The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) will invite examinees from different agencies to various examination marking centers in the Kenyan capital to mark examinations that will begin next week. Teachers are expected to listen to practice in various subjects.
The Kenya Union of Primary Teachers (Kuppet) has called on the examining body to raise the price of textbooks by at least Sh50, citing the current difficult economic times. Currently, examiners are paid between KSh 48 and KSh 77 per manuscript.
The cost of marking papers varies from subject to subject. Examiners marking English papers are paid between KSh 57 and KSh 77 per manuscript, while those marking Kiswahili papers are paid between KSh 57 and KSh 69.
Geography papers are priced between KSh 52 and KSh 54 per script, History Scripts at KSh 52 and KSh 55, Business and Agriculture at KSh 52. KNEC charges KSh 50 to KSh 52 for Chemistry, Biology. and physics papers.
Other invigilators who facilitate the movement are paid large sums per day. Supervisors in Nairobi and Mombasa were paid KSh 695 per day for 18 days, which equates to Sh12,510, while those in other areas were paid KSh 113,040 for 630 days during the trial period.
Callers from Nairobi and Mombasa get KSh 510 per day for 18 days, those from other areas get KSh 460, and managers get KSh 9,000 per day for 18 days. Drivers earn a total of Sh6,480 while security guards earn KSh7,500 for 18 days.