A list of all Stakeholders collaborating with TSC.
A list of all Stakeholders collaborating with TSC.

The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, collaborates with a number of stake holders. These include individuals, organizations and government agencies. The stake holders play a key role in aiding TSC to achieve her mandate.

Here is a full list of stakeholders who work closely with TSC;

Learners in both primary and post primary institutions

Learners in all public learning institutions ( primary, secondary schools and tertiary learning institutions) play a vital role in enabling the commission to execute her mandate.

What TSC offers Learners

  •  Access to uninterrupted teaching/tutorial services
  •  Emotional & physical safety.
  •  Peculiar special teaching needs e.g. special needs.
  •  Access to a holistic education
  •  Provision of mentorship and guidance and Counselling.

What TSC expects from Learners

  •  Student/learner discipline.
  •  Student/learner attendance.

Teachers

TSC employs teachers who among other key duties implement the curriculum.

What Teachers expect from TSC

  •  Safe work environment
  •  Professional development.
  •  Motivation through several initiatives (promotion, remuneration etc.)
  •  Industrial harmony
  •  Provision of quality teaching services to learners.
  •  Industrial harmony

What TSC requires teachers to do

  •  Adherence to the Code of Regulations for teachers and other regulations.
  •  Maintain professionalism in all aspect of teaching.
  •  Ensure learner protection (both emotional & physical)
  •  Pursue continuous professional development
  •  Efficiency in the use of resources.

Secretariat staff

What the Secretariat Staff requires from TSC

  •  Continuous support, professional development and improved welfare.
  •  Safe work environment
  •  Motivation through several initiatives (promotion, remuneration etc.)
  •  Industrial harmony

TSC expectations from the staff.

  •  Adherence to the spirit of Chapter 6 of the Constitution and the related statutory provisions (Act, COCE & the administrative circulars on public service).
  •  Pursue continuous professional development
  •  Efficiency in the use of resources
  •  Efficiency in performance of duties. Implementation of this Strategic Plan and related policies.

Ministry of Education, MOE

MOE expectations from TSC

  •  Quality teaching service leading to quality education
  •  Effective management of learning institutions.
  •  Stakeholder engagement
  •  Partnership in resource mobilization and management

What TSC expects from the MOE

  •  Support in administrative initiatives towards the realization of quality teaching.
  •  Stakeholder engagement
  •  Observe the statutory demarcation of roles and duties within the education sector.
  •  Partnership in resource mobilization and management
  •  Partnership in the utilization of human resource

The National Treasury

Finance is the back-bone of the Commission’s operations. Funds from the ministry help TSC in not only remunerating her employees, but also for smooth day-to-day operations.

What the National Treasury expects from TSC

  •  Effective management of financial resources in accordance with PFM Act
  •  Effective management of all the Government asset in its custody.

TSC requirements from the National Treasury.

  •  Provision of adequate budgetary support for PE, O&M and development for TSC programmes in accordance with the MTEF.
  •  Timely release of the allocated funds.
  •  A continuous engagement on emerging financial gaps that may arise from time to time.

The National Assembly

This includes both the Senate and National Parliament.

This is what the National Assembly requires from TSC

  •  Accountability and efficient use of resources including the teaching resource.
  •  . Compliance to the law.
  •  Render advice on matters relating to teaching service.

What TSC expects from the National Assembly

  •  Adequate resource allocation for TSC programmes. Support the execution of the TSC mandate under the Constitution under legislation.
  •  Support in the implementation of Teacher management programs.

Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD)

KICD’s expectations from TSC

  •  Effective implementation of the curriculum at all levels.
  •  Stakeholder consultation.

What TSC wants from KICD

  •  Provision of relevant national curriculum for implementation by TSC.
  •  Stakeholder consultation

Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI)

What KEMI expects from TSC

  •  Support through accreditation of their programs.
  •  Stakeholder consultation

What TSC expects from KEMI

  •  Develop programs that enhance quality teaching and institutional management
  •  Stakeholder consultation
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Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technical Education in Africa (CEMASTEA)

CEMASTEA’s expectations from TSC

  •  Effective implementation of the curriculum, particularly STEM subjects
  •  Stakeholder consultation

TSC’s expectations from CEMASTEA

  •  Undertake capacity and competency building initiatives in STEM subjects
  •  Stakeholder consultation

Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE)

