Teachers threaten to boycott examination exercise

Kisumu Kenya Union of Post-Primary Teachers Executive Secretary, Zablon Awange has called on Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), to pay Sh. 1.5 billion owed to teachers or they boycott supervising and marking of 2018’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.

He observed that the allocation was made long before the 2017 examinations, and therefore gave the examination’s body, a five days ultimatum to clear the dues, failure to which teachers will sabotage the exercise.

Awange said the union was disturbed by Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), reluctance to pay teachers, who marked the 2017 exams, months after the release of examination results.

We shall boycott this year’s supervision and marking exercise, and demand that in future, KNEC pays contracted officials before the exams start, he said

Payment delayed is payment denied, and if KNEC cannot pay up, then they should stop hiring teachers, and employ their own staff to supervise and mark the exams, he added.

Source: Kenya News Agency