Payment Of KNEC Invigilators And Supervisors Postponed. 2022 KNEC invigilators and supervisors have yet once more received bad news concerning their payments. It has been clarified that they will have to wait up to at least September of this year in order to be paid for the work they did last year.
The Education Ministry has come out clean to address the payment delays that have been witnessed for this long. The Ministry has finally attributed the delays to payments of KNEC invigilators and supervisors for strained budgetary allocations.
Belio Kipsang, the Basic Education principal secretary indicated that KNEC have up to August to ensure the payments of contracted professionals for the 2022 KCSE exam is done. He was speaking this while appearing before the House Education Committee on Tuesday the previous week .
Payment Of KNEC Invigilators And Supervisors Postponed
The principal secretary noted that more than 1 billion shillings was needed to pay more than 40,000 examiners who participated in marking of the 2022 national exams. He however indicated that the figure will be factored in in the 2023/2024 financial year’s budget.
This latest revelation from the Principal secretary Belio Kipsang has now shuttered plans of the over 40,000 teachers who had been promised payment this month once the budget is read. It’s now sad news for them as they will have to wait a little bit longer to get the funds.
Previously, the senate committee on education had sought answers from KNEC on why it had taken ages to pay the instructors their dues. This is pure prejudice and unacceptable to take this long to pay the teachers. The teachers need to be paid their dues as soon as possible.
The senate Education committee opted to raise the issue following a public outcry from teachers over the non payment of work they had done. This issue prompted the senate committee on education to question the KNEC CEO David Njengere on why the teachers had not been paid.
The lawmakers suggested that a separate specific kitty needs to be created and funded to look at affairs of teachers who take part in exams supervision.