In 2019, teachers boycotted marking the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination citing poor pay. The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) promised to review payments to avert a delay in releasing results. Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) proposed an increase of Sh50 per script, citing present harsh economic conditions.
KUPPET had argued that papers like, Chemistry paper 1, Mathematics and English paper one should be paid not less than Sh100.
The payment rates for 2021 KCSE markers range between Sh51 and Sh58. Each subject has its own payment, for example:
Business paper 2 is Sh56 per sheet, unlike before when it was Sh46
Biology paper three is Sh50 per script
Computer paper 1 is Sh54 per script.
Flat Rate proposal
Earlier on, KUPPET had given KNEC an ultimatum to increase the payment rates of all KNEC examiners to a flat rate of Sh100, meaning all subjects would have been paid for the same amount.
However, this was not done and the amount one gets depends on the subject.