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TSC Hardship Areas for Teachers

Designated TSC hardship areas for teachers in Kenya

Teaching is a noble profession where a teacher not only shapes careers but also molds children into responsible adults who can fit into any aspect of the dynamic society. The Teachers Service Commission is responsible for employing teachers in government primary and secondary schools and also disciplining and renumerating them. However, some teachers may find themselves posted into areas classified by the TSC as hardship areas.

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Teachers working in these hardship areas in Kenya are normally given an extra allowance referred to as hardship allowance. Hardship allowance is pegged on the teacher’s job group and is fixed no matter which hardship area in Kenya you are working from.

TSC Hardship Areas for Teachers in Kenya

Areas designated by TSC as hardship areas generally include those areas prone to terrorism, famine, and harsh weather conditions.

Teachers operating within schools located in some parts of the following TSC designated hardship areas receive a monthly hardship allowance;

  1.  Mandera County
  2. Marsabit County
  3. Kwale County
  4. Garissa County
  5. Wajir County
  6. West Pokot County
  7. Narok County
  8. Turkana County
  9. Kilifi County
  10. Isiolo County
  11. Lamu County
  12. Taita Taveta County
  13. Tana River County
  14. Samburu County

However, according to the TSC circular dated 23rd November 2020, TSC is reviewing listing some areas in counties as hardship areas.

latest 2020 TSC circular on hardship areas

With effect from 1/12/2020, TSC will seize payment of hardship allowance in the following sub-counties:

  1. Nyandarua – All sub-counties
  2. Kigumo sub-county
  3. Murang’a sub-county
  4. Kandara sub-county
  5. Nyahururu sub-county

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