What KISE needs from TSC

  •  Effective implementation of the special needs curriculum
  •  Support capacity building in Special Needs and inclusive Education
  •  Support research in Special Needs and Inclusive Education to inform practice

This is TSC’s expectations from KISE

  •  Support rehabilitation of teachers and TSC staff
  •  Provision of relevant national special needs curriculum for implementation by TSC.
  •  Promote Quality training in Special Needs and Inclusive Education

Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC)

What KNEC expects from TSC

  •  Stakeholder consultation
  •  Support through our staff the effective management of national examinations.
  •  Help in the enforcement on National exam regulations
  •  Help in the standards and quality control in setting national exams.
  •  Stakeholder consultations and feedback.

What TSC wants KNEC to accomplish

  •  Proper and efficient framework for National examination management.
  •  To investigate/ facilitate investigation of examination irregularities involving teachers.
  •  Motivate the teachers involved in examination management
  •  Stakeholder consultation and feedback.
  •  To ensure the examination set conform to the curriculum implemented by teachers.

The Private Sector

What the private sector expects from TSC

  •  Undertake efficient teaching service to ultimately realize a competent labour force to serve the different sectors

What TSC need from the private sector

  •  Support in the implementation of TSC programmes.
  •  Provision of specialized services/products to TSC employees through PPP.
  •  Support social corporate responsibility initiatives.

The Development Partners

What they require from TSC

  •  Effective and efficient utilization resource availed.
  •  Achievement of programme goals

What TSC expects from the Development Partners

  •  Adherence to principles of good governance.
  •  Technical and financial support in implementation of TSC programs.
  •  Stakeholder consultation
  •  Agreed favourable terms of cooperation

Trade Unions

Trade Unions like KUPPET and KNUT act as the link between TSC and teachers.

What Trade Unions expect from TSC

  •  Fair, just treatment and improved welfare of teachers.
  •  Industrial harmony to be realised through bi-lateral engagements
  •  Fair labour practices
  •  Adherence to labour laws

TSC expectations 

  •  Industrial harmony to be realized through bi-lateral engagements
  •  Fair labour practices
  •  Adherence to labour laws
  •  Support the teacher management initiatives.

Financial Institutions

Financial institutions process teachers’ salaries and loans. They include SACCOs and Commercial Banks.

What Financial Institutions expect from TSC

  •  Cooperation in areas that will mutually benefit teachers (loans)
  •  Facilitate timely remittances.
  •  Availability of market and opportunities for commercial services.

The Commission’s expectations

  •  Provision of socio-economic support to teachers.
  •  Support social corporate responsibility initiatives.
  •  Support of TSC programs.

Teacher Training Institutions

Teacher Training Institutions include universities and Teachers Training Colleges (TTCs).

What they require from TSC

  • Set entry standards to teaching service
  • Co-opt them in the development and implementation TPD programs where necessary

What TSC expects from these institutions

  •  Adherence to required standards and relevant curricula in pre-service
    teacher training.
  •  Qualified teachers who meet the entry standards to the teaching profession.
  •  Modules that incorporate TSC’s legal and regulatory framework as a subject.

    Professional Associations

Their expectations from TSC

  •  Collaboration to enhance standards of professionalism
  •  Effectively regulate the profession
  •  Set and enforce the professional standards
  •  Address teacher welfare
  •  Patronize and participate in their programs (KESSHA, KEPSHA)

What TSC expects from professional associations

  •  Collaborate and support the Commission in enhancing standards of professionalism.
  •  Support social corporate responsibility initiatives.
  •  To have internal codes of conduct for their members.

Parents and Boards of management

These are parents’ bodies and school management committees.

Their requirements from TSC

  •  Provision of adequate qualified teachers
  •  Uninterrupted Quality curriculum delivery
  •  Involvement in decision making and feedback

What TSC expects from these Committees

  •  Ensure that all school going children are enrolled in school
  •  Participation of the parent in school programme and physical development

Sponsors

These include any organizations or individual who support the education system; in whichever manner.

What sponsors expect from TSC

  •  Provide chaplains to schools with such facilities
  •  Consider their preferences of the sponsor in appointment of institutional heads.
  •  Provide adequate teaching staff to the sponsored schools

What TSC expects from Sponsors

  •  To maintain religious traditions and moral values in sponsored institutions.
  •  To support school projects and academic programmes.