Paying KCSE KNEC Examiners 2022 in June
Examiners for the KCSE and KNEC in 2022 will be paid in June. Teachers who supervised, oversaw, and evaluated the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) will be paid by June 30th.
According to Belio Kipsang, the principal secretary for basic education, the government is making efforts to ensure that the instructors who assisted with the exam’s completion receive their dues.
“The government is taking an active role.” According to Dr. Kipsang, we will compensate every instructor who aided with exam marking just before the end of the current fiscal year.
The Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) has a policy of paying its employed professionals—including teachers, security guards, and drivers—after exam results are completed and made public.
Knec hires instructors each year to help with national test administration as invigilators, supervisors, center managers, and examiners/markers.
For the 2022 examinations and assessments, a total of 28,408 teachers were employed as center administrators, 28,727 as supervisors, 74,990 as invigilators, and 5,647 as examiners.
Examiners’ Fees for KCSE
The results of the KPSEA, KCPE, and KCSE have already been made public. Knec, on the other hand, exclusively paid the teachers who gave the KPSEA and KCPE tests.
Furthermore, Knec has not paid the professors who graded the 2022 exams. Four months have passed since the exams concluded.
There is no money, according to Knec, and the examiners will be paid once there is.
KNEC Chief Executive Officer David Njeng’ere acknowledged in a speech before parliament’s public investments committee on education and governance that teachers hired by the council had received a deposit, adding that the remainder of their pay would be paid once the exchequer released the funds.
Exams are given, fees are paid in advance, and the balance is payable later. Njeng’ere said, “We don’t like owing teachers because we’ve already given them what the exchequer gave us.”
According to Njeng’ere, the council’s financial position has prompted them to keep the unpaid bill open for more than four months after the operation was completed. He did not, however, provide particular dates for when the payments will be made.
The committee’s chairman, Wanami Wamboka, pleaded with the government to raise funding for the council in order to ensure its existence and efficient fulfillment of its duties.
Following the completion of the marking activity, KNEC paid KCSE examiners a customary amount of sh20,000 as advance during clearance from the marking centers.
Supervisors receive Sh2,485, while KCSE invigilators earn Sh1,615. Drivers are paid Sh1.040 per hour, while security officers are paid Sh1.050 per hour.The daily wage for 28, 408 KCSE center managers is Sh2,000 for 18 days, or Sh36,000.
Supervisors are paid Sh2,485, or Sh44,750 per person, for the same number of days. 74,990 invigilators will each receive Sh1, 615 (Sh24,450) for a total of 17 days. Secondary school principals are paid a flat rate of Sh500 each day for 18 days, totaling Sh9,000. KNEC currently pays between Sh48 and Sh77 per script.
Grading English papers pays between Sh57 and Sh77 each script, while marking Kiswahili papers pays between Sh57 and Sh69. The same charge is utilized for individuals who grade math papers. Chemistry teachers, like those in Biology and Physics, charge between Sh50 and Sh52 to mark papers.
Geography papers cost between Sh52 and Sh54 per script, with KNEC paying between Sh52 and Sh55 to have them marked.
Agriculture and business studies are both rated Sh52. However, the school-level Agriculture Paper 3 is never paid for, according to KUPPET. KCSE papers were graded by around 30,000 instructors, compared to 7,000 for KCPE.
Last year, the parliamentary education and research committee ordered that former CS professor George Magoha appear and answer questions about KNEC contracts and payments. The late payment contradicts their requests.
Teachers’ unions are exerting pressure on the council to pay the teachers since they say they are not being paid in accordance with their contract.
Omboko Milemba, national chairman of the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET), gave the council two weeks to ensure that the dues of the 50,000 tutors were paid.
The examination council has been given two weeks to pay the bills or face instructor wrath. According to Milemba, if the invoices are not paid by the end of March, KUPPET will organize the examiners to occupy the KNEC offices.
The union leader criticized the administration for forcing teachers to work in deplorable conditions and continuing to pay them after their contracts expired.
“Fair labor practices require that employees who provide services be paid on time and in accordance with the work done.” “The teachers fulfilled their contractual obligations, but all they got in return was neglect,” he claimed.
Markers for CRE paper II walked off the job in December of last year in protest of harsh working conditions and low pay.