CS Machogu Latest Update on Payment of KNEC Examiners
CS Machogu Latest Update on Payment of KNEC Examiners. Ezekiel Machogu, the cabinet secretary for education, appeared in front of the legislature on June 7, 2023, to respond to inquiries from lawmakers on a range of topics relating to the education industry.
A wide range of subjects were covered by the questions. One of the people who asked questions was the Member of Parliament for the Baringo North Constituency, Kipkoros Joseph. He inquired about the payment of the teachers who marked the KCSE 2022 exams. everything from managers to markers, exam invigilators, and so forth.
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has 2 billion Kenyan Shillings worth of unpaid debts, according to Cabinet Secretary Machogu. As a result, it has been unable to fulfill its financial obligations, including paying its suppliers, contracted officials, and examiners. Machogu emphasized that more money was needed for KNEC in order for them to fulfill the existing bills.
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) needs financial assistance from the members of parliament in order to be able to pay the contracted experts, according to the Secretary of State for Education. CS Machogu did not, however, offer any specific dates or timeframes that would have indicated when the examiners would get payment for their services.
Most of the teachers who took part in the exam marking scramble have stated in the media and on social media that if the Ministry of Education does not move right away to correct the situation, they might not be willing to donate their services in future marking exercises.