School heads’ transfer good for national cohesion, says Kaparo

School heads’ transfer good for national cohesion, says Kaparo

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission Chairperson (NCIC) Francis Ole Kaparo on Sunday lauded the  Teachers Service Commission (TSC) for the mass transfer of heads of schools.

According to Kaparo, transferring school heads far from their locality or place of origin will play a big role in promoting national cohesion among different communities in Kenya.

“This is a move that will enable Kenyan communities understand each other and co-exist peacefully,” said the NCIC boss.

Last week, a total of 557 primary and secondary school headteachers received letters of deployment to their new work stations effective January, a move that has elicited mixed reaction from different education stakeholders in the country.

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) leadership has already threatened to call for a nationwide teachers’ strike in January if the ministry goes on to implement the mass transfers.

The teachers’ employer, however, insists that it is determined to effect the new deployments in a move they have termed ‘delocalizing institutions’.