Over 3,000 Head Teachers Transferred

Mass transfer of school heads announced by TSC

Headteachers meeting in Mombasa

The Teachers Service Commission announced the transfer of 3,094 head teachers across the country.

The school heads who belong to both Primary and Secondary schools have been notified of the changes and given up to December 28 to hand over.

Delocalisation

Long-serving school principals and head teachers who operated within their locality were sad to be the target of the ongoing transfers by the teacher's association.

Last year, a policy was implemented that barred teachers from serving in their home counties for more than five years.

There are over 23,000 head teachers in primary schools and about 8,600 in secondary schools. 

TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia defended the process, arguing it was meant to enhance national cohesion.

Over 1,065 teachers have been transferred since the programme's introduction last year.

Intervention

The issue of delocalisation almost disrupted term three school calendar after the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) threatened to call a nationwide strike if the exercise was not called off.

According to Knut Secretary-General Wilson Sossion, more than 100 teachers have quit the profession following the implementation of the policy.

It took the intervention of President Uhuru Kenyatta to have the exercise shelved.

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