Kenya National Examinations (KNEC) Director David Njengere has confirmed that in 2022, examiners will be paid their arrears for administering this national exam.
According to the Ngenjere, the commission would pay all of the officers once it received funding from the government.
This was revealed during Njengere’s appearance before Parliament’s Public Investment Committee on Education and Governance.
Ngenjere stated that KNEC administers exams and then collects payment in advance, with the remainder being settled afterwards.
This occurs when KNEC receives the supplemental money from the Treasury, which it uses to pay the examiners.
Lack of funds.
KNEC CEO further decried the funding deficit for the council indicating that it had dragged activities like examiners’ payments.
KNEC expressed regret to have not paid the examiners for the work they did, saying that this has happened since they don’t have money.
In addition, the committee chair Wanami Wamboka further indicated this team seeks to ensure the council is well-funded to meet its mandate.
Wamboka revealed that it is the committee’s mandate to ensure that KNEC is well funded and remains afloat.
Two weeks ago, union for secondary school teachers gave KNEC two weeks to pay those who took part in the 2022 KCSE marking.
According to Kuppet chair , mr.Omboko Milemba , knec council has delayed the release of payment for two months.
Milemba observed that more than 50,000 knec examiners who marked the papers have not been paid their wages.He added that despite the huge sacrifices the examiners made, their hard work has not been appreciated.
Amboko also faulted the council for subjecting the examiners to unappealing conditions during the marking process for the national Examinations.
Last year,(In December) the CRE Paper 1 examiners downed their tools decrying poor conditions and low rates, while marking the national Examinations.