BREAKING NEWS: KNEC EXAMINERS’ BIG WIN AS KNEC FINALLY INCREASES THE PAYMENT RATES PER SCRIPT FOR ALL 2019 KCSE EXAMINERS
KUPPET HAD THREATENED TO PARALYZE THIS YEAR’S MARKING EXERCISE IF KNEC STANDS ITS GROUND: HERE ARE THE LATEST DETAILS ON CURRENT KNEC KCSE PAYMENT RATES PER SCRIPT AND THE NEW PROPOSED PAYMENT RATES PER SCRIPT FOR KNEC CONTRACTED EXAMINERS
The Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC has finally agreed to increase KCSE payment rates for all 2019 KCSE Examiners.
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The council finally bowed to pressure from both teachers and the teachers’ union, KUPPET.
Teachers who had been contracted to mark this year’s Business Paper-II national exams downed their tools on Monday citing poor payment rates from the council.
The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers also joined the aggrieved examiners who had vowed not to touch any paper in demanding for better pay.
KNEC’S NEW PAYMENT RATES PER SCRIPT:
KNEC has today released new payment rates for all the subjects, including Business Paper-II.
HERE IS THE BREAK-DOWN OF KNEC’S NEW PAYMENT RATES PER SCRIPT FOR TEACHERS MARKING THE 2019 KCSE EXAMS
BUSINESS PAPER II NEW KNEC PAYMENT RATES PER SCRIPT
Although the angry examiners were demanding to have the payment rate increased from Kshs 46 to 68 per script, KNEC agreed to pay them Kshs 56 per script.
BIOLOGY PAPER III NEW KNEC PAYMENT RATES PER SCRIPT
Examiners marking this year’s Biology Paper III will pocket Kshs 50 per script.
COMPUTER PAPER ONE NEW KNEC PAYMENT RATES PER SCRIPT
Teachers marking Computer Paper I will receive Kshs 54 per script.
KUPPET’S PROPOSED KNEC PAYMENT RATES PER SCRIPT
The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers, KUPPET had on Tuesday given KNEC a 7-days-ultimatum to increase the payment rates of all KNEC examiners to a flat rate of Kshs 100 per scrip.
This means that all examiners will receive the same amount irrespective of the subjects being marked if KNEC gives in to KUPPET’S DEMAND.
KUPPET further argued that KNEC examiners were receiving meagre earnings despite the indispensable role they play in the process of assessment.
KNEC’S POOR WORKING CONDITIONS
KUPPET through its Secretary-General Akelo Misori said that the payment given to KNEC examiners does not commensurate the poor working conditions Kenyan teachers are subjected to in those KNEC designated marking centres.
LONG WORKING HOURS AND CONGESTION
Some of the challenges that KNEC examiners are currently experiencing include long working hours and congestion.
In Alliance Girls, for instance, there are 1, 800 examiners marking this year’s English Paper III 101/3.
This means that the school’s resources have been stretched to host this year’s KNEC examiners.
Besides, the KNEC contracted professionals are expected to wake up as early as 4.00 A.M. and work up to 10.00 P.M.
The examiners are also expected to carry the boxes containing the students’ scripts to and fro one point to another.
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2019 KCSE BREAKING NEWS: KUPPET THREATENS TO PARALYZE THE 2019 KCSE MARKING EXERCISE IN SOLIDARITY WITH KNEC EXAMINERS WHO ARE DEMANDING FOR BETTER PAY FIND OUT WHY
The Kenya Union of Post Primary Teachers, KUPPET HAS JOINED HANDS WITH Kenyan teachers who were contracted to mark this year’s KCSE exams to demand for better pay.
KUPPET through its Secretary-General Akelo Misori said that the payment given to KNEC examiners does not commensurate the hardships Kenyan teachers are subjected to in those KNEC designated marking centres.
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2019 KCSE EXAMINERS DOWN TOOLS OVER AT MACHAKOS GIRLS
The marking of the 2019 KCSE exams has been temporarily halted at Machakos Girls High School after examiners decided to down their tools following grievances that have not been addressed.
The examiners who were charged with the responsibility of marking this year’s Business Paper-II exam downed their tools due to poor payment rates by KNEC.
This means that the marking of Business paper II is yet to kick off since the examiners have hardly touched a candidates paper.
The examiners reported to the designated KNEC marking centre over the weekend in readiness for this year’s marking exercise.
Attempts by KNEC CEO Dr Mercy Karogo to calm their nerves were met by jeering and a spirited resistance from the angry teachers.
She was extremely humiliated by the angry examiners who booed her off the stage as she tried to address them today.
According to inner sources, KNEC Boss Dr Mercy Karogoheld a crisis meeting on Monday evening with senior examiners in an attempt to avert the crisis.
Could this be a bad omen to the early release of this year’s KCSE results?
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