The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) has paid thousands invigilators, security officers and drivers who administered the 2021 national tests in March and April.
According to a reliable source, The council on Friday wired the allowances to 86,026 personnel involved in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.
However, teachers who participated in the marking exercise will have to wait a little longer before their dues are processed.
Personnel that were involved in the manning of both KCPE and KCSE 2021 include, Centre managers (Principals and Headteachers), invigilators, supervisor, drivers and security officers.
Primary school head served as Centre Managers for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE, exams were paid a daily allowance of Sh500; for a total of 4 days (including rehearsal day).
During the tests, 9,982 centre managers, 10,102 supervisors, 44,614 invigilators and 19,328 security officers were involved. Over the years, contracted officials have complained over delayed payments. Many of them have taken to social media to vent their frustrations.
Knec CEO David Njeng’ere said that it takes the council time to get and verify data on the contracted professionals before paying them.
Kenya Certificate Of Primary Education (KCPE)
|Contracted Professional||Region||Per Day (Ksh)||Total Days||Total Pay|
|Centre Manager||All Regions||500||4||2,000|
Kenya Certificate Of Secondary Education (KCSE)
|Centre Manager||All Regions||500||18||9,000|
|Security Officer||All Regions||620||16||6,720|
Deputy Principals & Head teachers, Science Teachers
Unfortunately, KNEC failed to factor payment for Deputy Head Teachers and Deputy Principals despite the fact that their presence play vital role during examination period as assistant Centre Managers.