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What Knec will pay contracted professionals for the KCSE, KCPE exams 2021

The Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC, has released the payment rates for contracted professionals who will be in charge of the 2020 KCSE, KCPE examinations to be done in March/ April this year (2021).

The contracted professionals who include Centre Managers (Principals and Head Teachers), Supervisors, Invigilators and Security Personnel are expected to update their details online and download their invitation letters at http://cp2.knec.ac.ke/Professionals

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According to Payment details released by the Council, Primary school head who will act as Centre Managers for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE, exams will pocket a daily subsistence allowance of Sh500; for a total of 4 days (including rehearsal day). The exams will be done between Monday March 22, 2021 to Wednesday March 24, 2021.

On their part, Secondary schools Principals are expected to also earn a daily allowance of Sh500 for 18 days. The highest paid Supervisor will walk away with a sum total of Sh12,510 while the highest paid invigilator will pocket Sh9860. The KCSE exams will kick off on Friday March 26, 2021. The last examination day will be done on Wednesday April 21, 2021.

The Council has again failed to factor payment for Deputy Head Teachers and Principals despite the fact that they will be present during the examination period as assistant Centre Managers. Also walking home empty handed are teachers handling science subjects who will be required to prepare and administer practicals during the KCSE examinations.

This year’s KCPE exams will be done between October 29 and 31. Writing of theory and practical exams for KCSE exams is expected to be between Monday 4th November and Wednesday 27th November. The government has mobilised 180,000 teachers as well as police helicopters for this year’s national examinations.

A total of 286,000 professionals have been contracted by the Council to administer the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.

The table below summarizes the expected pay for the 2021 Contracted Professionals:

Contracted Profesional Exam Region Pay Per Day Total Days engaged Total Pay
Centre Manager KCPE All Regions Sh500 4 Sh2,000
Centre Manager KCSE All Regions Sh500 18 Sh9,000
Invigilators KCPE All Regions Sh538 3 Sh1,615
Invigilators KCSE Nairobi & Mombasa Sh580 17 Sh9,860
Invigilators KCSE Other Regions Sh460 17 Sh7,820
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Supervisors KCPE All Regions Sh621 4 Sh2,485
Supervisors KCSE Nairobi & Mombasa Sh695 18 Sh12,510
Supervisors KCSE Other Regions Sh630 18 Sh11,340
Security Officers KCSE All Regions Sh420 16 Sh6,720
Drivers KCSE All Regions Sh405 16 Sh6,480


How to access the Knec 2021 Contracted Professionals list

To get the list of contracted professionals, assigned to your school, use the procedure below;

  • Log onto the KNEC contracted portal by using the official address; https://cp2.knec.ac.ke
  • Enter the User Name (Starting with KCSECentre code) and password (Specific to each centre and held by the centre manager).
  • Next, input the approximate distance between the centre/ school and exam distribution centre.
  • Then log onto the centre’s account.

How Knec 2021 Contracted Professionals can Download their Invitation Letters

To download the knec Professionals’ contracted letters, use the procedure below:

  1. Log onto the knec contracted professionals portal by using the link; http://cp2.knec.ac.ke/Professionals.
  2. Click on the ‘Dash Board’ tab and check under deployments. See the Centre where you have been assigned to execute your duties.
  3. The table below will be displayed;
    Exam Duty Station Position Actions
  4. Under the ‘Actions’ column, click on the ‘Download Appointment Letter’ link to get your letter.

The marking exercise for the 2020 National Examinations is slated for April/ May 2021.


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