Why KNEC Recalled Examiner Marking Letter-See New Reporting Dates
The Kenya National Examination Council recalled all marking invitation letters previously uploaded on their website on Thursday.
This is after a public outcry by teachers who sought an extension of reporting dates to mark KCSE.
On Thursday, most teachers could not download their invitation letters.
“The letter is unavailable at the moment, kindly check later. Copyright 2022. Kenya national examinations council,” a pop-up on the website reads.
A Knec official directed the teachers to check the portal on Friday.
“All the examiners’ letters recalled by Knec. If you had downloaded, please redo it again tomorrow,” the official told teachers on their Whatsapp platform.
As KCSE students sat theory papers on the fourth day, teachers had already received reporting dates to mark KCSE. Most Team leaders for instance were expected to report on December 21 while examiners for most papers were to report on December 31.
“Normally we use 5-6 days to coordinate a marking scheme, why should we be given 11 days. And why must we launch a new year in a marking centre away from our families?” complained a chemistry paper 3 examiner who sought anonymity.
A KNEC official has confirmed the invalidation of the letters downloaded so far, revealing that a new info is on the offing. Whereas Team leaders will report after Christmas, ordinary examiners will report after New Year celebrations.
The reporting date has been changed to January 2. Chief examiners and assistant chief examiners coordination will report on December 21. Subject team leaders will now report on December 26.
“These are the new reporting dates. CE/ACEs will report on 21st December 2022, Team leaders will report on 26th December 2022 while ordinary Examiners will report on 2nd January 2023,” confirmed the source from KNEC.