TSC Given 4 Weeks to Approve all Transfer Requests, Transfer Delocalised Teachers
Legislators have granted the Teachers Service Commission upto 15th January 2023 to approve all transfers by teachers.
Further, MPs directed that teachers who had been delocalised must be taken back to their home areas by that time.
The Education committee chairman Julius Melly maintained that they will require data on the transfers by January 15
“By January 31, any teacher who is asking to reverse delocalisation should have been sorted, “ Melly said.
The committee vice chairman Malulu Injendi questioned why TSC chairman Jamleck Muturi seemed unaware that delocalisation had been scrapped.
“I think at this point we now need to work with timelines. We give this commission upto January to finalise all the 14,000 cases,” Injendi said.
TSC legal officer asked if the transfers could be done on case by case basis but the MPs declined the request.
“You will be recruiting more than 30,000 teachers so you have no excuse for that,” Melly said.
TSC CEO Nancy Macharia last week clarified that teachers who applied for transfers to be taken back to their local areas will not be required to find swaps.
She said TSC will take up the challenge to find a teacher who will replace the transferred teacher.
Last week some MPs raised concern saying some applicants had been requested to find swaps.
“Kindly clarify why some teachers have been asked to look for another teacher to replace them when they leave,” Injendi said.
Macharia said it is the commission’s mandate to find a replacement.
“No teacher will be asked to find their swap. It is up to us TSC to find who will replace them,” Macharia told MPs.
But in the event that a replacement is not found, TSC will still find an alternative way out.
“We will keep the teachers’ details in our data bank until we find a replacement for them,” Macharia said.
“But, school principals and deputy principals will have to wait longer for the TSC to approve their transfers.”