Appointed on 1st July, 2021
Dr. Njengere (54 years) is currently the Chief Executive Officer, The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).
He holds a PhD in Education, Master of Philosophy in English and Bachelor of Education in English and Literature all from Moi University. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development from the International Bureau of Education (UNESCO) and Open University of Tanzania, and a Certificate in Design and Development of Large Scale Assessments from Education and Testing Services, Princeton, New Jersey. He is a fullbright fellow under the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Programme, Vanderbilt University, USA.
Before being appointed as CEO, KNEC, Dr Njeng’ere was education advisor to the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education, Prof George Magoha. He previously worked at KNEC and at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD). He was instrumental in conceptualization and design of Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) and Competency Based Assessment (CBA) approaches for the ongoing education reforms in basic and teacher education.
Dr. Njeng’ere has wide experience as an educationist and has been involved in many initiatives in education reforms at national, regional and global levels. He chaired some of the East African Community Technical Committees Sessions that culminated in the Framework for Harmonization of Education Systems and Curricula.
He has also been a resource person with the International Bureau of Education (UNESCO) on several assignments, including being a facilitator with the Government of Malaysia on curriculum-related issues.