Call to postpone final exams
15 October 2013, 10:10
Nairobi - The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) has appealed to the National Examination Council (KNEC) to postpone the upcoming national examinations following the delay in the release of funds meant for the free education programme.
The examinations are due next week.
KUPPET National Secretary General, Akello Misori, speaking in Bondo town during the Annual General Meeting of the union, said the delay in releasing the funds for the ongoing third had hindered some schools from purchasing science equipment required by students during the national exams.
He noted that day schools were the worst affected by the delayed funds due to their huge financial burdens and their lack of alternative sources of funding.
Misori added that subsequently, he had asked all the school heads to send students home beginning Wednesday if the funds would not have been released.
“These funds will enable the schools to prepare adequately for the exams,” the union leader said.
The delay in the release of the funds comes dealt yet another blow to the sector.
The students’ learning calendar has previously been adversely disrupted this due to the March general elections and teachers’ strike that has placed students behind the syllabus.
- CAJ News