The Star (Nairobi)

11 April 2014

Kenya: Call to Pay School Heads Exam Wage

A teachers' union have asked the Kenya National Examination Council to pay headteachers for running schools during national examinations. The Kenya National Union of Teachers said as Knec is considering clearing invigilation and supervision dues, there is need to set aside special allowances for head teachers.

Speaking in Mombasa town yesterday, county Knut secretary Dan Aloo said Knec has taken the school administrators for a ride for too long  "We are calling on Knec to keep their promise of paying the invigilators and supervisors their dues next week as promised. We also want them to set aside money for the headteachers," he said.

School heads are usually supposed to be in school throughout the KCPE and KCSE exams but are not paid. "It is unfair to pay invigilators and supervisors allowances and exclude the head teachers with whom they work throughout the examination period. This trend has to change this year," Aloo said. He said the heads play a vital role in ensuring smooth running of examinations.

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