The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has appointed David Njeng’ere as its new CEO. Njeng’ere succeeds Mercy Karogo, who served for five years.
According to a statement signed by Dr John Onsanti, the KNEC chairperson, Njeng’ere will serve for five years beginning July 1, 2021.
His appointment comes after an advertisement regarding the CEO position in April 2021.
The council was sourcing for a transparent, fair, robust, innovative, dynamic, result-oriented, self-driven, and firm leader.
“After completing all the required recruitment procedures and going through the due process, the KNEC is proud to name Dr David Njeng’ere as its newly appointed Chief Executive Officer KNEC,” read the statement.
The curriculum design assessment specialist has over 30 years of experience. He’s also a doctorate holder from Moi university.
He will be expected to spearhead the transformative gains the council has made in managing examinations.
KNEC focuses on setting up its service to a higher level and mainly on administering assessments under the Competency-Based Curriculum.
The council lauded Karogo for a job well done during her time at the council.
Karogo’s appointment at the time CS Fred Matiang’i headed the Ministry of Education.