Teachers who received transfers to locations farther away from their families are encouraged to reapply for transfers to locations of their choosing.
Teachers who are happy in their current positions are free to stay there, according to Akello Misori, secretary general of the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet).
On Thursday, Misori was addressing during a press conference.
All teachers who were relocated should submit a transfer request, we’ve agreed with our company, said Misori.
The remaining weeks of the third term have been given to the teachers to submit their application.
Three national exams are currently scheduled, so instead of intervening, Misori advised, “They can express their interest and it will be dealt with in January.
We have three national exams in waiting so instead of interfering they can express the interest then it will be dealt with in January,” Misori said.
Last week MPs compelled the Teachers Service Commission to review the delocalisation policy.
The motion fronted by Lurambi MP Titus Khamala was passed in Parliament on November 3.
“Review the teacher recruitment policy to devolve it to zonal level as the point of recruitment,” he said.
This means if TSC is to transfer a teacher then they should be moved to a different school within the zone they work in.
“The delocalisation of teachers commenced in 2018 by TSC which immensely disrupted teachers’ lives, lowered teacher morale and caused untold trauma to many teachers countrywide,” Khamala said.