Established under Article 237, of the Kenyan Constitution, the Teachers Service Commission administrative structure consists of a Chairperson and eight other members who are appointed in accordance with the Constitution and provisions of Section 8 of the TSC Act.
Appointments of the TSC commissioners are being made by the President.According to the TSC Act, the chairperson and all members of the Commission shall serve on a full – time basis for a non-renewable term of( 6)six years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR TSC COMMISSIONER APPOINTMENT
He/she Must be a degree holder in education from a university recognized in Kenya.
Have knowledge and experience of at least (15)fifteen years in matters relating to education and training
Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
Members Of The Commission
He/She MUST be a degree holder from a university recognized in Kenya.
Have knowledge and experience of at least(10) ten years in matters relating to any of the following fields: education; governance; management; or law .
Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution. In appointing members of the Commission, the President shall ensure that at least two-thirds of the members have experience in education.
FUNCTION/POWERS OF THE TEACHERS SERVICE COMMISSION
The commission is responsible of the following :-
Register trained teachers;
Recruit and employ registered teachers;
Assign teachers employed by the Commission for service in any public school or institution;
Promote and transfer teachers;
Exercise disciplinary control over teachers;
Terminate the employment of teachers;
Formulate policies to achieve its mandate;
Provide strategic direction, leadership and oversight to the secretariat;
Ensure that teachers comply with the teaching standards prescribed by the Commission under this Act;
Manage the payroll of teachers in its employment;
Facilitate career progression and professional development for teachers in the teaching service including the appointment of head teachers and principals; and
Monitor the conduct and performance of teachers in the teaching service.
ROLES OF THE COMMISSION
Review the standards of education and training of persons entering the teaching service;
Review the demand for and supply of teachers;
Advise the national government on matters relating to the teaching profession; and
Establish and maintain a teaching service adequate to the needs of public learning institutions in Kenya.
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