TSC, the approved subject combinations for Arts and science 2020/2021

If you are a teacher in Kenya and you need  highest  chances of being employed permanently by TSC or by a BOARD of secondary schools ,then definitely you need to choose a marketable subject combination that you will specialize in  as you prepare to undertake the teaching course.



This is achieved through a  well researched process on the type of teaching vacancies the  employer -TSC and the Board of Managements of schools  have difficulties   to find teachers to fill in.



There are many subjects that are having shortages of teachers according to the recent data of teachers recruitment process from TSC and the Kenya Secondary schools Associations.



These subjects include the following:

  1. Computer studies
  2. chemistry
  3. Art and Design
  4. Home Science
  5. Drawing and Design
  6. Music
  7. Agriculture
  8. Physics
  9. Mechanics and Electricity
  10. Woodwork
  11. English language
  12. Foreign language, German and French



For Bachelor of Education science there are the following  subjects combinations that are available for choose .



These subject combination are offered in most of universities in Kenya like University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, Mount Kenya university, Maseno university, University of Eldoret and many more.

  • Chemistry and Biology
  • chemistry and physics
  • chemistry and mathematics
  • Biology and Geography
  • Biology and Home Science
  • Physics and Mathematics
  • Agriculture and Home science
  • Computer studies and Business
  • Agriculture and Geography
  • Biology and Agriculture
  • Physics and Computer Studies



For Bachelor of Education Arts, these are combinations that  a teacher may opt to choose to take in university. universities that like Moi University, Egerton University, Kisii university and many more.

  • Geography and Business
  • Kiswahili and Geography
  • IRE and Geography
  • CRE and Kiswahili
  • Kiswahili and History
  • Geography and History
  • Geography and CRE
  • IRE and Arabic
  • Mathematics and Business studies
  • Mathematics and Geography
  • History and CRE
  • Kiswahili and IRE



A student who chooses to undertake a Bachelor of education science course in any public or private university in Kenya MUST have meet the following minimum requirements outlined below. The  top most popular universities that offer.



Bachelors of education science courses include University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, Moi university, Maseno university etc.

  • MUST have a mean grade of C(plus) in KCSE a minimum grade of C(plus) in Mathematics and a C(plus) in either Physics or Chemistry or Geography or Biology.


  • He or She may also have a B(minus) in biological sciences or physical sciences.


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  1. Dorcus Maita says

    I did my Kcse in 2008 and got a BMinus and a grade of DPlain in Maths .I did a P1 course and got employed by Tsc later I did a Diploma in Early Child hood Education Can I pursue Bachelor of Education Arts with that DPlain in Maths and wi Tsc recognize it

  2. Geoffrey oyondi says

    I sat my secondary education in Uganda o level and a level. I did commerce and economics respectively. Is it ok to take Geography/business studies as teaching combination in University. Geography is in my certificate but business studies no. It economics and commerce. Please advise.

  3. BENSON EMALI says

    i did my kcse in the year 2021 and attained all minimum grades to do bachelor of education arts i would like to know if a combination of computer studies and geography studies is recommended by tsc

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