The TSC was established by an Act of Parliament in 2011, following the dismal performance of Sierra Leonean students at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the West African Secondary School Certificate Exam ((WASSCE) in 2008 which gave rise to the Gbamanja Commission of Enquiry. A major recommendation from the enquiry was the transfer of all responsibility for teacher management from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) to a semi-autonomous commission with an exclusive focus on teachers, with a view to transform teacher management and enhance the quality of teaching and learning. The mandate of the Commission as specifically prescribed in the Act is to `manage the affairs of teachers in order to improve their professional status and economic wellbeing and for other related matters.’
The TSC aspires to be a Center of Excellence in the Management, Development and Oversight of the Teacher Workforce in Sierra Leone
Conscious of the expectations placed on its constituents, the teachers, the TSC is committed to core values of Professionalism, Transparency, Accountability and Teacher sensitivity
To ensure that adequate, professionally recruited, qualified, motivated and disciplined teaching staff are available in all Government and Government-assisted schools for the successful implementation of national Education plans and programmes.
What has been the impact of the TA on the system in Sierra Leone to improve quality teacher workforce?
Strengthening Personnel Management of the MBSSE, the TSC and the MTHE both at central and district level
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