TSC Nancy Macharia confirms the Looming Mass Transfer of Teachers Ahead of May Opening
Teacher Service Commission plans to transfer many teachers ahead of May Opening to ensure balance staffing across schools. Looming Mass Transfer of Teachers Ahead of May Opening.
Teachers Service Commission Chief Executive Officer Dr. Nancy Macharia said the process is expected to end by May 9 and will be done with a human face.
After it emerged that some institutions have few teachers handling many students while others have more teachers with few students, Dr Macharia said TSC seeks to have a balanced number of teachers in all public institutions and for the same reason teachers will face transfers for balancing.
By May, schools with more teachers will have some transferred to schools which are understaffed.
The exercise aims to improve on the ratio of teachers to learners. The looming mass transfer of teachers is set to end before May opening of schools.
There is a shortage of 114,581 teachers in both primary and post-primary institutions as it was disclosed by TSC boss Macharia. Even though the commission have been keen to employ five thousand teachers annually, there is shortage still.
The shortage of teachers is linked to increased enrolment due to high number of school-age children, the transition policy and registration of new schools.
Despite the shortage, Nancy Macharia said that the commission is determined to ensure fair distribution of the available teachers in both primary and secondary institutions.
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TSC CEO, Dr Macharia assured teachers that the exercise will be carried out in a humanely manner while ensuring adequate consultations with relevant officers.
The field officers will be required to Carry out assessment in their respective sub counties to determine the ratio between teachers and learners for balancing purposes before the start of the new academic calendar on may
The transition policy has led to registration of new schools to accommodate the large numbers of students in public schools