TSC 2022/2023 Transfer; List of ‘untouchable’ teachers in current staff balancing exercise
TSC CEO, Dr. Nancy Macharia has confirmed the list of teachers who are not legible for transfers this year. According to the TSC teachers’ recruitment cycle, there are various categories of teachers depending on the number of years they have served the Commission. Newly recruited teachers are likely to be moved in the ongoing transfers to achieve staff balancing and curb biting teacher shortages in both primary and secondary schools.
Owing to the fact that the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is planning to shuffle teachers this term, the Commission has identified several categories of teachers who will not be affected by the ongoing staff balancing in schools across the country.
In a detailed Circular No. 5/2022, teachers employer has advised all its County Directors to exempt teachers aged 56 years and above from the transfers geared towards equitable distribution of tutors across the country. Most of teachers are senior teachers and senior masters.
Others excluded from the teacher rationalization exercise include those suffering from terminal illnesses and teachers with disabilities. TSC requires, however, that the committees vetting the transfers must ensure that this cadre of teachers produces valid documents of the illness or disability where applicable in order to enjoy the exemption.
The Commission has also advised the county directors to transfer those who have served at least three years in their current stations except for the North Eastern region where only teachers who have served for more than five years can be moved to new schools.
The circular dated April 4, 2022 further advises the regional officials to ensure that they first conduct the staff balancing within the Sub-counties before considering moving the teachers outside those jurisdictions. They are also instructed to give priority to teachers who had individually sought for transfers.
County Directors had been given till May 4, to submit their reports on how the exercise was conducted complete with the list of the affected teachers.
TSC has been grappling with a serious staff shortage within public schools. The organization has placed the staff shortfall at over 114,000. Besides this challenge, the commission is also faced by the problem of uneven distribution of it’s over 330,000 teachers serving in various public institutions across the country.
For many years, schools in urban areas attract more teachers as compared to rural-based institutions. Similarly, schools in arid areas as well as those in insecurity-prone zones are poorly staffed despite efforts by the commission to reward tutors in such areas with hardship allowance.
How to Apply for a TSC Transfer Online
The Teachers Service Commission, TSC has made the application for transfers easier especially now that there is an online portal for the same.
To proceed with your application for TSC transfer;
Visit the TSC online transfer applicationportal by using the link; https://hrmis.tsc.go.ke/tm-app/apply_transfer.
In the new window, enter your TSC Number, ID Number, and mobile phone number. You will get a notification from TSC with your security code (A six-digit authorization code) after clicking on ‘Login’
Enter the authorization code that was sent to your mobile number, before logging in