The release of 2020 KCSE results may be delayed after several teachers marking the KCSE exams at Moi Girls in Nairobi went on strike on Monday, May 3.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha promised that Kenya’s 2020 Certificate of secondary Education (KCSE) results will be released on May 10.
Magoha was speaking at the Nairobi School as he looked at the completion of the exams he had announced as a 99.9% pass rate. However, there are significant delays in the release of results after teachers who were armed with songs scolded their situation saying they had turned to the streets after the government failed to follow through on their plight.
In a viral video, the police could be seen trying to reduce the situation. The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) initially issued a government warning that teachers would boycott the KCSE exams if their demands were not met.
KUPPET SECRETARY-GENERAL Akelo Misori has called on the government to provide funding for teacher grants as well as to expand exam centers in order to meet the social reduction requirements issued by the Department of Health.
“We were expecting the government to have already made it a policy to expand the testing centers as a result of the Covid-19 agreement. At the moment there is a lot of teacher congestion,” Misori said.
Misori called on Magoha to help speed up the release of the school fund so that schools can better manage their national exams.
His sentiments were echoed by Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association chairman Kahi Indimuli, who criticized the situation, saying it would be difficult to run national exams due to financial constraints.
“The government promised to release the money a few weeks ago and we are still waiting,” said Indimuli.