TSC Stripped Its Powers to Recruit Teachers
TSC Stripped Its Powers to Recruit Teachers. The final recommendations of the Educational Taskforce have been delivered to the President for his approval. If the reforms are approved and the president signs them, the Teachers Service Commission will be forced to give up many of its existing primary duties.
Article 237(1) of the Kenyan Constitution establishes TSC. This article also described the obligations and responsibilities of the Teachers Service Commission. Employing, registering, deploying, transferring, disciplining, and terminating teacher contracts are duties that fall under the purview of the TSC.
The task force research, however, recommends that a new organization be created to fill the role of the TSC and be granted power to regulate the teaching industry.
This implies that TSC will only be in charge of human resources duties, with all other duties shifting to the newly created body.
Reliable sources indicate that one of a referendum or a parliamentary act will be required to carry out the measures. The paper also states that the current quality assurance and standard-setting responsibilities of TSC will be centralized.
Instead, the Ministry of Education is in charge of the majority of the tasks performed by the Teachers Service Commission. The taskforce asserts that the Teachers Service Commission would also lose its mandate because there would be a straightforward duplication of functions.
In the past, there have been several conflicts between the TSC and the ministry of education. This is because they both provide conflicting roles and directives at the county level. They ultimately lead to misunderstanding as a result.
The task force advises that quality assurance be housed inside the Ministry of Education. After completing this, they should be given sole control over all operations in every basic education institution.
The taskforce also recommends granting operational authority to the QAS for enforcing basic education-related laws, rules, and recommendations.
TSC CEO testifying previously before the Senate Committee on Education Reform
The minimal entry grade for teaching institutes may be lowered, according to persons with direct knowledge of the conversation. Moving ahead, such adjustments will be made more quickly.
The establishment of a TVET commission to oversee all human resource activities in institutions was discussed along with revising the capitation disbursement mechanism.
The organization also advises that county governments recruit nursery school teachers rather than the Teachers Service Commission.