The Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has announced that the Kenya National Examinations Council officials and examiners will receive their allowances this month.
Speaking on Saturday during a mentorship day at Kangaru School in Embu County, CS Machogu confirmed that the ministry of education has received Ksh. 2 billion from the National Treasury to pay over 30,000 examiners who marked the 2022 national examinations.
The CS urged the examiners to be calm in that he will make sure that they will all receive their allowances. He confessed that he is aware the payment has delayed due to inadequate budgetary allocation from the national government.
CS Machogu promised that moving forward, the work of the examiners will be prioritized and that, they will be paid on time. He also promised that their work environment will be improved.
“Through President William Ruto, we have been given Sh. 2 billion and I will pay all who helped us in marking the 2022 national examinations. Let them be calm. I know it has taken longer but, all of them will be paid.”
“Moving forward, they will be prioritized. Their work environment will be improved and payment will be timely,” Mr. Machogu said.
He confirmed that the money has already been released to the ministry which will then transfer the funds to Knec before the officials are paid.
By Matildah Obaigwa