The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has announced the appointment of Dr. David Njeng’ere as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for a five-year term.
Dr. Njegere takes over from Mercy Karogo, who has been on an Acting CEO for the past five years.
KNEC Chairman, John Onsati, made the announcement through a statement sent to newsrooms, today, with the new CEO’s tenure beginning, July 1, 2021.
Onsati said that Dr. Njeng’ere successfully underwent through the rigorous recruitment process.
“Upon completing all the necessary recruitment procedures and following the due process, Dr. David Njeng’ere Kabita, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of KNEC, effective July 1, 2021 for a term of five years,” the press statement read in part.
Dr. Njeng’ere holds a Doctorate in Education from Moi University and is a seasoned educator with over 30 years of experience who specialises in curriculum development and evaluation.
He is currently the Education Adviser for Cabinet Secretary (CS) George Magoha, a job he has held for the past three years.
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 (CBC) and Competency Based Assessment.
“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,” the statement elaborated.
Dr.Njeng’ere will be in charge of promoting the Council’s transformative achievements in examinations management, particularly the reforms that halted national examination leakage and restored national examination credibility and integrity in Kenya.
By Alice Gworo