Dr. David Njeng’ere has been appointed new CEO of the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), replacing Dr. Mercy Karogo, who has been serving in the acting capacity since 2016.
KNEC chairperson Dr. John Onsati announced his appointment in a statement issued on Wednesday.
He will hold the position for the next five years, effective 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 1, 2021 for a term of five years,” read the statement.
He is currently the Cabinet Secretary for Education’s Education Adviser, a job he has held for three years.
According to KNEC, Dr. Njeng’ere was instrumental in the conceptualization and design of the Competency-Based Curriculum and Competency-Based Assessment while serving as the deputy director at the Kenya Institute for Curriculum Reforms and the council.
The new CEO will promote 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.
The educationist has Doctorate in Education from Moi University with more than 30 years of experience in the specialization of curriculum development and evaluation.