Knec clears air on payment of KPSEA invigilators and supervisors

Knec clears air on payment of KPSEA invigilators and supervisors

The Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) has come out clear on payment of teachers who will man the 2022 Grade 6 national assessment.

The Grade 6 learners will have their final assessment in primary school this month of November.

The multiple choice exams known as Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) will start and end same day as KCPE exams.

This year Knec will use teachers in administration of 2022 KCPE, KPSEA, KCSE and DECTE exams and assessments.

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has already vetted and will deploy at least 250,000 teachers as centre managers, supervisors, invigilators and examiners.

Around 1,268,830 Grade 6 learners will sit for KPSEA exams and 1,230,000 candidates for KCPE exams while Form 4 for KCSE are about 880,000.

There was some confusion among teachers who were selected to oversee the KPSEA exams. The teachers were not sure if they will be paid and at what rates.

However Knec sources now say the teachers as well as other contracted professionals i.e. security personnel and drivers will be paid same rate as those who will administer KCPE exams.

The confusion arose more so because KPSEA exams will not have Composition and Insha writings which will be done by KCPE candidates. Some teachers have also been contracted for the first time.

Knec officials now say the teachers will be said same rates as those who will be in charge of the KCPE candidates.

KCPE and KPSEA exams will start and end same day. The exams will start on 28th November and end on 30th November 2022. The candidates will also have a rehearsal day on 25th November.

This week Knec also released a circular ordering only a number of people to be allowed within exam centres.

Knec has authorized only the following persons to be in the examination centres during KPSEA, KCPE and KCSE exam period
1 Centre Manager;
2 Deputy Principal/Headteacher;- where an examination centre has more than one deputy then the centre manager shall designate one deputy to assist him/her;
3 Supervisor(s);
4 Invigilator(s);
5 Gatekeeper;
6 Laboratory technician and science teacher only during practicals;
7 Authorized support staff to prepare meals for candidates who will strictly restrict their movements to the Kitchen.


ExaminationRehearsalStart dateEnd date
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)18th November 202221st November 202223rd December 2022
Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE)25th November 202228th November 202230th November 2022
Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA)25th November 202228th November 202230th November 2022
Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE)18th November 202221st November 202225th November 2022


Contracted ProfessionalExamRegionPay Per DayTotal Days engagedTotal Pay
Centre ManagerKCPE/KPSEAAll RegionsSh5004Sh2,000
Centre ManagerKCSEAll RegionsSh50018Sh9,000
InvigilatorsKCPE/KPSEAAll RegionsSh5383Sh1,615
InvigilatorsKCSENairobi & MombasaSh58017Sh9,860
InvigilatorsKCSEOther RegionsSh46017Sh7,820
SupervisorsKCPE/KPSEAAll RegionsSh6214Sh2,485
SupervisorsKCSENairobi & MombasaSh69518Sh12,510
SupervisorsKCSEOther RegionsSh63018Sh11,340
Security OfficersKCSEAll RegionsSh42016Sh6,720
DriversKCSEAll RegionsSh40516Sh6,480


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