Legislators are now demanding an explanation from Education CS George Magoha as to why Teachers who administered and marked KCPE and KCSE exams were not paid.
During the examinations, teachers were hired to serve as invigilators, supervisors, exam center managers, team leaders, and exam markers.
During question time in Parliament, Bomet Central MP Ronald Tonui enquired why teachers’ salaries are frequently delayed.
He expressed regret that, while other workers have been prioritized, instructors have yet to be paid for their services.
“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, who is also the assistant national treasurer of the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET), called for a reconsideration of the charges.
He highlighted the country’s current difficult economic conditions as motivation.
The legislator also wants Magoha to provide a timeline for when the payments would be released.
Magoha will answer to the issues in front of the departmental committee on education and research in two weeks.
According to examination council data, KCPE managers are paid Sh500 per day for four days, while their secondary school counterparts are paid the same amount for 18 days.
The top supervisor earns Sh12,510, while invigilators are paid Sh9,860.
To staff the national examinations, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) hired 242,406 teachers from across the country.
During the exam administration, drivers and security workers were hired as well.