Functions Of TSC Commissioners in Kenya

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) of Kenya is an Independent Commission that was established back in July 1967 through an Act of Parliament to give teachers uniform terms and conditions of service. Headquartered in Upperhill, Nairobi with offices in all 47 Counties. 9 TSC commissioners comprise a chairperson and a vice-chairperson. Dr Lydia Nzomo is the current chairperson while Cleopas Tirop is the vice-chairperson.

All TSC commissioners serve for 6 years on a full-time basis undertaking the following roles.

The TSC Commissioners in Kenya:

  1. Dr. Nancy Njeri Macharia – Chief Executive Officer
  2. Cleophas Tirop – Commissioner
  3. Salome Gichura – Commissioner
  4. Mbarak Twahir – Commissioner
  5. Kinoti Imanyara – Commissioner
  6. Albert Fred Ekirapa – Commissioner
  7. Terry N. B. Nyamboki – Commissioner
  8. Nicodemus M. Maingi – Commissioner

They are all appointed by the president.

Their Functions;

1. Registration of trained teachers.

2. Recruiting and employing registered teachers.

3. Assigning teachers employed by the Commission to serve in any Kenyan public school or institution.

4. Promotion and transfer of teachers.

5. Exercising disciplinary control over teachers.

6. Terminating the employment of teachers.

7. Reviewing the standards of education and training of persons entering the teaching service.

8. Reviewing the demand for and supply of teachers

9. Advising the national government on matters relating to the teaching profession.

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