Teachers Reveal Concerns about Online Transfers
Some Teachers employed under the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) have raised concerns regarding online transfers.
According to them the process of applying for an online transfer is made complicated by many issues which they feel need attention.
Some of the teachers called for the Commission to create an additional entry where they can view other teachers who have asked for transfers to schools they would wish to be transferred to.
In their view, transfers should be made like bids. For instance, if a teacher wants to move to another county where another teacher has asked for a transfer, the system should allow them to make applications with bids on the same which the Commission can act on.
This is their view could make the process a lot easier, especially if both teachers have not been involved in any unprofessionalism.
Regarding the current system, teachers complained that it is impossible to withdraw a transfer in order to make a new application whenever a teacher wants to do the same.
One of the teachers, Makokha, said that he had tried to withdraw his previous transfer request but was not able to do so because of the online system.
The teachers said that the option of withdrawing a transfer does not work as changes are not made when it is clicked.
This prevents teachers from making new transfer request.
The system allocated privileges to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) officers to manage teachers’ transfer requests including withdrawing an existing transfer request.