The board of the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) appointed Dr. David Njeng’ere CEO of the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec), to replace Mercy Karogo, who has been serving for six years.
The appointment of Dr. Njeng’ere is key, considering the new role that Knec will play in assessment under the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC). His five-year term will begin on July 1, 2021.
The new CEO was instrumental in conceptualizing the CBC while working at the Kenya Institute for Curriculum Development (KICD). He is currently an advisor to CS George Magoha Education in curricular matters.
“Dr. Njeng’ere will be tasked with spearheading the transformative advances the council has made in exam management. Going forward, the council aims to step up its service to the next level, most particularly in the administration of assessments under the CBC, ”reads the announcement by council president Dr. John Onsati.
His appointment involves full high-level appointments for the team that worked on the design of the CBC.
Dr. Julius Jwan (former executive director of KICD) is now the PS of Basic Education, Dr. Sara Ruto is a CAS in the Ministry of Education, while Dr. Fatuma Chege, who chaired the CBC working group , was recently appointed PS for the implementation of the CBC.
Knec is expected to be revamped and will likely change its name to indicate the new approach to evaluation. An evaluation framework is also expected to be developed to guide the new dispensation.
Dr. Njeng’ere has done extensive research and is also a published author. He is co-author of the Head Start English series – a high school course book. He has also written several class readers.