TSC mid-year teacher trans­fers crit­i­cised

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Rift Valley -

Baringo Knut branch wants on­go­ing trans­fers stopped un­til next year to al­low teach­ers time to help their stu­dents pre­pare to sit their fi­nal ex­am­i­na­tions. Ex­ec­u­tive sec­re­tary Joshua Chep­tarus (pic­tured) ac­cused the Teach­ers Ser­vice Com­mis­sion of car­ry­ing out a ma­jor trans­fer dur­ing a crit­i­cal time when can­di­dates are pre­par­ing for KCPE and KCSE ex­ams. He ad­dressed teach­ers and par­ents at Em­boruto Pri­mary School in Baringo North sub­county on Wed­nes­day dur­ing a func­tion at­tended by sub­county ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cer Wil­son Korom­bori and as­sis­tant county com­mis­sioner Micah On­doro. Chep­tarus said the trans­fers might worsen the stu­dents’ per­for­mance, es­pe­cially in im­prov­ing schools in Baringo North, South, Ti­aty and Baringo Cen­tral. “The same teach­ers who have just been served with trans­fer let­ters are the ones as­sist­ing our chil­dren re­vise.” he said. “We do not de­spise bal­anc­ing of teach­ers but we firmly dis­agree with the tim­ing by the TSC,” he said. Chep­tarus said it is the sec­ond time the com­mis­sion is un­der­tak­ing trans­fers this year. The first one was in Fe­bru­ary. The union­ist crit­i­cised the cri­te­ria used in con­duct­ing the trans­fers. He said the sick and wid­ows have been af­fected.

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