TSC Hardship areas.The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) of Kenya has recently released an updated list of hardship areas and allowances per job group for the period 2023-2025.
Tsc Payment of Hardship Allowances
According to the TSC is currently paying a monthly hardship allowance to a section of teachers working in designated hardship areas.
These areas lack food, transportation, and other basic amenities.
The allowances are meant to compensate teachers for working in these harsh conditions.
Furthermore, states that house allowance is paid differently based on where a teacher is teaching, with most areas paid according to other areas’ allowances.
Additionally, blind teachers and teachers confined to wheelchairs receive an allowance at a rate of Ksh. 15,000 per month.
Finally, explains that TSC is re-advertising 14,000 positions in January 2023, and is setting up different promotion rules for the year 2023-2024.
These changes will ensure that teachers in hardship areas receive the necessary compensation for the difficult conditions they face
What Factors TSC Consider In Mapping Hardship Areas In Kenya?
- Unavailability of Services and Inadequate Social Amenities.
- Insecurity threats to life of teachers such terrorism and Banditry
- Harsh climating conditions such as Drought and floods.
- Poor transport and communication network
- Unavailability of Food/high costs
- Arid and Semi-Arid Areas.
Newly Mapped Hardship Areas In Kenya.
- Kwale county
- Kilifi county
- Turkana county
- Taita Taveta County
- Tana River County
- Mandera County
- Lamu county
- Isiolo county
- Wajir county
- West Pokot county
- Samburu county
- Narok county
- Garissa county
- Marsabit county
Recently TSC mapped Four Extra Areas To be hardship Areas.They include:
Homabay County – suba and Mbita sub counties
Barigo North.-Tiaty East, Tiaty West and Marigat sub-counties.
Kitui County -Mumoni, Mutito North and Teikuru sub-counties
Kajiado County -loitoktok, mashuuru and Kajiado west
The table below summarizes the monthly hardship allowance rates that are paid to teachers working in hardship areas; per job group:
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