The commission works hand in hand with the Ministry of Education and Sports. Districts/Local governments in promoting and ensuring quality service delivery and standards in the education sector.
The Education service Act 2002 mandates the commission to issue guidelines to the District Service Commission on issues relating to recruitment, discipline, welfare, training, and deployment and leave entitlements. The commission therefore offers specialized supervision and technical guidance to local governments on matters concerning the education sector. ESC issues guidelines to District Service Commissions to ensure conformity to national standards within the sector and supports Districts in recruitment of Heads of Departments of Education