The CEO of the Kenya National Examinations Council, David Njengere, has stated that examiners will be compensated once the council receives the necessary funding.
KNEC Payment of examiners 2023
Speaking before the Public Investments Committee on Education and Governance, Njengere explained that examiners are typically paid in advance, with the balance paid later.
As soon as the council receives the required funding from the Treasury examiners will be paid.
However PS Belio Kipsang on Friday said the KNEC Payment of examiners 2023 will be effected before the end of financial year.
Consequently, Parastatals in Kenya faced the Public Investments Committee on Governance and Education in the National Assembly on March 22, 2023, to respond to audit queries raised in reports by the Auditor General for the past three financial years.
The meeting was chaired by Hon. Jack Wanami Wamboka (Bumula), with officials from the Office of the Auditor General and National Treasury in attendance to offer guidance on compliance issues by the parastatals.
Several parastatals had been summoned to appear before the committee after submitting inadequate responses to the queries.
Among them was the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), whose CEO, Dr. David Njeng’ere, was directed to provide information on the Mitihani House construction project, which took over 30 years to complete.
The committee raised concerns about inconsistency in payments to a contractor who breached their contract obligations, the accrual of interest due to delayed payment certificates, and the inability to recoup damages from contractors.
The committee will conduct a visit to the KNEC offices in the coming week to gather additional details on this issue.
The Kenya Utalii College was also taken to task to offer acceptable responses to audit queries on unsecured house and car loans for their staff.
The CEO of the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Charles Ringera, reported that more than 140,000 students were unable to receive funds due to a shortfall caused by defaulters.
The performing loans as of 28th February 2023 were rated at 75%, which is a competitive performance in the banking sector, increasing by an average of 1% annually.
Ringera outlined measures undertaken to resolve the issue of defaulted loans, including forming a team for debt recovery, prosecuting defaulters, and partnering with strategic partners for data sharing to obtain defaulters’ information.
The Auditor’s Report on TVET Curriculum Development, Assessment, and Certification Council (CDACC) had the Ag. CEO, Ms. Zipporah Njoroge, respond to over-expenditure of the budget without approval from Treasury.
The committee identified irregular payments made to the former CEO (KES 219,000) and State Corporations Advisory Committee (SCAC) (KES 320,000). Ms. Njoroge is expected to recover funds from SCAC, while the former CEO was instructed to repay the money within one year.
The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, Commission for University Education, and the Auctioneers Licensing Board also appeared before the committee as summoned.
The parastatals were required to provide satisfactory explanations to audit queries in their respective reports by the Auditor General.
KNEC payment of examiners 2023
In conclusion, the KNEC payment of examiners 2023 will be effected depending on the availability of funds.