Dr. Nancy Macharia is the current Boss at the Teachers Service Commission, TSC. She is serving her second term as the Chief Executive Officer, CEO/ Secretary.
Nancy Macharia is the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) in Kenya. The TSC is a constitutional body responsible for the management and regulation of the teaching profession in Kenya. Nancy Macharia was appointed to this position in 2015, becoming the first woman to hold the position in the history of the TSC.
As CEO of TSC, Nancy Macharia is responsible for the overall management and direction of the organization, including the recruitment, training, and deployment of teachers, the regulation of the teaching profession, and the development of policies and programs to enhance the quality of education in Kenya.
Prior to her appointment as CEO of TSC, Nancy Macharia had a long and distinguished career in public service. She served as the Director of the Public Service Transformation Division in the Ministry of Finance, and also held senior positions in the Ministry of Education and the Kenya Revenue Authority.
Former TSC CEO
The former CEO of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) in Kenya is Dr. Gabriel Lengoiboni. Dr. Lengoiboni served as the CEO of TSC from 2005 to 2015, prior to the appointment of the current CEO, Dr. Nancy Macharia.
During his tenure as CEO of TSC, Dr. Lengoiboni oversaw several reforms in the education sector in Kenya, including the implementation of performance-based contracts for teachers and the recruitment and deployment of more teachers to underserved areas.
He also advocated for the establishment of a separate pension scheme for teachers, which led to the creation of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Pension Scheme.
Dr. Lengoiboni has also held other prominent positions in the education sector in Kenya, including serving as the Secretary-General of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) from 1998 to 2001.
Dr. Nancy Macharia’s Early Life & Education.
Nancy Macharia holds a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree from Kenyatta University in Kenya, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Nairobi, also in Kenya.
She has also attended several professional development courses and seminars both locally and internationally, including the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Executive Education Program.
Her academic background in education and business administration, combined with her vast experience in public service, has equipped her with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively lead and manage the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) in Kenya.
Dr. Nancy’s Work Experience
Dr. Nancy Macharia has had an extensive career in public service spanning over 30 years. Here are some highlights of her work experience:
- Chief Executive Officer of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) in Kenya (2015 to present)
- Director of the Public Service Transformation Division in the Ministry of Finance (2010 to 2015)
- Commissioner of the Kenya Revenue Authority (2008 to 2010)
- Deputy Commissioner in charge of Domestic Taxes at the Kenya Revenue Authority (2006 to 2008)
- Senior Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Education (2001 to 2006)
- Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Education (1999 to 2001)
- Teacher and Head of Department at various secondary schools in Kenya (1986 to 1998)
In her current role as CEO of the TSC, Dr. Macharia is responsible for overseeing the management and regulation of the teaching profession in Kenya. She has implemented several reforms aimed at improving the quality of education in Kenya, including the recruitment and deployment of more teachers, the development of a competency-based curriculum, and the establishment of performance-based contracts for teachers.
In July 2020 her tenure was renewed for another term of five years. She performs a number of roles as the TSC Secretary/ CEO.
She is a member of the Kenya Association of Public Administration Management (KAPAM) and the Institute of Directors. She also sits at the Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC, as a Board member.
Dr. Nancy Macharia’s Main Achievements
In 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta awarded her the Order of Grand Warrior for her tremendous contributions to the education sector.
She has also steered changes at the TSC and her abrasiveness has earned her admirers and haters within the teaching circles.
Nancy Macharia Retirement
We do not have access to the personal information of Dr. Nancy Macharia, including her retirement plans. However, it is important to note that the retirement age for public servants in Kenya is 60 years.
Dr. Macharia’s retirement will depend on several factors, including her age and personal retirement plans, as well as any extensions that may be granted by the government.
Ultimately, any decision regarding her retirement will be communicated by the relevant authorities at the appropriate time.