KUPPET is against changing who oversees exams because it would be untenable.
Justus Kimeu, the Executive Secretary of KUPPET (Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers) in Makueni, voiced his disagreement with the idea of rotating exam supervisors and stated that it would be impossible to implement.
By submitting a petition to the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) from his office in Wote, Kimeu stated that the policy has intensified the financial hardship that instructors are under.
Kimeu emphasized the significance of refraining from engaging in exam cheating, but he also mentioned that some managers felt the rotation policy was unfair.
Many individuals had already committed themselves monetarily by booking apartments for the entire month in close proximity to their allotted centers.
Kimeu highlighted the trouble, wasted time, and lost money that the impacted supervisors were forced to face. He also mentioned the supervisors’ frustration with the situation.
It was brought to his attention that supervisors do not receive any sort of preferential treatment in terms of transportation, as they are not permitted to ride along on the vehicles that carry the examination papers.
If rotation is going to be enforced, Kimeu suggested that the KNEC should make arrangements for transportation to the new centers for the supervisors.
Examinators should be provided with transportation to their current testing locations, Kimeu urged the government to do so, and the government complied. In addition to this, he made a request that field officers and county directors assist in the replacement of supervisors who are unable to finish the rotation in a civil manner.
In a larger sense, Kimeu pushed KNEC to recruit its own examination administrators in the future. This would relieve the pressure on instructors, who already face challenges such as excessive taxes, job stagnation, and mental stress. Kimeu encouraged KNEC to recruit its own examination administrators in the future.
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