Kenya National Examinations Council – KNEC


Kenya National Examinations Council – KNEC was established in 1980 as a specialised institution to conduct school and post-school examinations, except university ones. KNEC also registers candidates, administers and processes examinations. It is also in charge of research in examinations and curriculum as well as assessing certificates from other examining boards. To achieve its objectives, KNEC develops, moderates, proofreads, prints, distributes, administers,marks and processes examinations and awards certificates to candidates in the following examinations:

• Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE)

• Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

• Primary Teachers Education (PTE)

• Teacher Certificate in Adult Education (TCAE)

• Diploma in Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE)

• Business Education Single and Group Subjects Examinations (Certificate)

• Business Management Courses (Certificate and Diploma)

• Technical Education (Certificate, Diploma and Higher National Diploma)

KNEC also administers examinations on behalf of foreign examination boards:

• Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)

• The Association of Business Managers and Administrators (ABMA)

• Association of Business Executives (ABE)

• Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

• Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CTMA)

• Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

• Edexcel International (GCE/ IGCSE examinations)

• Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS)

• Institute of Actuaries (IA)

• Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)

• Institute of Financial Accountants/International Association of Bookkeepers (IFA/IAB)

• Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX)

• International Baccalaureate Organisation (lBO)

• London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board


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