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TEACHERS SERVICE COMMISSION- KENYA

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The Teachers Service Commission is an independent body established in July 1967. The aim is to give teachers one employer offering similar terms and conditions of service that is salaries, leaves and allowances.
In the year 2010, TSC was further recognized as a constitutional commission with full mandate under Article 237 (1) of the Constitution of Kenya.

TSC FUNCTIONS
The Teachers Service Commission plays the following key roles:

  1. Vetting and registering trained teachers
  2.  Assigning TSC-employed teachers to work in any public school or institution across the country
  3. Promoting and transferring teachers according to the already stipulated schemes of service
  4. Recruitment and employment of teachers in government-sponsored public institutions
  5. Disciplining teachers who go against the TSC code of conduct while in service
  6. Terminating the service of a teacher in a month’s notice
  7. Providing in-service training for practising teachers
  8. Reviewing education standards to maintain and improve quality
  9. Reviewing the demand Vis a Vis the supply of teachers to advise the government on shortage areas
  10. Advising the Kenyan government on matters education and teaching profession

TSC STRUCTURE
At the tip is the chair alongside 9 other commissioners. Their main role is to formulate policies and offer direction on their implementation. Tasked with implementing the decisions of the commission is the secretary who gets aided by the secretariat staff.
The commission is also divided into three directorates:
a. Teacher management

b. Human resource management

c. Finance and administration

N/B: Each directorate is governed by DCS which stand for deputy commission secretaries

 TSC COMMUNICATION CHANNELS
You can always contact the commission by:

  •  Writing a letter to the secretary of the TSC- Private Bag, 00100, Nairobi.
  • Sending an e-mail to info@tcs.go.ke
  • Visiting their website-www.tsc.go.ke and online portal- www.teachersonline.go.ke
  • Calling their telephone- the telephone number is (020) 2892000
  • Circulars disseminated to institutions or online channels
  • Publications
  • Social media channels- Facebook; Tsc Kenya
  • Customer Care Services

 

TSC TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DOCUMENTS
1. KICD approved syllabi
2. Updated schemes of work
3. Updated lesson plans
4. Updated lesson notes
5. Analyzed learner progression records
6. Learners’ value-added records
7. Learners’ attendance register

TEACHERS PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL and DEVELOPMENT TOOL

This is an assessment tool filled on a termly basis to determine the level of achievement of pre-set targets and improvement areas.
It prepares the ground for a soft landing during promotions, retention and career progression.

It contains the following key areas:

Professional knowledge and application; Time management; Innovation and creativity in teaching; Learner protection and security; Co-curricular activities; Professional development and Collaboration with stakeholders

TSC REMUNERATIVE ALLOWANCES

Note that remunerative allowances are divided into two main categories; automatic and those payable upon application

AUTOMATIC TSC REMUNERATIVE ALLOWANCES
1. House allowance
2. Leave allowance
3. Commuter allowance
TSC REMUNERATIVE ALLOWANCES PAID UPON APPLICATION
1. Hardship allowance- only paid to teachers who work in hardship areas such as the North-Eastern region of Kenya. It is paid upon application.
2. Reader’s facilitation or aide allowance- given to teachers with physical impairment e.g. the deaf, blind or dumb. It is also paid to teachers who are confined to wheelchairs
3. Transfer allowance-it is given to teachers who have transferred from one sub-county to another to facilitate easier relocation.

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