The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) announced time frame for acting on the teacher transfer requests for teachers who want to move to their home counties.
According to the commission, timelines for approval of teacher transfer requests have been set and transfer requests will be done within the Sub Counties.
TSC has said that Sub County Directors should sit and start acting on transfers requested by teachers in their areas of jurisdiction from 22nd November.
The committee that will handle the teacher transfer requests within the sub counties shall constitute: Sub County Director, Human Resource Officer and the Curriculum Support Officers in each zone in the Sub County.
The Commission has further said that transfers will be approved on priority basis. All the teachers including the school administrators who sent their transfer requests will be considered.
However, the sub county Committee will only deal with the acknowledged transfer requests.
With some school heads and deputies bearing retirement, there is great need to ensure balancing of the staff as several transfers are going to be effected by the commission.
Statastics that has been carried out in several public schools also reveal that some schools are having headteachers and deputy headteachers in acting capacity but have not been confirmed because they do not meet the minimum TSC requirements.
Teachers whose transfers are going to be approved will receive transfer letters in January next year ahead of school reopening.
TSC is yet to issue new policy guidelines that will govern recruitment, teacher transfer and deployment of teachers. This is after the motion by Lurambi MP Titus Khamala that was passed on 3rd September 2022 in Parliament that quashed TSC recruitment and deployment policy.
The members of Parliament suggested that a teacher should be transferred within a zone he or she is working.
However, the delocalised teachers who wish to move to their home counties shall no be barred by the clause.