Have positive perception on delocalization of teachers

Meru County TSC Director Juliet Kariuki has asked Kenyans to positively accept the ongoing national delocalization of teachers.

Speaking to the media Tuesday, Kariuki refuted speculations that the exercise was being executed under any influence or that people were being victimized for previous mistakes.

She defended the delocalization exercise saying it was meant to promote interaction among different communities for national unity and cohesion.

Working away from home counties is for sure bound to expose teachers more to be able to influence community attitudes and practices for better living, Kariuki said.

The Director also said having teachers working far from their homes would definitely enhance professionalism and commitment to duty which was expected to translate into commendable overall performance in learning institutions.

Kariuki reiterated that anybody giving speculated reason for delocalizing teachers should be ignored.

She further said there was nothing peculiar in having teachers working away from their home counties considering that they were obliged to serve Kenyan children just like any other public servant in the country.

It has come a time when teachers have to come to terms with the fact that some civil servants have worked far from any form of comfort zones to the retirement age, Kariuki noted.

She said over 160 primary and secondary school heads had so far been transferred to other areas in the same capacity with some having to directly swap with their replacements in previous stations.

Source: Kenya News Agency