Payment Of 2022 Knec Examiners Pushed By One More Week
Now, teachers who helped with the administration of the 2022 national exams will have to wait until the end of the month to start receiving payment.
A total of 28,408 teachers were employed as centre managers, 28,727 as supervisors, 74,990 as invigilators, and 5,647 as examiners for the 2022 examinations and assessments.
Initially, teachers were pleased and anxiously awaited the payment of their dues, which was earlier promised by Ezekiel Machogu, cabinet secretary for education.
The government will begin collecting the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) examiners’ fees for the 2022 examinations this week on Monday, according to Machogu.
Speaking on behalf of the CS, the area MP Gitonga Mukunji announced the first-ever Education Day on Saturday at Kangaru School in Manyatta Constituency, Embu County. Mukunji also said that Ksh. 2 billion had been set aside to ensure that the debts of KNEC examiners, contracted officials, and suppliers are paid in full.
In the future, according to Machogu, his ministry will prioritise paying examiners promptly in order to prevent further delays.
“Lakini sasa kupitia kwa mheshimiwa rais tumepewa billion mbili kutoka next week mimi nitawalipa wote, wale walitusaidia national marking ya 2022 lakini walimu wetu ambao tunatumia kuwa examiners,” he said.
Additionally, CS Machogu stated that as of last week, they had begun paying the Ksh. 2.5 billion in debts owed by the contractors who built the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) classes.
In order to lower the student-teacher ratio, he further stated that the ministry will hire an additional 25,000 instructors this fiscal year, bringing the total to 30,000.
“…previous fiscal year, we were able to hire 36,000 instructors for the first time in many years. The government will hire 24,000 teachers this year alone, a level we haven’t seen in a long time. This is due to the president’s ability to understand the necessity of having enough teachers for proper, high-quality instruction to continue, the Education CS noted.
Gitonga Mukunji, a Manyatta Member of Parliament, and other influential figures who were there praised the programme and predicted that it would revolutionise how young people choose their future careers.
The digitization of our schools is another project that is slated to begin soon. In addition, Mukunji stated that “Nataka kuhakikisha kila day secondary school iko na computer na wototo wanaweza kutumia computers mapema.”