1 December 2012

Kenya: Teso Teachers Angered By KNEC New Exam Rules

THE new stringent measures on KCSE and KCPE candidates introduced by the Kenya National Examination Council have earned the wrath of Teso teachers.

Kenya National Union of Teachers Teso executive secretary Deogratious Owaya yesterday said the union will hold a two-day annual delegates conference from December 10-11 in Kisumu to debate the issue.

Speaking to primary school heads and supervisors at the KCPE briefing in Amagoro, Owaya told Knec boss Paul Wasanga to resign over 'incompetence.'

Knec has imposed Sh3,000 penalty per candidate on any correction they will make on the name of candidates in the nominal register. The council will also impose a similar fine on under protest queries where it has wrongfully registered a candidate for a subject even if it was Knec-engineered problem.

Parents whose children sat primary level exams in Uganda will pay Sh3,000 for the children to sit KCSE qualifying test. Exam officer in the DEOs office, Cornel Otijom said the move was aimed at discouraging Kenyan students from seeking education in Ugandan schools and colleges.

Deputy police boss Francis Wahome said measures had been put in place to avail officers at 68 exam centres in Teso North. Wahome urged everybody to be vigilant saying no one is immune to terrorism.

"Let's be vigilant and put at bay unnecessary guests at exam centres," he said. Some 2,519 candidates will sit for KCPE in Teso North from December 4 to 6. Former Attorney General Amos Wako sent success cards to all 2,519 candidates and Busia candidates.

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