The Teaching Service Commission is a Government Institution established under the Parliament Act No. 12 of 1996. It operates independent of other appointing commissions although in some cases it shares common Government policies.
Its mission is to maintain high professional standards in the teaching professionthrough its recruitment, promotion and disciplinary control functions.
The Teaching Service Commission is mandated by the Act to perform the functions of:
- Recruiting teachers
- Promoting teachers
- Exercising disciplinary control over persons holding or acting in the Teaching profession
The commission carries out its operations independently, led by a team of commissioners with various skills in the fields of Administration, Accounting, Teaching and Diplomatic Relations who are able to look at issues from different perspectives and make objective decisions.
Ministerial and Sectoral Policies
The Teaching Service Commission bases its operations on the established Government Teaching Service Regulations which outlines the conditions of service for teachers in public schools.
The commission also uses other regulatory tools such as the Malawi Public Service Regulations (MPSR), Public Procurement Act, Public Finance Act and Public Audit Act.