When you are getting started with education courses in Kenya you might be a little confused as to which combination of subjects you should take in education.
This article will guide you through some TSC marketable subject combinations in Kenya today.
Every year, the Teachers Service Commission publishes an advertisement for replacement of teachers who have dropped out of teaching service, perhaps through retirement or natural retirement.
In addition, the government may, from time to time, provide funds to the TSC for the recruitment of teachers, called mass recruitment of teachers.
The terms of recruitment can be permanent and pensionable, and sometimes on contract basis. Teachers serving on contract basis are generally given priority in interviews when teacher jobs are announced on permanent basis.
Before enrolling for any secondary school education, you must have secured at least a C+ in KCSE and an average grade of C+ in the combination of the two subjects you wish to pursue.
We have looked through the TSC teacher advertisements and found the most marketable subject combinations, which are usually submitted to the commission by the respective secondary schools.
It is worth noting that getting a teaching job with TSC depends on three factors;
~Period of stay after graduation and
~ Willingness to work in any part of the country
Most marketable subject combinations for secondary school teachers in Kenya
~Physics and Chemistry
~maths and chemistry
~English and Literature
~Biology and Agriculture
~computer/math or computer and any other combination
~History like IRE and any combination
These subject combinations are appearing frequently in the TSC List of Primary School Teacher Vacancies.
Other common subject combinations in Kenya include;
Kiswahili and CRE
Kiswahili and History
Kiswahili and Geography
History and CRE
History and Geography
Geography and CRE
maths and biology
Mathematics and Geography
A rare combination, business/geography, has started to appear, but some schools are currently filing for vacancies in this category.