KNEC News today. According to Education CS Ezekiel Machogu, the government would begin paying examiners’ dues for the 2022 Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) national examinations this week.
CS Machogu stated that Sh. 2. billion had been set aside for this reason to ensure that all outstanding dues to KNEC examiners, contractual officials, and suppliers were paid.
Speaking at Kangaru School in Manyatta Constituency, Embu, on Saturday at the inaugural Education Day by area MP Gitonga Mukunji,
The CS stated that in the future, his ministry will emphasize fast payment to examiners to guarantee that such delays do not occur again.
Machogu added that they have started paying the Sh. 2.5 billion in dues to the contractors who built the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) classes as of last week.
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In addition to the 36,000 teachers hired last year, he added that the ministry will hire 24, 000 more teachers this fiscal year in order to lower the student-teacher ratio.
He praised the MP’s initiative, which would see secondary school students receive career guidance and counseling from a variety of stakeholders and professionals,
Additionally he added that it is a game-changer in determining the future career pathways of the young minds.
In order to provide kids with job knowledge early enough in their educational careers according to their skills and talents, the CS called on other constituencies to follow suit.
He advocated for the reinstatement of school rankings in national exams, claiming that doing so would revive the competitive atmosphere that was beneficial to students.
He added that he had started a digitization initiative in all public primary and secondary schools to introduce students to the world of internet employment early in life.
According to Mukunji, the initiative include building computer labs with internet access.
Maina Karobia, an EALA member, and Gabriel Kagombe, the member of parliament for Gatundu South, were also present at the event.