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THIS IS WHY KNEC SHOULD COMPENSATE THE DECEASED TEACHER’S FAMILY

TEACHER DIES WHILE MARKING KCPE EXAMINATIONS. MR. MUINDI WAS RUSHED TO PCEA KIKUYU HOSPITAL AFTER HE COLLAPSED AT A KCPE MARKING CENTRE WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD. IMAGE COURTESY.
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FIND OUT WHY KNEC SHOULD DO BETTER THAN SUPPORTING THE DECEASED TEACHER’S FAMILY IN BURIAL ARRANGEMENT

Cases of teachers collapsing and dying at KNEC marking centres have become rampant since the introduction of working overtime.

According to The Standard, KNEC examiners have been obliged to work for long hours to clear the remaining scripts for Kiswahili Insha and English Composition.

Although KNEC has not revealed what may have led to the death of Mr Muindi (who died yesterday while marking at one of the designated KNEC marking centres) cases of extreme fatigue following long working hours at the KNEC examination centres have been documented.

In 2017, a Chemistry examiner who was part of the marking team stationed at Loreto High School then collapsed and died.

He was teaching at Kiongwani Secondary School in Makueni County.

His colleague linked his death to too much work pressure and exhaustion.

BURIAL ARRANGEMENTS

Although the Kenya National Examinations Council has offered to support Robert Kiua Muindi’s family in the burial arrangements, teachers feel that KNEC should do more.

Robert Muindi, an examiner at one of the KCPE designated marking centres in Nairobi suddenly fell ill and was rushed to PCEA Kikuyu Mission Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The council’s heartfelt condolences to Muindi’s family, relatives and friends for the loss of such a dedicated teacher in the Kenyan Education Sector cannot buy food or pay school fees for Muindi’s children.

The saddest part of it all is the fact that KNEC has done its “duty”- notifying Mr Muindi’s family and the Teachers Service Commission of the predicament.

Mr Muindi’s death came knocking barely two days before the conclusion of the marking of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education.

The KCPE exams results are likely to be released next week.

The processing of results for Multiple Choice papers is already complete since it is usually done by the Optical Mark Recognition exam.

 

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