Tsc leaves for teachers. To enable for the organization and administration of the 2023 national exams,
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will halt teacher departures and transfers.
Teachers are currently being trained on how to administer and monitor the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA), and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
The KCPE exam will be taken by around 1,415,315 candidates, while the KCSE exam will be taken by another 903,260.
KPSEA will also be taken by 1,282,574 Grade Six students.
TSC will, however, start mass transfers of teachers in December for instructors with acceptable replacements.
Last month, Education Cabinet Ezekiel Machogu said that due to a shortage of acceptable placements, 26,871 teachers have yet to be relocated back to their home counties.
As of June 30, 46,926 primary and secondary school teachers had sought to be relocated back to their home counties, but only 20,055 had been done so.
Tsc leaves for teachers
Mr Machogu stated in front of the Senate that the TSC will guarantee that the station the teacher is leaving has an appropriate replacement and that the station to which the teacher has sought for transfer has a vacancy.
This would allow the commission to oversee the equitable distribution and optimal utilization of instructors around the country for the benefit of all students.
The policy on transfers has already been reversed. It is no longer in use.
Mr. Machogu stated that the TSC must “ensure equitable distribution and optimal utilization of teachers in all public basic education institutions to ensure that learners throughout the country have access to quality education as required by Article 43 of the Constitution” in order to carry out its mandate to transfer and post teachers.
TSC TRANSFER CRITERIA
According to the CS, TSC used delocalization—in which instructors were sent to schools outside of their hometowns—to:
- foster national unification and cohesiveness,
- avoid management conflicts of interest, and
- alleviate teacher shortages in specific regions of the nation.
Other variables considered by the TSC include:
- the availability of vacancies in the proposed station,
- the necessity for replacement,
- existing staffing rules, medical reasons, and other factors.
This is to deter large evacuations of teachers from one station to another, which can disrupt learning at an institution and harm learners,” he explained.
TSC received 35,959 applications from teachers seeking transfer at the elementary level, but only 17,942 have been transferred, with 18,017 still waiting due to a shortage of qualified substitutes.
In post-primary, 10, 967 teachers applied for transfer, but only 2,113 were accepted.
Despite their protests, the Commission has refused to relocate non-local instructors working in North Eastern.
The TSC stated in regret letters to the teachers that it is unable to transfer the teachers owing to a lack of appropriate substitutes.