Delocalization and mass transfers of teachers by TSC will go on even as teachers’ unions remain opposed to the exercise. According to the Commission transfers were in line with the provisions of the code of regulations for teachers and Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) signed between TSC and their unions.
“The Commission finds it an act of dishonesty and deceit on the part of the unions’ leadership to continue making public pronouncements calculated at misleading the same teachers the leaders are supposed to guide,” Dr Macharia was quoted by the media.
TSC is priming itself for massive teacher transfers in April this year. The Commission will be targeting Principals in County and Sub-County schools plus primary school head teachers.
Through a memo dated February 26 memo and addressed to all Regional Directors, TSC seeks details of primary school head teachers and principals of secondary schools who have exited the teaching service. Also required are details for teachers who are currently working in their home counties and those who have stayed at their current stations for over nine years.
Those to be exempted from the transfers are teachers aged above 55 years. The delocalization exercise had been slowed down as a result of the Corona virus pandemic and prolonged closure of schools.
Regional directors have now been directed to capture the home county of the secondary school principals complete with details of their current station. Additionally, details on the size of the school, the sponsor of the institution, and the category of the school and enrolment data should also be collected.
The Commission kicked off the delocalization exercise in January, 2018. Other massive deployments would then follow in April, August and December of the same year. Though in April, 2019 the Commission slowed down the transfers as only a few administrators were moved.
The exercise has seen the execution of transfers for thousands of long serving principals and school heads; with some supporting and others opposed to the delocalization policy. A number of school administrators moved, so far, were those serving in their homes.
Others had also served in the same stations for a long time. Targeted administrators were mostly transferred to other counties and in some instances different regions.