Teacher Perfomance Appraisal Tool (TSC Teacher Management)

Teachers Service Commission History

Although the Teachers Service Commission was established in 1967, its history dates back to the 1950s when teachers led by retired President Daniel T Moi vigorously fought for the formation of one teacher body.

Following the formation of the first teachers union in Kenya – the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) in 1957 there was sustained agitation for the creation of an umbrella body to manage the affairs of all teachers. At the time, teachers were employed by either; missionaries, local authorities or the Central Government which led to a great disparity in remuneration and other terms and conditions of service. In 1964, The Kenya Education Commission Report (The Ominde Report) strongly supported the need for a competent, respected and contented teaching force. As a result of these factors, the Teachers Service Commission was formed in July 1967 through an Act of Parliament to give teachers one employer and uniform terms and conditions of service. It was charged with the mandate of registering, employing, promoting, disciplining and paying teachers.

Core Values
  1. Professionalism: All TSC employees shall observe requirements for professional conduct. The employees are expected to apply the skills, knowledge, competencies that meet the standards needed for the work assigned
  2. Customer focus: The Commission places the customer first by upholding the philosophy of customer driven-service delivery. Employees are expected to demonstrate a high level of responsiveness to customer needs.
  3. Integrity: Employees conduct themselves in a manner that demonstrates honesty, high moral and ethical standards, and commitment to work. This is in line to the aspirations of Chapter 6 of the Constitution, and the Code of Conduct and Ethics for Teachers.
  4. Innovativeness: Employees endeavor to inject new ideas and approaches in service delivery.
  5. Team spirit: Commission employees are committed to working through cross-status and cross functional teams. All employees are equipped to handle work relationships and share new information with colleagues.
Vission / Mission


To be an institution of excellence in the provision of efficient and effective service for quality teaching


To establish and maintain a sufficient, professional teaching service for educational institutions


To be a transformative teaching service for quality education


To professionalize the teaching service for quality education and development

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