This is Why KNEC might Delaying paying Invigilators of the 2022 National Examinations
Teachers who were involved in the administration of the 2022 national examinations may have to wait a little longer before receiving their dues from the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).
KNEC usually pays all contracted individuals including teachers, security personnel and even drivers after the national examinations have been completed and results released to members of the public.
The Examiners task teachers in the positions of invigilators, supervisors, centre managers and examiners/markers every year to help in the administration of the national examinations.
In last year’s national examinations and assessments, a total of 28,408 teachers were contracted as centre managers, 28,727 as supervisors and 74,990 as invigilators and 5,647 as examiners.
At the moment of writing, results of the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA), Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) have already been released.
However, in terms of payment to the contracted individuals, teachers are waiting for KNEC to effect payments with revelations that have been rife that the government is running thin with cash.
The Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury Professor Njuguna Ndung’u revealed this saying that the government is running low on cash and is struggling with meeting its financial obligations. The demand for money at the moment can be likened to demand and supply but in this case supply not meeting demand.
There have also been reports that a Kes. 30.2 billion overdraft facility was opted for by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), indicating the financial situation.
Professor Ndung’u yesterday revealed that the government is broke and longer to receive a disbursement of shareable revenue.
As a result, the government has had to pause projects and other services because of the issue.
Prof. Ndung’u was speaking on the sidelines of a senate induction workshop in Mombasa where he said that the treasury is cash-strapped and cannot bring to an end the prolonged stalemate with governors that has affected most counties.
“We do not have money, we have a shortage of resources, we ask them to wait because we are in a financial hole, that is why we want to tell them to wait as a solution is being sought,” he said.
The treasury CS called on government departments including county governments to wait on allocations.
On its part, KNEC has not issued any statement regarding payment of contracted professionals and has been known to take a long time before teachers are paid their dues.
Below are KNEC’s payment rates for KPSEA, KCPE and KCSE contracted professionals.
|Contracted Professional||Exam||Region||Pay per Day||Total Days engaged||Total Pay|
|Centre Manager||KCPE/KPSEA||All Regions||Sh. 500||4||Sh. 2,000|
|Centre Manager||KCSE||All Regions||Sh. 500||18||Sh. 9,000|
|Invigilators||KCPE/KPSEA||All Regions||Sh. 538||3||Sh. 1,615|
|Invigilators||KCSE||Nairobi & Mombasa||Sh. 580||17||Sh. 9,860|
|Invigilators||KCSE||Other regions||Sh. 460||17||Sh. 7820|
|Supervisors||KCPE/KPSEA||All Regions||Sh. 621||4||Sh. 2,485|
|Supervisors||KCSE||Nairobi & Mombasa||Sh. 695||18||Sh. 12,510|
|Supervisors||KCSE||Other Regions||Sh. 630||18||Sh. 11,340|
|Security Officers||KCSE||All Regions||Sh. 420||16||Sh. 6,720|
|Drivers||KCSE||All Regions||Sh. 405||16||Sh. 6,480|