TSC’s Director of Human Resource Management and Development Resigns

In a surprising turn of events, Dr. Julius Olayo, the Director of Human Resource Management and Development at the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), has tendered his resignation, marking the end of his tenure at the Commission’s Secretariat. The resignation, effective last week, is accompanied by speculations indicating his move to assume a new role within the National Police Service Commission’s (NPSC) Human Resource Department.

Dr. Olayo, who joined TSC on January 2, 2020, brought a wealth of experience to the role, having previously served as the Director of Human Resource and Administration at the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA). His career trajectory also includes significant roles at the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA), Mastermind Tobacco Company, Kenyatta University, Consumer Insight Africa, Kenya Forest Service, and the Management University of Africa.

His educational background is impressive, with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Resource Management from Jomo Kenyatta University, an MBA (HRM) from Kenyatta University, B.A Social Science from Kenyatta University, a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from the University of Nairobi, and a Post Graduate Diploma (HRM) from the Kenya Institute of Management. Dr. Olayo holds certifications as a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP-K) from the College of Human Resource Management Kenya and a Certified Trustee by the College of Insurance Kenya. Moreover, he is a full member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) and holds an HR Practicing Certificate.

This departure comes on the heels of a series of resignations by senior officers at TSC in January 2023, reflecting a wave of uncertainty within the organization. The reasons cited for these departures were reportedly linked to perceived iron-fist leadership at the Commission Secretariat, with frustration at the workplace and a toxic working environment mentioned as contributing factors.

Dr. Olayo’s resignation adds to the list of notable departures from TSC, raising questions about the internal dynamics and challenges within the organization. As the Commission undergoes changes in its leadership, stakeholders and the teaching fraternity will be keenly watching for the impact of these transitions on the education sector and the overall functioning of TSC.


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