TSC Conditions and Teachers Likely To Be Affected By TSC Mass Transfers

Following the TSC’s agreement with the teachers unions, teachers have a reason to smile as their prayers have finally been answered.

The agreement that was signed with the teachers unions have seen some transfers reversed that were aimed at separating couples working in the same location.

While effecting teacher transfers, uniting families and making them work closer to each other is one of the paramount objective in the recently signed CBA.

Therefore its now a priority for TSC to consider couples who are teachers in the upcoming transfers so that it can allow them to interact and bond with each other provided they meet all the necessary requirements.

Collins Oyuu, the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) secretary said that this is one of the major pluses in the conflicted non-monetary CBA.

He added that in most transfers, families have mostly suffered. In addition, he mentioned that families that had been separated earlier will now be re-united once the deal is implemented.

The following conditions are necessary for your transfer to be effected;

  1. If a teacher has worked in a station for more than five years
  2. When a teacher had pressed the request to be transferred under some medical conditions certified by a medic
  3. The need for equitable distribution and optimal utilization of teachers.
  4. Availability of a teaching vacancy in the proposed station.
  5. The need for replacement
  6. The existing staffing norms which may be reviewed from time to time
  7. Other grounds that the TSC may consider necessary to warrant the transfer

Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) secretary general Akelo Missori said reuniting families is a great relief.

He also said that bringing these teachers back together, some of whom are facing retirement, is a good step.

Some also have major health issues and bringing them into their families is a trophy step.

 

According to TSC, it is part of the government’s move to enhance national integration and promote professionalism and commitment in the teaching profession.

 

After the cries of the affected teachers, President Uhuru Kenyatta directed the Ministry of Education to review the TSC policy on mass transfers.

“I know that localization has given rise to some unexpected challenges, which have affected some teachers,” the president said.

 

TSC has promised to start mass transfer of class teachers before the end of this year. The practice has experienced a delay due to COVID 19.

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