TSC News: Replacing TSC Boss Nancy Macharia is not an emergency but covid-19 is! TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia likely to remain in office despite the expiry of her term, find out why
Nancy Macharia’s diligence and dedication to the Teachers Service Commission likely to earn her a second term in office
As the adage goes, behind a successful man is a successful woman and behind a successful woman is…
TSC Boss Dr. Nancy Macharia is likely to remain in office and continue serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the Teachers Service Commission.
Dr. Nancy Macharia’s term is set to expire on June 30, 2020 having served the TSC in the position of CEO for almost five years since June 30, 2015.
She is however likely to continue serving as the TSC Boss since she has demonstrated diligence, hard work and insurmountable leadership abilities in as far as the governance of the Commission is concerned.
Besides, the Government has got bigger battles right now like sourcing funds and PPEs to wade off the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, replacing Dr. Macharia is not an emergency but Coronavirus is.
Nancy Macharia is likely to enjoy a grace period even after exhausting her five-year legal term while awaiting resumption and appointment of new TSC commissioners by the Government.
Since the possibility of Dr. Nancy Macharia being reappointed as TSC CEO is not far-fetched, teachers in Kenya and other interested parties such as unions especially KNUT are all eyes to see what happens next.
Recently, KNUT, the fallen hero and mother to the TSC has been wading through murky waters due to the bad blood between their Secretary-General William Sossion and the TSC.
The series of conflicts between TSC and KNUT saw to it that KNUT union dues were not remitted to the union by the TSC in December and Sossion was deregistered, never to serve again as a teacher in Kenya.
Nancy Macharia is the 9th TSC Commission Secretary. Her predecessors include:
Jesse Muhoro (1967-1974)
James Kamunge (1974-1977). I am sure teachers will remember the famous Kamunge Report in their History of Education lectures.
Duncan Mwangi (1978-1980)
Joseph Lijembe (1980-1982)
Jackson Kang’ali (1982-1998)
Benjamin Sogomo (1998-2003)
James Ongwae (2003-2004)
Nancy Macharia (2015 up to date)
As her term comes to an end, TSC Boss Dr. Macharia will be remembered for the radical measures she fronted to curb teacher strikes in Kenya.
So my question is, with all the strides Nancy Macharia has taken in stabilizing the education system, what makes you think that replacing her is an emergency?
Watch out for our next article focusing on the heart-wrenching stories of TSC employed teachers dissecting the elusive nature of TSC Promotions.