The Teachers service Commission is constitutionally Mandated to register, hire, transfer and excercise disciplinary Control over teachers in primary and secondary schools in Kenya.
In a bid to exercise it’s Mandate, the commission has announced a a staff rationalisation exercise aimed at optimal Utilization ion of teachers amidst a biting shortage.
According to the commission CEO Dr Nancy macharia, Teachers in overstaffed schools will be posted to understaffed ones before schools re-open.
Nevertheless, based on the criteria that the commission has adopted, the following categories of tutors will be spared.
One, those above the age of 56 years. These teachers only have four years to retire hence the Commission wouldn’t wish to move them from their current stations.Two, teachers with health complications. These teachers especially those suffering from terminal ailments will have to produce evidence of their health conditions.
The aim is to ensure that they continue getting the necessary doctors’ attention while attending to their duties in current stations.
Three, teachers with disabilities. The tutors must be registered with relevant organisation in Which case they must show proof.
Four, teachers who have served less than three years in North Eastern areas and five years in other areas.
Teachers who are couples and have declared their Marital status with TSC will be transferred to the same neighborhood.Priority will also be given to teachers who have asked for transfers.While moving teachers, the CEO said that priority will also be given to schools within the sub-counties before transferring outside the sub-counties in an exercise that she said will have human face.
TSC regional directors are supposed to work with the county directors to ensure that excercise runs smoothly.
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