We shall not just sit and watch as teachers are being discriminated- Threats to disrupt exams emerge.
Kenya union of post primary education teachers, have threatened to disrupt the scheduled national examinations.
Speaking at Njoro Sub-County during the annual teachers’ representatives meeting, they argued that the ministry of education did not deliver what they agreed upon.
Led by the deputy Secretary General, Thuranira, they threatened to disrupt the national examinations if the government continues to sideline the teachers.
Thuranira stated,” Our teachers were asked not to report to the marking centres so that we will be able to negotiate for them better rates for the papers.”
“We shall be able to negotiate for them because teachers are paid very poorly compared to others officers who are manning the examinations,” Thuranira added.
Sharing the same concerns was Julius Korir who stated that those teachers who will be involved in marking, should be given a good traveling allowance.
He added that teachers will not mark the exams if they will be accorded peanuts
Korir stated,”We shall not just sit and watch as teachers are being discriminated against or even forced to mark the exam papers with less pay. We want an increment for marking exams, and also their travel allowances increased.”
Primary school examinations are expected to start on monday that the Kenya certificate of primary education( KCPE for standard eight) and Kenya primary school education assessment ( KPSEA for grade six).
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