Kenya National Examinations Council KNEC has finally bowed to pressure and paid teachers and others examinations officials who took part in invigilation and supervision of 2020 KCSE and KCPE exam. This is according to several teachers who took part in the important exercise if their activities in social media is anything to go by.
The teachers have taken to social media to celebrating for finally receiving their pay and thanking the Examination council while others opt to lament for the delayed payment.
Education CS George Magoha released both Kenya Certificate of Primary Education and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education but the council had not yet paid the workers a month later after the completion of the exam.
However, the examiners who took part in marking have to wait longer. One Facebook user confirm to have taken part in marking but did not find anything in the bank.
This comes with a great relief as these teachers’ demands have always been completely ignored. Many teachers had tried to reach the examination body through writing but all has been in vain. This comes a time when the the ministry of education is trying to solve the confusion surrounding 2020 form one selection.
A multi-sectoral team has retreated to Naivasha to craft a formula that will be used to place KCPE candidates in secondary schools. The officials in the team are often drawn from the directorate of secondary education led by Paul Kibet, quality assurance staff and some from the Department of ICT.
In some cases, the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) is represented alongside other State agencies to ensure the selection process is water-tight.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said during the release of the 2020 KCPE results that all the 1,179,192 candidates who sat KCPE examinations will be admitted to secondary schools under the government’s 100 per cent transition policy.