KNEC Agrees to Settle Payments for KCSE Examiners 2022
KNEC Agrees to Settle Payments for KCSE Examiners 2022. The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) is incharge of administering exams and results to candidates after yearly national exams.
Examiners who worked on the 2022 national examinations would be given their back pay, according to Kenya National Examinations (KNEC) CEO David Njengere.
After the commission receives funding from the government, the Ngenjere claims that it will pay all of the officers.
Njengere spoke before the Public Investments Committee on Education and Governance in Parliament, which made this information public.
According to Ngenjere, KNEC conducts tests and collects payment in advance before clearing the remaining sum.
When KNEC receives the supplemental funding from the Treasury to pay the auditors, this takes place.
Lack of money
While criticizing the council’s cash shortfall, KNEC CEO said that it had delayed payments to examiners and other tasks.
KNEC apologized for failing to compensate the examiners for their labor, explaining that they were short on funds at the time.
The committee’s chair, Wanami Wamboka, added that this group works to make sure the council has enough funding to carry out its mandate.
Wamboka disclosed that the committee’s responsibility is to make sure KNEC receives adequate funding and survives.
The secondary school teachers’ union offered KNEC two weeks to pay those who participated in the 2022 KCSE marking two weeks ago.
The disbursement of cash has been postponed by the knec council for two months, according to Kuppet head Mr. Omboko Milemba.
Milemba noted that the pay of over 50,000 knec examiners who marked the papers were not paid.
He continued by saying that despite the enormous sacrifices the examiners made, their labor was not recognized.
Amboko criticized the council for placing the examiners in unfavorable circumstances during the national Exams’ marking procedure.
After marking the national Exams last year (in December), the CRE Paper 1 examiners put down their tools, complaining about the unfavorable conditions and low passing rates.
Till todate the examiners who marked the 2022 KCSE Exams have not yet been given their dues but the commission is promising for prompt payments once funds land in their offices.