KNEC appoints Dr. David Njeng’ere as CEO for a 5-year term
The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has appointed Dr. David Njeng’ere to serve as Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2021.
Dr. Njegere takes over from Mercy Karogo, who has been serving as KNEC CEO in an interim capacity.
“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,” said KNE’s Chairman, John Onsati, in a statement.
His appointment will be effective July 1 and will run for a five-year term.
Dr. Njeng’ere, holds a Doctorate in Education from Moi University, and is a seasoned educator with over 30 years of experience having specialised in curriculum development and evaluation.
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He is currently the Adviser to Cabinet Secretary for Education Professor George Magoha, a job he has held for the past three years.
“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. 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,” said Onsati.
According to KNEC, he will be in charge of promoting the Council’s transformative achievements in examination 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 CBC.
He succeeds Dr. Mercy Karogo, who has served as acting Chief Executive Officer for the past five years.
Karogo was appointed alongside Prof. Magoha as the Council Chairperson during the reign of the then Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi.