( Photo courtesy of KUPPET officials addressing the media)
Just a day after Education CS Ezekiel Machogu closed st Francis Girls School- Mang'u marking centre, Kenya Union of Post Primary Education has issued new demands which should be met by Knec when it comes to marking exams.
Speaking via citizen TV Kenya, KUPPET leaders led by vice-chair Julius Korir has slammed Knec management for exposing examiners to poor working conditions.
Korir questioned why CRE markers are being paid sh 55 bob per script while other subjects, examiners get paid a minimum of sh 70bob.
Therefore, they want Knec to harmonise marking upto sh 100 bob citing that work is always voluminous.
" We are calling Kenya National Examination Council to be more consultative to what it is doing. We want marking rate fixed at sh 100 bob across all subjects", he said.
Edward Ombocha, secretary general KUPPET on his side called off the government to pay al examiners who were sacked on Wednesday for the work they had done.
" We want to consider the good government to send examiners money to their Mpesas . These teachers are suffering as they've just come from the festive season", Ombocha said.
This comes after 1000 knec examiners downed their tools protesting of poor working conditions, low pay, harrassment and strict rules.
Meanwhile, marking in other 35 centres is ongoing smoothly as per the same report. Lastly, let us wait and see if Knec wil respond to their demands.
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