KCSE markers’ strike sheds light on poor working conditions

A pack of KCSE exam papers. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP.

What you need to know:

  • The examiners are required to wake up as early as 5am and retire to bed at 11pm, with a one-hour lunch break.

  • They are also required to work during public holidays to ensure they beat the Knec deadline of completing the exercise within 18 days.

Protests by teachers marking this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations have exposed the poor working conditions they endure in order to deliver on their contracts.

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