KNEC Payment Figures- Rates Per Day For Contracted Invigilators, Supervisors, and Centre Managers; Joy as Knec Finally Pays Contracted Professionals
The Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC has honored its pledge and released payment in full for all center managers, supervisors, and invigilators who manned this year’s national examinations. This move follows incessant complaints emanating from key stakeholders and especially teachers who sacrificed their time and resources bordering on delayed payment by the council. When called upon by the Parliamentary Education Committee to explain why KNEC confirmed that Contracted professionals for the 2022-2023 cycle will still not get paid in good time since the Council needs a lot of time to compile the payroll for centre managers, supervisors and invigilators.
New KNEC Payment Figures- Rates Per Day For Contracted Invigilators, Supervisors, and Centre Managers 2022/2023: Knec May Raise Payment Rates per Day if These Conditions are Met
KNEC New Payment Rates Per Day For Contracted Invigilators & Supervisors 2022-2023
The Kenya National Examinations Council may raise Knec payment rates per day for KCPE and KCSE invigilators, Supervisors, center managers, and other Contracted Professionals this year if it gets more allocation from the government. This latest news on new Knec payment rates are pegged on the council’s submission before Parliament in 2021 when Knec officials were summoned to appear before members of the Parliamentary Education Committee to explain why the Knec payment rates have remained constant since 2019.
Knec explained that the council has got nothing against raising payment rates per day for all Contracted Professionals so long as the government allocates more funds for that purpose in the next financial year 2022-2023.
Kindly note that qualified and legible Knec Contracted Professionals will be paid. The contracted professionals must meet the following conditions:
Knec payment for Contracted Professionals and Examiners 2022- Legibility
The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) contracted Professionals must register their presence and interest online via the Knec cp2 portal before the stated deadline so that the council can feed their payment details in time.
The contracted professionals include Centre Managers (Principals and Head Teachers), Supervisors, Invigilators, examiners, and Security Personnel charged with manning the national exams.
KNEC says those who haven’t registered on the online platform will not be considered for payment this year since the deployment process will not be complete without downloading the Knec deployment letters.
Both school heads and teachers taking part in the 2021 examinations are required to submit their details by registering on the portal. The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) said it has assigned 242,406 teachers national exam supervision and marking duties.
Speaking at an inter-ministerial address at the Kenya School of Government on Friday, February 18, TSC boss Nancy Macharia said the teachers will be presented to Knec to serve as invigilators, supervisors, centre managers, and examiners.
“Only the best cream of teachers, those who do not have any known disciplinary issues, have been identified as part of the Commission’s determination to guarantee integrity in examination administration,” she said.
The contracted professionals receive their payments a few days after the official release of the KCPE. However, KNEC says it will only make payment for those who officially register their details on the Cp2 platform.
There have been incessant calls to increase the payment for manning the exams. A year ago the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers(Kuppet) protested and called for a review of the payments.
According to Payment details released by the Council, Primary school heads 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).
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 Sh 12,510 while the highest-paid invigilator gets Sh 9, 860.
The council does not however factor in the pay of deputy head teachers and depity principals despite being present at the school present during the examination period as assistant Centre Managers.
Knec also does not include payment of teachers handling science subjects who prepare and administer practicals during the KCSE examinations. When asked to comment on why Deputy Centre Managers and teachers who handle KCSE practical examinations by Parliament, Knec noted that these two categories are not directly involved in the management of examinations. They are there to back the main team in ensuring that the exams run smoothly which is part of their duty.
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) data shows a total of 2,056,719 candidates were registered for 2021 KCPE and KCSE tests that have already started. Of these, 1,225,693 will sit KCPE and 831,026 KCSE.
KNEC said the number of candidates sitting the KCPE examinations has increased by 34,085 compared to last year. Additional 78,424 candidates have also been registered to sit the KCSE examinations, according to KNEC data.
A total of 479 containers will be used to store examination materials, according to a Knec report to ensure security and limited exposure to the exams.