2023 KCPE and KCSE Invigilators and Supervisors to Receive Payments on This Date
2023 KCPE and KCSE Invigilators and Supervisors to Receive Payments on This Date. The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) plans to accelerate payments to contract professionals in 2023 with the aim of paying all examination fees by February. Contract professionals, including teachers, security staff and drivers, perform roles such as examination supervision, supervision, center management and marking.
In the current year, 234,473 teachers took part in the administration of national examinations, covering roles such as supervisors, invigilators and exam recorders.
Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) had 1,415,315 candidates while Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) had 1,282,574 candidates. In addition, 903,260 candidates registered for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.
The KCPE results have been released with the interim assessment for KPSEA and KCSE. KCSE results are due to be released by December 26, while KPSEA results will be released in January for the lower secondary level.
The Knec appreciated the efforts of the teachers in marking the composition of KCPE English Sign Language and Kiswahili Insha and awarded certificates. This marks the final KCPE as Kenya fully transitions to the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) in primary schools, leading to the issuance of 5,755 certificates to examiners.
In contrast to the delay in the previous year, this year Knec aims to compensate examiners quickly. Rates for contract professionals vary by role, exam type and region. Currently, the dispute between Knec and KCSE examiners, represented by the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Teachers (Kuppet), revolves around payment terms. Kuppet is urging Knec to review the surcharges, citing the need for better service conditions to motivate examiners during the evaluation period.
The Education Committee report highlights poor teacher pay as a contributing factor to exam malpractice. The report highlights the importance of timely payments and transparency in the examination process.