KCSE KNEC Examiners 2022 to be Paid in June
KCSE KNEC Examiners 2022 to be Paid in June. The teachers who invigilated, monitored, and graded the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) will receive their salaries by June 30th.
The government is making efforts, according to Belio Kipsang, the principal secretary for basic education, to guarantee that the teachers who helped with the exam’s completion receive their dues.
“The government is actively involved. We will pay every teacher who assisted with exam marking shortly before the conclusion of current fiscal year, according to Dr. Kipsang.
The Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) maintains a policy of paying its employed professionals—including teachers, security guards, and drivers—after the completion and public disclosure of exam results.
Each year, Knec hires instructors to assist with the administration of national exams as invigilators, supervisors, center managers, and examiners/markers.
A total of 28,408 teachers were employed as center managers, 28,727 as supervisors, 74,990 as invigilators, and 5,647 as examiners for the 2022 examinations and assessments.
Examiners’ Payments for KCSE
The KPSEA, KCPE, and KCSE results have already been made public. Knec, however, only paid the instructors who administered the KPSEA and KCPE tests.
Additionally, Knec hasn’t paid the teachers who graded the 2022 examinations. Four months have passed since the end of the tests.
According to Knec, there is no money and the examiners will be paid once there is money.
KNEC Chief Executive Officer David Njeng’ere acknowledged in a speech during his appearance before the public investments committee on education and governance in parliament that teachers hired by the council had received a deposit, adding that they would receive the remainder of their pay once the exchequer released the funds.
Exams are given, paid for in advance, and the remaining sum is due later. We don’t like owing teachers because we’ve already given them what the exchequer gave us, Njeng’ere remarked.
Njeng’ere disclosed that the council’s financial situation has caused them to keep the outstanding bill open for more than four months after the completion of the operation. He did not, however, give specific dates for when they will make the payments.
Wanami Wamboka, the chairman of the committee, pleaded with the government to increase financing for the council in order to guarantee its survival and efficient performance of its tasks.
KNEC paid KCSE examiners a standard amount of sh20,000 as advance during clearance from the marking centers following the conclusion of the marking activity.
While KCSE invigilators get Sh1,615, supervisors earn Sh2,485. Drivers are paid Sh1,040, while security officers are paid Sh1,050.The salary for 28, 408 KCSE center managers is Sh2,000 per day for 18 days, or Sh36,000.
For the same number of days, supervisors receive Sh2,485, or Sh44,750 per person. For a total of 17 days, 74,990 invigilators will receive Sh1, 615, or Sh24,450 apiece. Secondary school heads receive a flat salary of Sh500 for 18 days, or Sh9,000. At the moment, KNEC pays between Sh48 and Sh77 for each script.
The pay for grading English papers ranges from Sh57 to Sh77 per script, while the pay for marking Kiswahili papers ranges from Sh57 to Sh69. For those who grade math papers, the same rate is used. Like in Biology and Physics, teachers charge between Sh50 and Sh52 to mark Chemistry papers.
Geography papers are priced between Sh52 and Sh54 per script, and KNEC must pay between Sh52 and Sh55 to get them marked.
Agriculture and business studies both receive a Sh52 rating. However, according to KUPPET, the school-level Agriculture Paper 3 is never paid for. Approximately 30,000 teachers graded KCSE papers, compared to 7,000 for KCPE.
The parliamentary education and research committee last year demanded that former CS professor George Magoha appear and respond to inquiries about KNEC contracts and payments. The delayed payment runs counter to their demands.
The teachers’ unions are putting pressure on the council to pay the teachers since they claim they are not doing so in accordance with the contract they have with them.
Omboko Milemba, national chairman of the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET), told the council two weeks to ensure that the 50,000 tutors were paid their dues.
The examination council has been given two weeks to pay the bills or risk the fury of the teachers. According to Milemba, KUPPET will mobilize the examiners to seize the KNEC headquarters if the invoices are not paid by the end of March.
The union leader mocked the administration for making teachers labor in subpar conditions and keeping their pay after their contracts were up.
”Fair labor practices dictate that employees who provide their services be paid on time and in accordance with the work performed. The teachers fulfilled their obligation under the contract, but all they received in exchange was neglect,” he said.
Markers of CRE paper II put down their tools in December of last year in protest of the unfavorable working conditions and inadequate pay.