Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (Kasneb) has launched a new corporate strategic plan to steer its operations for the next five years that will conform with the changing world of work.
The launch of the 6th Corporate Strategic Plan (2022-2027) which coincides with its 53rd anniversary celebrations provides robust strategies to facilitate the renewal of Kasneb against a backdrop of a myriad of disruptions that have presented both challenges and opportunities to business and global economies.
The strategic plan takes cognisance of the global agenda defined through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In particular, Kasneb has mainstreamed Goal number four which advocates for inclusive and equitable quality education and promotion of lifelong learning opportunities for all.
“The initiatives in the strategic plan come at an opportune time to shape the future strategic direction and better positioning of Kasneb in the global arena. Lately, we have witnessed a world where organisations have to keep reinventing themselves to operate in the prevailing competitive markets. This strategic plan enables Kasneb to proactively revolutionalise service delivery through adoption of digitalization,” says Dr. Julius Muia, Principal Secretary, National Treasury.
According to the PS, the initiative to set the strategic direction for the next five years marks the beginning of a journey towards delivering quality examinations and services as well as enhancing Kasneb’s sustainability against the backdrop of various uncertainties and disruptions such as impact of Covid-19, National and global economic uncertainties, stiff global, competition, evolving generations leading to new demands and evolution of technology among other developments.
The professional examination body also launched, three initiatives geared towards the implementation of their strategic plan which included the awarding of accreditation certificate by Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) for its qualifications, Award of accreditation certificates to two (2) institutions in Rwanda and five (5) institutions in Kenya and Memorandum of Understanding with Strathmore Research and Consultancy Centre for development of study materials.
“Kasneb has continued to play a vital role in developing business professionals who have made valuable contributions globally. We are therefore intent on transforming business professionals through examinations, certification, accreditation, research, innovation and consultancy,” said Dr. Nancy Muriuki, Chairperson, Kasneb board.
She says it is in the spirit of this mandate that Kasneb continually assesses, reviews and improves its syllabuses and processes to ensure that the quality of the examinations meet customer requirements.
“Many of our alumni are key decision makers in different sectors all over the world. The qualifications offered by Kasneb are benchmarked internationally to ensure they are responsive to emerging global trends,” said Dr. Muriuki.
“Awarding of accreditation by KNQA will enormously add value in the coordination and harmonization of education, training, assessment and quality assurance of all qualifications awarded in the country,” said Dr. Nicholas Letting, secretary and CEO Kasneb.
He also explained that awarding of the accreditation certificates to training institutions in Kenya and Rwanda widens the much-needed framework for national development, which requires professional institutions to transform the country into a knowledge based and middle-income economies.
The CEO also noted that signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Strathmore Research and Consultancy Centre (SRCC) is primed to harness the development of study materials while we close the gap in professional skills and competences.
By Joseph Ng’ang’a