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Teachers Demand Higher Pay

The contracted teachers who are officiating the ongoing KCSE and the just recently concluded KCPE examinations, are now demanding higher pay for the job.

The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers, Kuppet, now wants the marking fee per the script raised by at least Ksh 50 due to harsh economic times.

Through the national Chair Mr Akello Misori, argued that some papers like Chemistry paper 1, Mathematics and English paper 1 should be each paid at not less than Ksh 100.

He also added that other papers involving practicals such as Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture also to be considered for allowances.

The union also demands that the the Kenya National Examinations Council,KNEC, to increase invigilators', Supervisors' and Center managers' allowances by 100 per cent since the current rate has been fixed for a long time.

Overally, the working conditions for teachers should be readjusted. According to Kuppet, marking centres should be devolved and if possible rotated around the country. Currently, the marking is mainly done from Nairobi.

Working hours should also be readjusted. The marking should begin between 8am to 5pm. Also after the examination administration, teachers to be awarded certificate of participation.

The certificates will help improve the teachers' CVs for interviews during promotions. If all goes well, then teachers will have a reason to smile.

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