KNEC Examiners 2022 Payment
KNEC Examiners 2022 Payment.The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) handed the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) a two-week ultimatum to pay the examiners who marked the 2022 examinations; failing to do so will result in the organization of their members to occupy Mitihani House.
The union claimed that since the teachers concluded grading the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in January, more than 40,000 examiners have not received their wages. The allowances’ late payments have started to become a frequent problem for Knec.
The union also complains about the low rates for marking, which led some teachers to boycott the marking of CRE Paper One at St Francis Girls High School in Mang’u, Kiambu County. This is according to a statement from Kuppet chair 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.
Examiners for KNEC to be paid in 2022
He continued by saying that the issues had persisted for a while and called the marking “a ritual of misery” for teachers.
Teachers are sent out by Knec and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to oversee and invigilate national exams before marking them.
The cost is covered by the council because Knec hired those engaged. Yet once the competency-based curriculum is completely implemented in both elementary and secondary schools, this will change.
School-based assessments that are given during the regular school day will take the place of the exams.
The final group of Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) applicants will take their exam this year, making them the last group to take the KCSE in the previous five years. Each KCPE candidate must pay Sh800, while KCSE exams cost Sh5,400.
For the administration of national exams, Knec has been given more than Sh5 billion in budget recommendations for the 2023–2024 fiscal year.
The cost of the sixth-grade assessment is Sh1 billion, the KCPE is Sh942 million, and the KCSE is Sh3.082 billion. The final sum will be assigned to the government budget when this is evaluated by the National Treasury.
The shortfall will be Sh1,823 billion because Knec demanded Sh6,847 billion.
Nancy Macharia, the chief executive of TSC, advised teachers to display patriotism while participating in the exercise, perhaps in response to the Mang’u incident.
Being recognized and recommended for the examining exercise as a teacher is a sign of respect and honor. She said this during the announcement of the 2022 KCSE results. “We should, therefore, reject any attempts to put our interests before the thousands of candidates whose future we determine through the marking,” she said.
The registration process for candidates to sit for the national exams in 2023 has begun with Knec. The assignment is due on March 30.
Registration is no longer necessary because the government now covers the cost of exams for all applicants in primary and secondary schools, as it did five years ago.
By publicizing their names on its website, the council has also urged former applicants who have not picked up their certificates since 2001 to do so.
There are 1,920 and 2,841 KCPE and KCSE certificates that have not yet been collected, respectively. In order to alter some of the owner information, the certificates were returned to Knec; however, they were never picked up again.