'O' level Examinations Marking Period Extended

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The Marking of ordinary level UNEB examinations will be extended following an examiners strike. More than 500 UNEB O' Level examiners on Saturday went on strike, demanding an increase in pay for their work. UNEB's Public Relations Officer Eve Konde, says UNEB has failed to meet its November 29th deadline because of the striking examiners. She however says UNEB officials are consulting with the examiners and a new date will be announced by Wednesday. Konde explains that the crisis has been aggravated by the new marking system called the conveyor belt system. Under this system each examiner is expected to mark only one question from each answer script and then pass it on to others until the script is fully marked and graded. Konde however says many teachers are not happy with the new system. //Cue in: iFor PLE we started# Cue out: #in their group.i // Konde says UNEB adopted this new system of marking because it is much faster, efficient and fairer to the candidates. //Cue in: iIf you are going# Cue out: #his paper.i // Marking of PLE exams ends on December 15th while A' Level examiners report to their respective marking centers on 2nd January.


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