The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has announced the appointment of Dr. David Njeng’ere as its Chief Executive Officer for a five-year term.
Dr. Njegere takes over from Mercy Karogo, who has been the 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 on July 1, 2021.
Onsati in the press statement said that Dr Kangethe successfully underwent through the rigorous 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 1st, 2021 for a term of five years,” the press statement read in part
Dr. Njeng’ere holds a Doctorate in Education from Mai University and is a seasoned educator with over 30 years of experience who specializes in curriculum development and evaluation.
He is currently the Cabinet Secretary for Education’s Education Adviser, 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 conceptualization and design of the Competency Based Curriculum 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