Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has a new Chief Executive Officer.
Dr. David Njeng’ere replaces Mercy Karogo who has served in the position since 2016. His five-year tenure commences on July 1, 2021.
“The Council advertised the position of Chief Executive Officer in April 2021. Upon completing all the necessary recruitment procedures, and following the due process, the Council is proud to announce that Dr. David Njeng’ere Kabita has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of KNEC, effective July 1st, 2021 for a term of five years,” KNEC Chairman John Onsati said in a statement.
Dr. Njeng’ere holds a Doctorate in Education from Moi University. He is one of the advisors in Education CS George Magoha’s inner circle and has more than three decades experience in the education sector.
“Dr. Njeng’ere has wide experience as an educationist and has been involved in many initiatives in education reforms at national, regional and global levels,” added Onsati. “He has previously worked at the Kenya Institute for Curriculum Reforms and KNEC, where he was instrumental in the conceptualisation and design of the Competency Based Curriculum and Competency Based Assessment.
The new CEO will be tasked with promoting KNEC’s achievements in exams management, and fortifying the integrity of exams in Kenya.