Under Article 237(2) of the Constitution, the Commission is mandated to perform the following functions:

  1. Register trained teachers
  2. Recruit and employ registered teachers
  3. Assign teachers employed by the Commission for service in any public school or institution
  4. Promote and transfer teachers
  5. Exercise disciplinary control over teachers
  6. Terminate the employment of teachers
  7. Review the standards of education and training of persons entering the teaching service
  8. Review the demand for and supply of teachers
  9. Advise the national government on matters relating to the teaching profession
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