Latest updates concerning payment of Exam Invigilators by KNEC
Latest updates concerning payment of Exam Invigilators by KNEC. Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) may ask teachers who worked on last year’s examinations and evaluations to remain calm abit longer as they wait to be compensated through payment.
KNEC has a policy of paying its contracted professionals —including teachers, security officers, and drivers—after the completion and public disclosure of exam results.
Every year, Knec employs teachers to help with the administration of national exams as invigilators, supervisors, center managers, and examiners/markers.
For the tests and assessments in 2022, a total of 28,408 teachers were employed as center managers, 28,727 as supervisors, 74,990 as invigilators, and 5,647 as examiners.
Results for the KPSEA, KCPE, and KCSE have already been made public. However, information has come to light that indicates the government side, which is going through a financial crisis, is not doing well while teachers wait for payment from KNEC.
With money demand appearing to outpace expenditure, the government is straining to generate revenue and meet its financial responsibilities.
The most recent sign of financial distress is an overdraft arrangement they chose from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) for Sh30.2 billion.
Professor Ndung’u warned that counties will now have to wait even longer for sharing revenue distribution after revealing yesterday that the government is broke and struggling with scarce resources.
Sources claim that due to a cash deficit, the administration was forced to cease a number of projects and other services.
Speaking on the margins of a Senate induction training in Mombasa, Prof. Ndung’u claimed that the Treasury is currently under financial strain and unable to resolve the protracted impasse with governors that has rendered the majority of devolved units paralyzed.
Ndung’u stated, “We ask them to wait because we are in a financial hole, and that is why we want to tell them to wait as a solution is being found. We don’t have money, and we lack resources.
Government departments, notably county governments, were counseled by the Treasury Secretary to exercise patience while awaiting funds.
Internal sources have advised teachers to brace themselves for difficult times because there is now no money, despite the fact that KNEC has not made a statement regarding the issue of paying its hired experts.
But the contracted proffessionals are asked to be patient as the situation is being looked at and assured by KNEC that immediately the money is within them, they will pay promptly.