The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has appointed Dr. David Njeng’ere to serve as its Chief Executive Officer for a five-year term.
Njegere, Cabinet Secretary George Magoha’s Education Adviser, succeeds Mercy Karogo, who has been serving as acting CEO since 2016.
In a statement, KNE’s Chairman, John Onsati, announced that the new CEO’s tenure will begin 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,” read part of the Press statement.
Njeng’ere has wide experience as an educationist and has been involved in many initiatives in education reforms at national, regional and global levels.
According to KNEC, he 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.
KNEC aspires to improve its service, notably in the area of delivering assessments under the Competency Based Curriculum.
Njeng’ere, a seasoned educator with over 30 years of experience holds a Doctorate in Education from Moi University and specializes in curriculum development and evaluation.
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.
He succeeds Karogo, who has served as acting Chief Executive Officer for the past five years.