TSC Boss issues a statement on allegedly planned April 2021 Delocalization, mass transfers of over 30, 000 teachers
Here are the full details of the data currently being collected by the commission and the article that caught the attention of TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia; TSC teacher transfers 2021
The Teachers Service Commission ,TSC, on Tuesday, March 8, moved with speed to stop the dissemination of unsubstanciated reports indicating that it was planning a major shake-up that would have seen over 30, 000 teachers transferred (delocalized) countrywide.
The report which emanated from a mainstream media house has been doing rounds on the social media causing panick among teachers.
According to the report, the commission was priming itself for a major shake-up after a circular dated February 26, 2020 sent to regional TSC staffing Officers directing them to collect field data on staffing for schools for the purpose of transfer targeting 30,000 teachers found its way to the media.
TSC Delocalization News 2021; TSC accused of using the Building Bridges Initiative, BBI, to rubber-stamp and roll-out massive transfers for over 30, 000 teachers
In a presser statement released by the commission, TSC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Nancy Macharia dismissed the claims saying that the data collection was merely a routine meant for planning purposes, and not to initiate transfers of teachers.
Further, Macharia clarified that the commission would not consider such action owing to the challenges arising from Covid-19.
“The Commission, therefore, wishes to assure teachers that it does not plan to effect any mass transfers as alleged in a newspaper story,” Macharia stated, noting that the reports had caused panic among teachers.
“Teachers must be left to continue conducting their normal teaching duties and conduct national examinations without any interference. Meanwhile, we urge the media to always report accurately” Macharia stated.
The TSC boss affirmed that only vacancies arising from deaths would be filled.
The news comes after the commission recalled all teachers on annual leave in order to ensure that the national exams will proceed smoothly.
TSC boss confirmed that over 227,000 teachers would be in charge of the examinations.
“The commission has already issued guidelines that emphasize the need for all teachers who will be involved in the examination exercise to comply with all COVID-19 mitigation measures provided by the Ministry of Health,” Macharia stated.
Here are the details of the data currently being collected by the commission and the article that caught the attention of TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia
TSC Delocalization News 2021; TSC accused of using the Building Bridges Initiative, BBI, to rubber-stamp and roll-out massive transfers for over 30, 000 teachers in April; get the full details below
Another planned massive delocalization of over 30, 000 TSC employed teachers in April 2021 has given birth to a fresh row between the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut).
The 30,000 teachers who have been affected by the shake-up are currently panick-stricken, wondering where the new posting letters will direct them to report.
The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, had earlier directed its regional staffing officers to collect and forward data for teachers and heads who have stayed in one school for at least nine years.
TSC Demands data for school heads who have exited the teaching service and those currently working from home, signaling a major shake-up in the management of schools
In an official memo dated February 26, 2021 addressed to all Regional Directors, the commission demands relevant details of all primary school headteachers and principals of secondary schools who have exited the teaching service.
The employer also needs data of all heads who are currently working from home following the biting effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, hence signaling a major shake-up in the management of public learning institutions in Kenya.
The afore-mentioned teachers, who are 50 years and above or those with pre-existing risk factors had been directed to work from home to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus by TSC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Nancy Macharia.
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