KUPPET Teachers Have Vowed Not To Engage In National Examination marking Following Delayed Payment

Officials of the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) in western Kenya are threatening to withdraw from the marking of national examinations this year after a delay in their payments.

Teachers are yet to get their dues after marking the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations four months ago.

“We are demanding that the cabinet secretary should use all these methods to ensure that our teachers are paid and paid promptly. On which we are asking our teachers to prepare to ensure that there will be no marking of exams next time,” the officials said.

Officials, indicating a conspiracy in the Kenya National Council of Examinations (KNEC), called on Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha to resolve the issue as many teachers are unable to meet their daily needs due to non-payment.

The head of the primary school who served as the center manager for the KCPE exams is expected to receive his daily subsistence allowance for a total of 4 days, which includes the rehearsal day.

KNEC however failed to consider the payment for Deputy Principal Teachers and Deputy Principals who appeared during the examination period as Assistant Center Managers.

Teachers handling science subjects, preparing and administering practicals during KCSE examinations will also not get a single penny.

The marking exercise for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education has been termed as the worst experience by the examinees due to pressure from the Ministry of Education, which completed the marking exercise in about ten days.

KUPPET also complains about collective bargaining agreement (CBA) discrimination in matters of maternity and paternity leave.

He further demanded that the Ministry of Education double the funds for free tuition in secondary schools from 22,000 to 32,000 shillings per student due to the difficult economic situation.

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