Teachers Service Commission TSC Head
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The Teachers Service Commission TSC Head
Dr. Jamleck Muturi
Dr. Jamleck Muturi John was appointed TSC Chairman on April 29th 2021. Until his appointment, Dr. Muturi served in the Embu County Government as Executive Committee Member (CECM) and was in charge of Education Science, Technology and ICT.
A career educationist, Muturi has had a long illustrious career spanning over 30 years. He has served as CEC in various Ministries which are Lands, Water, Environment and Natural Resources; Health; Trade, Tourism, Investment & Industrialization, lately served in Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives in Embu County.
He has lectured at: University of Embu, Kenyatta University, Part time Lecturer University of Nairobi, Meru University College of Science and Technology and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) – Uppsala Sweden. Muturi has also served as a teacher in various schools in Kenya, as an assistant teacher in Kathakwa Secondary in Embu, Huruma Girls Nairobi; and has been in administration as Deputy Principal Nguviu Boys – Embu, Principal St. Joseph M’tetu – Embu, St. Stephen Boys Kavutiri High School and Moi High School – Mbiruri.
He holds a PhD in Agricultural Entomology from Kenyatta University; a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Institute of Personnel Management, Kenya (IPM (K), Master of Science in Agricultural Entomology from Kenyatta University (KU), Master of Business Administration – Global Business Management (MBA – GBM) from United States University – Africa – (USIU – Africa) and a B.Ed. Science in Botany and Zoology; Kenyatta University. He has published several scientific peer reviewed journals in areas of Science.
TSC 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 teacher’s 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.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) of Kenya is an Independent Commission established under the Constitution of Kenya to manage human resource within the education sector. It is based in the capital city, Nairobi with offices in all the 47 Counties
To be a transformative teaching service for quality education
To professionalize the teaching service for quality education and development.
Transfer requests are normally considered for approval by the Appointment Board, once, at the end of the year. However, the Commission can transfer a teacher at its discretion. A teacher wishing to be considered for transfer should do so by:
- Filling in a transfer application form through the head of institution. Transfer forms are available at TSC offices countrywide or can be downloaded from TSC website.
- Completed application forms should be sent to the TSC or its agents by the head of institution.
- Transfers for primary school teachers within the county will be handled by the TSC County Director.
- Transfers outside the county will be handled by the TSC headquarters. Applications for transfer for tertiary institutions are processed at the TSC headquarters.
Transfer requests submitted to the Commission will be acknowledged promptly. The decision of the Appointment Board will later be communicated to the teacher. Transfers will be granted subject to availability of vacancy and replacement.
Allowances paid to teachers are classified as either remunerative or reimbursable.
Remunerative allowances are paid with salary while reimbursable allowances are refundable upon application.
There are two types of remunerative allowances;
Paid on application
This is paid to headteachers,deputy headteachers and senior teachers who are at Job Group K and below.
Special duty allowance
This is payable to teachers below job group M appointed to administrative posts by commission and deployed in arid and semi-arid lands.
This is paid to a visually impaired teacher who has engaged a reader whose minimum qualification is not below KCSE D+/KCE Division III. The allowance is paid at a fixed rate determined from time to time by the commission.
This is payable to deaf teachers who engage interpreters while on study leave.
Special school allowance
This is paid to teachers specialized in special needs education and who have been deployed to teach in special schools or units.
This is payable to teachers who have been transferred from one district to another, provided the transfer is initiated by the Commission.
The commission reimburses the following expenses to teachers
The teacher is eligible for reimbursement only in the following circumstances;
- Where a teacher’s interdiction has been revoked.
- While traveling to attend an interview
- Travelling to a station on first posting outside home District
- Traveling from duty station outside home District on retirement
- Teachers working in hardship areas travelling to and from home during school holidays. The teacher’s home District must be outside the hardship area.
Teachers should apply on prescribed forms attaching supporting documents.
Quota per diem:
This is daily subsistence allowance paid to teachers on official assignment. Application must be made at least 14 days before travelling.
Contributory Pension Scheme
Proposed Contributory Pension Scheme
The government proposed a public servants superannuation scheme. This is a defined pension benefit scheme where both the employer and the employee contribute certain proportions towards pension benefits. It is mandatory for those joining service and those below 45 years. Those above 45 years can opt to join.
Benefits of the proposed contributory Pension scheme
- An employee can transfer pension benefit credits from a former employer to another with a similar Pension scheme.
- The scheme allows employees to access part of their benefits even before the mandatory retirement age.
- Teachers joining the scheme from non-contributory pension scheme will have their past benefits transferred to the new scheme.
- Widows and Children’s Pension Scheme (WCPS) and NSSF contribution will cease immediately an employee joins the scheme.
- Those who remain in the free Pension Act will be bound by the provision of the Pensions Act cap 189.
Function and Mandate
Under Article 237(2) of the Constitution, the Commission is mandated to perform the following functions:
- Register trained teachers
- Recruit and employ registered teachers
- Assign teachers employed by the Commission for service in any public school or institution
- Promote and transfer teachers
- Exercise disciplinary control over teachers
- Terminate the employment of teachers
- Review the standards of education and training of persons entering the teaching service
- Review the demand for and supply of teachers
- Advise the national government on matters relating to the teaching profession