Challenges faced by Teachers Service Commission in transferring teachers on disciplinary grounds
Tum, Florence Y L
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The research in this study centered on the challenges faced by Teachers Service Commission in transferring teachers on disciplinary grounds and to recommend on ways on how to mitigate these challenges. Transfer of employees on disciplinary grounds is a common practice in government offices and Teachers Service Commission being a public service organization served a suitable case of study. The primary data collection instrument used was a structured questionnaire consisting open-ended and closed-ended questions. Data was analyzed using both qualitative and quantitative methods. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze information on the respondents profile. Factor analysis was used to analyze the challenges faced in transferring teachers on disciplinary grounds. Content analysis was used to analyze qualitative data. The findings of the study revealed that the key challenges identified were; disruption of teachers performance, demotion, personal growth and resignation of teachers from the service. It was apparent the respondents felt that transfers on disciplinary grounds were both effective and ineffective. The study thus recommends that there should be well defined policy highlighting the procedures which should be taken to transfer teachers on disciplinary grounds. This will eliminate cases where authorities mis-use their powers to settle personal differences through disciplinary transfer. Teachers should also be sensitized to know that they would be held responsible for their actions and where necessary disciplinary transfer would be taken as a measure.
University of Nairobi, Kenya