The marking of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations has been temporarily halted after teachers went on a strike over delay in payment of allowances.
The teachers at the State House Girls High School marking station picketed on Tuesday morning, following the cue from their counterparts at Moi Girls, Nairobi.
Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers Secretary General Akelo Misori had on March 22 warned the government on delays in marking delays if their demands were not met.
Misori had urged the government to release enough funds to facilitate payment of allowances and increase marking centres to allow compliance with the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 protocols.
“The current regime is that there’s a lot of congestion among the teachers. If they don’t resolve this issue, we shall be asking our teachers not to report to the marking centres until these conditions are met,” Misori had said.
The May 10 marking deadline set by Education CS Prof George Magoha is now uncertain following the boycott.