KCSE 2022 Examiners Promised to receive their dues before July
KCSE 2022 Examiners Promised to receive their dues before July. Examiners who marked the 2022 exams have been promised by the government that they will be paid before the end of this fiscal year, which is June 30.
The government is working to make sure the teachers who marked the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam in January receive their dues, according to Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang.
“The government is actively involved. We will pay each instructor who assisted with exam marking shortly before the conclusion of current fiscal year, according to Dr. Kipsang.
Yesterday at St. George’s Secondary School in Kieni, Nyeri County, for Kieni Constituency Education Day, Dr. Kipsang gave a speech.
Over 40,000 examiners’ wages, according to the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet), were not paid last month.
In a statement, the union also bemoaned the poor pay for examiners, which led some teachers to boycott the marking of CRE Paper One at St Francis Girls High School in Mang’u, Kiambu County. The statement was signed by the union’s chairman, Omboko Milemba.
“The task followed a busy academic year in which teachers scarcely had time for breaks. Long hours, subpar housing in dorms, subpar nutrition, and, most importantly, low compensation are all characteristics of the profession itself, according to Mr. Milemba.
Dr. Kipsang also guaranteed payment to the contractors who constructed the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) classrooms.
Additionally, I vouch for the fact that we are collaborating with our counterparts at the National Treasury to ensure that resources are available. We will do as I have promised the examiners, he declared.
10,000 CBC classrooms were built by contractors, who still owe more than Sh7.8 billion.
According to Dr. Kipsang, 36,000 new teachers have been hired to improve instruction in junior secondary schools (JSS). “This is the most people we have ever been able to hire all at once. I am aware that the new teachers have already been added to our JSS by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC),” he remarked.
“TSC has also been improving some elementary school teachers so they can teach at JSS successfully. I want to reassure the nation that learning is occurring in that specific domain.
1.2 million students attend JSS.
According to him, the government has given the 1.2 million JSS students 18 million textbooks. Additionally, according to Dr. Kipsang, JSS has received Sh9.6 billion in capitation payments, with each student receiving Sh15,000 year.
Njoroge Wainaina, the MP for Kieni, noted that the majority of students and teachers in his district engaged in drug and alcohol addiction, which was cited as the cause of the decline in academic performance.
“We are asking our parents to shoulder the burden of protecting our students from the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. The path has been paved for us by our deputy president, Rigathi Gachagua, and now it is up to us to protect the future of our children, according to Mr. Wainaina.
In comparison to their female colleagues, he claimed the issue has resulted in a poor transition rate for male students to universities.
“It is really tragic that out of every 100 students who enroll in college, only 29% of boys and 71% of girls.
“We must handle this problem. Personally, I’ll keep advocating for and allocating enough funding for universal education, the MP stated.
Examiners on the other said are outcrying of a delayed payment of their dues with empty promises since the did the marking.