The National Examinations Council of Kenya is a mandatory government agency that administers examinations for primary, secondary and college education in the country.
KNEC, which does not have its own staff to administer the exam marks, has repeatedly been forced to contract teachers employed by educational institutions to help them.
Examinations are currently marking the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education in various schools in and around Nairobi.
The strike continued unabated and plans were made to release the results after the marking was completed this week, until CRE examiners continued the boycott to protest low wages.
According to one examiner who spoke to local media, examiners are paid KSH 55 per paper, while partners who mark Kiswahili papers receive KSH 78 per manuscript.
In an effort to resolve the crisis, the council sent home examiners after the standoff and invited all potential Testers to report.
What do you need now to become an Examiner?
To become a teacher examiner with KNEC, you have to apply online after advertisement.
A one-week course usually costs KSH 10,500 and is conducted by senior examiners in various subjects.