The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has urged the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) not to delay payment for teachers who are taking part in invigilation, supervision and marking of the examinations that have kicked off across the country.
Secretary General Collins Oyuu said KNEC over the years have taken the work done by teachers for granted by overstaying with their payments.
Oyuu said teachers have now done their work by preparing the candidates for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) and should not be subjected to more misery.
He said the teachers have done their part and candidates are now sitting the exams but KNEC is not serious with these examinations. KNEC has left teachers to have a very negative attitude towards these exams.
He said teachers have volunteered to help in the uptake of the examination papers, with no allowances paid.
Speaking in Siaya County, Oyuu told the Chief Executive officer KNEC, David Njeng’ere to take up the matter and ensure teachers get their dues in time.
He told teachers to carry out their duties during the examinations period diligently assuring them that the Union will not forget about them while demanding for their pay.
Oyuu said KNEC has a budget for teachers who take part in the delivery of the examinations and wondered why it always drags its feet when payment is demanded.