Are you planning to become a secondary school teacher? Your teaching subject combination matters a lot whether you will secure a TSC job in less than three years after graduation or not.
Making a good choice today on teaching subject combination will save you from regret.
In this article, we are going to highlight the most preferred subject combinations if you are dreaming of getting employed by TSC or a well-paying public school on BOM and private school soon after graduation.
1. Biology and Agriculture
Teachers of Biology/Agricultures see St very high demand in the country. Teachers who graduate with having their subject combination are lucky because they get a TSC job within or less than 3 years after graduation or even early depending on the grade and the region.
In recent years, the performance of the two subjects has been very dismal leaving only a handful of candidates qualified to pursue the teaching career in them.
Also, the two subjects are optional decreasing the number of candidates further who may be available to pursue the combination.
2. Biology and Chemistry
Another marketable subject combination is Biology and Chemistry.
The record of poor performance in the two subjects and demand from other highly preferred professions such as the field of medicine, leave only a few meeting the minimum conditions required to take the combination.
3. Physics and Chemistry
Physics and Chemistry teachers do not for long. In most only, a handful of students choose select physics in high school.
Out of the few who select these subjects in high school do not attain the grade of C+ and above which is the minimum requirement for any teaching subject.
Physics-Chemistry combination can see graduates getting a permanent TSC job even in less than a year.
4. Computer Studies / ……
With increasing technology, many students are flocking in to take Computer studies.
Many schools have enrolled in computer studies hence the high demand for teachers of computer and any other subject.
Computer studies can be pursued alongside subjects such as chemistry, mathematics, and physics.
If you meet the minimum requirements, do not hesitate to take this combination for you will not only become a computer teacher but also an IT expert.
5. Geography/History and Government
In many schools, a student has to choose either geography or history.
Besides this, most history students prefer law to teaching. The less number of students who manage to take the two subjects in KCSE prefer other professions at the expense of the teaching profession.
With this combination, you can secure a TSC permanent and pensionable job in less than two years.
6. Physics and Mathematics
Mathematics and physics are perceived as difficult subjects and as a result, a few of them excel in them.
Physics and mathematics also are in high demand from professions other than the teaching profession.
7. Biology and Mathematics
A combination of biology and mathematics is highly demanded by many schools. Therefore Mathematics and biology can be a good partnership in the teaching profession.
You will not regret it if you pursue this combination because it has little completion in the job market.
8. Home Science / ……
The country is having a crisis of home science teachers since very few students take home science among the few schools that offer it.
Home science teachers, just like computer studies do not need a second combination to be employed by TSC but for competency, you should blend it with another subject.
9. Mathematics and Chemistry
This is the last combination in this article. It is also at very high demand.
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