The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) holds significant responsibilities outlined in the Kenya National Examinations Council Act No. 29 of 2012. These include setting and maintaining examination standards, conducting public academic and technical exams, awarding certificates and diplomas, verifying authenticity, providing replacements, conducting research on educational assessment, advising public institutions on assessment systems, promoting international recognition of qualifications, advising the government on relevant policies, and performing tasks supportive of these functions. KNEC’s diverse mandates contribute to the enhancement of educational assessment and the overall quality of examinations in Kenya.
In conclusion, the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) plays a crucial role in ensuring the quality, integrity, and recognition of educational qualifications in Kenya. Through its various responsibilities, including setting standards, conducting examinations, awarding certifications, verifying authenticity, providing replacements, conducting research, providing advisory services, promoting international recognition, advising the government, and performing tasks supporting these functions, KNEC contributes to the overall growth and improvement of the education system in the country.