Kenya National Examination Council, Knec, has started the process of making payment to the Examiners who had marked the 2020 KCSE as their rightful dues.
Through this process all Knec contracted professionals will receive their payment.
The payment comes after a delay of several months following the official release of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCsE) examinations.
The Council attributes the delay in payment of supervision dues to the hectic process of collating data of contract professionals.
The council has taken some time to get the details from the attendance registers marked during the exam administration process.
According to the payment details released by the council, the primary school head, who will act as the center manager for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE, will paid a daily subsistence allowance of Sh500 for a total of 4 days (including rehearsal day) for the examination.
The exam was conducted from Monday March 22, 2021 to Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
Despite the fact that they were present during the examination period as Center Managers, the council again failed to pay for the Deputy Principal Teachers and Deputy Principals.
Also walking home empty handed are the teachers handling the science subjects who prepared and administered the practicals during the KCSE exams.
After working for a full month to ensure that the deadline which was set, the teachers (examiners) marked the 2020 KCSE exam have reason to smile while going to the bank after the Kenya National Council of Examinations. paid their allowances.
The KCSE marking exercise can be said to be the worst experience by the Examiners as the cabinet secretary of education had put pressure on them. The teachers had to start and finish the marking within ten days.
One examiner confessed, “After all, we can reap the fruits of our labor, even if it is little.”
The following have already been paid
home science pp2
drawing and designin pp1
building and construction pp2
English pp 1
Agriculture pp1 and pp2
Current and newly offered KCPE and KCSE Knec Payment Rates 2021 for Knec Contracted Professionals and Examiners
Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers, Kupet, 2021 proposes the following Knec payment rates for both KCSE and KCPE examiners contracted by the council for marking exercise; Compare current Knec payment rates with Kupet demand for this year. Worth noting is the fact that in 2019 teachers downgraded their tools and despite Kuppet demanding a flat rate of Kshs 100 per script for all papers, Knec offered teachers a petty-Kshs 2 per script increment Gave. Will Kuppet’s proposal and strong statement have any effect?
KUPPET argues that the payout of Paper 1 of Chemistry, Paper 1 of Mathematics and English should not be less than ksh100 each.
Currently, the rate of each paer ranges between Sh51 to Sh58 during marking
Allowances for teachers handling Knec KCSE Practicals
“Science teachers (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) need to be considered for allowances during practicals. Other practical subjects such as agriculture, building and construction, music and home science should also be considered,” says Kuppet.
Knec Payment Increment 2021 for Supervisors, invigilators and Center Managers.
-The teachers’ union also wants the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) to increase the allowances of supervisors and invigilators by 100 percent, saying the current fee has been fixed for a long time.
The union also wants school heads, also known as center manager allowance, which is currently Sh500, to be reviewed upwards.
At present, primary school head teachers are paid Ksh 500 at a uniform rate for three days overseeing the administration of KCPE.
KCPE supervisors earn ksh 2,485, while inspectors take home ksh 1,615. Security officers are paid Ksh 1,050 while drivers earn ksh1,040.
KCSE supervisors in Nairobi and Mombasa are paid Sh695 per day for 18 days, which translates to Sh12,510.
Supervisors in other regions earn ksh 630 for the same number of days, which translates to Sh11,340.
Inspectors in Nairobi and Mombasa earn Sh580 per day for 17 days, while supervisors in other regions get Sh460 for the same number of days.
Secondary school headmasters take home a flat rate of Sh500 for 18 days, which translates to Sh9,000.
Security officers who participate in the administration of KCSE earn Sh420 at a flat rate for 16 days, while drivers earn Sh6,480 for the same number of days.
The union also wants the transportation reimbursement for supervisors and supervisors from ASAL areas to be reviewed as most areas are wide, requiring some to travel up to 200 km to reach their schools.
“Rates should be raised for counties like Wajir and Tana River,” Misori said.
In a stern statement, Kuppet also wants the coordination allowance to be halved. Examiners’ transportation allowance should be reviewed, especially when reporting to marking centers,” Misori said.
The union also wants lecturers in Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) who assess and submit marks to KNEC for payment for their work.
“The same should apply to TVET instructors who assess candidates on practical courses.”
Knec Marking Center 2021
On the overall conditions of working conditions of teachers, Kuppet wants marking centers to be developed and possibly rotated across the country, not only in Nairobi.
Proposed Knec Working Hours 2021 for Examiners
The union also wants that the working hours during marking should be fixed between 8 am to 5.00 pm to avoid fatigue.
Certificate of Participation for Knec Examiner 2021
And following the exam administration procedures, Kuppet wants the teachers to be provided with the certificate.
“Examiners should be given certificates of attendance to help improve their CVs for interviews during promotion,” Misori said.
Kuppet last year demanded that the venue for marking all KCSE examination papers and KCPE English composition, as well as Kiswahili insha, be moved to university campuses or other high-level government institutions.