The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) have condemned physical attacks on teachers by parents, and have pointed out that this is an indirect result of poor resources and national testing. Several Kenyan teachers have been physically assaulted by parents angry at students’ and schools' poor exam results, Education International (EI) has reported. KNUT General Secretary David Okuta Osiany condemned the attacks, in which some teachers were hospitalised, saying that there are plenty of other factors that lead to poor exam results. The headteacher, of Makamini Primary School, Seif Ngao Gonzi, who was himself assaulted, argues that poor results are due to poor resources - low grades are hardly surprising in a school with only six teachers for 700 students. The examination system does not take these factors into account. In Kenya, as is increasingly the case across the world, schools and students are ranked in terms of the grades they achieve. While students who do well can attend the national secondary schools with the best resources, students who score badly are forced to attend poorly funded district schools. Osiany told EI, “We do not want schools to be ranked. Schools should have adequate facilities and be able to follow the same curricula everywhere. But the provision of facilities is not equitable and it is not possible to provide the same quality of service in such circumstances. In remote areas, you find schools which have never even seen a laboratory.” The pressure of exams have also led to many suicides – even since the exam results were released at the end of December, two students and one headteacher have committed suicide because of poor grades.