THIS IS WHAT KCSE AND KCPE EXAMINERS DEMAND FROM KNEC: KCPE & KCSE EXAMINERS’ NEW DEMANDS
KUPPET’S NEW DEMANDS ABOUT THE ADMINISTRATION AND MARKING OF THE KCPE AND KCSE NATIONAL EXAMS
The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers, KUPPET has tabled detailed proposals before the Kenya National Examination council. These include:
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KNEC’S PAYMENT RATES PER SCRIPT AND TRANSPORT
Teacher contracted by the Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC to mark the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) national exams now want the council to raise the payment rate to Kshs 100 per script.
Besides, examiners want marking centres(venues) for KCPE English Composition and Kiswahili Insha to be moved to either “university campuses or other high-level government institutions.” KUPPET also wants the entire marking exercise to be moved to institutions with better facilities.
The congestion and poor meals issues have to be addressed. According to Misori, the marking exercise should be done in universities or colleges, but not secondary schools.
The examiners also want the Council to double transport allowance paid to teachers who travel from far away regions for the national marking exercise.
KUPPET is also suggesting that the council should change its marking schedule. The marking hours should be changed from between 4.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. to 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
According to KUPPET Secretary-General Mr Akello Misori, the afore-mentioned proposals will be presented after which the union shall demand a serious meeting.
Speaking to The Standard, Misori said that there is no way teachers can be subjected to inhumane conditions and poor wages yet they are playing a critical role.
Examiners also want the Council to recruit data entry clerks and other staff to do cross-checking and other administrative functions so that they can concentrate on marking.
CENTRE MANAGERS AND DEPUTY CENTRE MANAGERS
KUPPET also wants centre managers (principals) to be paid Kshs 2,000 per day up from the current Kshs 500 and a coordination fee of Kshs 1, 000 per day as opposed to the current Kshs 150.
Deputy centre managers (deputy principals) should also receive Kshs 1, 500 per day. Currently, deputy centre managers do not receive any payment.
SUPERVISORS AND INVIGILATORS
The union also wants supervisors to be paid Kshs 25, 000 up from Kshs 10, 000 and invigilators Kshs 20, 000 up from the current Kshs 7, 000.
KNEC’S CURRENT PAYMENT RATES
The Council’s current payment rates for various categories of contracted professionals are as follows:
KCSE examiners- between Kshs 48 and kshs 77 per script
KCSE centre managers- Kshs 650 per day (9,000)
KCSE deputy Centre managers-kshs 0
KCSE Supervisors- Kshs 10, 000- Kshs 12, 150
KCSE invigilators- Kshs 7, 000-Kshs 8500
KCPE centre managers- Kshs 1500
Security officers-Kshs 6480