Counties listed by TSC as Hardship Areas for Teachers in Kenya

Teacher service commission (TSC) is a body that employs and dismisses teachers in Kenya. The body can post a teacher in any school in Kenya, regardless of whether the teacher applied for that school or not.

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Despite the fact that teachers working in certain regions in Kenya are paid hardship allowances, the kind of risks they face are life threatening. Apart from harsh climatic conditions, insecurity is one factor that qualifies a place to be grouped under hardship area.

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Teachers in hardships regions face myriads of problems ranging from poor infrastructures to shockingly bad working conditions. The following are counties that have been captured by the commission as hardship areas for teachers in Kenya;

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


It should be noted that some counties have been listed under hardship areas, but not all schools have been captured by the commission as hardship centres.

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