TSC to transfer principals in a shake-up
SEE ALSO :Sossion, TSC strike sweetheart dealAttacks against new head teachers were reported in Bungoma, Vihiga, Kisii, Siaya, West Pokot, and Kisumu. The Standard has established that the heads of 23,000 primary schools are targeted in the mass transfer, which will affect staff who have stayed in one station for more than nine years. Also to be moved are secondary school heads managing the 4,000 county and sub-county schools as the TSC embarks on the second phase of delocalisation. A number of principals in national and extra-county schools who were not affected in the January transfer may also be targeted in the exercise meant to promote national integration and improve quality education. TSC said the transfers were also meant to ensure that fresh ideas were infused into institutions after the long stay of some head teachers.
SEE ALSO :TSC, Knut make or break meeting startsThe commission last month asked county directors to send data on all heads in their regions in readiness for the transfers when schools close. “Please capture details of heads, deputy heads, senior teachers, and special needs teachers on separate sheets. Do expedite to fast-track delocalisation,” reads the memo dated February 8. The Ministry of Education school calendar shows that schools close this Friday, April 6. The second term starts on April 30 and runs to August 3. TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia told MPs last month that the transfers would be implemented gradually until all the objectives of the reforms were fully realised.