KCSE results release faces delay after a number of teachers marking KCSE exams at Moi Girls in Nairobi went on strike today on Monday, May 3.
The high school tutors downed their tools and took to the streets to lament over unpaid allowances.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha had promised that Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results 2020 will be released by May 10.
Magoha was speaking at the Nairobi School when he oversaw the completion of the examinations which he had declared 99.9 percent success.
However there is a looming delay in releasing of results afte teachers armed with chants decried their situation arguing that they had resorted to the streets after the government failed to adhere to their plight.
In a viral video police officers could be seen trying to calm the situation.
Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) had initially issued a warning to the government that teachers would boycott the marking of KCSE exams if their needs were not addressed.
KUPPET Secretary General Akelo Misori had urged the government to release funds for teachers’ allowances as well as expand exam centers in order to attain the social distancing requirement issued by the Ministry of Health.
“We had expected the government to have already made provisions that exam centers be expanded due to Covid-19 protocols. The current regime is that there’s a lot of congestion among the teachers,” Misori stated.
Misori appealed to Magoha to help speed up the release of capitation funds to enable schools to efficiently manage the national exams.
His sentiments were also echoed by Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association chairman Kahi Indimuli who decried the situation citing that it would be difficult to manage the national examinations due to financial constraints.
“The government promised to release the funds a few weeks ago and we are still waiting,” Indimuli stated.