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Although there have been several hitches linked to the marking of the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE national exams, the latest details at our disposal indicate that this year’s KCSE 2020-2021 Results are likely to be announced tomorrow on Monday, May 10.
This is after a source whose identity has been concealed by The Standard Newspaper confided that the English Paper III Examiners based at State House Girls had snapped and downed their tools after being forced to work under pressure to complete the rigorous process of marking the paper so that results can be released this before the aforementioned date.
The Examiners were the last ones to leave the Knec marking center on Wednesday but they staged demonstrations on Tuesday demanding their rightful dues.
The teachers further raised pertinent issues bordering on poor working conditions including poor diet, congestion in hostels, and harassment by Knec Officials.
“We are the last batch of teachers. We have a deal with poor diet, congestion in hostels, and harassment by Knec Officials. Some of our colleagues have been mistreated and it is only fair that we get our allowances before we head home,” confided the teacher.
Last month, Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha had made it clear that the 2020 KCSE Results will be released on Monday, May 10, 2021.
However, the Standard established that Knec officials were pressurizing Examiners to wind up since they were targeting to have results released this Friday.
Efforts to reach out to Dr. Mercy Karogo, Acting Knec CEO were thwarted by an indifferent attitude characterized by unanswered voice calls and text messages.
Unfulfilled KCSE 2020-2021 Knec Examiners’ Demands
On Monday, hundreds of English Paper III at Moi Girls Nairobi had also downed their tools following harassment by Knec Officials over cross-checking of candidates’ scores.
Some of the grievances raised by the Examiners include a poor diet, long working hours, congestion, and undue pressure.
They also complained about reduced allowances. For Instance, Knec failed to reimburse the Examiners enough fare despite the prevailing pandemic that has forced public service vehicles to hike fares.
The Council later yielded to pressure and increased the fare but the Examiners had to clear from Moi Girls Nairobi before finishing the entire marking process.
Team leaders and other lead Examiners had to remain behind to complete the remaining part.
It is rather unfortunate that the other Examiners in the 34 marking centers had been released without pay.
This is what sparked the demonstrations.
Initially, Knec would pay the contracted Examiners an advance amounting to Kshs 20, 000 and clear the balance once KCSE Results have been released.
This year, the Council slashed the advance to Kshs 10, 000 a move that the Examiners did not understand.
If anything, they have sacrificed a great deal this year owing to the prevailing pandemic to work under pressure to complete marking within the stipulated time.