and secondary schools transferred to different schools across the country.
Quite a number of teachers are concerned about mass transfers next term as the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) rationalizes staffing across the country.
At it times of transfers, TSC’s delocalization program has been a thorn in the flesh for teachers. Teachers have complained that the transfers are tearing families apart.
With these transfers, on the other hand, are a huge relief for teachers who are married and have declared their marital status, because the commission ordered that they be transferred to the same neighbourhood as much as possible.
According to Commission CEO Nancy Macharia, this exercise is intended to ensure that all schools have a balanced teacher-to-learner ratio before the start of the new academic year. On April 25, 2022, schools will reopen for the first term.
The nationwide exercise began yesterday and will see teachers from both primary and secondary schools transferred to different schools across the country.
CEO Macharia stated in a circular to all TSC regional directors that despite the commission’s numerous efforts to address teacher shortages, the situation is exacerbated by irregular teacher distribution.
TSC boss further noted that if the issue was left unchecked, it will have a negative impact on learning outcomes in our learning institutions