TSC Launch Website for Teachers Seeking Swops
To make it simple for instructors looking for TSC county and inter-region transfers, a new website has been developed.
Collins Oyuu, the general secretary of Knut, provided information on the new website, where instructors can log in and post a transfer need as well as search for potential swap partners.
According to a circular dated July 24, 2023, sent to the secretaries of the Knut branch, Oyuu, instructors can connect with their swop partners using a website called www.swop.co.ke, which is run by a private company called Azahub Limited.
This was carried out in response to the REPEAL of the delocalization policy, which had adverse consequences on a number of teachers, their families, and education in general. You can use this platform as you need it, according to Oyuu.
This most recent action is to solve the problem of teachers missing transfers because there isn’t a replacement.
The National Assembly Education Committee recently questioned TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia about the transfer of delocalized instructors.
Approximately 46,962 delocalized teachers had submitted transfer requests by the end of June, according to Dr. Macharia, and the commission had successfully sent 20,055 teachers back to their original counties.
17,942 primary school teachers transferred after applying, compared to 10,967 from post-primary, of which only 2,113 were impacted.
The TSC boss claimed that this was caused by a lack of suitable substitutes.
The commission also absolved itself of responsibility for the relocation of tutors in various regions of the nation, claiming that it was able to carry out all transfers requested due to a lack of qualified replacements and job openings in several counties, particularly for school heads.
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According to Dr. Macharia, the decision to transfer a teacher is influenced by the need for equal distribution and the best use of the teacher’s resources, the presence of a vacancy at the proposed station, the requirement for a replacement, the staffing standards in place at the time, and medical justifications.
According to Kabondo Kaspul MP Eve Obara, equitable allocation and effective teacher utilisation are at risk, and non-local heads of schools have experienced hostility that led to their transfers.
When they refuse to participate in delocalization, some teachers are compelled to leave the classroom. For those who are unable to accept delocalization, we must assure instructors of their safety, Obara stated.
Due to a shortage of local instructors in arid and semi-arid (Asal) and difficult-to-staff areas, teachers from other regions had to be recruited, which led to frequent requests for transfers back to their home counties.
The company does not provide teachers the opportunity to apply for the posts, according to Committee Chairman Julius Melly, despite their repeated attempts.
We have instances when teachers have visited your website to request a transfer but have not returned. While some are unwilling to return, others are being bullied out of their schools by the community. What steps are you taking to address these issues? said Melly.
The memo from the Knut secretary general to the 210 executive secretaries of Knut branches is below.
July 24th 2023
To: ALL Executive Secretaries:
RE: SWOP SERVICES TO OUR TEACHERS,
This is to inform all our teachers of the existence of a platform called www.swop.co.ke managed by a company by the name Azahub Limited which enables teachers to connect with their swop partners. This was done after the REPEAL of the delocalization policy which had negative effects on many teachers, their families and education in general. This platform can be accessed on a need basis.
The platform is easy to navigate and can cause quick solutions to those in need. Kindly cooperate with this team visiting your schools which shall be coordinated by Peter Rotich of ICT KNUT. Please share this information with teachers in your respective branches.
We look forward to your sincere cooperation.
Yours in service,
COLLINS HENRY OYUU