What KNEC 2021/2022 Examiners And Contracted Professionals Should Known About Their Payment.
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) contacted Examiners and other professionals for the marking and supervision of the 2021 KCSE examination who are yet to be paid.
Previously, the KNEC contacted professionals who include Centre Managers (Principals and Head Teachers), Supervisors, Invigilators and Security Personnel received their pay few days after the release of the national examinations.
This year may not be defferent, with the current financial crisis in the Kenya National Examinations Council kit.
For the last three years social media circles have been ablaze with constant complaints from Examiners and other contracted professionals over poor payments for the national exercise.
Kenya National Examinations Council, Knec is likely leave the contracted professionals peechless if they decide to release dues in bits as it happened last year.
Last year Knec only paid 10k as a flat rate usually paid as an advance amounting unlike other years when they used to be paid 20k. This amount amount is usually paid when the Examiners are clearing from the various designated marking centres upon completion of the national marking exercise.
This year also, things may not be different from what happened last year. Therefore, the Examiners who are about to compete marking from various marking centers should be prepared to receive any amount when they shall be leaving the marking centers after the competition of the exercise.
On the revision of the payment rates for the contracted professionals, last year the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers, Kuppet, proposed that each examiner should be paid not less than Ksh 100 per script for both KCSE and KCPE Examiners contracted by the council for the marking exercise:
KUPPET argued that the marking exercise is a very important national exercise in which the Examiners are supposed to be paid well for the strainous exercise.
KUPPET also proposed allowances for Teachers handling Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) during practical. Other practical subjects like Agriculture, Building & Construction, Music and Home Sciences should be considered too,” notes Kuppet.
Union also wanted the working hours during marking be fixed between 8.00 am to 5.00 pm to avoid fatigue.
And after the examination administration processes, Kuppet wants the teachers awarded certificates.
“Examiners should be given Certificates of Attendance to help improve their CVs for interviews during promotions,” said Misori.
Despite the attractive proposals by KUPPET, Knec has not responded to any of the proposals and the Examiners are advised to expect much from KNEC as they are on the final stage of the marking exercise.