Courtesy: The Standard
The teachers’ employer has promised to reward tutors who produced this year’s top Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination candidates. Teachers Service Commission (TSC) boss Nancy Macharia said schools that produced candidates among the top 100 would also be recognised.
She gave the examination a clean bill of health. “We haven’t taken action on a single primary school teacher. No irregularities were reported among teachers. We however warn the few errant ones to be good models for future generations,” said Macharia. She said TSC was exploring ways of rewarding the teachers. “TSC will see how to reward. As we have always said, exemplary work will be rewarded,” she said. Some 26,457 supervisors, 61,817 invigilators, 26,295 centre managers managed this year’s examinations.
Ms Macharia applauded efforts put in by teachers during the administration of the KCPE test. “Waking up at 4am to administer exams and marking them was not easy. Some were supervisors and investigators who accepted to do their part, remaining out of communication to protect examinations,” said Macharia.
Others were 838 examination management directors, 1,680 security officers deployed to guard containers and 6,574 drivers.
Macharia attributed the good results posted this year to performance appraisals embraced by teachers. “Good performance means that our performance appraisal and contracting tools are working well among teachers. We thank them for embracing these tools, which played a critical role in improving education,” she said.