KNEC Examiners to meet their cost of travelling to the marking centres
The Kenya national examinations council has confirmed that all examiners will meet their costs of travelling to Nairobi for the national marking exercise.
This contradicts the statement KNEC made earlier on that the examiners will be ferried using school buses fueled by KNEC itself.
In a new twist of events, KNEC has directed the deputy county commissioners to liase with the subcounty director of education and the TSC subcounty director of education to organize how the invited examiners will move from the subcounty to the county headquarters and subsequently to the marking centre using the cheapest available means. The directive, signed by Mercy Karogo, the acting KNEC chief executive officer, has informed clearly that each person travelling to the marking centre will meet his or her own travel costs.
The examiners will be expected to collect their travel passes from the county commissioners to facilitate smooth travelling. To be considered for the passes, the examiners will have to present their national identification cards, invitation letters, and the invitation SMS received from KNEC.
Once they have received details of all the invited examiners from their counties, the county commissioners will sort them into their respective subject papers and marking venues. They will then negotiate with a transport company, which will release buses or shuttles at a subsidized rate. Each vehicle is expected to carry examiners travelling to the same venue, or marking a common paper. The examiners will be required pay their fare through their county commissioners or TSC sub county directors for faster booking.
The examiners are advised to get a COVID-19 jab before traveling to Nairobi. They are also expected to carry enough masks, preferably disposable masks that will serve them for the entire marking exercise, which lasts at most 15 days.
The markers will start reporting to their respective marking centres from 24th April 2021.