Laikipia teachers want Ksh.100 to mark each KCSE paper instead of Ksh.46
A section of Laikipia teachers marking this year’s KCSE exams are demanding better pay and conducive working conditions.
They claim to be receiving very little pay and spending nights in congested rooms.
Robert Miano, Secretary General for Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) in Laikipia has warned that they will be forced to withdraw their services.
“Marking is not a competition, whereby teachers are given a tight deadline under too much pressure,” he said.
He added that competition to beat each other’s deadlines in releasing exams has frustrated teachers.
Miano say that over 700 examiners are from Laikipia County and according to him should be paid a standard fee for all papers.
He urged Education CS George Magoha to review the payments that according to him have existed for over ten years.
The KUPPET official said teachers will refrain from taking part in the marking exercise if there is no dialogue to review the payments.
His deputy Douglas Mbogo further demanded that teachers be paid Ksh 100 per paper instead of the Ksh 46 and with no pressure to mark in haste.