TEACHING SERVICE COMMISSION

The Teaching Service Commission (TSC) was established under the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (Section 124) and is charged with the responsibility under Section 125 as follows:

Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, power to appoint persons to hold or act in public offices in the Teaching Service established under the Education Act, including power to make appointments on promotions and transfer and to confirm appointments, and to remove and exercise disciplinary control over persons holding or acting in such offices and to enforce standards of conduct on such officers shall vest in the Teaching Service Commission.

TEACHING SERVICE COMMISSION

The Teaching Service Commission (TSC) was established under the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (Section 124) and is charged with the responsibility under Section 125 as follows:

Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, power to appoint persons to hold or act in public offices in the Teaching Service established under the Education Act, including power to make appointments on promotions and transfer and to confirm appointments, and to remove and exercise disciplinary control over persons holding or acting in such offices and to enforce standards of conduct on such officers shall vest in the Teaching Service Commission.

Membership

The members of the Commission are appointed for a three-year term by the President of the Republic, after consultation with the Prime Minister and Leader of Opposition.  The current members of the Commission are:

Mrs. Elizabeth Crouch        - Chairman

Dr. Martha Des Vignes        - Member

Dr. Olabisi Kuboni               - Member

Mrs. Clair Brathwaite-Alexander - Member 

Mr. Inshan Mohamed          - Member



The Director of Personnel Administration (DPA) and the Teaching Service Secretariat provide administrative and advisory services (in particular, legal and regulatory services) which enables the TSC to effective discharge its mandate.

The constitutional mandate of the TSC – appointing, promoting, transferring, confirming appointments, and exercising disciplinary control over the officers with the Teaching Service – are core human resource management functions.  In this regard, it is to be noted that authority and responsibility for discharging many aspects of these functions reside in diverse agencies of the Public Service.  In its 2011 – 2015 Strategic Plan, the Commission has placed specific emphasis on strengthening its relationships with relevant agencies and stakeholder groups – through both formal and informal mechanisms – as a key strategy for improving the effectiveness and the efficiency of its operations.

Member Profile

 

 

MRS. ELIZABETH CROUCH

Mrs. Elizabeth Crouch is an educator with forty-eight (48) years of working experience in education with twenty-eight (28) of those as working experience as Principal at both the primary and secondary levels. She is a former Principal of St Joseph Convent, POS. Mrs. Crouch was awarded the TT Public Service Medal of Merit (Gold) 2007 and the Excellence in Education Award, Ministry of Education 2012.

She is a graduate of Hollins College, USA, with a B.A (Honors) History; the UWI with a Diploma in Education and the University of Toronto, with a Masters in Education.

 

 

 DR. MARTHA DES VIGNES

Dr. Martha Des Vignes, an attorney-at-law, has been an educator in higher education for 21 years. She is the current Course Director for Civil Procedure and Practice I at the Hugh Wooding Law School and a member of the Mediation Board of Trinidad and Tobago. 

Dr. Des Vignes is graduate of Nova Southeastern University, Florida and holds a Doctoral Degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. 

 

DR. OLABISI KUBONI

Dr. Olabisi Kuboni is a retired senior lecturer of the University of the West Indies (UWI). She is a holder of Ph.D from the University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, a Masters in Educational Technology from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada and a Diploma in Education and B.A Modern Languages both from the UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad.  

 

MRS. CLAIRE BRATHWAITE-ALEXANDER

Mrs. Claire Brathwaite-Alexander is a past Principal of Bishop's High School, Tobago and Assistant Education Coordinator, School Supervision Division of Education, Innovation & Energy. She is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario with a Masters in Education and the UWI with Post Graduate Diplomas in Education and Library Science and a B.A in English. 

 

 

MR. INSHAN MOHAMMED

Mr. Inshan Mohammed is a current Chairman and executive member of several ASJA committees. He is a former tutor of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Department of Economics.  Mr. Mohammed holds a MSc. Degree in Economics from the UWI. 

 

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