The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) is mandated by the constitution of Kenya to administer examination,mark and provide for the certification. As an independent agency in the ministry of education,KNEC has always made sure that the results the learners get are credible which allows them to move from one learning period to another.
Today,KNEC has launched a strategic plan for the year 2021-2026. Various education stakeholders attended the inauguration conference including the Cabinet secretary of Prof George Magoha and TSC CEO Dr Nancy Macharia.
In the 2021-2026 KNEC strategic plan, unveiled on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, the exam council stated that it was looking to diversify sources of income amid the cash crunch.
KNEC noted that it plans to increase fee for Kenya Certificate for Secondary Education (KCSE) and Kenya Certificate for Primary Education (KCPE). Initially,it has been receiving about 44.6bn from the government. Due to increase in number of learners and other logistics. The examination body intends to use about 50.1 bn annually.
Though the government pays for examination fee for candidates. They highlighted in various methods they will use in raising cash which includes selling of past papers, examination reports among others. This mean for teachers, parents and learners to access to KNEC materials,one will be forced to dig deep into their pockets.