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Knec: Doom And Gloom For Deputy Principals As They Are Locked Out Of KNEC’S Pay 2022 Bonanza


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Knec: Doom And Gloom For Deputy Principals As They Are Locked Out Of KNEC’S Pay 2022 Bonanza

The 2022 Kenya certificate of secondary education, KCSE exams have entered day two in various secondary schools and examination centres Countrywide.


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Yesterday, a few cases of exam mulpractices were reported and action was taken immediately by the security officers. A few phones have been confiscated.


The exams are currently being managed by center managers who are principals, supervisors, invigilators, drivers and security officers.


The center managers are normally assisted by Deputy center managers who are the deputy principals.




All the above Officers are entitled to earnings which are paid based on the number of days worked save for Deputy center managers-deputy principals who go home empty handed despite ensuring that discipline is maintained throughout the exam period.


With the Education ministry having ordered all teachers to stay away from schools, the deputy principals are left with the greatest responsibility of ensuring that students remain disciplined throughout the exercise and they help trace the learners in case they fail to turn up for the examinations. In short, they help in management of the school.


Whereas the supervisors and center managers are going to earn between Ksh 10000 to Ksh 12000 for the entire period, it will be doom and gloom for Deputy centre Managers who will go home Empty handed.



The Issue came up for discussion on Tuesday morning during a talk show held at KTN news with education expert Tomkins Baraza faulting the KNEC for not remunerating Teachers well.


According to him, the deputy center managers equally offer Services at a time when all teachers are supposed to be at home.


“They prepare candidates by ensuring that they eat in time and be available for exams as the center manager goes to pick exams”. He said while vouching for their remuneration.

Below is the complete break-down of the New 2022 Knec Payment Rates for Examiners and Contracted Professionals

The Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC, has released the payment details for contracted professionals who will be in charge of the 2021 – 2022 KCSE, KCPE examinations that will be done in March/ April and November/ December this year (2022).


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The contracted professionals who include Centre Managers (Principals and Head Teachers), Supervisors, Invigilators and Security Personnel will receive their payments few days after the official release of the results for the KCPE and KCSE Examinations.



According to Payment details released by the Council, Primary school head who act as Centre Managers for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE, exams pocket a daily subsistence allowance of Sh500; for a total of 4 days (including rehearsal day).


On their part, Secondary schools Principals also earn a daily allowance of Sh500 for 18 days. The highest paid Supervisor will walk away with a sum total of Sh12,510 while the highest paid invigilator gets Sh9860.




The Council will again not pay Deputy Head Teachers and Principals despite the fact that they are present during the examination period as assistant Centre Managers. Also walking home empty handed are teachers handling science subjects who prepare and administer practicals during the KCSE examinations.


A total of 286,000 professionals have been contracted by the Council to administer the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.


The table below summarizes the payment rates for the 2022 knec Contracted Professionals:

Contracted Profesional Exam Region Pay Per Day Total Days engaged Total Pay

Centre Manager KCPE All Regions Sh500 4 Sh2,000

Centre Manager KCSE All Regions Sh500 18 Sh9,000

Invigilators KCPE All Regions Sh538 3 Sh1,615

Invigilators KCSE Nairobi & Mombasa Sh580 17 Sh9,860


Do you think Deputy center managers should be paid by knec? Feel free to share your thoughts and comments on this on our comments platform.








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1 Comment
  1. John says

    I want to pass my exam so I need help to leakage

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