TSC Strips County Directors Powers To Post And Transfer Teachers. The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has taken away the District Directors’ and Sub-District Directors’ (SCDs’) ability to assign and transfer teachers by SMS, therefore causing chaos for the promotional interviews that were supposed to take place next month.
The County Director is instructed by the notice distributed to the Regional Directors (RDs) to halt any deployments to administrative positions until policies are developed by the Teachers Service Commission
Additionally, it consolidates the authority to propose transfers to the TSC Headquarters’ Deputy Director (DD) of Staffing, pending evaluation and transmission of the updated guidelines.
The unexpected move raised uncertainty over the fate of teachers awaiting promotions and deployments after successful interviews in August for teachers.
Previously decentralized to the regions, the distribution and transmission functions were entrusted to the CD and SCD in cooperation with the RD. The sudden centralization leaves the status of teachers in limbo awaiting promotions and transfers.
TSC Strips County Directors Powers To Post And Transfer Teachers
Despite the Commission promoting teachers to administrative roles in August, with plans to deploy them to new stations, the recent SMS announcement darkens the outlook for more than 3,000 successful applicants.
Field officers have expressed concerns regarding this unusual manner of communication, wondering why such important information was sent by SMS instead of official channels like an internal memo or circular.
In response to questions, TSC chief of operations Gabriel Mathenge stated he was unaware of the letter but that it might remind field officers that transfers are not permitted during the trial period. The future of the impending promotional interviews to fill the 36,053 listed positions is likewise unknown in light of this development.
In the same way, all promotions involving subcounties will be overseen by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).