TSC Has Stopped Transfers and Delocalization of Teachers

Several teachers who were in worry of Delocalization and transfer can be happy after their employer Teachers Service Commission (TSC) suspended the exercise following the surge of Covid 19 situation in the country.

Speaking on 25th August 2021to media the Commission’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Nancy Macharia said only transfers forced by natural factors will be effected.

 

From trusted sources within the commission,about 4, 000 teachers were scheduled to be delocalized this term. The most targeted were school heads and their deputies serving in their own home counties as well as those who had served in the same station for at most 9 years.

The whole thing of delocalization policy has been a controversial issue for long time now and has caused protests among teachers. According to a recent survey conducted by he TSC, it was found that 99% of teachers are aware of Ministry of Health COVID-19 guidelines and safety measures.

The survey also indicated that 30 per cent of teachers were also concerned about how Covid-19 would be managed in overcrowded schools as the country anticipates the fourth wave of the disease.23 per cent of teachers predicted a rush to cover the syllabus as one of the major hurdles they face this term and 13 per cent of teachers predicted a greatly increased workload caused by the implementation of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) which is now in Grade 5.

Secondary schools are at the momentum experiencing a rise in population as the Form 1 students admission exercise is almost over now. Overstretched infrastructure and congestion in schools will be a challenge for this and next term.

“We are aware that with the return of all 15 million learners to the classrooms, resources will be more constrained. As teachers, we must adopt more innovative measures to ensure learners get quality teaching,” noted Dr. Macharia. To ease congestion, the TSC boss revealed that the Commission will be posting 8,914 teachers to schools this year.

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