Brief History

The Examinations Department commenced operations in 1987 when the institution converted into a technical training institute. Initially the department used to register manually about 500 candidates for non-modular KNEC and KASNEB exams at craft and diploma level. Currently the department electronically registers about 1500 candidates for modular KNEC exams at craft, diploma and higher diploma levels.

Changes in the institution’s status; from Technical Training Institute to Polytechnic and finally a National Polytechnic, from manual registration to e-registration and from non-modular to modular examinations, have had a bearing on the operations of the department.


To excel in the testing and assessment of quality training


To evaluate objectively, learning achievements while continuously safeguarding nationally acceptable certification standards


  • Registration of candidates for external examinations
  • Planning and organization for examination activities
  • Overseeing all examinations conducted in the institutions


  • Registration for City and Guilds and KNEC July series exams starts in February, and ends in Mid March
  • November series exams registrations begin in May and end in June

List of Exams Offered  

  1. Kenya National Examinations Council
  2. Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board
  3. City and Guilds Examinations (UK)
  4. International Certified Managers (UK)
  5. Trade Test from Ministry of Industrialization (NITA)
  6. Nursing Council of Kenya exams

Staff Capacity

There are currently three exam officers, one office secretary and one office assistant. The department is currently registering 1600 candidates

Major Projects

  1. Devolved registration of students for external examinations to academic departments
  2. Devolved analysis of KNEC exam results to academic departments
  3. Introduction of departmental examination officer position

Success Stories

  1. Enhanced capacity to identify bona fide department candidates for external exams
  2. Academic departments have been able to own their external examination results
  3. Ability to liaise academic departments effectively

If you Have Any Questions Call Us On +254 723 446 773

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