KNEC To Pay 2022 Contracted Examiners Next Month. David Njengere is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya National Examinations Council. The CEO has affirmed that the 2022 contracted professionals will be paid by the end of the fiscal year June 2023.
He confirmed that plans have been put in place to ensure the examiners are paid their dues. The CEO confirmed the aforementioned sentiments when he presented himself before the education and governance public investments committee.
He clarified that exams are first administered and payment made in advance. However, not all dues are paid instantly. A deposit is paid, and the remaining funds paid once the supplementary budget is read and funds made available.
Insufficient funding from the government has made several projects crippled. This is the sole reason why the examiners have not yet been fully paid all their dues. ‘We lack money, otherwise we would have paid all examiners their dues’, Njengere uttered.
Wanami Wamboka, the team chair promised to ensure that the council is well funded by the government. He said he was taking the issue seriously to ensure that henceforth Examinations don’t have to wait for long to be paid.
KNEC To Pay 2022 Contracted Examiners Next Month
The secondary school teachers gave KNEC a two week ultimatum to ensure the 2022 contracted professionals are paid. The examiners have now gone for more than 5 months without being paid their dues, a move that has angered them. Some have even vowed to never go for the exercise again.Omboko Milemba has sent a strong warning to KNEC.
He has given the body time to pay examiners or face the wrath of the union. ‘More than 50,000 examiners who participated in administration of KCSE exam are yet to be paid their wages. Inspite of the sacrifices the examiners put, they are yet to be paid’.
Milemba lamented.The chair further criticized KNEC for how it treated and handled the examiners. Working conditions were not appealing at all. This issue made the CRE paper 1 examiners downing their tools over poor working conditions and low rates provided by KNEC.