A member of parliament has asked Education Cs George Magoha to give reasons before the Departmental Committee on Education and Research, why the Kenya national examinations council (KNEC), has not paid invigilators, supervisors, examiners and other personnel who rendered services during the administration and marking of the 2021 Kenya Certificate Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.
The petition by Mp for Bomet Central Hon. Ronald Tonui, who doubles up as kenya union of post primary education teachers (kuppet) national vice treasurer, will give a response to what KNEC contracted professionals country wide have been waiting for.
After working for KNEC religiously, the contracted professionals are forced to wait for several months before getting their dues, a tradition that replicates annually.
The petition, booked under order number 7, reads in part, “It is notified that, pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 42A (5), the following Member will ask a question for reply before the specified Committee.”
Could the Cabinet Secretary explain the inordinate delays by the Kenya National Examination Council in making payments to invigilators, supervisors, examiners and other personnel who rendered services during the administration and marking of the 2021 Kenya Certificate Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations?”
It further demands to know when KNEC is intending to pay the contracted professionals.
When will the officials be paid?” reads the petition.
Already, sources are indicating that the knec examiners and other personnel who offered services during the 2021 KCPE and KCSE exams will be paid in July, once KNEC receives it’s budgetary allocation for the new financial year.