Despite a disruption at the St. Francis Girls High School, Mang’u center, the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) reports that marking for the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination is continuing as planned.
Examiners marking CRE Paper 1 at the center threw down their marking tools and complained that the chief examiner was mistreating them and that their pay was low in comparison to others.
According to a statement from KNEC chair Professor Julius Nyabundi, the chief examiner was replaced, and the examination process was then resumed.
According to Nyabundi, a few examiners requested that their marking costs be increased, but the exam body was unable to comply due to a lack of additional funding.
According to KNEC, a marking fee is a personal contract reached prior to teachers reporting to the centers to begin the exercise.
According to Professor Nyabundi, those who wanted to continue with the exercise were allowed to do so, while those who wanted to take a break were allowed to do so; they had also made arrangements for other examiners to take their place.
As seen in photos and videos, some of the examiners with their luggage could be seen waiting for cabs and bodabodas at the school’s main entrance, while others could be seen walking in search of transportation.
The KCSE marking process began on January 2, 2023, in 35 locations across the country, with results expected on January 23.