Union Gives KNEC 2 Weeks to Pay 2022 KCSE Examiners
The 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examiners have now demanded payment of their dues in two weeks.
According to Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) national chairman Omboko Milemba, the more than 50,000 examiners are yet to receive their monies two months down the line.
Milemba said the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) should pay the dues by the end of this month failure to which they will occupy the council’s office. “The examiners are yet to receive their dues. This is despite the huge sacrifices the examiners made to serve their country in this critical assignment. The assignment came after a heavily-packed school year in which teachers hardly took a break from work,” said Milemba in a statement yesterday.
“We have given the examination council two weeks to settle the bills or face the teachers’ wrath. If the bills are not settled by the end of March, Kuppet will mobilise the examiners to occupy the KNEC head office,” he added. Milemba said that poor conditions have remained unaddressed for so long that examination marking has become a challenge for some of the country’s best teachers. He also stated that the examiners often are pushed to employ different methods of protest before their grievances are addressed.