The best thing one can do in life is to always make the right choice.
It is really distressing how most teachers end up in uncomfortable circumstances when they wait too long to get employment with TSC. Some people find work right once, others within a year after graduating, while some continue to be jobless for as long as five years (5).
The possibility of securing an employment opportunity with TSC is mostly determined by the following factors;
- Subject Combination
- Duration of stay after graduation
- Willingness of one to work in any part of the Country
Best and Marketable TSC Subject Combinations for Secondary School Teacher
In this list we are going to list subject combinations whose employability is so high. Our research is based on the number of teachers who are unemployed. The more the number of unemployed teachers in a given subject combination means that the it is less marketable.
1. Physics and Chemistry
Over many years this subject combination has proved to be the best and most marketable when it comes to TSC employment. Arguably, its marketability is boosted by the fact that few students enrol for this unique combination. If your passion is in teaching and you’ve scored C+ and above in Chemistry and Physics do not hesitate enrol and make a good plan for your future.
2. Computer Studies With any Subject
Computer Studies with any combination is also one of the most coveted combination that will reduce your tarmacking period. Having computer skills is an added advantage is school setup with everything going digital it means one earn an extra living through computer skills. With this NEMIS (https://nemis.education.go.ke) & TPAD era its Computer studies teachers who salvage the situation. Its not only TPAD even when filling KRA returns (http://www.kra.go.ke)Computer Studies teachers reap big through their Computer skills.
3. Biology and Chemistry
This combination is also among the best when it it comes TSC employment. Any Combination with Chemistry is so unique because its only Physics and Biology that can be combined. Make a nice move and enroll in this combination if teaching is your forte.
4. Biology and Agriculture
Biology and Agriculture is also the best combination that can effortlessly land you a job with TSC. It is not only about TSC employment, a teacher with agricultural skills can manage activities related to farming in a school and ultimately earn a living from it. Farming pay off well if well managed. One can sell the produce to school or any ready market and reap big.
5. Home Science with any subject (Biology)
To sum up the best subject combination is Home science with any subject. The good thing with this is that it is not a must for one to have taken Home Science in KCSE, so long as one did Biology and scored C+ and above.
The following teaching subjects are also marketable:
- Metal works
- Drawing and design
- Art and design
Subject combination like Physics & Mathematics and Geography & Business are good, if one cannot enroll for those mentioned above its good to settle for these two combinations.
Subject combinations like English & Literature, Kiswahili & Geography, Kiswahili & History, Kiswahili & Religion, Mathematics & Business are not good to go for and one can easily stay for long before securing employment with TSC