TSC Given Deadline of Re-Routing Delocalized Teachers
The National Assembly has given the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) until the end of January 2023 to ensure it re-routes delocalized teachers.
When the TSC Chairperson Jamleck Muturi and the head of legal Calvin Anyuor appeared before Members of Parliament (MPs) recently, they were directed to ensure the lawmakers’ decision is implemented.
The Education Committee is chaired by Tinderet MP Julius Melly who informed the Commission that it has until the 31st of January to ensure that all teachers who had been delocalized have been rerouted to their home areas.
Melly implored the Commission not to belabour the matter but to ensure that it issues a report on its plans to implement re-routing following the National Assembly’s decision on the same.
The decision comes after it was revealed that 14,733 teachers had as of November last year requested transfers from their current workstations following the abolishment of the delocalization policy.
“We do not want stories, just tell us when you are going to do this, and please table a report here for us to see. This policy was abolished and we cannot go back to it because we know that some of you use it to punish teachers,” said Melly.
In the past week, the TSC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Nancy Macharia informed Members of Parliament that the Commission was mapping out a way of ensuring that the teachers are going to be transferred to areas that they have requested.
Members of Parliament passed a motion in November that called for the abolishment of the policy which was launched back in 2018.
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Following this, the MPs called on the Commission to initiate a comprehensive review of the teacher deployment policy with the involvement of teachers to make the policy consistent with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNESCO laws and practices on teacher management and deployment.
In line with the TSC Code of Regulations for teachers, the Appointment, Selection And Assignment Committee (ASAC) Chaired by the County Director shall consider and approve Intra-County transfer requests.
The Inter-County transfers where delocalized teachers belong will be approved at the Headquarters by the Commission’s Appointment Board.
The re-routing will be subject to the availability of vacancy(ies) and a suitable replacement. TSC has not issued a new policy to guide the transfer of teachers and the deployment of teachers after the current one was put down by MPs.
In North Eastern Region, a delocalized teacher must have completed 3 years while for other regions it is five years,
MPS unanimously passed a resolution to put an end to delocalization.
The House called on the Commission to change the policy to ensure newly recruited teachers are posted within their zones and those delocalized re-routed back to their home areas.
The Motion had been proposed in Parliament on the 3rd of November by Lurambi MP Titus Khamala.
This simply means that in future teacher transfers, teachers will be moved to a different school within the zone that they work in.