Kuppet warned against threats to boycott exam marking
25 November 2013, 13:30
Nairobi - The government has warned the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) against its intended move to disrupt the marking of national examinations.
Education Principal Secretary, Belio Kipsang said exam marking is part of education which is key to children's lives and Kuppet’s move would endanger the pupils’ future. He said the government will not tolerate the move, The Standard reports.
Kuppet had demanded a 300 per cent salary increment for its members who would be taking part in the exam marking exercise and said it was going to ask its members to boycott the exercise if the marking allowance was not going to be increased.
However, the National Examination Council (KNEC) allayed fears that the exercise might be sabotaged following the boycott threats.
KNEC Chief Executive Officer Paul Wasanga, said marking is a professional exercise and not employment, adding that examiners have a direct contract with KNEC and are obligated to honour it.
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