Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is constitutional body that was established in July 1967 through an Act of Parliament with an ultimate aim of giving teachers one employer and uniform terms and conditions of service.
The body is charged with the mandate of registering, employing, promoting, disciplining and paying teachers.
Current CEO of TSC
According to the organogram of TSC, the highest office is that of the Chief Executive Officer(CEO). Currently, the CEO of TSC is Dr. Nancy Njeri Macharia.
Dr. Nancy Njeri Macharia assumed office as TSC CEO on June 30th, 2015. She succeeded Gabriel Lengoiboni who had served two terms.
Macharia is the head of TSC secretariat and works with eight directors. Lydia Nzomo is the chairperson of the commission, with Beatrice Adu, Mbarak Twahir, Kinoti Imanyara, Tache Gollo and Albert Ekirapa as commissioners.
She holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Kenyatta University and a Masters degree in Policy and Management from Bristol University.
Since the term of a TSC CEO is 5 years, Dr. Macharia’s tenure will end on June 30th, 2020.
It is important to note that upon expiry of her first term tenure, she will still be eligible for a second term of five years, subject to satisfactory performance.
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Process of Recruiting TSC CEO
Section 8(1) of the TSC Act requires that whenever a vacancy arises in the commission, it shall, by notice in the Gazette, declare a vacancy and constitute a selection panel for the purpose of selecting suitable candidates for appointment as the chairperson or member of the commission.
The Act also says the selection panel shall constitute a chairperson appointed by the President.
The whole process of recruiting CEO of the commission starts with post being advertised in at least two daily newspapers of national circulation and suitable applicants invited for application.
Once the application window is closed shortlisted candidates are invited for interviews.
The panel will interview shortlisted applicants and submit the names of qualified applicants, for the position of a member, to the President for appointment.