The Teacher Service Commission will take more time to approve the transfers of school principals and deputy principals.
The Kenya National Union of Teachers previously stated that the employer would need to fill open positions before approving their transfers.
Collins Oyuu, the secretary general of Knut, claimed that the ‘unfair’ delocalization has ended as a result of negotiations with the employer.
According to Oyuu, TSC received 547 applications.
The first round of applications were submitted, and more, he assured.
“We want principals to be appointed and promoted locally, not outside of their counties.
This comes after the general secretary of the Kuppet, Akello Misori, declared that teachers who are happy in their current positions are allowed to keep them.
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 applications.
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.”
This is in response to MPs’ demands that TSC examine its delocalization policy.
On November 3, the motion introduced by Lurambi MP Titus Khamala was approved by Parliament.
Khamala had drafted the resolution in an effort to stop the current practice of removing teachers from their workstations immediately.
Review the teacher hiring procedure to transfer it to the zonal level as the point of hiring, he urged.
This means that if TSC wants to transfer a teacher, they should do so to a different school located in the same zone as where they now work.
According to Khamala, “TSC started delocalizing instructors in 2018, which significantly disturbed teachers’ lives, decreased teacher morale, and caused untold agony to many teachers countrywide.”