Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has highlighted three conditions for those teachers seeking transfer back to their home counties must meet for them to be considered eligible for the same.
Teachers Service Commission responded after questions were raised by a section of delocalized teachers on eligibility for transfer.
This move is likely to yield fruits since Kenya Kwanza government is meeting with TSC this week over the delocalization matters.
In last week the D.P Rigathi Gachagua saidi that the commission has plans bto meet the Commission for a discussion that will see teachers who are delocalized being transferred back to their home counties.
In a statement dated 12th Wednesday, Dp Said ,“We will be engaging with TSC next week so that the issue of delocalization is dealt with once and for all and teachers who are taken to places and their families put in awkward situation that matter is addressed so that we build strong family ties for a stronger nation.”
In reference to an email dated 16th October 2022, while responding to a question on criteria being used to effect transfer requests, TSC says one must have completed at least five years to be considered for a transfer.
The Commission also says a teacher must have a perfect replacement and both should apply to indicate their desire to swop.
“Kindly note that for a swop transfer the following has to be met: Have same subject combination. Have finished the five year mandatory rule. Have both applied indicating the desire to swp,” read the email by TSC.
Email response by TSC dated 16/10/2022
TSC board will sit and approve teachers transfer requests in January after teachers are through with administration of 2022 national exams and assessments.
A number of teachers have been requesting the Commission to transfer them back home saying the delocalization has not only destroyed their families but also killed their morale for teaching.
According to TSC policy, teachers working in North Eastern region are required to have completed at least three years before they are transferred back to their home counties.
Teachers in other regions are required to work for at least five years before they are considered for transfer to their homes.
“The teacher must have served in a station for a period of not less than three years and five years for North Eastern and other areas respectively since first appointment; unless otherwise authorized by the Commission’s Secretary,” part of the TSC Code of Conduct for teachers reads.