Striking teachers who disrupted the marking of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) papers at Mang’u High School have been ordered to leave the venue within 30 minutes.
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu and Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang showed up at St. Francis Mang’u Girls School in response to the situation that had shown signs of getting out of hand.
However, the rowdy group declined to listen to the CS and instead chanted the name of President William Ruto.
Marking of the KCSE papers was stopped indefinitely after teachers involved in the exercise downed their tools decrying poor working conditions and low wages.
The entrance of St Francis Mang’u Girls High School where marking of KCSE papers was taking place.
The teachers also complained about newly introduced precautionary measures in the process of marking during the Tuesday, January 10, exercise.
According to the tutors, the measures slowed down the process of marking hence taking them longer than expected to finish tasks. The teachers were marking the Christian Religious Education (CRE) paper at the time the strike kicked off.
In videos seen by newsnzuri.com , the teachers claimed that the amount they were scheduled to receive was lesser than the expenses incurred while traveling to the venue and settling.
The aggravated teachers flocked the school compound on the morning of Tuesday, vowing not to continue with the marking exercise until their demands are met.
They also raised concerns about the marking scheme which they claimed was rigid.
Teachers who spoke to the press claimed that the examination council was using rates equal to those used in 2010 examinations despite the changing economic conditions.
The marking process, which kicked off weeks after the candidates completed the national examinations in December 2022, had been ongoing at St Francis Mangu Girls High School until the strike.
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu had indicated that the results of the exams would be released by January 23 when schools are scheduled to open.