Stalemate at KCSE Marking center over pay issues

The results of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education might delay following a stalemate occasioned at one of the national marking centers.

Examiners marking the Christian Religious Education papers at St Francis Girls high school walked out of the marking rooms one by one after complaining of less pay as compared to other subject markers.

According to the CRE examiners each CRE paper marked amount to 55 shillings as opposed to 78 shillings in other papers.

Their protest is reported to have begun on Monday but their grievances were not met  hence downing their tools on Tuesday.

Speaking on conditions of anonymity, the St. Francis examiners also claimed that they were being overworked since they start their day at 5 am and only retire to bed after 10 pm.

They added that they are also not allowed to carry electronics such as phones and laptops into the marking centre which has made it impossible for them to communicate during the day.

During the release of the KCPE results, Education CS Machogu had stated that the KCSE results will be released this month without specifying the date.

This comes in the backdrop of a strife experienced between the Kenya national union of teachers and KUPPET against the  Teachers Service commission  over pay rise and employment of teachers.

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