Teachers registered by Teachers Service Commission (TSC) have been urged to register themselves on the Contracted Professionals platform popularly known as CP2.
The portal is managed by the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) to deploy contracted professionals during national exams.
Contracted professionals include teachers, security personnel and drivers. Nursery, primary and secondary school teachers will be used to administer this years exams.
By registering their details Knec will deploy the teachers and pay them with ease after the exams are done and results released tot the public.
Knec had said that plans are complete to administer national examinations to 2.3 million learners who will sit this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.
Around 1,415,315 candidates will sit for KCPE exam, while another 903,260 will take the KCSE test.
Kenya National Examination Council Chief Executive David Njengere also said preparations have been made for Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) for 1,282,574 Grade Six learners.
KNEC 2022 PAYMENT RATES FOR CONTRACTED PROFESSIONALS
|Contracted Professional||Exam||Region||Pay Per Day||Total Days engaged||Total Pay|
|Centre Manager||KCPE/KPSEA||All Regions||Sh500||4||Sh2,000|
|Centre Manager||KCSE||All Regions||Sh500||18||Sh9,000|
|Invigilators||KCSE||Nairobi & Mombasa||Sh580||17||Sh9,860|
|Supervisors||KCSE||Nairobi & Mombasa||Sh695||18||Sh12,510|
|Security Officers||KCSE||All Regions||Sh420||16||Sh6,720|
The Council has mooted fresh security measures to curb cheating during this year’s national examination.
The examination officials will no longer pick all the day’s examination papers in the morning.
Instead, centre managers, who are also the school heads, will only pick the morning papers.
Knec has procure additional containers to bring examinations storage facilities to schools.
This will cut down on the time taken to pick and drop the examination papers under the new arrangement.
These are some of the new measures being rolled out one month to the national examinations.
After candidates complete the morning paper, the examination officials will return them to the container as they pick the afternoon papers.
The move is aimed at preventing early exposure to afternoon papers.
“They will no longer have so much time with question papers meant for the afternoon because they will be kept in the container and only picked minutes to the exam,” said a ministry official.
Also to be reviewed is the current practice that requires examination officials to pick question papers from containers within their sub-counties.
Officials of schools or examination centres will be required to pick question papers from the nearest container.
This is because it emerged that some schools, situated near some containers, have not been able to pick examinations from those storage facilities just because they do not fall within the sub-county.
According to the Knec 2023 examination timetable, KCPE KPSEA examination candidates will rehearse on Friday October 27.
The three-day exams will run concurrently and are scheduled to start on Monday October 30.
They will end on Wednesday November 1, paving way for the KCSE exam which will be administered from November 2-24.
Exam malpractice is giving government agencies sleepless nights, with each engaging in blame game.
Education ministry officials have blamed the police as the weakest links in examination administration.
The Director of Criminal Investigation has also been accused of doing shoddy investigations that cannot sustain prosecution.
The ODPP and Judiciary blame the investigators for not providing enough evidence to warrant prosecution.
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) also points fingers at the Judiciary for protecting criminals who create and run sites that are used to abet cheating.
And CA has been faulted for not acting quick to pull down sites used to sell fake examination material.
Despite the blame games, preparations are in top gear one month to the tests.
Examination officials visited the printer to verify the preparation processes.