Examiner Payments By KNEC Under One Condition
Examiner Payments By KNEC Under One Condition. The organization in charge of administering national examinations is the Kenya National Examinations Council. National exams are administered every year to evaluate the students.
People hired by KNEC are typically the ones who conduct the exams. Teachers are typically hired to oversee the tests. Others are employed to grade the examinations. Examinations are typically held near the end of each academic year.
Examiners will be paid, according to Kenya National Examinations Council CEO David Njengere, whenever the council obtains funding.
At his appearance before the Public Investments Committee on Education and Governance, Njengere addressed.
“We conduct exams, pay in advance, and then pay the remaining money. We will pay the examiners as soon as we receive the supplemental funding from the Treasury, he added.
The CEO bemoaned the council’s financing shortfall, which, in his opinion, has severely hampered operations like the payment of examiners.
KNEC Will Pay Examiners.
Njengere added, “If we had the money, we would have already paid the examiners for the work they accomplished.
Wanami Wamboka, the committee’s chair, stated that the group works to make sure the council has adequate funding.
Wamboka declared, “It’s in our best interest to make sure that KNEC is well funded and survives.
The secondary school teachers union granted KNEC two weeks last week to pay the examiners who helped with the 2022 KCSE marking.
Kuppet head Omboko Milemba stated in a statement that the council had postponed the payment disbursement for two months.
“More than 50,000 examiners who marked the exams were not compensated. The examiners made significant sacrifices, yet this is still the case, Milemba added.
The union chair also criticized the council for giving the examiners unfavorable working conditions when marking papers.
CRE Paper 1 examiners put down their tools in December, complaining about unfavorable conditions and low pass rates. This also alerted the commission about the matter and promised to look at it.
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