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Kuppet threatens to withdraw from marking exams

11 November 2013, 12:35 Dareel Eric

Nairobi - The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) has threatened to withdraw the services of its members during the marking of national examinations over the meager pay offered.

The giant teacher union in the country said that over the years, teachers have wholeheartedly rendered their services to the Kenya National Examinations Counthe cil (KNEC), which has with time take them for granted.

“We are putting KNEC on notice because it has become a monster that milks our teachers dry for the services they offer them. We are tired of the peanuts they pay them for the lots of work they offer to make sure that our children get their results after the national examinations,” Kuppet national vice chair, Julius Korir, said.

The union leaders spoke at Kaimosi Teachers Training College in Vihiga County during the institution's 13th cultural week.

The Kuppet Vihiga team led by executive secretary, Fred Mayavi, had already intimated that they are tired of KNEC mistreating the teachers.

Korir lamented that teachers often live in dilapidated states while marking the exams over the holidays forfeiting their other important duties and rest, yet KNEC does not appreciate their efforts.

“On top of the meager pay, there is taxation which even worsens the already worse situation. Teachers will not mark the exams this year unless KNEC assures them that they are going to increase their rates and also that the pay will not be taxed,” he said.

They also heaped blame on examinations council for setting unrealistic policies regarding the registration of students for their national examinations.

“KNUT is going to make sure that the policies that are set in schools conform to the societal demands and are satisfying each and every stakeholder in the education sector,” KNUT National Executive Council western region representative, John Wesonga, said.

He faulted the examination council’s policy on the minimum age registration requirement for candidates, which KNEC had set at above 16 years of age.

The two union representatives asked the government to help them streamline the few contentious issues that are hampering proper service delivery in schools such as teacher shortage.

“Teacher shortage is no longer a disease that we can tolerate. We want the shortage of over 70 000 teachers to be addressed by the government so that we can be assured of its dedication towards offering quality education to its citizens,” Nathaniel Shibira said.

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