Teachers who invigilated, supervised and marked the 2023 examinations will have to wait till September for payment.
The Ministry of Education has attributed the nonpayment of wages to examiners and invigilators contracted to over KNEC-administered national examinations to budgetary constraints.
Appearing before the House Education Committee on Tuesday last week, Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang indicated the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) have until August to clear the payments.
Kispsang suggested the Sh1 billion required to pay the more than 40,000 examiners who marked the 2022 examinations will be factored in the 2023/24 financial year.
“The ministry requires 1billion to pay teachers who marked exams, we have until August to pay the teachers,” he said.
The new revelation shutters hopes for examiners who had hoped to receive their pay before the end of 2022/23 financial year on June 30.
Kispsang committee appearance came even as the Senate sought an explanation from KNEC regarding the nonpayment of instructors who oversaw, invigilated, and graded the 2022 national exams.
Following disclosures and allegations that the organization was yet paid the tutors who oversaw the 2022 KCSE and KCPE exams, the Senate Education Committee is scheduled to question KNEC Chief Executive Officer David Njengere.
Lawmakers forming the House Education Committee suggested creating a specific fund to pay the teachers who supervise students during exams.