The transfer of a principal from one school to another has been the talk of the teaching community in recent days. When they got transfer letters telling them to quit their current schools and report to their new stations, the majority of principals were caught off guard.
Mr. Samson Otwere, the principal of Itare secondary school in Kisii, was recently relocated to Marera secondary schools in Homa-Bay county, where he was replaced by Mr. Jared ochieng.
Mr. Samson’s remarkable work in the school in enhancing the outcomes and infrastructure was highly praised by parents. They desperately wanted to stay, but their efforts were in vain.
Dr. Nyachoti, the chairman of the BOM, said, “He conducted his work sensibly, but now his employer has transferred him, and we have no power to keep him.”
Mr. Otwere took over from the former Marete secondary school principal, who had been suspended earlier for unethical actions.
Parents did not go unheard, and they requested the ministry of education to order TSC to stop transferring principals at any time. They claimed that the primary was a valuable asset that had been lost as a result of the transfer.
Mrs. Jayne Wambui Mwaniki, Kisii TSC county director, responded to the parents by saying that everyone is just like any other civil servant who can work wherever in the country.
She further added that every transferred principal was required to make first adjustments to their new environments so as to help the learners in syllabus coverage in this limited time frame.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has transferred a number of teachers from their schools since last term.
Some of the reasons for the transfers include teachers overstaying in one station as others were swapping schools on personal or professional reasons. More principals transferred include;
The long serving principal in the county was Kerongorori High School’s Mrs Tabitha Mogoi who has been transferred to Riambase in Nyamache Sub-county to fill the post of the school’s former principal who died early this year.
Her transfer paved way for the former principal of Botoro Secondary School in Marani Sub-county.
The principal of Nduru Girls School, Grace Onyango was transferred to Rabura Mixed Secondary School inSiaya County. It is not clear whether she will take the post of principal or a normal teacher.
Other principals who were moved during the transfers include the principal of Tarang’anya High School in Migori County Mr. Aliva, moved to Terem High school to replace Mr. Benard Wamanga who will report to Kivaywa Secondary School in Kakamega County