Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is likely to lose some of its key mandates should the 11th Parliament proceed to implement its plans.
Members of parliament have hinted at a move that will see a possible review of the teachers service commission TSC. Mandates of the Teachers Service Commission are likely to be clipped especially on its regulatory powers.
If the bill sails through successfully in Parliament, TSC stands a chance to lose powers such as :
- to register teachers into the teaching profession.
- Secondly, TSC will lose its powers to conduct professional development programs.
- Lastly, it will also lose its mandate to renew licenses especially those of practicing teachers.
With this new development, The National Assembly Committee on Education is keen on separating powers of the teachers service commission TSC, making it mandated to only be an employer and a set up a different entity that will act as the regulator. The teacher regulating agency will thus then be established.
While shading more light on this, Parliamentary education committee made it known that regulator being a public organisation, will be charged with the responsibility of imposing and enforcing necessary requirements for fresh entries in the profession and setting up needed standards for teaching activities.