Unlike the previous days when teachers were randomly transferred from their various working centers to new schools, the TSC has devised new rules and guidelines to follow in the transfer of teachers. Each teacher will have to go through vetting individually to assess each of their cases before a transfer is made. According to TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia whose term was renewed for a second term last year, the commission has adopted a new method of evaluating the transfer cases before they are executed.
According to the new guidelines, teachers with medical conditions and who are able to provide a proof or testimonials will be exempted from the transfer. Those with old age nearing retirement are also favoured by the new guideline as it will allow them to retire in their place of work.
The move to transfer teachers beyond their home counties was previously rejected by the KNUT and KUPPET but with the new guidelines it is not yet known as per the time of publishing this article if they would accept the new rules.
The new guidelines are set to see that all the headteachers, deputy headteachers, principals and deputy principals who have stayed in one school for 9 or more years will be automatically transferred to other stations. All teachers who have been in one school for 6 or more will also be reshuffled.