Payment Of 2022 KNEC Examiners And Invigilators. Now that KNEC hasn’t received enough money to pay its 2022 examiners and invigilators, the body is currently in the cold on how Invigilators will be paid.
The National Treasury has only given the Council a total of Sh. 675 million to pay the instructors who administered and graded the national exams.
This falls short of the amount that Knec has been pleading with the Treasury to provide in order to pay the more than 40,000 instructors who participated in the tests.
Professionals hired by KPSEA and KCPE have thus far been paid by Knec. Additionally, the examiner recently compensated the teachers and other staff members who oversaw and invigilated the ECDE teacher exams.
Knec needs Sh1 billion to compensate the more than 40,000 examiners who worked the 2022 exams, according to Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang, who testified in front of the Senate House Education Committee in February.
Additionally, he stated that Knec has until August to pay the teachers and that this money will be taken into account for the 2023–2024 fiscal year.
He stated, “We have till August to pay the teachers . The ministry requires ksh 1 billion to pay teachers who marked examinations.
After the Senate demanded an explanation from KNEC about the nonpayment of teachers who observed, invigilated, and graded the 2022 national exams, Kispsang committee made an appearance.
It is Knec policy to pay its employed professionals, including as teachers, security guards, and drivers, once exam results have been completed and made public.
Payment Of 2022 KNEC Examiners And Invigilators
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.
Government coffers being empty was said to be the cause of the Knec payment delay. The government was insolvent and unable to pay the debt.
However, the treasury is now stable and has disbursed monies, including NHIF payments and a full disbursement to the counties.
The House Education Committee of lawmakers proposed setting up a separate fund to pay the instructors who oversee pupils during tests.