KNEC Set To Pay National Exam Officials: Invigilators & Supervisors Their Dues

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Teachers who manned last years KCSE examinations are set to enjoy their dues after a long period of waiting.

This is after Bomet Central MP Ronald Tonui inquired why there are recurrent delays in payment of the teachers during question time in Parliament.

“Every year the national examinations council fails to release the payment of these teachers on time while prioritizing other personnel, the cabinet secretary should come out and explain,” Tonui said.

The legislator further wanted Magoha to give a time frame during which the payments will be released.

Though the officials failed to reveal the pay day for the teachers, sources say Knec will start paying early next week before Magoha appears in Parliament for questioning on the same.

Magoha will appear before the departmental committee on education and research within two weeks to respond to the issues raised.

The lawmaker who also serves as the Kuppet assistant national treasurer called for a review of the charges.

Knec has so far cleared with teachers who invigilated and supervised the KCPE examinations.

However some primary school teachers have lamented missing payment despite taking part in the exercise.

A total of 242,406 teachers were contracted by Knec to help with supervision and marking of the 2021 national exams.

The delay by Knec in paying teachers who invigilated and supervised the exams has led to protests by teachers in various platforms.

Some teachers have threatened not to take part in the exercise again due to delay in payment..

Among those listed for payments are the contracted professionals who include Centre Managers (Principals and Head Teachers), Supervisors, Invigilators and Security Personnel.

According to payment details released by the Council, primary school heads who act as Centre Managers for the KCPE exams pocket a daily subsistence allowance of Sh500 for a total of 4 days including rehearsal day.

Secondary school Principals on the other hand, earn a daily allowance of Sh500 for 18 days.

The highest paid Supervisor walks away with a sum total of sh12,510 while the highest paid invigilator gets sh 9860.

The examiner does not pay deputy head teachers and principals despite being present at the school present during the examination period as assistant Centre.




Knec also does not include for payment teachers handling science subjects who prepare and administer practicals during the KCSE examinations.


Contracted Professional Exam Region Pay Per Day Total Days engaged Total Pay
Centre Manager KCPE All Regions Sh500 4 Sh2,000
Centre Manager KCSE All Regions Sh500 18 Sh9,000
Invigilators KCPE All Regions Sh538 3 Sh1,615
Invigilators KCSE Nairobi & Mombasa Sh580 17 Sh9,860
Invigilators KCSE Other Regions Sh460 17 Sh7,820
Supervisors KCPE All Regions Sh621 4 Sh2,485
Supervisors KCSE Nairobi & Mombasa Sh695 18 Sh12,510
Supervisors KCSE Other Regions Sh630 18 Sh11,340
Security Officers KCSE All Regions Sh420 16 Sh6,720
Drivers KCSE All Regions Sh405 16 Sh6,480

A total of 70,486 teachers who were vetted by the by the Commission administered the KCSE examination.

A total of 831,015 candidates registered for the KCSE examination which were administered in 10,413 centres.

The examination papers and other materials were served from 483 distribution centres.

The council registered 1,225,507 KCPE candidates in 28,316 examination centres which were served from 491 distribution centres.

Knec merged centres that had less than 30 candidates to cut down on the cost of logistics. This affected 151 centres whose candidates were hosted elsewhere.

Knec had invited teachers in March to apply for the marking exercise. KCPE examiners were to apply from 4th March while those marking KCSE from 14th March.

Knec trained another batch of examiners for marking of KCPE and KCSE exams in October last year.




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