KNEC Contracted professionals set to receive their dues.
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) contracted professionals are set to receive their dues in the coming days after long period of waiting.
The contracted professionals who are yet to receive their dues include Invigilators, supervisors, center managers, security officers and drivers who manned the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) national examinations.
Once KCSE is released, the KNEC contracted professionals expect to be paid thier dues with immediate effect which has not been the case.
The ministry of education and the Kenya National Examinations Council have not made any statement so far on the delay of the payment of the above listed contracted professionals.
On the same note, the KNEC contracted Examiners who marked KCSE have not been paid their arrears after knec paid them advance of Ksh 20,000 each.
The payment plans comes after Bomet Central MP Ronald Tonui inquired why there are recurrent delays in payment of the teachers during question time in Parliament.
Hon Tonui noted that over years knec has failed to release payments of contracted professionals on time, a situation that should be addressed with immediate effect.
“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 every year once the exercise is complete.
Though KNEC officials have not revealed the exact date to release the money, sources indicate that KNEC will start paying early next week before Magoha appears in Parliament for questioning on the same.
CS Magoha will appear before the departmental committee on education and research within two weeks to respond to the issues raised.
It should be noted that Knec has so far cleared with contracted professionals who manned the KCPE examinations.
However some 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.
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 council does not pay deputy head teachers and principals despite being present at the school present during the examination period as assistant Centre Managers.
Knec also does not include for payment teachers handling science subjects who prepare and administer practicals during the KCSE examinations.