The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has transferred a total 14,613 teachers to their home counties this year. This means that the teachers will now report to their new stations as schools reopen.
A total of 14,733 had filed for their transfers online after Parliament ended the infamous delocalization policy. Out of this, only 120 teachers’ transfer requests were not approved because TSC did not have their suitable replacements.
The teachers have now been moved to their home counties and will report as schools reopen.
“All teachers and deputy headteachers are reporting on January 23 while school heads are to report on January 16,” reads the TSC memo.
A total of 1,316 secondary school teachers and 10,934 primary school teachers have been transferred.
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According to the data contained in the memo, 226 school principals, 189 deputy principals, and 1,948 head teachers of primary schools have been moved to schools of their preference.
The Commission has dispatched the lists of transferred teachers to TSC Regional Directors who will facilitate the transfers.
“The purpose of this memo is to seek approval to mail the list of teachers to be transferred within regions and the memo to the regional headquarters,” the TSC memo adds.
The transfers are expected to be completed by February 10, 2023 and a report sent to the TSC head quarters.
“Ensure that all handing and taking over of school heads is overseen by TSC County Director and MOE,” the Commission directs.
According to the memo, 12,019 teachers will be transferred between regions, and 2,594 will be transferred between regions.
The MPs had directed the Commission to effect all the transfer requests by teachers.
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 infamous transfers had seen the execution of transfers for thousands of long serving principals and school heads. A number of school administrators moved, to far flung areas, 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.
Henceforth, the Commission will have to transfer teachers within their localities.