The Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC, has been forced to revise the pay for examiners after they downed tools yesterday. Business examiners at Machakos Girls downed tools citing poor pay. The latest from the marking centre is that the council will now pay the examiners Sh52 per script marked; up from the Sh46. The standoff had threatened to paralyze the marking thus delaying the release of the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE.
Earlier, the examiners were photographed with their personal effects; ready to quit the marking. This sent KNEC into panic mode as the same could have easily spilled to other marking centres.
Before the raise, Business studies examiners were the poorly remunerated lot. Here are the marking rates for the papers; paid by KNEC to the examiners: