The number of primary school teachers the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) will employ to administer primary school exams and assessments has grown.
The administration of this year’s national exams and assessments will be handled by at least 250,000 pre-primary, primary, and secondary school teachers under contracts with Knec.
This figure is higher than the 242,406 teachers that were employed to administer tests the previous year.
This amount is attributable to this year’s increased number of applicants, thanks to Grade 6 students who will take their final exam this month.
The center managers, invigilators, and supervisors will all be teachers from both private and public schools.
To confirm their deployment, the chosen teachers must check the CP2 Portal. As further proof of deployment, a letter of deployment should be downloaded.
Exams for the KPSEA and KCPE for students in Grade 6 and Class 8 this year will begin on November 28 and end on November 30, 2022.
The KCSE exams for form 4 applicants, on the other hand, will begin on November 21 and end on December 22.
Grade 6 students will make up roughly 1,268,830 exam takers for the KPSEA, 1,230,000 for the KCPE, and nearly 880,000 for the KCSE in Form 4.
Teachers who have been cleared to serve as Center Managers, Invigilators, or Supervisors have typically already attended KPSEA, KCPE, and KCSE briefings.
During the briefings, Knec educated the hired professionals on a variety of topics, such as hiring and deploying field officers, managing and administering exams, assessing learners who follow a stage-based pathway, ensuring the quality of national examinations, handling candidates’ answer sheets, and receiving and handling scripts.
During the KPSEA, KCPE, and KCSE exam periods, only the individuals listed below are permitted to be present in the testing facilities.
One center manager
2 Where more than one deputy is present at an examination center, the center management shall appoint one deputy to assist him/her;
four (3) monitor(s);
5 The gatekeeper
6 Only a science teacher and laboratory technician are present during practicals;
Candidates who rigorously confine their movements to the kitchen are allowed to have assistance personnel prepare their meals.
Following the completion of the tests and evaluations and the public release of the findings, Knec will pay its contracted professionals, including teachers, security guards, and drivers.
To be paid, the teachers had to register on the CP2 portal. What Knec will charge is listed below.
LIST OF 2022 KNEC NATIONAL EXAMS AND ASSESSMENTS
|Examination||Rehearsal||Start date||End date|
|Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)||18th November 2022||21st November 2022||23rd December 2022|
|Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE)||25th November 2022||28th November 2022||30th November 2022|
|Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA)||25th November 2022||28th November 2022||30th November 2022|
|Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE)||18th November 2022||21st November 2022||25th November 2022|
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|