TSC Transfers Several Teachers Ahead of School Reopening

The Commission has a primary mandate to assign teachers employed for service to public schools. This entails the exercise of related functions of transfer and posting of teachers to the public institutions where their services are required.

As you are aware, the process of staffing schools is guided by 1 staffing norm whose key objective is to achieve the optimal utilization of teachers and in so doing, reduce disparities in teacher distribution.

Despite numerous efforts by the Commission to address teacher shortages across the country, the situation is always compounded by irregular teacher distribution thereby, creating an imbalance that affects the delivery of service in the teaching sector.

Further, the teacher staffing imbalance continues to limit the initiative toward the equitable distribution of the Teaching resources. If unchecked, this will adversely impact learning outcomes in our learning Institutions.

For that reason, you are required to coordinate with the County Directors in your respective Regions and undertake staffΒ IΒ teacher rationalization to ensure an equitable re-distribution across the schools in your Regions. In doing so, you will consider the criteria provided in AppendixΒ I.

The exercise should commence immediately. A detailed report on reviewed school staffing status should be submitted to the Commission in the format provided in Appendix IIΒ via the email address;dirstaΒ ffing@Β tsc.go.keΒ byΒ 9thΒ May 2022.

Henceforth, all newly recruited teachers, posting, and transfers will be to schools and areas with an identified higher teacher shortage.


In undertaking teacher transfer and/ or the assignment to address teacher imbalance/s the following factors will be considered (unless upon teacher’s request):

  1. The age of the teacher:Β Teachers aged 56 years and above will be exempted from the transfer out of the area of their current work
  2. Health status: Teachers with proven cases of terminal illness will be exempt from transfers out of the current Sub-County. However, the Committee will evaluate each case on its merit taking into consideration the supporting Medical documents, the availability, and accessibility to the appropriateΒ medicalΒ facilities among other factorsΒ inΒ the proposed station.
  3. TeachersΒ withΒ Disabilities;Β Teachers with disability with the necessary certification will be exempted from transfers outside their current station.
  4. When transferring teachers, priority shall be given to schools within the Sub-County within the targeted shortage before transferring out of the SubΒ­
  5. FamilyΒ considerations: transfer couples who are employees of the Commission and have formally declared their marital status in the same neighborhood where
  6. Length of stay since the first appointment: the teacher must have served in a station for not less than three (3) years and five (5) years for North Eastern and other areas respectively since the first appointment; unless otherwise authorized by the Commission.
  7. Priority will be given to teachers who have applied for a transfer and are eligible for
  8. In cases where teachers meet the criteria for transfer, the Commission will consider:
    • First in, first out factor.
    • Gender balance where
    • Teachers security where


  1. HENCEFORTH, teachers transfer will be a continuous exercise to address staffing gaps and to ensure equitable distribution and optimal teacher utilization.
  2. Transfer of teachers will be carried out during the school holidays to ensure stability and the smooth running of the school program except for emergencies.




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