Put an end to delocalization of teachers- TSC told

Latest TSC News- The Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (KSSHA) wants the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to stop the delocalization of school principals to work away from their homes.

The Bungoma KESSHA chairperson Edward Bikala argued that delocalization policy should be repealed with immediate effect to allow teachers to serve in their counties.

He spoke in Webuye during the burial ceremony of Wycliffe Kiveu who was the principal of Maralal National school in Samburu, who died of Covid-19 related illness.

“Covid-19 is killing our teachers, they die far from their families and that is why we want the government to stop delocalization of teachers,” said Bikala.

His sentiments were echoed by his counterpart from Kakamega County who registered fear over the speed at which high school principals in the area have been losing their lives due to the Covid-19.

Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Bungoma East branch secretary Aggrey Namisi observed that a number of the teachers’ deaths had also been attributed to transfers implemented by the Teachers’ Service Commission.

The Commission kicked off the delocalization exercise in January, 2018. Other massive deployments would then follow in April, August and December of the same year. Though in April, 2019 the Commission slowed down the transfers as only a few administrators were moved.

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The exercise has seen the execution of transfers for thousands of long serving principals and school heads; with some supporting and others opposed to the delocalization policy. A number of school administrators moved, so far, were those serving in their homes.

Others had also served in the same stations for a long time. Targeted administrators were mostly transferred to other counties and in some instances different regions.

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