Teachers Service Commission.go.ke

By | August 3, 2023

Teachers Service Commission.go.ke

Teachers Service Commission.go.ke – Check Below:

Brief 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.

Read Also:

1.Teachers Service Commission Recruitment

2.TSC Recruitment Requirements

3.TSC Recruitment Qualifications for Teachers

4.TSC Registration Requirements

Value Statement


  • A motivated, ethical and globally competitive teacher.


  • To regulate, maintain and manage the teaching service through sound policies and operational excellence for quality teaching and lifelong learning.

Core Values

  • Professionalism
  • Customer focus
  • Integrity
  • Innovativeness
  • Team spirit

Function and Mandate

Under Article 237(2) of the Constitution, the Commission is mandated to perform the following functions:

  1. Register trained teachers
  2. Recruit and employ registered teachers
  3. Assign teachers employed by the Commission for service in any public school or institution
  4. Promote and transfer teachers
  5. Exercise disciplinary control over teachers
  6. Terminate the employment of teachers
  7. Review the standards of education and training of persons entering the teaching service
  8. Review the demand for and supply of teachers
  9. Advise the national government on matters relating to the teaching profession

Growth and Development

Over the years, the Commission has greatly grown in size and operational capacity. From only 37,000 registered teachers in 1967 the number in the Register of Teachers has grown to more than 758,914 in 2017. Of these, around 300,000 are employed by the Teachers Service Commission while others are engaged in private schools, non-governmental organizations and different government agencies.

The Commission has a secretariat that manages the affairs of teachers. Operations of the secretariat have been enhanced through creation of specialized departments and divisions. From its inception in 1967 the secretariat has grown from 100 to over 3000 officers in 2017.


  1. To Register for TSC Number as a teacher, visit https://teachersonline.tsc.go.ke/
  2. Click on the New Teacher registration module.
  3. When you click on the New Registration Module you will be taken to the screen where you type:
    • ID No. /Passport
    • your surname
  4. Type your ID number and surname, click on the button “Next” to move to the next screen.
  5. Click NEXT button to move to the next screen after filling all the provided fields.
  6. Click on the “Add” button at the top right corner, a screen appears where you choose the scanned documents and
  7. Click “Upload” after choosing the document to be added and a screen appears with the message in blue “File Uploaded!”
  8. Click on the “Back” button at the left top corner to upload the other documents and once all the documents are added click “next “on the form.
  9. Click “Next” to proceed to the next form of page.
  10. Click on the “Action” button to make the fields active for typing. After clicking on the action button choose
    the type of document to upload from the drop-down list and attach the scanned documents.
  11. Once the document is attached, click “Upload” and a screen appear with the words “File uploaded!!”.
  12. Click “next” to move to the next form.
  13. Select mode of payment.
  14. Type in the pay- in slip number.
  15. Save and finalize after filling all the required fields.

For registration, one is required to deposit Ksh 1,060 through Direct Banking or Simple Banking. (KSh 1,000 is a non-refundable registration fee and ksh 60 for Bank Commission Charge to the TSC).

For application for a duplicate certificate, one is required to deposit KSh 2,060 (KSh 2,000 is a non-refundable application fee and ksh 60 for Bank Commission Charge to the TSC).


The amounts are payable to:


National Bank of Kenya Ltd,

Harambee Avenue branch,

Account Name: TSC-Secretariat

Account Number: 01001005707400


*Only original documents should be scanned

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