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TSC delocalization: TSC transfers over 3,000 teachers in latest move

TSC delocalization: Emerging reports say that the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has transferred over 3,000 teachers.

According to a statement from the Teachers Service Commission, the 3,094 teachers have until December 28 to hand over their current posts and report to their new stations.

TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia said that the TSC delocalization transfers followed the retirement of headteachers and principals who attained the mandatory age in the last three months.

“As a result, deputy heads who are qualified and have exemplary performance records have been promoted to headship positions and transferred accordingly,” she said.

TSC delocalization: TSC transfers over 3,000 teachers in latest move

“Inevitably, some serving heads have also been transferred to take the positions that fell vacant. This is necessary to match performance and experience to the enrollment and level of the institutions.”

Mrs Macharia further  directed the TSC’s county directors to ensure a status report on the transitions is submitted to the staffing director by December 31.

“Any issues by individual heads that will arise from the transfers will be handled by the receiving county directors, who have been advised accordingly,” said Mrs Macharia.

Here is the TSC delocalization memo;

“Transfer and deployment of Institutional Administrators- 18th Dec. 2018.

Pursuant to Article 237(2) of the Constitution, the Teachers Service
Commission Act, 2012 and the Code of Regulations for Teachers (2015),
one of the key mandates of the Teachers Service Commission is to assign teachers for service in any public school or institution, deploy and transfer teachers.

This is primarily intended to achieve equity in teacher distribution for improved learning outcomes in public schools. In this regard, 3094 cases of transfer and deployment of Heads of Institution in primary and secondary schools have been approved. The transfers and deployments have been undertaken for various reasons including:
1.  Following the retirement of headteachers and principals who attained the
mandatory retirement age in the last three months, some headship
positions fell vacant. As a result, deputy heads who are qualified and
have exemplary performance record have been promoted to headship
positions and transferred accordingly. Inevitably, some of the serving
heads have also been transferred to take the positions that fell vacant.
This is necessary in order to match performance and experience to the
enrollment and level of the institutions.

2.  Changes have also been necessitated by the need to strengthen
management of some of the learning institutions following
recommendations from standards and assessment reports.

3. In line with the Policy on Appointment of Institutional Administrators,
some principals and headteachers who have served for a long period in the same institution have been transferred. It is intended that the
transfer will provide them with a new working environment and also tap into their vast experience.

4. In the course of the year, some Heads of Institution had applied to be transferred to new stations. Such applications are normally considered at the end of the year to avoid unnecessary disruption in curriculum delivery, and after necessary replacements have been made. In making the transfers, the Commission has considered important factors such as number of years pending retirement as well as exceptional circumstances such as health, where appropriate documentation is available.

Accordingly, TSC County Directors should ensure that handing/taking over will have been concluded by 28th December 2018 and a status report submitted to the Director, Staffing by 31st December 2018. Any issues by individual heads arising from the transfer will be handled by the receiving County Directors who have been advised accordingly.”

Kihumba Kamotho
Head of Communications.

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