TSC Online Transfer Portal - How To Apply For Transfer Online And Everything You Need to Know

Discover how the TSC Online Transfer Portal simplifies teacher transfers in Kenya. Get a step-by-step guide to applying online and check your application status easily

Sep 16, 2023 - 13:23
Sep 16, 2023 - 13:24
TSC Online Transfer Portal - How To Apply For Transfer Online And Everything You Need to Know
TSC Online Transfer Portal - How To Apply For Transfer Online And Everything You Need to Know

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has revolutionized the teacher transfer application process, making it convenient and efficient. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore everything you need to know about the TSC Online Transfer Portal, from its historical context to a step-by-step guide on how to apply for a teacher transfer online. By the end of this article, you'll clearly understand the process and be ready to embark on your transfer journey with confidence.

Key Takeaways

  1. TSC, established in 1967, serves as the singular employer for Kenyan teachers.
  2. The TSC Online Transfer Portal simplifies the transfer application process.
  3. Teachers initiate transfer requests online, and HOI recommendations are crucial.
  4. You can check your application status online.
  5. Valid reasons for transfer include family considerations, insecurity, and medical conditions.

The Need for TSC

The genesis of TSC can be traced back to the creation of the first teachers' union in Kenya, the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), in 1957. At that time, teachers were employed by various entities, including missionaries, local authorities, and the Central Government. This resulted in significant disparities in remuneration and working conditions. In 1964, The Kenya Education Commission Report (The Ominde Report) strongly emphasized the necessity of a competent, respected, and contented teaching force. In response to these pressing issues, the Teachers Service Commission was formed in July 1967 through an Act of Parliament. Its mission: to provide teachers with a single employer and uniform terms and conditions of service.

The TSC, guided by Article 237(2) of the Constitution, carries out a multitude of functions, including:

  1. Registering trained teachers
  2. Recruiting and employing registered teachers
  3. Assigning teachers to public schools or institutions
  4. Promoting and transferring teachers
  5. Exercising disciplinary control over teachers
  6. Terminating the employment of teachers
  7. Reviewing education and training standards for new teachers
  8. Analyzing the demand for and supply of teachers
  9. Advising the national government on matters related to the teaching profession

The TSC Online Transfer Portal - Step-by-Step Guide

1. Accessing the Teacher Portal

To initiate your transfer request, follow these simple steps:

  • Visit the TSC website at www.tsc.go.ke.
  • Click on "Online Services" and select "Teacher Transfer."
  • Enter your details, including TSC, ID, and Mobile Number, and click "Login."
  • You'll receive a six-digit authorization code on your mobile number.
  • Enter the code and click "Login" again.

2. Completing the Transfer Request

Once logged in, the system will identify whether you are a primary or post-primary teacher. You can then proceed as follows:

  • Click "Submit a Request for Transfer."
  • Provide all the necessary details and check the declaration box.
  • The required details include:
    1. Length of stay at your current school
    2. Length of stay in the same sub-county
    3. Reason for transfer
    4. Details
    5. When you need the transfer
    6. County
    7. Sub-County
    8. School
    9. Email address
  • Tick the declaration box stating that the information in your application is true and accurate.
  • Click "OK."

3. Attaching Supporting Documents

  • The system will display your current station and the requested county.
  • If your transfer request is due to insecurity or medical grounds, click "File Attachment(s)" to attach supporting documents.
  • You can also edit, withdraw, or print your transfer request.
  • Click "Browse" to select the documents you wish to attach.
  • Enter any remarks you have.
  • Check the dialogue box and click "OK" after attaching the document(s).

4. Submitting Your Application

  • Your attachments will be displayed, and you can remove or view them.
  • Click the "Submit" button to deliver your application.
  • Your application status will change to "Pending" once it's successfully submitted.
  • To exit the system, click "Logout."

Head of Institution (HOI) Recommendation

After your submission, the Head of Institution (HOI) plays a crucial role in the transfer process. They can recommend or decline your request through the following methods:

Option 1: Email Notification

  • The HOI will receive an email notification.
  • They can click the notification link to proceed.
  • In the email, they can enter their comments as the Head of Institution and click the 'Submit' button.

Option 2: HOI Portal

  • The HOI can visit the TSC website at www.tsc.go.ke.
  • They should click "Online Services," select "HRMIS," and click the 'Teacher Transfer' button.
  • After entering their TSC Number, ID Number, and Mobile Number, they will receive a six-digit authorization code.
  • They can enter the code and login.
  • The HOI portal will display incoming transfer requests.
  • They can click the 'Action' button to recommend the transfer and enter their comments.
  • Finally, they should click the 'Submit' button.

Checking the Status of Your Transfer Application Online

You can easily monitor the status of your application online by following these steps:

Reasons for Transfer

When applying for a transfer, providing a valid reason is essential. Here are some common reasons teachers can cite:

  1. Ageing Parents: If your parents are elderly and you wish to move closer to them.
  2. Insecurity: If your current workplace is in an insecure area.
  3. Joining Spouse: If your spouse works or resides far from your current location.
  4. Medical Condition (Teacher): If you have a medical condition that affects your performance at your current station.
  5. Medical Condition (Child): If your child has a medical condition that requires relocation.
  6. Overstaying: If you've been at your current station for an extended period.

Remember, supporting evidence may be required for any reason you provide.

TSC Contact Details

 TSC Address

TSC House, Kilimanjaro Avenue

The Private Bag 00100, Nairobi kenya

Telephone : (020) 289-2000 0722 208 552 or 0777 208 552.

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In conclusion, the TSC Online Transfer Portal has simplified applying for teacher transfers in Kenya. This digital platform ensures efficiency and transparency in the transfer process, benefiting teachers and educational institutions. Whether relocating for personal reasons, seeking a change in work environment, or facing security concerns, the TSC Online Transfer Portal provides a user-friendly interface to streamline your transfer application.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the historical background of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC)?

    • The TSC was established in 1967, but its roots can be traced back to the 1950s when teachers advocated for a unified body to oversee their affairs.

How do I initiate a transfer request on the TSC Online Transfer Portal?

    • Visit the TSC website, enter your details, and follow the step-by-step guide provided in this article.

What supporting documents can I attach to my transfer request?

    • You can attach documents for reasons such as insecurity or medical grounds. Make sure to provide any necessary evidence.

How can the Head of Institution (HOI) recommend my transfer request?

    • The HOI can use either email notification or the HOI portal to recommend your transfer.

How can I check the status of my transfer application online?

    • You can check the status by visiting the TSC website and following the steps outlined in this article.

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Joseph Richard Joseph is a graduate of Mathematics and Computer Science (Applied Option). With expertise in Technology and Finance, he brings his knowledge to the field, demonstrating an authoritative understanding of these interrelated areas. Joseph is pursuing a Master's in Software Engineering, further expanding his skill set.